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Dbz Was Made For Wii

Reviewing: Atari Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3  |  Rating:
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Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3

I was never a fan of the Budokai Tenkaichi series, mainly because the controls were too simplistic and I didn't own a Wii. Now I do I own a Wii, so I picked this game up and its awesome.

While the game is compatible with the Gamecube controller, the Wiimote makes it far more enjoyable and exciting because it puts you in the game. You have to move around to do skills and execute energy blasts. For instance, to do Goku's Kamehameha wave, you need to hold your hands at your side like he does in the anime series.

The game is fun and a great workout too. It takes some time to get adjusted to the controls but if you're a DBZ fan this is like dying and going to heaven. Tons of characters to choose from including ones from the original series Dragon Ball (ex: Little Chi-Chi) and the final series Dragon Ball GT (ex: Pan) as well as characters from various DBZ movies and specials like Bojack, Broly, and Garlic Jr.

As you play through the story mode, or Dragon History, you earn points to buy capsules to customize your characters to be more powerful in combat.

Now I need to cover the big downside. Sadly although the game has WiFi capabilities which would allow you to challenge friends and players around the world, it suffers from intense lag so you won't enjoy the battle. You generally need to play with people who live closer to you (ie: in or around your state for instance) to get a decent connection.

I also noticed I'm getting some arm pain and wrist pain so if you have kids make sure they take breaks because this is a fast paced game so you're really flailing around and tiring yourself out.