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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: 96 out of 138
  2. Negative: 20 out of 138
  1. Jun 9, 2020
    10
    This game is a masterpiece!! One of the best new fighting games in years, it looks awesome, and it shows the potential of 2D fighting gamesThis game is a masterpiece!! One of the best new fighting games in years, it looks awesome, and it shows the potential of 2D fighting games over the 3D ones...

    I really would love to see a Jump All Stars Fighhters like this.
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  2. Feb 20, 2018
    10
    This game is phenomenal it’s amazing the fighting system is simple enough for anyone to play and with training get good it’s amazing the artThis game is phenomenal it’s amazing the fighting system is simple enough for anyone to play and with training get good it’s amazing the art style is amazing game of the year 2018 it’s phenomenal Expand
  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. Nov 15, 2019
    9
    after you get past the steep learning curve you truly do fall in love with the game, I constantly feel like I am getting better. you learn howafter you get past the steep learning curve you truly do fall in love with the game, I constantly feel like I am getting better. you learn how to extend combos, you eventually discover high damage combos. If you are a fighting game fan like myself you will really enjoy this. the reason why this gets a 9 and not a ten is because the story mode is a slow mess of tutorials. you do learn from it but a 6 hour tutorial isn't epic, but you do get android 21, who is my personal best character so it is still worth it. and I know you already looked up rule 34 of her don't lie to me. Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2020
    8
    El mejor juego de lucha 2D DBZ desde mi querido Budokai 3. Todo lo que debería tener un buen juego de lucha está aquí y claro como muchos hanEl mejor juego de lucha 2D DBZ desde mi querido Budokai 3. Todo lo que debería tener un buen juego de lucha está aquí y claro como muchos han dicho, las imágenes son asombrosas y un increíble Gameplay. Fue muy inteligente permitir que una verdadera compañía de juegos de lucha hiciera este título, y realmente muestra cuán dedicados estaban al proyecto. Claro esta, hay algunos problemas de equilibrio que no deberían existir para un juego completo (ONLINE). Pero, esos se solucionarán pronto ya que esta teniendo mucho soporte. Expand
  6. Sep 4, 2018
    7
    Every year we wait for another Dragon Ball game. This time it's Dragon Ball Fighterz as in Fighters not Fighter Z. Let's cut to the chase. TheEvery year we wait for another Dragon Ball game. This time it's Dragon Ball Fighterz as in Fighters not Fighter Z. Let's cut to the chase. The game's got superb graphics. Arc System made the right choice when they went back to cell shaded animations instead of the disgusting manga style animation we had in Ultimate Tencrapchi and Raging Blast 2. The music is entertaining but not as good as it was in Budokai 3. The story is pretty drab. The Z fighters have lost all of their power and have to regain it by fighting clones of themselves. Android 16 is back and the new Android 21 joins the fray. While its nice to see the Z fighters back in action together, the story is rather dull. The voices are not synchronized with the animation of the characters mouths. This seems to be something they'll never get right in a Dragon Ball game. However, the story mode isn't the bread and butter here, it's multi-player. There's a multi-player lobby where you run around as a little Chibi character. This is kind of cheesy because the multi-player lobby in Xenoverse was a lot cooler. You got a full size character there. Anway, you can play matches 1v1, co-op, story mode, and various other modes. You earn Zeni to buy costumes for you Chibi character. Multi-player is disappointing. The controls are cumbersome. An inexperienced fighter needs to merely button mash to get the upper hand while you are still trying to pull off a proper combo. An experienced player who has mastered the controls will keep you locked in a corner. Being able to move and get out of the counter or block will spell your untimely demise. It was easy to break being locked in a combo in Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3, Raging Blast and Xenoverse. Dragon Ball Fighterz really punishes the player. Super moves and Ultimates aren't easy to pull off in the heat of combat either. In addition, characters lack good super moves. For example, Adult Gohan will only do his Super Kamehameha if you pick Gotenks as a member of your team. Otherwise he'll do a Family Kamehameha. Even worse, you can't power up through the levels of super saiyan. Nope, you go super saiyan at the start of the fight and will not transform back to base, go super saiyan 2, or super saiyan 3. The only time Goku goes super saiyan 3 is during his ultimate, and it's one of the weakest supers of the game at that. You can get the base forms of characters like Goku and Vegeta, but you have to buy them. Budokai 3 came with over 40 characters, included transformations and fusion with Potara earrings out of the box. What DIMPS or Arc System really needs to do is make an updated version of Budokai 3 minus the Dragon Rush mode and a revised capsule system. Kind of like the one used in Infinite World. However, game developers are more interested in making a quick buck off a new DBZ title with the same old story and just doing things a little bit different from the last DBZ game. I will continue to wait for a true follow up to the Budokai series but it may be a long wait if not never. Expand
  7. Aug 11, 2020
    0
    Un gioco di MERDA, Come idea ci sta portare i personaggi che tutti amano in un nuovo stile ma il gioco è troppo e sottolineo TROPPO caoticoUn gioco di MERDA, Come idea ci sta portare i personaggi che tutti amano in un nuovo stile ma il gioco è troppo e sottolineo TROPPO caotico non si capisce quasi niente oltre al fatto che è uno dei primi giochi di dragonball dove vi sono una ventina di personaggi Gratis e tutti gli altri sono a PAGAMENTO c'è ci sono personaggi che costano 5€ l'uno.
    Per non parlare poi dei tasti ma che CAZZO di gioco
    Picchiaduro utilizza questi tasti .
    L'unico punto forte è la storia che non ti puoi godere al massimo per colpa dei problemi elencati prima .
    Un gioco creato solo per farci soldi senza uno scopo
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