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Published July 12, 2018

Dragonball Fighter Z has been out for a little while and although the game itself is excellent in every way, shape and form, I came across a little something that stood out to me and that was how easy the Story Mode is. Okay, so playing the Story Mode for the time that I have been, I noticed how easy the Story Mode is along with a few other things that stood out to me.

Besides the story mode being easy, the clones don’t really look like they’re fighting back all that much and they start getting aggressive toward the end of the fight; when they’re on the brink of death. The story mode is a great way to know what’s going on with the characters and the link that was developed, but if you’re coming into this thing looking for a challenge then you’re barking up the wrong tree.

Okay, here’s where I am; I just rescued Piccolo and he’s now a playable character. While I was going after him, I faced Clone Kid Buu; he was cake, I didn’t even have to use my energy attacks. I did Goku’s 4 hit kick combo and performed a destructive finish by pressing Circle button and he was down for the count, period. There are other things to look out for when you play the Story Mode.

The Opposition Is So Easy

While there are many great and powerful fighters in the Story Mode that you face clones of, you’ll find that any worry you had about the story mode and having trouble is completely unfounded. Incidentally, the clones barely even strike back; it seems like they were just there so you can practice your moves and skills.

The fact that the clones just stand there throughout most of the fight is an obvious sign that you’re not going to have any problems pushing through the Story Mode or at least the clone part of it. I felt like I had to stop for a while because it was getting to the point where I was bullying the opposition.

Interestingly, you can go all out on the clones and not feel like you’re not getting into the game because the clones are practically punching bags which is amazing considering that they were wreaking havoc on whatever level they’re at. My advice, don’t use your full powers; you don’t need to.

More Training

So another thing I observed when I was playing the Clone Arc of the Story Mode was that Goku was still giving out lessons on certain actions to perform during the fight with the clones, it did not become apparent to me at first because I thought the game was giving you more tips on how to destroy your opponent creatively. But, all the game is doing is reminding you of certain moves to use against your opponent to drain their health quickly.

With Goku there telling you what moves to use, it felt like I was getting more training while I was playing through the clone story arc; I didn’t mind because a little reminder is good now and then. Generally, it just felt like the clone part of the Story Mode still has the gamer on training wheels and giving them tips on how to not fall off the bike.

I sort of had mixed feelings about this part of the Story Mode because while I am a very capable and competent gamer, I like being able to do my own thing when I play games such as abusing certain attacks or using mostly hand-to-hand combos before finishing them off with an energy attack.

No Threat of Getting Killed

Fighting sometimes means that someone is going to die; either you or the clone. However, after playing for the length of time that I had, I managed to come out of every fight on top. Ultimately, the clones are so easy and their practically pushovers. I didn’t even have to use my secondary and tertiary characters on reserve because one character was more than enough to get the job done. I didn’t once have the worry that I was going to die during battle with the clones.

For all of you gamers playing this for the first time and starting with the clone Story Arc, don’t stress about the opposition because you’re not going to die nor will you get to a point where you’ll feel like you’re back is up against the wall. The clones, ironically, don’t go all when you fight them even though they are supposed to be exact duplicates of the actual┬áZ Fighters.

The clones got a few good hits in on my characters but it was nowhere strong enough to destroy them or cause me to get a game over; you’ll be fine even if you take the time to practice your skills on the clones.

Enjoy it and Have Fun

The biggest point I want to make here is to enjoy it and have fun, don’t worry about how many hits the clones get or how many times you interrupt their attacks because obviously they’re meant to provide a means of enjoyment that can only come from destroying weak clones. Above all, I didn’t place too much emphasis on pulling off every single move because the clones will make sure that you have the most enjoyable experience in the game.

However, the clones aside, have fun with it; it is easy to want to pull off every single move known to man but it is even easier to memorize those same moves and pull them off perfectly without getting interrupted. Understand this though, having fun doesn’t mean not taking the clones seriously at times because they can become a threat if you let them but as long as you get the upper hand and keep it then you’ll be fine.

You can abuse Krillin’s Expanding Energy Blast to inflict mass damage with no retaliation from the clones so don’t be afraid to have fun with it.


Dragonball Fighter Z is a great game that can provide hours of entertainment and having fun is easy as long as you remember that the clones, the opposition, is so easy so don’t complicate it. Goku’s appearance in the background may make certain battles during the clone arc of the Story Mode feel like another training exercise but you don’t have to worry about the threat of getting killed.

The biggest thing about this is to enjoy it and have fun because playing this game is all about having fun not to mention learning so don’t put so much emphasis on the moves you pull off or don’t pull off; that’s why Goku is there.

R.J’s Last Minute Tip

Do yourself a favor and practice doing the Destructive Finish(es) because it’ll look good on your level up score in Story Mode.

Yeah, that stuff; make that happen!

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