The ultimate Dragon Ball Z game has
arrived on the XBox 360 in "Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit" that not
only uses the XBox 360 to its advantage but continues the
engaging storyline of this hugely popular cartoon series.
again a plethora of the Dragon Ball Z characters return in another
fast paced and cartoon-esq fighting game, however offers the
player a variety of different gameplay modes plus the new "Z
Chronicles" mode which is a story mode and allows the gamer to
play as Goku and co as they fight their way to victory.
The Survival mode that Dragon Ball
Z Burst Limit is pure brilliant and is reminiscent of Dynasty
Warriors as the player battles virtually hundreds of enemies and
is actually quite entertaining, even though it is a little
frustrating depending on which character you have chosen to
The game also supports an interesting grade system that
ranks you on your fighting performance and the more moves you
perform, the higher the grade you are rewarded.
Throw in a Time Attack Mode that
challenges the gamer with a variety of foes in a set time limit
and this makes for some challenging gaming and lastly, no Dragon
Ball Z game would be complete without a versus mode that is
reminiscent of fighting games such as Tekken, however firmly set
in the Dragon Ball Z universe with interesting characters such
as Goku and Saiyan.
The control scheme of the title is
rather apt and although doesn't give the genre anything new to
the market, it's good old fashioned fighting fun that allows you
to perform a wide gamut of moves from throws to combo attacks.
The learning curve of Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit is steep to
master the title, however novice gamers will have no problem in
picking up the controller and start playing. With that said,
nothing is more satisfying than pummeling your enemies in a
variety of different and entertaining ways.
The developers have
ensured that the player is rewarded through almost every step of
the game from new playable characters to interesting storyline
twists, keeping the longevity of the title quite enjoyable.
Graphically, Dragon Ball Z Burst
Limit looks almost identical to the cartoon series with over the
top animation, an extremely colourful and a varied palette plus
great character models taken directly fro the series.
of speed that the game portrays as well as some of the special
effects are impressive and help immerse the gamer into this rich
gaming universe. The backgrounds are a little sparse, however
the cartoon series was never known for detail. Needless to say,
the game is pure anime that will appeal to both fans of the
series and for those lovers of anime.
The musical score of the
title is reminiscent of the cartoon series and the voice acting
is on the money and sound just like they do in the cartoon
series. Match that with a variety of sound effects and a touch
of background ambience and even though it may not win any
musical or graphical accolades, the title is how you would
expect it to be on television series.
In conclusion, Dragon Ball Z Burst
Limit is a decent fighting game and will appeal to the younger
gamer and fans of the original cartoon series. It may not offer
the genre much in terms of new engaging gameplay but at the end
of the day, the game is almost a carbon copy of the cartoon
series and now allows gamers to experience this rich universe
once again as they pummel their enemies to victory with cheesy
voices and cartoon like graphics.