Congratulations to all DBZ die-hard fans! Finally there is a game that encompasses the full potential of the DBZ universe. Available on XBOX ONE, Playstation 4 and PC’s, the newly launched Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 may still have that new-car smell but it has become pretty obvious that the game will be a front-runner amongst its anime-game peers.
The progressiveness of the game’s concept can be seen in its 3D-style arena brawling and its long-term play. Each new role-playing character is able to enter the DBZ universe and grow in power over time, mimicking the journey of the greatest heroes within the franchise. The power building expedition of each character offers you long-term fun and a broader experience that covers all the well-loved DBZ gems. However, if you are looking for some big battles right off the bat – then the arena is the place for you.
There are obviously other highlights in the game that every superfan will be thirsting after. These include collecting all 7 Dragon Balls, becoming a Super Saiyan and being able to execute complicated combos.
Accumulating the 7 Dragon Balls
Collecting all 7 Dragon Balls allows you to summon Shenron the all-powerful dragon, who will then grant you one wish. There are 11 wishes in total. Some examples of them are: ‘I want money’, ‘I want a rare item’, ‘I want a new Ultimate Attack’ and even ‘I want to be drop dead gorgeous’.
Super Saiyan Time
Becoming a golden-haired Super Saiyan is probably every player’s ultimate goal. Once you have become a Saiyan, get up to level 40. Once there, the game will automatically prompt you down a path that will eventually lead you to a Super Saiyan fight with Goku and Vegeta.
With each level-up that your character attains, the combos that can be executed will be increasingly complicated and far more powerful. Unlike the original DBX, the execution of combos in DBX2 is a little more complicated – giving the player the actual feel of creating a combo. However, the payoff is a graphic wonderland that shows the strength in impact of each combo.
Ultimately, these components in the game are only truly fun to play due to the big upgrade in UI, overall graphics and gameplay from its predecessor. Game designers have also made the long-term game far more fascinating by making the map 7 times bigger than in the original DBX. Each character also has their set of special abilities. There are also more stores available throughout the game to allow for each individual player to tailor their character’s look, equipment and battle skills. With this attention to detail and a dedication to making each player’s experience as unique and fun as possible, DBX2 has definitely blown the original right out of the water.
About Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
If you are a fan of Dragon Ball games, you must have played the Super Butoden series and the Budokai series. Well, we now have something close to these two popular games: the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The Xenoverse series has the same tournaments that were in the Budokai series. While Xenoverse 1 was not very successful, the second title showcases some major improvements. It has fast-paced arena brawling, a progression scratch, and long-term questing. Below we look at what the 2.0 version has to offer:
The Character Creator:
Xenoverse 2 has a more robust character creator. There are very many options to choose from. You get to choose from various races like Saiyan, Namekian, Frieza’s Clan, Majin, and Humans. After selecting a race, you can change the appearance of your character, voice and even name. Yes, you can create a super awesome character, thanks to the tons of options.
Unlike in version 1.0, you can now create multiple characters. Despite this new exciting improvement, each character has their individual story. You need to unlock everything, especially Parallel Quests and Time Patroller missions. You can transfer items like money, collected Dragon Balls, and clothes, making it easy to beat the game.
There is much more to explore in Canton City when compared to Toki Toki City. You not only ride a vehicle, but you can fly too. Unfortunately, Xenoverse 2 has very slow loading time.
The Story Mode
The story mode in version 2 has a new level of difficulty, thanks to the Energy Capsules and the additional grinding. Other additions like the boss’ form and the secret missions only add more fun to the game.
These were also present in Xenoverse 1. They are non-canon side missions where you defeat former allies or even side with villains. Completing parallel quests unlocks more key items and equipment which your character can use.
These allow for 6 players in a party. These harder missions offer additional gameplay mechanics, for instance, where you have to fight an evil version of yourself in your mind. Your partners will have to fight you to save you from the spell.
There are more options here, where you can do ‘free battle’ against the computer, train to improve your skills, and ‘local battle’, where you coach play with a friend.
All in All
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a huge improvement when compared to the first title. There are more options and functions ranging from a more robust character creator, creation of multiple characters, a more advanced city, and offline battles. The improvements show that Dimps, the developer listens to the feedback received from fans. You never know, the Xenoverse series could be the ‘comeback’ for dragon ball games.