Dragonball Z – The Legacy of Goku 2 is the second game in the Legacy of Goku series and is, in my opinion, the best game in that series. The game is an action based RPG, similar to that of The Legend of Zelda. The game has a top-down view and you level up your characters as the game progresses. You can play as 6 characters during the game, which include Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, Goku, and Hercule, who is a hidden character that you can unlock. This game takes place during the events after the Frieza saga all throughout the Android and Cell saga. It’s pretty debatable which game is better between this game and it’s sequel, Buu’s Fury, also for the GBA, but, in my opinion, this game wins out because there is simply more stuff to do. Not only do you have to go through the main story, but after everything is done, you can find missing Namekians throughout the world to travel to New Namek to fight Cooler. After Buu’s Fury, while there is stuff to look around for, it doesn’t feel quite as necessary, or even worth it. Sure, you can unlock the ability to play as Gogeta, but there is no major opponents to face after that, so it’s really not worth the time or effort. That being said, Legacy of Goku 2 is a great game that you can spend a good few hours playing. The only thing I wish is that the game was longer.
Dragonball Z – Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is a very well made fighting game in the DBZ Budokai series. It’s easily the best game in the Tenkaichi set just due to its sheer roster size. This game has almost every noteworthy character to ever be in the entire Dragonball series, and even some characters that you would never expect to be in it. I mean, I never thought I’d see the day where I can play as the Devilman and beat the ever loving crap out of Kid Buu or Frieza. The Tenkaichi games are fighting games in which the camera is more in a third person point of view rather than a side shot point of view. The games take advantage of large sized fighting areas and are far more free range rather than your typical fighting game, and even some less typical fighting games. In reality, Tenkaichi 3 makes both 1 and 2 seem obsolete due to more levels, more characters, and all that jazz, despite in essence being the same game. Even still, it’s a great game, and easily one of the best games to come out in the entire Dragonball series.
Dragonball – Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is a great fighting game, but Dragonball Z – Budokai 3 is an all around great fighting game. This game fixes problems that were in the original 2 Budokai games and has an excellent roster. This was the game that started adding movie characters. While this game might not have the roster that Tenkaichi 3 has, it does have a classic Budokai charm that can’t be ignored. For my fighting games, I prefer a side view rather than a third person point of view. I find that this works better for 1 on 1 fighting with multiple players, rather than a split screen. I also enjoy that the super moves are a lot more cinematic in this game than they are in the Tenkaichi games, and I feel as if pulling a super move is a little more special. This game is easily the best fighting game to make it in the Dragonball library, but not quite the best Dragonball game.
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