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Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

Atari.com:
    Overview

    The first-ever Dragon Ball Z adventure game on PlayStation®2 will take you deeper into the world of DBZ than you have ever gone before. Recreate the most exciting elements of the Saiyan-Cell Games Sagas, and experience all-new elements from the show that have never been seen before. It is a journey worthy of a Saiyan.

    Features
  • Action/adventure style gameplay.
  • Six playable heroes, including Goku, Gohan, and Piccolo, complete with their Super Saiyan/Super Namek forms as appropriate.
  • Six extended missions covering the major plot points from the Saiyan Saga through the Cell Games Saga.
  • Fight the big Boss enemies, including Raditz, Nappa, Captain Ginyu, Frieza, and Cell.
  • Destructible environments that can be smashed apart Authentic DBZ combat system, including Ki attacks, smash attacks, and tactical teleporting
  • Numerous secret areas, unlockable characters, and never-before-seen parts of the DBZ story
  • Upgradeable characters
  • Multiple game modes including Single player Adventure mode, Arena Arcade mode, and Team-based cooperative mode

  • Contributed by Andrew Shepard (1231) on Mar 11, 2006.

www.nintendo.com - GameCube:

    Many stories, many fights

    The Dragon Ball Z franchise explores the world of the adventure game.

    The fighting takes on a whole new look in Dragon Ball Z: Sagas. For the first time, the franchise expands from fighting, adding a story mode.

    Features

    • Action/adventure-style gameplay
    • Six playable heroes, including Goku, Gohan and Piccolo
    • Seven missions covering the major plot points from the Saiyan Saga through the Cell Games Saga
    • Destructible environments
    • Authentic DBZ combat system, including Ki attacks, smash attacks and tactical teleporting
    • Numerous secret areas, unlockable characters and never-before-seen parts of the DBZ story
    • Modes include co-op adventure and an unlockable arcade mode

    Recreate the most exciting elements of the Saiyan-Cell Games sagas and experience all-new elements from the show that have never been seen before in Dragon Ball Z: Sagas. It is a journey worthy of a Saiyan.

    Most Dragon Ball Z games have focused on the epic fights, but Sagas takes the franchise a bit further. Now your character travels through a destructible DBZ setting on his way to the boss battle. Your character, which changes from story to story, takes on enemies head-on using classic DBZ hand-to-hand and Ki attacks.

    There's all kinds of power and Ki capsules and Z coins to collect in each story. Collect 10 each of the power and Ki capsules to upgrade your character's stamina and Ki meter. With the Z coins, players add various attacks to their character's arsenal. You can buy six upgrades each for combo, melee and Ki attacks.

    Some of these upgrades are out in the open, others you discover by destroying elements of the environment. Rocks, plants and trees can't stand up to your Ki attack. Some yield Dragon Balls in addition to capsules. Other upgrades hover in the air. You'll need to use your flying ability to snag those. At the end of each story, the game shows you statistics of how many items there were compared to how many you collected.

    Not only has Dragon Ball Z: Sagas changed the franchise from fighting-only to fighting and action, the game makers went all out and included a cooperative mode. After wiping out the enemies and collecting capsules, coins and Dragon Balls, you and your partner will square off against the boss from the story.

    In each story of Sagas, you'll unlock various cut-scenes from TV series. You can then view the cut-scene in the Extras section whenever you wish.

    Although it's interesting to see Goku and his allies get into some action, the design of each story is quite repetitive. You jump up on a couple things, you break some rocks, you fight some baddies and you take on a boss. That's about it. We've seen more variety in a thumbtack collection. In addition, you can't change the camera angle to look to your side or behind you.

    Bottom Line

    The action element is an interesting addition to the traditional Dragon Ball Z game, even if it gets monotonous. But fighting through the Sagas and the bonus video-clips make this a great game for Z-heads.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Mar 08, 2006.