Dragon Ball FighterZ is a phenomenon. Since the game came out, I have thought of little else. I write about and play video games for a living and although I have other games to review, and other things to do, Dragon Ball FighterZ has basically taken over my life.
With that out of the way, let me tell you WHY it's so good. Dragon Ball FighterZ takes a property I have loved since I was a kid and puts it in the hands of, in my opinion, the best fighting game developer around; Arc System Works.
ArcSys, as they are sometimes called, made Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, and others. Each of their games feature a wide array of different characters, and ArcSys somehow finds a way to make each character feel unique, creating unusual attacks and fantastic combos that give each character a distinctive personality.
Contrast this to other fighting games, such as Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat where many characters are so similar as to be almost interchangeable. Think Ryu and Ken, the ninjas in MK, and more.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a team-based game as well, so like Marvel VS Capcom, players will choose a team of three Dragon Ball characters to fight with. Each character has an assist move they can do to extend combos and add mixups, helping to add much-needed depth to the game.
In spite of the game's deep systems, FighterZ succeeds largely because the game is so approachable. I have introduced a dozen people to the game, some of whom don't even play video games, and every single person loved it (some are even considering buying consoles to play it).
The game includes autocombos for each of the face buttons that allow even button mashers to land flashy combos, and do well against other players. Pros needn't worry, however, because skill trumps luck in this game, and practice will see them victorious over their button-mashy opponents.
Overall, Dragon Ball FighterZ is an incredible game, and the art style, and many hidden Easter eggs, can help recreate amazing moments from the show. You don't have to be a fan of Dragon Ball, Z, or Super to enjoy FighterZ, but for those that do, FighterZ provides the best Dragon Ball video game experience, and my favorite fighting game, of all time.