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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2

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Cheat Code Central (4.5 out of 5)

Fans of Dragon Ball Z should not be without this game although I don't recommend purchasing the Cube version if you've already played the PS2 version since the gameplay is the same.

2004 · GameCube · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (76 out of 100)

Schon der Vorg√§nger hatte uns angenehm √ľberrascht: Keine Spur von unmotivierter Lizenzverwurstung, sondern ein solides Pr√ľgelspiel mit zus√§tzlichem Fan-Appeal. Das war vor √ľber einem Jahr, und nun haben die Entwickler noch eine Schippe draufgelegt. Alle Modi des ersten Teils wurden auch in Budokai 2 integriert - bis auf den ohnehin schwachen Story-Modus, der durch einen deutlich besseren Dragon World-Modus mit intelligenten Strategie-Elementen und einigen √úberraschungen ersetzt wurde. Den gr√∂√üten Sprung hat aber eindeutig die Grafik gemacht, der typische Cel Shading-Look sieht auf dem Cube sogar deutlich besser aus als auf der PS2. Abstriche gibt es wieder mal bei der Steuerung. So imposant die fliegenden K√§mpfer auch sind, wann lernen sie endlich, sich auch mal wegzuducken?

Mar 2005 · GameCube

Worth Playing (7.5 out of 10)

DBZ: Budokai 2 is a game that sells almost entirely on its name brand and atmosphere; the main thing that it has going for it is that it recreates its franchise so faithfully that you feel as if you're completely in control of its world. People not really into DBZ may want to rent this one first, or stay away completely--however, if you're a fan, or even one of those people who casually enjoyed catching its syndicated dubbed run on television but kept losing track of it due to rapidly switching timeslots, this title will likely give you more hours of fun than you're expecting.

Jan 28th, 2005 · GameCube · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (7.5 out of 10)

Il s'agit du meilleur jeu de combat DBZ sur GameCube, c'est évident. Seule fausse note, le mode solo est particulier, et son déroulement assez lent.

Mar 2005 · GameCube · read review

IGN (7.5 out of 10)

Dragon Ball Z is a phenomenon. The franchise has swept both Japan and America during the course of the last several years and publisher Atari has capitalized on that truth. In 2003, it released the second installment of the popular fighting series Dragon Ball Z Budokai for PlayStation 2 and in late 2004 GameCube owners received an improved port of the title.

Feb 2nd, 2005 · GameCube · read review

Jeuxpo.com (7.5 out of 10)

Dragon Ball Z Budokai 2 reste un titre de combat tout à fait agréable qui se voit agrémenter de quelques nouveautés appréciables sur NGC, dont naturellement les Voix Japonaises. Si vous aimez la série, le titre est fait pour vous ! On espère maintenant que Budokai 3 sera converti plus rapidement sur la console cubique de Nintendo.

2005 · GameCube · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (14 out of 20)

Dragon Ball Z Budoka√Į 2 n'est pas une d√©ception mais le peu de nouveaut√©s apport√©es au titre ne suffisent pas √† relancer l'int√©r√™t. Le gameplay s'enrichit de deux trois petites astuces programm√©es √† la va-vite et les graphismes gagnent d'un c√īt√© ce qu'ils perdent de l'autre. Le mode Dragon World est sympathique mais pas suffisamment travaill√©. Ce jeu s'adresse plus que jamais aux fans absolus (j'en sais quelque chose !), les autres pourront tranquillement gambader vers d'autres horizons "bastonnesques".

Mar 18th, 2005 · GameCube · read review

GameSpot (6.6 out of 10)

The first Budokai was total fan service, and, really, Budokai 2 isn't that radically different. However, it feels rushed and doesn't quite exude the same level of care that the first installment does. The omission of a story mode is Budokai 2's biggest misstep, and the dragon world mode simply isn't a suitable replacement. The improved visuals are nice, and some of the additions made to the fighting system are fun, but Budokai 2 is still underwhelming.

Jan 7th, 2005 · GameCube · read review

Meristation (6 out of 10)

Dragon Ball Z Budokai 2 llega a GameCube con excesivo retraso. Llega cuando hay un Budokai 3 que corrige todos los defectos -al menos la gran mayor√≠a- que presentaba anteriormente y lo que es peor, llega manteniendo todos esos defectos. Los extras a√Īadidos son muy de agradecer para considerar una opci√≥n de compra, pero a√ļn as√≠, olvid√°ndonos de que Budokai existe en otras consolas, nos encontramos en una situaci√≥n dif√≠cil.

Mar 21st, 2005 · GameCube · read review

GameSpy ( )

Unfortunately, this GameCube release of Budokai 2 comes hot on the heels of the release of Budokai 3 for PS2. If you've played the newest game in the series, this one will feel like a definite throwback, especially in terms of the fighting engine, which is much more involved in 3 and makes the battles feel even more like the anime. This GameCube port has a few new features that the PS2 version didn't, like a few new stages and skill capsules, but you can't escape the fact that the game is already a year old. Hopefully the GameCube will get a version of Budokai 3 sooner rather than later. Sure, this game will please fans of the series (who don't own PS2s), but its sequel is a much better fighting game.

Jan 5th, 2005 · GameCube · read review

Joypad (6 out of 10)

Malgr√© une jouabilit√© qui manque de souplesse, le titre de Dimps est un indispensable pour les fans de DBZ, gr√Ęce notamment √† un habillage particuli√®rement r√©ussi et √† une dur√©e de vie colossale pour un titre du genre.

Apr 2005 · GameCube · read review

GamePro (US) (2.5 out of 5)

It's a little difficult to give a fair review to the GameCube port of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 when the original game is not only a year old, but already has a sequel that's superior to this game in countless ways. With this in mind, it may be better to start with what's different on the GameCube: besides the improved loading times, there are some new secret stages, skills, world tournament settings, and difficulty levels--and, uh, that's it. If you already own Budokai 2 on the PlayStation 2, there's no need to buy this.

Dec 29th, 2004 · GameCube · read review

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