Okay so I’m a huge nerd for Dragon Ball and for generations of consoles there just hasn’t been a good video game adaptation of that series (yes I’m including all the Budokai games in that). I don’t even know why that’s been the case, you’d think that series would have a great place in this medium but none so far have really captured the essence of the show’s fights up until now and all have some serious critical flaws that make the gameplay janky or the visuals are… off (i.e. every Raging Blast game). I think a lot of past games have brought something interesting in each one but they never seem to bring them together in a cohesive whole.
Enter Dragonball FighterZ. For all the gameplay footage that we’ve seen (which is quite a bit), I am frankly blown away by the true to series art style, the sheer impact of the hits and how tight it all seems. I could be getting my hopes up but this is looking legitimately promising. What do fans of the series and non-fans think of it so far? I’ve been told by my irl friend who hasn’t watched an episode of the show that this game is the first that looks enjoying as a fighting game, not just a Dragon Ball game. Does that sentiment reign true for others?