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  • Summary: After the success of the Xenoverse series, its time to introduce a new classic 2D DRAGON BALL fighting game for this generations consoles. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its allpowerful fighters.After the success of the Xenoverse series, its time to introduce a new classic 2D DRAGON BALL fighting game for this generations consoles. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its allpowerful fighters. Partnering with Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay to audiences worldwide.
    Key Features:

    * 3vs3 TAG/SUPPORT
    Allows players to train and master more than one fighter/style which brings deeper gameplay

    * HIGH-END ANIME GRAPHICS
    Using the power of the Unreal engine and the talented team at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ is a visual tour-de-force
    * SPECTACULAR FIGHTS
    Experience aerial combos, destructible stages, famous scenes from the DRAGON BALL anime reproduced in 60FPS and 1080p resolution (Higher resolution will be supported on PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. Feb 20, 2018
    97
    It's a dream game for Dragon Ball die-hards, a great new way to test your skills for fighting game nuts and an all-around great experience for everyone else in between. The story and arcade modes present plenty of challenge and things to keep you occupied, and the roster is large enough to make no two battles feel the same. And, refreshingly, the online modes appeal to not just those who have immersed themselves in online battles for years, but newcomers and even just the mildly interested as well. At present time, the PS4 version looks to be the one to get due to a few issues with the Xbox One's online capabilities, but both versions perform even better than you might have hoped. For a game with nearly a full year of hype behind it, Dragon Ball FighterZ delivers in ways that will exceed even the most lofty of expectations. This is a fighting game for the ages.
  2. Jan 22, 2018
    90
    While there have been many fighting games based on the Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball FighterZ marks a modern approach through the means of fast-paced action. From its breathtaking visuals to ease of gameplay mastery, the new fighter is a good stepping stone to expand the fan base of the genre. However, it may not satisfy players who are looking for complexity.
  3. Jan 23, 2018
    90
    Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of the best Fighting games that holds an Anime License. The package brings us great visuals, fun gameplay and a rich content making it one of the most memorable experiences in this genre.
  4. 90
    Successfully bridging the gap between the casual and hardcore crowds, Dragon Ball FighterZ is an excellent, gorgeous fighter that can draw you in, whether you're a fan of the franchise or not.
  5. games(TM)
    Feb 22, 2018
    90
    The best Dragon Ball game to date. [Issue#197, p.70]
  6. 85
    If you’re looking for a fighter, there is simply nothing better on the market than Dragon Ball FighterZ in terms of what it offers as a 2D, high action brawler.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Mar 1, 2018
    70
    A brilliant fighting game for newcomers, and a wonderful one for genre fans, that somehow still manages to feel like a disappointment for so comprehensively failing to bring its two demographics together. [Apr 2018, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 72
  2. Negative: 9 out of 72
  1. Feb 19, 2018
    10
    Xenoverse is decent, but I haven't enjoyed a Dragon Ball fighting game this much since Tenkaichi 3. You can watch some people play on YouTubeXenoverse is decent, but I haven't enjoyed a Dragon Ball fighting game this much since Tenkaichi 3. You can watch some people play on YouTube and it'll look like it's simple and easy, but there's a lot of depth to fighting and the game has brilliant mechanics. It makes sense for the game to not have a 1v1 mode because the fights would end quickly. Overall this is a great game that I reccomend to Dragon Ball fans. Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2018
    10
    The best Dragon Ball game until now.

    its a good fighting game, well balanced with the best anime graphics until now. The animations are
    The best Dragon Ball game until now.

    its a good fighting game, well balanced with the best anime graphics until now.
    The animations are just awesome.
    its full of fan service.
    Its a "Must Have" for every Dragon Ball fan :)
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  3. Jan 26, 2018
    10
    Quite possibly the best 2D fighter ever made. This is why we play games in the first place. There have been decent DB games before this, butQuite possibly the best 2D fighter ever made. This is why we play games in the first place. There have been decent DB games before this, but nothing close to FighterZ. The animation, combined with artistic graphics really set it apart from other games and it also beautifully complements the gameplay. It's so brisk, and is one of the greatest technical achievements in the genre and can't be avoided Expand
  4. Feb 2, 2018
    9
    It an amazing game and it also allows players to train and master more than one fighter will is cool.It got a high-end anime graphics.It an amazing game and it also allows players to train and master more than one fighter will is cool.It got a high-end anime graphics. Everything in the game play feels as smooth as it could be.Android 16 look like a bad ass in the game., Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2018
    8
    It's been an odd few years for Dragonball. After Z ended many years ago, GT not really taking off in the US and the show being in flux, theIt's been an odd few years for Dragonball. After Z ended many years ago, GT not really taking off in the US and the show being in flux, the Budokai and Tenkaichi series along with Team Fourstar really kept Dragonball alive and relevant in everybody's minds. Xenoverse became a thing, creating a character was a fantasy of many DB fans but despite all the advances in the games, they never quite hit the point where they would be called a great fighting game.

    Until now.

    Dragonball Fighterz is one part Dragonball, one part Marvel vs Capcom and Arc system putting all there talent on display for the world to see. From the moment you start his game and turn it off it is dripping with style, Dragonball, anime and pure unfiltered hype. It features almost all of the norms from the genre, an arcade mode with varying pathways to take, practice, challenge, online battles, story mode etc.

    Story mode is probably the only thing to really note out of those modes, it features an original story starring Android 21, a new character designed by Toriyama himself. The story see's all the heroes dealing with these clones who are stealing their power and is told through multiple arcs. Its a neat concept and the actual writing and structure is different than the standard character locked chapter based structure Netherrealm has established.

    The gameplay itself is top notch. Featuring multiple auto combos, extremely simple commands for special and super attacks. Anybody can play this game, A complete novice can pick up a controller and within minutes will be final flashing people through buildings and landing 20 hit combos with ease.

    The easy access doesn't mean the game is without depth. Stripping away the layer of complex controls opens up the game to the part that fighting games don't get too usually unless you are at a high level. the mind games.

    Do i dragon rush? what if my opponent hits me with a down heavy to counter, do i vanish after starting a dash for a punish? Does he super instead? Maybe a tag switch to catch him off guard. The mind games and the back and forth when you're having a fun set with an opponent who starts to understand the game mechanics and puts stuff together to counter your moves is incredibly satisfying. Not since Soul Calibur has a simple session with friends turned into 3 or 4 hours vanishing from the clock and then realizing you haven't blinked for that whole time.

    Despite how incredible everything about the game is, one gigantic flaw can not be ignored.

    The online is a travesty. Matchmaking for casual and ranked fights works well enough, the game is pretty standard their and unfortunately doesn't enforce a strict 2/3 format in ranked play. The problem is, the above scenario I described above about playing with friends has only happened 3 times in over a week of playing.

    Every day, at least two attempts per day, it barely works. Ring matches are the only way to play with friends, and just hasn't worked. The game is supposed to feature a 6 player party mode, but as of this writing the most people we could get into a room was 2 at a time. nowhere near the 6 needed for it. They have patched the game and brought servers down but the problem remains, on all platforms.

    The online brings the game down a notch from the 5/5 it should get to a 4/5. a fantastic fighter first, and Dragonball game second. Arc system has created something new, fresh and exciting. Here is hoping the online gets fixed asap because right now its the only, but major fault in a brilliant game.

    4/5
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  6. Jan 27, 2018
    7
    The same guys that brought you Extreme Butoden bring you this solid fighter. By no means is this game perfect it needs work.

    First thing
    The same guys that brought you Extreme Butoden bring you this solid fighter. By no means is this game perfect it needs work.

    First thing that set me off is the size of the game off the bat. 4.5GB with a day one update of 3.5GB.
    This game is on a fricken Bluyray disk why can they not fit the 9 GB data on disk without a day one update.

    2) The loading times are horrible, 35- 45 seconds to load each match that lasts about one minute is beyond me. These load times should be half that. Too much damn time watching loading .

    3) Story is boring a fuk! Worst is the story cut-scenes lag and are not smooth. Very choppy cut-scenes take you out of watching the anime experience.

    The fighting is solid and on point . Fast, frantic, fun but the longevity is something to take into question as most fighting games loose attention after a few months.

    Soild game but not Great. 7/10
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  7. Feb 3, 2018
    0
    Good Fighting game BAD DB game who wants to play a 2d db game in the game of Xenoverse that gives us fully 2d controlls and can fight justGood Fighting game BAD DB game who wants to play a 2d db game in the game of Xenoverse that gives us fully 2d controlls and can fight just like in the anime , Fighter z is basicaly Street fighter 5 with auto combos Expand

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