Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Fight and role play as characters from the titular franchise

7.0

494 Votes

  • Category Action
  • License Full version
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
  • Language English
  • Program by NAMCO BANDAI

Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game created by Namco Bandai, adds a new twist to the Dragon Ball Z series. The game has been improved a lot since the last game they created. In the past, most Dragon Ball games were beat-em-ups with little substance outside of that. Dragon Ball Xenoverse corrects that with plenty of story, and it even attempts to bring this up in a new and original manner.

When you visit the History of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, you see a group called the Time Breakers, who throw a wrench into the space-time continuum and cause the rewriting of history. Through sheer luck, Trunks uncovers the Dragon Balls, and he prevents the impending doom. You enter into a world as the Future Warrior. The coolest part about Dragon Ball Xenoverse is how you create a hero and enter Toki Toki City. There, you begin your journey into history.

Story missions continue on as a succession of battles, and you continue on in aiding your Z Warriors. You set it up so that you can revisit the most pivotal moments in the Dragon Ball Z series. That includes seeing the confrontation between Raditz and Goku that ended with Goku dying. The story mode does abandon some of the key characters to focus on the less famous members. However, after hearing about these characters for more than two decades, that has become a welcome break. If you feel this absolute need to play as Piccolo or Gohan, you can still play them in the other modes.

To expand upon the fiction of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, you have what is called Parallel Quest mode. The side missions can be tied into the main plot, and you can expand them into additional battles and adventures. All of this proves more interesting than what you might find with the main modes. Dragon Ball Xenoverse has one of the most interesting environments with World Tournament and classic Versus modes. Goku returns to the roster, and he is part of a giant cast of over 47 different characters that you can battle with. You can choose to fight against friends locally, or you can take your gaming skills to the online community and test out your fighting knowledge.

One of the problems with Dragon Ball Xenoverse is that you have to spend money before you can see how equipment looks on you. In addition, the gear does not really explain much to you. You have to be a hardcore Dragon Ball Z fan and have background knowledge of the gear to understand how it benefits you. The combat system is terribly fun, but it does lack a certain level of depth.

Pros

  • Original Story
  • Works off the Classic MMO Concept
  • Great Character Customization to Build Your Own Dragon Ball Z Character
  • Solid Gaming Controls

Cons

  • Bad Camera Angles
  • Some Modes are Limited with Character Selection
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