DBZ Ultimate Tenkaichi - Hero Mode Boss Battle

Now the giant boss battles here look exactly the same as in Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm but I don't really mind as I just look at this as the 'icing on the cake'. From simplistic patterns to easy quick time events, just think of it as a fun little mini game in the Dragon Ball universe.

What I would like to point out in this video is at the 1:33 mark, we get to see a custom Saiyan character go Super Saiyan which answers the question in my previous post. However, this still leaves the other question I asked unanswered. Will you only be able to create Saiyans?

In case you wanted to take a peek at how the character creation menu looks, here's a vid.

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Character Creation Trailer

Here it is, the one unique feature present in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi that hasn't been available in almost every other iteration of a Dragon Ball game (excluding Dragon Ball Online). A trailer for character creation is finally here.

Looks to be your standard character creator fare. A selection of different clothes, hair styles, color palettes and skill sets. What I want to know is if you can create a Saiyan, can you also choose a transformation? Or if you can create a character from a different race like a Namek or maybe one of the villains like Frieza, Cell, or Buu.

A Super Attack customization option is available but we have yet to see how dynamic that really is. You can also take your custom character and battle online which should already be a standard in my opinion.


DBZ: Ultimate Tenkaichi is not as bad as I thought

Remember that first trailer of Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi? The one that looked just like any other Budokai Tenkaichi or Raging Blast game out there? After looking at some gameplay clips from Comic-Con, the game looks much different.

When fighters are a certain distance apart the view goes into split screen, just like the local versus mode in the old Budokai Tenkaichi games. But when upclose, they do a little melee clash animation and then the camera shifts into a more Tekken style view like the Budokai / Shin Budokai games (so many Budokais) while still retaining the full 3D combat mechanics. When engaging in hand to hand combat, it seems like doing a combo can initiate a sort of rock-paper-scissors style mini-game and activate a slew of different chase attacks.

From the footage, it's a little hard to grasp the gameplay but the best way I can describe this game is that it's a full 3D rendition of the old SNES Super Butohden games where the screen splits when fighters are a certain distance from each other and from that distance can activate cinematic blast attacks. This game shows off a "Melee Range" and "Blast Range" and while doing a blast attack, opponents can choose to either guard, counter or deflect the attack much like in the Super Butohden series.

So yeah, basically I'm actually getting excited for this game now. I just hope they add more voice clips so that we won't be hearing the same grunts over and over again and that the chase segments won't get repetative over time. The characters do a little intro before they fight much like in Burst Limit which I think is a nice touch.

Oh yeah, this game also has a character customizer so that's something new. The large boss fights I am not amused with because it looks very similar to the ones in Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm.




Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi

That's right. Another Dragon Ball game. Though I love Dragon Ball and the Dragon Ball games, Bandai has not evolved the Tenkaichi series since Budokai Tenkaichi 2. This looks to be the same game just with "better" graphics.

To be honest, I don't really like this style for a Dragon Ball game. The cellshaded style worked with the previous Tenkaichi games. What happened to Raging Blast and Raging Blast 2? Those where esentially the same game as this "new" one. C'mon Bandai, make a new Dragon Ball game instead of releasing the same shit over and over again.

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