The Dragon ball FighterZ PS4 game is one of the most innovative of its kind and make no mistake will challenge gamers young and old. There’s so much about the game that made it a slam dunk and an ideal buy. For example, the characters that many gamers can relate to and there are also a few additions to the game’s roster such as Jiren, Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta even Bardock.
Interestingly, most fighting games are complicated for gamers who are not keen on fighting games but Dragon ball FighterZ was actually one of the simplest fighting games to play to. Most gamers find that memorizing moves for certain characters is a bit of a chore.
However, if you can remember one button combo for one character to pull off their ultimate move then you can use that same button combo to pull off another character’s ultimate move. Personally, this is the first fighting game that I’ve been able to get into where I don’t have to stop every single second to pull off moves looking at the move list for each character.
In my review, I will cover and pass judgment on the story mode, moves, levels of characters rescued in the story mode along with unlocking Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta. So without further ado, let’s get started with the……
Story Mode 7.5/10
Okay, the story mode. Personally, I enjoyed the Story Mode of the game and it was really a great way to tell the story of the linking process from Goku & Co, Frieza and his cronies’ and finally the Android’s perspective. Incidentally, the linking process made it possible for the “companies” to fight at half of their full power.
The clones were easy enough to deal with but as their levels rose, so did their difficulty; the fact that Goku and Vegeta did not have access to their Super Saiyan Blue forms was a complete rip-off and robbed them of much-needed power.
The only character who had access to their “ultimate” form was Frieza; he could become golden frieza which I thought was very unfair because Frieza shouldn’t have had access to his golden form. I believe this put Goku and Vegeta at a very unfair advantage; the option to go Super Saiyan Blue should’ve been there.
Overall, going through the whole story mode and finishing it wasn’t that bad because you unlocked Android 21 at the end of it and she’s powerful but I felt like the story mode should’ve done better about letting the characters use their full powers which the link process really nullified!
The moves in the game are the most extraordinary in a Dragonball game; of course, Dragonball games never did disappoint when it came to pulling off or coming up with moves for the different characters. For example, Yamcha’s Wolf Fang attack; I don’t care for Yamcha but even I thought that was awesome! Android 18’s Accel Dance move where her and 17 go all Road House on their victim which was also good, brother and sister working together.
You even got to use Beerus, the God of Destruction of the 7th universe and Jiren from the 11th universe; their moves are dope as hell especially Beerus’ Ball of Destruction. However, you only play with Beerus, Jiren and Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta in Practice mode which is fine overall.
The moves are not overly complex because it is as I said earlier, a lot of the button combos for certain moves can apply to different characters which means that if you’re pushing the down-right motion + X to pull off the Beerus’ Spheres of Destruction then that same button motion will execute Gohan (adult) Masenko.
The moves were the biggest thing I worried about pulling off when I first started playing and practicing but there’s no need to worry about pulling off the moves because they’re simple and easy to master.
Levels of characters rescued 7/10
So in the story mode, you rescue just about all the characters in the game from the clutches of the clones. However, when you rescue them, that character will be at a designated, for lack of a better term, level in which you must work them up to whatever level your characters are at.
For me, this was strenuous at times because at half power, some characters were completely useless like Buu, and some characters did not seem like they were worth playing with like Gotenks and Android 16. Personally, the story mode playing with the rescued characters sort of breathes new life into the story mode.
Some of the characters in the game were not that hard to play with when it came to raising their “power level” so to speak. Fighting the same clones over and over again got easier but it also got very drab and boring, but it cannot be argued that smacking the clones around with your newly rescued character was fun.
Beerus and Whis made two appearances throughout the story mode and it was definitely surprising considering how Beerus is always talking about how the affairs of Earth does not matter to him, but it was good to see them and see them invested in the story with Android 21.
Unlocking Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta 10/10
Going to the PSN store on the game will give you the chance to buy and download Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta to play with in the practice mode. This was a big plus for me because I got to, much like other gamers, experience the powers of both characters firsthand and I got to say that they’re worth blowing however much money on their dlc.
That would’ve take eons to do, just do it the easy; psn store and you’re done!
Now, you can buy them within the game by getting a combined 800,000 zeni but if you don’t want to go that route which you shouldn’t then by all means, get that debit card out and make that purchase.
Again, doing too much!
I definitely give this part a 10/10 because unlocking two of the most powerful characters in the game in their ultimate Super Saiyan forms is a delight not to mention that it is cheap to buy them. Personally, when I was presented with the opportunity when I first got the game, I took it and I spent 4 hours getting to know them via battle.
The only thing about the dlc of Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta is that they don’t have their Super Saiyan God form (red) unlocked in the game which they should but its still all good and worth the price to pay.
The Dragon ball FighterZ PS4 game introduced a lot of great elements into the game such as the telling of the story of a new Android, Android 21. Beerus and Whis make their appearance within the story mode and the moves were great as well as playing with all of your treasured favorites such as Goku, Vegeta, Gohan etc even getting to play as Frieza and his cronies as well as the androids.
Unlocking Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta in the PSN store before even starting the story mode is a huge plus and one that gamers would do well to take advantage of. The levels of the rescued characters can make going through the story mode a little boring especially if you’re playing with characters who are not really worth playing like Buu, Android 16 and to some extent, Gotenks.
What do you think of my review of the Dragon ball FighterZ PS4 game, do you think the game is good the way it is, do you think it should’ve been a little better versus that or what do you think? Send me a message and I’ll get back to you. Thank you and Happy gaming.
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