DragonBall Z was one of my favorite games growing up. The fast paced combat mixed with an unpredictable story and amazing fight scenes captured every child’s heart growing up in the 90’s. It introduced to a deeper world of Anime such as Inuyasha, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Pizza Cats, and more. It was the greatest thing for me on television and created a desire to dive deeper into the lore.
I found myself traveling into ChinaTown, and Flushing to track down and hunt for every DBZ episode there was. I came into possession of all of the Japanese Anime Movies. Movies that only now have been remade with English Dubs. The difference was the censorship. There is nothing better than seeing baby Trunks peeing on the head of Broly out of fear. Or Master Roshi spying on Bulma in the shower. Even Goku was not immune to the Japanese weirdness with him poking at Bulma’s…”female friend”. It was truly ridiculous. America would never have this type of content on TV. They market the show towards children. Especially children. So what does this have to do with DBFZ?
Well it’s simple! Everything that made DragonBall special is here in DragonBall FighterZ. This is an upcoming fighter that is in the vain of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. It is fast paced with a 3v3 fighting system. The characters can recreate all of their epic fights from the shows. It even includes a brand new story mode featuring a new character, Android 21. The fighting system is completely overhauled to allow easy combos and special moves if you desire. It also lends itself to more hardcore play if you so wish. The combo easiness sure allows a quick pick up and play, but to get the maximal amount of the game’s flows you must utilize juggles, specials, tag outs, and assists. Something that if you are not a veteran of 3v3 combat games will take many hours of practice.
The game puts a story mode also in the middle of battles allowing you to unlock special finishes depending on the character match-ups, pulling directly from the anime and movies. This is something that has yet to be in any 3v3 combat game. This completely outshines MvC Infinite that was released this year. Most fans see Infinite as a departure from what they have known the best. DragonBall FighterZ offers another chance for the fans to get the fighter that they wanted this year. Most MvC Veterans like myself are eager to get our hands on this game as it is even faster paced than MvC 2. Throw in vanishes, different types of supers, destructible environments and this game is the hottest thing yet to be announced this year.
DragonBall FighterZ is so far the first game that I am looking forward to this upcoming year. Look for it to be dropping January 26th, 2018.