3 thoughts on “Dragon Ball Xenoverse – PlayStation 3

  1. 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A nice twist on a well-established story line, March 26, 2015

    Dragon Ball is what got me into anime when I was younger and I’ve honestly been a fan ever since. Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Fairy Tail, all fall into a category that Dragon Ball Z made quite popular. For me it was never the search for the Dragon Balls themselves, or ever the story, but more the fights that were found inside of Dragon Ball Z and the movies. I simply have always loved Dragon Ball’s level of combat. While there have been a slew of Dragon Ball games over the years, Xenoverse is the first to take the player and let them experience the combat with their own character in an original story.

    Dragon Ball fans are no strangers to time travel with the original introduction to Trunks. Now while this is nothing new to the series, having your own custom fighter that participates with the existing characters in their own timelines is. Having a choice of five different races, Saiyans, Human, Majinn, Namekians and Frieza (Guess even with his older brother Cooler and their father they still don’t have a name for them), players are not only able to customize their appearance, but also their fighting styles. Having created an original story, your goal is to aid Trunks to put the changing timeline back in order.

    While Xenoverse at its core is a fighting game, it relies heavily on RPG aspects in order for players to become stronger. Following in the steps of Dragon Ball where what doesn’t kill you… never mind that statement as a lot of people had died multiple times. Let’s try that again. Following in the steps of Dragon Ball, whether regardless of if players win against ridiculous odds or get thoroughly thrashed by the enemy, they will gain experience points in order to level up. Each level grants a total of three points that can be set into the stat of the player’s choice. By leaving this entirely up to the player, it allows characters to be fully customized to support whichever fighting style suits them best. My preferred style was up close and personal with lots of health to be able to deal a hit and take one in return. Then again…ranged energy blasts are fun especially when your character yells out KAMEHAMEHA!!!!

    Now regardless of a player’s approach to build their character such as staying up close and personal, moving in and out, or simply fight from a distance with energy, combat felt extremely smooth and fluid. Now as everyone knows not everything always goes according to plan meaning that players must be ready for anything even if they haven’t designed themselves for exactly those kinds of situations. A close range fighter must always be ready to target a foe that prefers to stay further away either by stacking up in their energy or by keeping more stamina in order to keep up as they try to run away.

    Basic moves such as punching and kicking your enemies doesn’t cost you anything and can be done as much as you need to. While the basic move set doesn’t cost players anything, the more powerful abilities in your arsenal will be requiring a bit more from players. I was rather happy with the division of more powerful abilities as they have been put into two types of categories. Ki and Stamina for both energy attacks as well as blocking or teleporting out of the way to prevent further harm. Having both of these available for upgrades while leveling up was also a blessing at times.

    Now, while losing to a foe is never fun, it can happen. Sometimes even more than once. Thankfully players will be happy to know that this will not mean repeated losing battles against a foe in order to scrounge little bits of experience to gain that next level. Alongside the story missions which are called Time Patrols, players can do parallel quests which are unlocked as the player progresses through the story. These quests not only grant experience, can be done multiple times, allow a player to better familiarize themselves against a specific enemy, but also give the player money to buy better equipment and items.

    The most interesting part of the Parallel Quests was that the use of the word Parallel. In these quests the players could find themselves in a number of different possible situations such as in many cases fighting alongside the bad guys of the series as they went up against the heroes. Being in Parallel allows for any number of these situations without worrying as something a minor as the actual timeline that you attempting to restore. These generally were unlocked after completing Time Patrols but could also be unlocked in one more manner.

    Players between Time Patrols and Parallel Quests will find themselves in the futuristic city of Toki Toki. This city is essentially split up into three quarters each with their own specific functions. The first allows players to continue on with the story as well as take part in world tournaments. The second is a shopping district in…

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    5 Star and more!, March 10, 2015
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    By far thr greatest Dragon Ball game. Even better than tenkaichi 3, return of in-game transformations and custom charcter! The races you can create are Earthlings, sayians, nameks, majians, and friezas race. Every race can ascend to kaioken, while sayians can turn ssj and ssj2. Although I dont have a ps4 yet i plan on getting one and ill buy this for ps4. A great game and beyond 5 stars!

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  3. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s quite amazing, February 24, 2015
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    It’s quite amazing, after the disappointment of Ultimate Tenkaichi and the disaster of Battle of Z they released another game that was worth buying. I was skeptical about this one because of the last two games that came out but found to my pleasant surprise that this game was as great as I had heard. It is a must buy for DBZ fans it makes for a good part of your collection.

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