DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE
youíre thinking a Dragon Ball is something that dangles between the
legs of a mythical creature and has been curiously capitalised, go
We donít mean to be rude, rather weíre trying to save
you a few minutes of life that you could otherwise utilise better.
Play LEGO with your kids. Give your partner a cuddle. Heck, run
around in circles until you turn into butter. Just donít bother with
this game Ė only as itís purely for those dedicated to the lore of
Dragon Ball, which is a Japanese manga series of long
standing thatís extremely popular.
Obviously not with you
So fans, acknowledging that gameified versions of
DB have a chequered history, whatís in store here? Well, first
up you get to go all Dr Frankenstein and create your own character
to slot into the universe. Yep, itís crazy mullets and banana bunch
Thereís also a certain amount of open
worldliness, as you trundle about the minitropolis that is Tokitoki
City and discover that nothingís open. Well, until things get going.
When they do, youíll face all manner of main fighting missions
and side projects, with a thin veneer of RPG applied. Youíll even
get to go all Marty McFly and travel through time to accomplish
them, as key to the story mode is a villainous cad whoís messing
with timelines and, naturally, changing history. The Time Patrol are
having none of this and require a great warrior to go back and fix
the fights (so to speak). Thatís you, that is.
doesnít differ greatly from past DB experiences, with
mashing fine for a few rounds until you realise Ė upon being
pummelled into pulp - that perhaps working on nailing combos would
be prudent. It can still be somewhat repetitive, too.
Graphics are decent, multiplayerís fun and controls still confound.
Another year, another DB game. But donít the fans love