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Dragon Ball FighterZ - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • SKU: 5920100
  • Release Date: 01/26/2018
ESRB Rating: Teen
Cartoon violence, Mild language, Mild suggestive themes
$49.99
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    • Dragon Ball FighterZ

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (490 out of 502)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Arc System Works
    • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Genre: Fighting
    • Release Date: 01/26/2018

    Synopsis


    Play your favorite characters from a classic anime story in Dragon Ball FighterZ for PlayStation 4. This immersive, high-action game lets you master more than one fighting style and features easy-to-learn play. Classic characters, including Goku, Majin Buu and Frieza, enhance the fun, and Dragon Ball FighterZ lets you experience exciting aerial combos each time you play.

    Features


    Allows players to train and master more than one fighter/style, which provides deeper gameplay

    High-end anime graphics

    Experience aerial combos, destructible stages, famous scenes from the Dragon Ball anime reproduced in up to 60fps and 1080p resolution

    New characters, such as Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Cell, Frieza, Majin Buu

    For 1 to 2 players in local and online mode



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 502 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A true console Dragon Ball Fighter, but that's it.

      Posted
      Aura
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      What this game delivers on is giving Dragon Ball fans a true competitive fighter, but it also comes with shortcomings. The implementation of the lobby system feels forced and unnecessary and just complicates matchmaking all together, despite the actual cool landmark designs. Especially given the servers are currently very unstable, and there's no no benefit of 'following' people in the hub, they should have left the hub aspect to Xenoverse, even with the game's focus on being casual friendly. The story-mode is not as bad as people say, but the RPG aspects feel like padding, definitely feel unnecessary, and have no depth. Unlike the later Budokai and Tenkaichi DB games, the RPG aspects also do not have an existence in the Arcade Mode, making Arcade Mode already absurdly harder than it needs too be. Story mode also has 3 different arcs, where the same story is being told in all 3 but from 3 completely different perspectives. The perspective aspect is what have some plot-events that play out in all 3 alter. This includes dialogue also when the same characters are seen interacting again from a different arc's perspective. It makes the story feel messy and disjointed at times. Initially, you wouldn't even be able to tell if all the arcs are actually canon or interconnected. Music is in-between good and average. Some tracks are good, but most are average. Stage design look good from a background perspective, but have no interesting dynamics actually going on in the background, making the actual stages bland and just a proxy to fight on. Online is completely underwhelming and essentially broken. Constant kicks out of the lobby and long match-making. Inability to play with friends (and randoms) consistently because of no invitation system, but more importantly, the compensation feature (Ring Matches) for no invitation mechanic doesn't do its job and allow consistent connectivity. This is why I said earlier that the lobby system made things complicated as this would have been easily avoided with a standard menus system. Moreover, ranked matches lack any real penalty system, so rage quits are not rare and people are able to abuse this to pad their ranks and record. Did I also mention that you don't get rewarded any points if they disconnect? Gameplay. This is the best area of the, but the actual fighting gameplay specifically, as not all parts of gameplay are great (like Arcade Mode). Competitively, there are weird aspects however, and they are discussed in the fighting game community. Two major issues being lack of push-block - when moves connect on blocking players, the characters do not move back and instead stay in place - and the dragon dash, which nullifies effect zoning entirely with non-beam projectiles. It also destroys the 'neutral' aspect of the the competitive gameplay. But overall, the fighting gameplay is pretty solid, and is what you'd buy the game for There is no 1v1 though, it's 3v3 all around (except story mode). So if you're looking for a competitive fighter, this is worth a buy, however, via a sale (online issues/lacking single-player content and balance). If you want a "Dragon Ball" game, you're better off with Xenoverse 2 - especially given its price cut.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Best Fighting Game I've Ever Played

      Posted
      Ribnax
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      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Solid fighting game with some online issues

      Posted
      TheDoppelganger
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      Dragon Ball FighterZ is a departure from the previous DBZ fighting games. DBFZ is a 2D fighter, which takes aspects from some previous games by developer ArcSys like BlazBlue and Guilty Gear, along with some aspects from Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom series. The game features a story mode which is a bit too long and bland, and it will probably feel like a grind to get through. However, beating this mode unlocks a character, so many players will stick it out for that reason alone. Being a fighting game, multiplayer is the mode that most players will be spending the majority of their time with. Overall, the fighting engine is pretty fun, but unfortunately there are some glaring issues with online play. First, connections just drop randomly sometimes, which immediately ends the match. Also, there is no real punishment for "ragequitting" in this game, so you'll inevitably end up being cheated out of some wins in ranked mode due to this. DBZF is a fun game overall. If the online issues I listed above were not present, I'd likely rate the game 4 out of 5 stars. Hopefully one day the developers will address those issues; however, being that I'm writing this review a couple of months after release and that hasn't happened yet, I'm not hopeful that it ever will.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for Fans of both Dragonball/Fighting Games

      Posted
      RyanOver9000
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      DragonBall FighterZ is a fantastic addition to the already great lineup of fighting games this generation, if not the best. The high intensity action really gets the blood pumping in this 2D fighter. The lineup of characters is varied and every character feels like it plays uniquely, while still sharing some similarities with others. This allows newcomers to pick up on the combo system easily, but then tweak it to their liking given their favorite Z-Warrior. The network has some issues, but nothing that can't be solved with a little patience. The art style is beautiful, and a true rendition of what can be done when given the right source material. Overall, Dragonball FighterZ is one of the better 2D fighters out there, and it's great for Online competitive play, or just trash-talking your friends in your living room.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best overall DBZ fighter

      Posted
      Austin
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      I'm not a skilled fighting gamer like this particular title probably caters to, but I am a fan of the DBZ series. I originally got hooked on Budokai 3. I played that game for hours and to this day consider it to be one of my all time favorite games. However, after the days of a 2D DBZ fighter it was hard for me to pick up another title, I was impressed by Burstlimit when it first came out as well as Xenoverse 2 but grew tired of it eventually. FighterZ has brought me back to the series and have been loving it ever since. There have been some online issues, but as a casual gamer it doesn't bother me too much as the computers are sometimes hard enough. If you like DBZ and fighting games this is for you. The matches can get so intense so fast, it's crazy...but that's DBZ for you. I recommend to anyone who is a DBZ fan to give this a try.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very fun game

      Posted
      MRRUIZ
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      This is a very fun game and I like the roster that came with the game. My only personal complaint is that alot of those region game slots you need to have access to have been full anf makes it very hard for me to play the game with my son and family at home, I don't like that I have to go into a serve online just to be able to play, it reminds me alot of the way splatoon works which was a let down for me but again this is my personal opinion, don't let me stop you from buying the game as it is fun. The menu is a bit confusing and it can be hard to get into the area you want if you only want to play vs a local player from within your home. But that's about it. I'm sure I'm gonna get a bunch of thumbs down but I don't really care, I like the game just don't like the complicated set up just to play it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Game for Fighting and Anime fans alike

      Posted
      xChubanx
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      I've been trying to get into fighting games for a long as I can remember, but other than Super Smash Bros, nothing (barring maybe Soul Caliber) really scratched that itch... Until now. This game is almost laughably simple, in that there are no combos over 3 or 4 button's long-- you're mostly just using single button presses to make moves in succession, and hoping your attacks naturally turn into a combo, in a very super smash brothers type of way. The graphics are straight out of an anime and you honestly can't go wrong with the music. So much about this game to love. My only complaint so far is how difficult it is to set up an online match with friends, but I hear this is going to be fixed at some point with a patch

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A fighter without super complex controls

      Posted
      Justin
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      Most Japanese 2D fighting games have unnecessary difficult controls during combos. Players must perform 5 dragon punch motions, 3 fire ball motions, and 50 other inputs + timing to perform just 1 string of combo. It's just too much for the average player to enjoy. DBFZ changes this formula by having far simplier combo inputs. It's also a first Japanese 2D fighter that doesn't use the dragon punch motion. The complexity of the game is in the gameplay, not controls, making it far more enjoyable for casual players which are the majority of buyers for any game. All games from all genres should follow this formula. Minus one star only because the game still needs some work on the online lobby system.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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