Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
|a game by||Spike Co|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Dragon Ball Games, Fighting Games|
Its time to grab some dragon balls and makes a wish for a dope fighting game with Goku and the boys; enter Dragon Ball: Raging Blast by Spike. Jump into the fun as a selection of characters with customisable aspects. If you are a fan of the Dragon Ball franchise then this game should be a win for you.
This is a pretty standard example of a 3D Dragon Ball fighting game as you are ever going to get, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad, in fact it’s really quite good. It involves a significant amount of flying around, engaging in hand to hand combat while mixing in Ki blasts and other projectiles to defeat your enemies. In addition to this, new combination moves can be utilised to allow two characters to launch an attack together.
On top of this, the game sports a semi destructible environment, its nothing crazy as you won’t really be able to irreparably alter the world or anything but your stages can get pretty beaten up during the course of your fights. You’ll be able to destroy mountains, rocks and the ground by being split, shattered or outright obliterated. Using this improved environmental feature, you can now throw enemies into it and cause them to be trapped which means they may be left momentarily defenceless or perhaps blocked from moving.
The user interface is friendly as easy to use, as the game primarily focuses on combo learning or simple button bashing; it blends well with responsive controls and an easy to read heads up display. The player is also given the ability to practice in the ‘Dojo,’ where they may prefect combos and techniques, as well as the single player ‘Super Battle Trial’ mode and even a 16 player ‘Budokai Tournament’ that allows for a proper competition style series of battles. It seems to be the first steps toward far more realised games like Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot or Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
If you love Dragon Ball like me, then you’ll love this game. It allows for a lot of characters and outfits for said characters that came about through the show or manga and you are free to select them as you see fit. You can flow through the story at a pace you wish or just pick and choose from the available frames and replay as you see fit. There are over 100 battle frames for the player to choose from.
In the same energy as keeping to the source material, this game also offers the player the awesome ability to have a look at many “alternate frames” that never came about in the show. You are free to look at a ‘what-if’ scenario’s. I personally really enjoyed seeing these alternate frames take place in a fully realised environment.
It’s a solid game with good controls and I really enjoyed the alternate frames. It offered customizability and was overall well received.
- Good Gameplay
- Alternate Frames
- Free roam would have been nice
- No custom characters