Neal Ronaghan of Nintendo World Report called the game vanilla with an interesting twists, stating that the fans should be the ones playing the game. Otherwise, the regular random encounters should suffice. Music runs the gamut from nothing more than acceptable to, shockingly, a few pieces of near-brilliance. Surprisingly, that's exactly what Namco Bandai Games did with Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. The designs are classic Toriyama, though fans of the Z series only will be thrown off by the enemy designs. The sparking combo attack is also new in terms of how it's activated. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than using the archive tool instructions below.
So don't go expecting one of the greatest games ever made. For anyone familiar with Dragon Ball, the fight against Vegeta was a team effort between Goku, Krillin, and Gohan. It is the best Dragon Ball Z game I've ever played. While fighting, characters charge an individual Rage meter. For example, the Item Rush Capsule boosts the rate that enemies drop items. Any save point will refill your entire party back to complete health, as well. Voices are limited to general kiai and signature attack yells, but are performed by the original cast with gusto.
What's interesting, however, is that there is no English voice track available so you will hear the original Japanese voice cast calling out special attacks or grunting when exerted. Capture 100 villains in Tien's Mafuba capture jar for a prize, turn a bunch of enemies into carrots for a prize, and you can even fight the Legendary Super Saiyan himself, Broly. The lack of a voiced dub is a bit lazy, but it is necessary to note that the Japanese cast does a great job with the few voiced bits in the game. The combat is very fun. It was released in on April 29, 2009.
Choose your flair by clicking the edit button directly above! You'll start from the beginning as Krillin and explore events that occurred in the first Dragon Ball series and work your way up to what occurred after Goku, Piccolo, Gohan, and the rest of the gang conquered the terrible Saiyans, leading into the nefarious plans of Frieza and adventures thereafter. The characters are very interesting: Goku, I liked this game because Dragon Ball Z is new in this style of game and the result was good. Other far more interesting characters soon join your roster, plus each character has quite a few stats that can be customized at every level, so over time even the lamest characters can distinguish themselves in some field of expertise. For example, Krillin has the Kamehameha, but he also has the Destructo Disc Kienzan which has a chance of instant-death and does more damage, at the cost of more ki. Drop us a line in the contact form provided below. The game was released in and North America in November 2009. The original story by Akira Toriyama is actually the most limiting factor, since those portions of the game that remake it are completely beholden to its plot developments, and no surprises await any veteran of the series.
The sprites look great, but the animation is barely there. Overall, the rewards aren't gamebreaking so you can safely skip this quest. Don't assume you'll just stick with the Saiyans and, Namakean though since there is a reason to swap characters around! When an ultimate attack or a Sparking Combo is performed the gauge returns to zero. Strength and Defense are self explanatory, Speed determines combat order, Regen affects how much you heal every round, Technique boosts the power of Ki based moves, and Luck is that pointless stat that vaguely helps you in mysterious ways. Surviving party members gain experience points, which enable them to level up and acquire statistical boosts. Orin Temple in East City cannot be visited once the Saiyans arrive, so it recommended to talk to everyone and inspect everything so you don't miss items. Giant dragons, large snakes, and ghosts are par for the course, but agents in bunny costumes and vicious-looking pandas will puzzle those who aren't familiar with the original Dragon Ball series.
However, the original Japanese dub cast provided the occasional voice clips for the attacks, and the beam noises aren't shabby either. Battles are fast-paced and presented well, making random fights speed by in an entertaining way. It's fairly traditional in the sense that you will pick up several tasks along the course of the game, grind for levels, and participate in random battles. The game does a fantastic job of providing a sense of urgency to press onward with the current mission, which helps to offset the natural desire to peek around the corner to see what else is out there. Fans of the anime will appreciate that the game covers new territory instead of rehashing the same plotlines over and over again. For example, a lava floor requires you to have the Cold Boots as your active capsule to traverse safely, and swapping capsules is easily done in the menu. Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans Instruction Booklet.
Some voice acting is limited to combat sequences. The game was originally planned to use the moniker, despite starting with events that occur in , but was changed to Kai to associate it with the revision. Remember the plot of Dragon Ball? However he cited the game's overall length a good thing as he felt the game had no replay value. Robert Thompson of Nintendojo felt that the game would satisfy fans of both the series and the genre, but he would complain about the ki and Sparking Combo attacks being repetitive, and the story shifting control of the characters, stating it could make unfamiliar gamers disoriented. I don't have a copy of the V Jump article for confirmation, and the game trailers commercials? Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans Instruction Booklet.
During exploration sequences, players roam towns to shop for items that can either boost their party attributes or help out during and after fights. . The level maps are where the gameplay happens, and feature random encounters. Muscle Tower and Mount Paozu in particular are really well done, with lots of small touches complimenting the level design really making it feel alive. The story involves six main playable characters:Goku,Krillin,Gohan,Piccolo,Tien and Yamch. Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans Instruction Booklet.