a Dragon Ball game that I can sink my fist into.
face facts, Dragon Ball Z games are average fare.
I don't care how much you like the cartoon and the
videogames, the series has become stagnant over the
years. It's repetitious and really adds nothing to
the world of fighting or adventure. Dragon Ball GT:
Transformation might just change all that. It could
still be called repetitious because of the continual
combat but it's presented in such a way that you just
can't wait to get into the next skirmish.
you're blind, the first thing you will notice about
Dragon Ball GT are the graphics. It's amazing the
difference great graphics can make. The game is rendered
in faux 3D. The backgrounds have multiple scrolling
levels that add depth and you can actually walk around
your opponents, which offers more freedom and strategy
to the gameplay. You can also pick up items in the
environment and throw them at the enemy. Or you can
smash some of them to obtain various power-ups that
difficult to say that there's a lot of variety to
this game but like a good blues song, it's all in
the details. There is a good balance of things to
do within a limited framework which ensures you're
not overwhelmed by control configurations or bored
with only a few characters and commands.
are nine characters to choose from. Each has a different
moves and powers. They can run, jump and float in
the air to perform some aerial combat. Each character
also has a Ki energy blast that they can use to send
an enemy hurling toward the opposite end of the screen.
you begin the story mode you must choose three of
the nine characters for your team. You can switch
among them instantly. All character replenish their
health when out of service so make sure you switch
characters that are getting low on health, because
if they run out, they will be out of the bout.
has been transformed into a teenager while training
with his pal Uub. To restore himself to adulthood
(and who the hell would want to anyway?) he must collect
all the Dragon Balls which have been conveniently
scattered throughout the universe. Can't anyone keep
their damn hands on these balls after all these years?
As lame as the story may be it gives us an excuse
to go planet hopping where you'll discover some incredible
scenery and some absolutely huge and imaginative bosses.
the tag-team configurations of the story mode there
is no multi-player story mode. What is offered instead
are a few multi-player bonus games which support the
Link system but you have to have individual copies
of the game which isn't worth purchasing just for
the multi-player experience. The single player mode
is so good that you probably won't have any trouble
finding a group of friends with a copy of this game.
such spectacular graphics one shouldn't expect great
sound. This is the GBA, nobody expects great sound
anyway. You'll hear some grunts, smacks and explosion
with a sprinkling of music from the cartoon series.
As I've mentioned the graphics are great and really
do the cartoon series justice. In fact I think the
graphics look better on the GBA. At least the animation
is smoother and not jerky like traditional anime.
you've always wanted to own a Dragon Ball game this
is the one to get. Word!