ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Dragon Ball: Xenoverse has at long last received its release date for the Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Unfortunately that's only in Japan, with the North American release date scheduled for February 24th and 27th in Europe. As of yet, we haven't really heard that much from the far east in terms of reviews, but we've been seeing a lot of footage from Bandai Namco.

They're really trying to hype up this game, as are Sony with The Order: 1886 and we're all really worried about that title. Should we be wary of DragonBall: Xenoverse's hype too and what have Japan got to say about DBXV?

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse Review

We're all dying to have our questions answered with regards to this title. Could this really be the Dragon Ball Z game we've all been waiting for? Could Namco Bandai have really rejuvenated the series to the heights of the PS2 era?! Will this new story and player-created character give Dragon Ball Z fans one of the best fighting games of 2015?!

There are a great deal of variables to take into account in terms of making a great fighting game. What's always held Dragon Ball back from becoming a game that is played professionally? It's never been able to acquire the following that we've seen with Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter and we'd love to see that change.

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse

DBXV is going to have to give us appropriate controls if this is ever going to happen, and even though the story sounds awesome and the creation options are extremely vast, Namco Bandai have hopefully created a fighting system that is both comprehensive while also giving players room to become masters of careful timing and strategic strikes.

Well, it seems like one game publication liked what they saw when they reviewed DragonBall: Xenoverse: Famitsu. Famitsu have been pretty fair and accurate when it comes to reviewing the Dragonball series. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 and Tenkaichi 3 both received 31 and 32 respectively, and they're two of my favourites in the series!!

They graced DragonBall: Xenoverse with 30/40, praising a lot of the aspects of the game. But that being said...should we take that with a grain of salt? I mean, these are reviewers that gave Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z 32/40...hmm. So what can we conclude from this score? That DBXV is worse than Battle of Z? Or that Japan are just looking for different things out a Dragon Ball Z game then the west?

Let us know in the comments what you think about this consensus and we'll be sure to publish more review scores as they come in from the West and East! Let's hope that DragonBall: Xenoverse is the game that we've been asking for when it hits the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC!


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