Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast... so much excitement with so little time left!

If there's one game outside of Tekken 6 that I'm downright excited for this winter, it has to be Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast. After being dissapointed (Along with jsut about everyone else who purchased it) with Dragon Ball Z: Brust Limit, it's good to see that Namco/bandai is kicking the franchise back into gear with a successor to the Tenkaichi gameplay system.

For those of you who don't know, the Dragon Ball Z fighting games, as of the last few generations, have had two play styles: Budokai and Tenkaichi. Budokai is a traditional, 2-D sideview perspective, while, Tenkaichi is a 3rd-person, behind the character view with an open world environment to fight in.

For me personally, I prefer the Tenkaichi style because of the fact that it feels more "meant" for the cartoon series. With so much focus in the show's combat revolving around flying, and environment, the third person, and open-world perspective feels like much more of a fit, than being relegated to a 2-D perspective.

Besides bringing back a favorite gameplay style, this one also follows suit with the Tenkaichi predecessors in terms of having a great wealth of chracter from the cartoon, as well as "What if" characters (characters not in the actual cartoon, but brought into the games through alternate scenarios).

Here is a video trailer... the graphics look spectacular, as, the textures are baby-smooth and I can't notice a jagged line within it's cel-shaded outines... it's like watching a cartoon, which is perfection for this style of graphic art:

Feel free to comment, and let me know what you, the readers, think!


  1. Skeptical about both, but for me personally, Raging Blast > Tekken 6.

    DON'T HATE ME!!!

  2. Hahahahaha... yea Austin, I hate you because you have an opinion. Sheeesh.