Our fellow Japanese Dragon Ball Z fans have been bathing in the glory of Dragon Ball Xenoverse since its February 5th release date on the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, with the PC version on the way for February 27th. But what has the country been thinking of Dragon Ball XV? Has it managed to recapture the series' glory days, or is it destined to continue along the lines of Dragon Ball: Battle of Z? Check out one review roundup here!
Let's take a look at the collective impressions that fans have given us, as well as the hints that the likes of Forbes and Polygon have given us in terms of how the game plays. Here's hoping that Dragon Ball: Xenoverse can recapture the series' glory days on our NextGen consoles!
Dragon Ball Xenoverse - Fan Reactions & Thoughts
North America shall receive Dragon Ball Xenoverse on February 24th, and there are multitude of Z fans out there who are dying to see it load up on their consoles and PCs. At first, we're met with that expansive character creation system, one which offers an intense array of customisation options for the player. The team at Dimps and Bandai Namco have taken great care at giving us the option to create characters that are intrinsically evocative of the art style of Toriyama. Each one appears to have the auteur's style written all over them.
From here on, we dive into the game and players have come back with an array of praises but also reservations about DBXV. Let's take a quick look at these quips, as it's always better to hear the bad news first.
For starters, the RPG-style levelling up system was criticised, as many players stated it felt out of place. The system introduces a lot of grinding into Xenoverse, rather than allowing your character to level up in a more fluid manner that fits the style of the game. A number of side quests were said to be repetitive in many ways also.
The game has such an intensely fast pace, that when one is suddenly expected to grind outside of the battlefield, a number of players found the experience a bit jarring and would have performed the fight's energy to transfer over to the grinding elements of Dragon Ball XV.
The areas were also said to be quite restrictive in many ways, cordoning off players into small arenas that would have been far more effective with a bit more to fly around in. Also, the destructibility of the environments was said to be rather limited with a small amount of surfaces only presenting this option.
But what about the core of the game? What about the combat? Well we've yet to hear a single bad word against it. Fights look and feel fantastic. Their speed and intensity comes across in the music, intense animations and great voice acting. Controlling your character is fluid and easy to get a handle on, but leaves a great amount of room to experiment and master.
Additionally, the story has been praised by fans, saying that the tale is both interesting and exciting while continuously delivering out piles of fan service from the characters to the environments. So Dragon Ball Z fans? What do you think of these players thoughts on Dragon Ball Xenoverse?
Have you any insight of your own to share? Be sure to let us know in the comments! Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be released for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 on February 24th and February 27th on PC.