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Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Xbox 360)

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Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is a fighting game based on the Dragon Ball franchise. The game follows events seen in the Dragon Ball Z anime, and not the original Dragon Ball as the title suggests. There are a total of 43 characters in the game but when transformation such as Super Saiyan and Fusions come in to play that total rises to 120+. All the favorite characters such as Goku, Vegeta, Trunks, and Frieza are playable, along with what-if characters such as Super Saiyan 3 Broly and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta.

The game includes a bunch of different modes to keep the re-playability of the game high. The games main story mode is called Dragon Battle Collection. That is where you can relive many of the famous and important battles seen in the anime. DBC is split up into 7 different story chapters each relating to a different saga of the anime. The story mode sagas are:
  • Saiyan Saga
  • Frieza Saga
  • Bardock Saga
  • Androids Saga
  • Majin Buu Saga
  • Legendary Super Saiyan Saga
  • What-if Stories
In addition to the Story mode, the player may head over to Versus mode to battle with friends or to the World Tournament. Versus mode sees the player in a single battle or team battle against a friend or the CPU. The player can choose any of the characters that has already unlocked to fight with. The World Tournament has the player choosing a character and trying to advance by winning each round. Winning the whole thing will unlock items to use or new moves for a fighter. There is also an online play mode where you can fight against other DBZ fans from around the world. The player can play in ranked matched to improve W/L or participate in a custom World Tournament with others. Last but not least is the Super Battle Trial mode where the player plays in ranked battles with various different rules. Included in their are things such as Arcade fights, Survival, Time Attack, and Score Attack.

The main gameplay is a standard one-on-one fight between opponents. Each fighter has there own set of skills and moves that they can use. The main objective is to lower opponent's health all the way before they do it to the player. Many moves and abilities need a certain amount of Ki to be used. Stronger moves are called Super Attacks and waste a good amount of Ki when used. Each character has their own unique Ultimate Attack which can only be used when th Ki meter is completely charged and is blue. Certain fighters such as Saiyans like Goku or Vegeta can transform into more powerful beings by utilizing in-game transformations.

In the Museum mode, players can view the character encyclopedia to look at background information on every character. They can also view replays that they have saved or listen to music and conversations that have occurred between in-game characters.

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The Press Says

XBox Evolved Nov 30, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
TeamXbox Nov 14, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
Digital Chumps Nov 17, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Game Vortex Nov, 2009 60 out of 100 60
GameSpot Nov 24, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Thunderbolt Games Dec 12, 2009 6 out of 10 60
4Players.de Nov 25, 2009 58 out of 100 58
AceGamez Nov 17, 2009 48 out of 100 48
GameFocus Dec 15, 2009 4.7 out of 10 47
Gaming Age Nov 24, 2009 D+ 33

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Caelestis (3934) added Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Xbox 360) on Aug 23, 2010
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