Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
|a game by||Spike Co|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.3/10 - 17 votes|
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|See also:||Dragon Ball Games, Fighting Games|
I hope you like the Dragon Ball franchise because this is nearly their 40th game that features Goku beating someone up; welcome to Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2. Buckle up and prepare yourself for some intense button bashing as you smash your controller to pieces trying to beat a boss who devastates you in moments.
We aren’t here to lie to you or mislead you in any way, so allow us to be crystal clear when we tell you that this is nearly a carbon copy of every other dragon ball game that has come and gone. Now that by no means suggests that it is a bad game because it isn’t, it’s quite a good one.
The controls to this one is pretty good, for its time its very responsive and pleasant to play. It’s not perfect but I like the challenge. The game consists nearly entirely of button bashing, combo learning and blasting you opponents with ki and various techniques.
Alongside Galaxy Mode, which I’ll talk about later, there are a good few game modes available for you to enjoy. Some of the most interesting game modes are: Battle Zone, where you take on opponents from different zones. Online and Offline quick battles with friends or strangers. Then there’s my favorite mode which is World Tournament where you can throw down with any of the cast of characters in Cell games or Tenkaichi Budokai style competitions. It provides a tremendous amount of gameplay that kept me coming back. This game can be compared to Dragon Ball Z: Budokai or perhaps Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Be warned, the camera changes orientation a lot and it can be confusing but heck, so is fighting a robot bug monster so here we are.
This game looks great, I loved seeing the 80+ characters be introduced in that glossy 3D animation style. If you are a fan of the games you will be pleasantly surprised to find that nearly everyone that you could hope to show up did from Broly and Cell to Frieza and Cooler. They even got brilliant transformations for many of the characters and a shiny cutscene to display it through, making it super easy to see the nuanced charm of the original show.
Doing away with the standard campaign mode in a move that many can only describe as daring, this game choses to go for its Galaxy Mode. Each character is represented as a planet and you can choose those planets and fight through the story of each character. It provides a great amount of gameplay and allows for you to see every character and shows their differences, letting you get a good feel for what their combat techniques are. Most of the time, completing these missions will provide other chances
For an astoundingly straightforward game, this is a surprising hit with loads to see and do that will keep you playing long after the first playthrough.
- Great combat
- Huge character list
- Gameplay can get repetitive
- Lacks a dedicated story mode