As a big fan of Dragon Ball Z, I was very excited to check out Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. This was actually one of my most wanted games of the early part of 2020. I have found that Dragon Ball games tend to be a mixed bag, but it looked like with this one they were going all in.
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The Game Review
So, what exactly is Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot? Well, it is a retelling of the four main story arcs, Saiyan, Frieza, Cell and Buu. You may have played through these before in other games, but I think that this one does it best and having them all in one game is great. I have seen these arcs more time than I can count, but I loved the storytelling here.
They were quite smart in that they cherry-picked the best bits from each arc. This keeps the story moving at a quick pace and really only giving you the best bits. There are some side missions that you can do to, but you are free to ignore these if you want. You can even go back to these at the end of the game and do them if you have changed your mind.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an RPG fighting game. In many ways, it feels like a natural extension of the Xenoverse series. The game moves you from one fight to another and the fighting in the game is simple but fun. Most fights tend to be you using basic strikes before you can unleash some of your powerful special moves which make you feel like a total badass.
The AI can break your combos to prevent you from just steamrolling over them. However, this can sometimes feel a bit on the cheap side as their block can feel like it comes out of nowhere. Overall, I think if you are a fan of Dragon Ball Z that you will most certainly get more out of the game than those who are not.
So, the game has fighting, but what else? Well, this is an RPG and there is a fair bit of exploration that you can do. There are many tutorials that teach you how to do new things and level up your skills and so on. Getting Z Orbs, Chi-Chi, finding the Dragon Balls and even doing stuff like fishing help pad out the game in a fun way.
What is really cool is that the game never forces you to grind. I found that I was always strong enough to at least have a fighting chance in each battle I encountered. Overall, I think that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is one of the best Dragon Ball games I have played in years (well in terms of adventure games) and if you are a fan, you will have a great deal of fun with this game.
- Tells the four main story arcs in a great way
- The presentation is really solid
- It is a pretty fun RPG
- The combat system may be simple, but it is also fun
- You have a lot of freedom in how you play the game
- You really have to be a Dragon Ball Z fan to appreciate it
- Some of the blocking the AI does feels a bit cheap