Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
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Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 X360
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1286 in Video Games
- Brand: Namco
- Model: 21036
- Published on: 2010-11
- Released on: 2010-11-02
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Platform: Xbox 360
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .60" h x 5.30" w x 7.50" l, 1.00 pounds
- Features -
- A Cinematic Masterpiece - Featuring dramatic cut scenes co-directed by Andy Serkis, (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) who also plays the lead role of Monkey, portraying critical events that drive the story of Monkey and Trip
- Stunning Environments - Explore a beautiful, eerie world of war-ravaged cityscapes that have been reclaimed by nature and are fraught with danger at every turn
- Tactical Game Play - Think on your feet! Survey the environment, work together with Trip and choose your path to battle through the perilous environmental and deadly enemy obstacles that wait
- Engaging Storyline - Play through an original story co-written by famed novelist and screenwriter, Alex Garland, (The Beach, 28 Days Later); Loosely inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, experience the evolving relationship between Monkey and Trip through their plight for survival
From the Manufacturer
The popular Dragon Ball Z fighter returns with even more fast-paced, hard-hitting versus battle action! Feel the destructive power of your bone-crushing blows with tons of Super Attacks at your command, special effects that highlight the moment of impact and destructible environments that sustain massive damage as the battle progresses. Featuring more than 90 playable characters, signature moves and transformations, a variety of both offline and online multiplayer modes, and tons of bonus content, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 turns up the intensity to create an authentic and exhilarating fighting experience.
Key Game Features
- Command the Dragon Ball Z Universe – Experience Dragon Ball Z like never before as the story unfolds during battle, keeping you immersed in the action at all times. With signature moves and transformations the experience is closer than ever to the anime!
- Fight Using Fan-Favorite Characters – Choose from any of 90 characters, including 20 not included in the first installment of the Raging Blast series. Create new characters by customizing with various items and attacks or equipping them with a unique combination of Super Attacks.
- Feel the Destructive Power – Command tons of Super Attacks and learn to harness the power of the new ”Raging Soul” system, which increases a character’s combat abilities to the ultimate level. Special effects add to the sense of destruction with the use of slow motion at the moment of impact, allowing you to feel the power of each bonecrushing blow.
- Experience New Dragon Ball Battlefields – Battle across 14 different large-scale, destructible stages, including four new ones. Watch the environment change as the battles progress and adjust your battle strategy as each stage is smashed to bits by the super-human strength of your devastating attacks.
- Choose your Mode – Play through the all-new “Galaxy” mode to clear a variety of battles! Or you can face-off against another player in either the offline “VS” mode or one of the online modes such as “World Tournament” where you can fight to prove you deserve to be ranked #1 in the world!
- Enjoy Bonus Content and Extras – Featuring original Japanese voices, downloadable content and tons of unlockables, including over 300 still images from the anime, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 continues to push the limits!
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Rehashing the Same Stuff...
As a kid, I loved Dragon Ball Z. Everyday, the show would come on and the world would become unknown to me for the next thirty minutes. This went on for years even into GT. When I started getting into the video games, I bough Budokai, Tenkaichi, Burst Limit, but held off on the original Raging Blast after trying it out at a friend's house. After Raging Blast 2 was announced, I held off on my preorder because of how poorly I thought of the first one. I was right to hold off.
Once again, the same friend preordered it immidiately. Going into playing it, I was excited as the trailers looked amazing. The graphics were better, more characters were available to control, and there was a movie included on the disc (The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans). After playing the game for a little while and watching the movie, I was impressed. However, after two hours I started to realize that essentially everyone is the same and there was no real storyline. All the characters may look different, have different costumes, and say the ocassional original tidbit, but the fighting style, attacks, and finishers are all the same. It gets very repetitive.
As far as the storyline, or lack there of, there is a new mode called Galaxy Mode. You fight somewhere between 5-12 battles as an individual character against either one other character or a group with different challenges, such as a time limit or no health. If you are lucky, the fights actually have something to do with the character's history and you may hear one or two sentences that the characters exchange hinting at their relationship. Galaxy Mode is not a story mode but is more of a battle mode.
This game was disappointment for me. The same 90+ characters using the same 5 attacks on the same 14 stages with less dialogue then before (and if anyone remebers the show, dialogue took up most of it)gets old. The interactions feel bland and at times I couldn't tell the difference between certain Super Saiyans. People who love anything that says Dragon Ball will buy this game, love it, and play it endlessly. I am just tired of them throwing the same stuff at us every year without even trying to be original anymore. Did certain aspects improve? Definitely. Are those aspects big enough for me to shell out $60 for this? Not even close. I guess the blind fan boy in me is dying.
I'm a huge dragonball fan, i've been watching since i was 6. I was insanely excited for this game but now that i've owned it for about two weeks i'm pretty pissed i wasted sixty dollars. At first the game is cool but it gets really old really quick, there's no Real story mode, it uses the characters from Dragonball z kai instead of the originals so freiza sounds like an old British woman, gohan sounds like a little girl, and goku has nothing that's not retarded to say. Plus the movie that comes with it isn't worth it at at, it's still in japaneese just like the original, it's average computer animation instead of actually drawn, and they cut out a lot of the story. In the end just don't buy this, if you're a fan of dragonball you'll just get pissed and if you're not then you'll have no general idea what's happening at all in this game, just rent it or borrow it from a friend
Not So Much Fun
Surprisingly, initial Dragon Ball Z games were actually good. The Budokai and Budokai Tenkaichi series were phenomenal. The customizations, character count, moves, looks, feel and everything else was top notch. They were clearly more than just quick cash in games. However, Raging Blast feels like a cash in game (whether it is or not). Raging Blast is lacking in every aspect that made the other games great (other the character count is still nice). It didn't really build off the first one any or introduce anything new. If you've played Raging Blast than you've basically played the second one. There is no real character exploration and no cohesive or interesting story mode. As a Dragon Ball Z fan, I was wanting a good DBZ game for my PS3. For now, I'll stick with Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for Wii.