Self abuse is something I've never been courageous enough to endure. We had a chance to see three environments: Earth, Namek, and a futuristic city. I really couldn't stand it long enough to see if it ever got better. These special attacks are screen-warping pieces of eye candy that sell the high drama of cutting loose with massive balls of energy and teleporting. For example, Trunks, the robots you'll fight as, are based on 'bots seen in Dr. We were especially excited to see that it was possible to knock your foes off into distant objects, such as buildings and small mountains, since it just wouldn't be a Dragon Ball game if you couldn't. Archived from on June 17, 2014.
Look for more on Dragon Ball Z: Sagas in the coming weeks. The large, open spaces were well done, and there was a solid amount of environmental detail that we were pleased to see was good and destructible. Archived from on September 25, 2008. If you're not one of the initiated, it's doubtful you'll find a better opportunity to get onboard the eccentric, but cool, franchise. Ki attacks are energy blasts that rely on a rechargeable meter for power.
. All your normal attacks will be powered up, your special attacks will do splash damage to nearby foes, and you will, of course, have really big hair. Each character has their own special Ki blast, but they all have very similar properties. The gameplay mechanics will stay simple. Avalanche and Atari are also aiming to add in some replay value to the experience with the inclusion of extra unlockable characters, such as Brolie, that you can access once you've finished the game for the first time.
Each level will be introduced by an animated segment taken straight from the 'toon or created specifically for the game, which will set up the action. Archived from on March 11, 2012. The gameplay sticks to the fundamentals and hits all the right notes you'd expect it to. Archived from on May 1, 2005. As in the recent Budokai 3, Sagas' characters bring their cel-animated counterparts to life in 3D.
Combo attacks are several consecutive punches or kicks to the opponent which may contain up to 10 hits. The audio was in a state of flux, as final elements were mixed in with placeholder audio, which gave us a good idea of what to expect. Although nearly everyone never refers to a story arc in dbz and usually everyone speaks in terms of sagas. Dragon Ball Z: Sagas will let you play as five characters over the course of its 19 levels: Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta, and Trunks. Rather than crank out another fighter, Atari has teamed up with Avalanche Software to create a new spin on the popular franchise, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas. The effects used for the attacks against your posse were well done and the playable character's special attacks were cool.
Progressing through the levels based on the storylines will pit you against grunt enemies such as saibamen, assorted robots, and familiar faces from the series. Archived from on March 26, 2005. The current plan is for all the characters in the game to be voiced by the franchise's talented voice cast. The android saga is inside the cell arc Arcs span over a larger section of the anime. Avoid this like the second Highlander film. When in Saiyan form your butt-kicking powers will be considerably beefed up. The upgrades will fall into one of three categories: ki, melee, and combos.
For now, check out a spate of on the game's media page. Sagas isn't very far away--look for it on shelves in March. The interface is clunky, hit detection is wonky, it has all of the beating-my-nose-with-a-ball-peen-hammer charm of Resident evil's off screen threat woes. You'll simply charge a meter by performing melee attacks against your foes until it's full, at which point you can trigger the change. The big moments will come as you face off against the well-known villains from the series who pop up as bosses and minibosses.
Your characters will have all the abilities you'd expect besides their attacks, such as flying. Best of all, the game will offer two-play co-op support for you to get your adventure on with a friend. In addition, you can collect red and yellow capsules to permanently increase your health and ki meters--finding 10 of each color will yield an upgrade to health red or ki yellow. Play as Goku and a handful of other characters as you explore the Dragon Ball Z universe in the upcoming third-person adventure Dragon Ball Z: Sagas. Think of an arc as the chapter to a book and the sagas as the paragraphs inside the chapters. The sound effects are right from the anime.
During the course of the level you'll find upgrade shops in which you can bulk up your character. At the end of each level you'll be treated to a stat screen that will tally what went on, such as your attacks and items collected. You'll have access to a modest number of abilities, which will grow as you progress, and you'll use Z coins that you collect on your adventures to purchase upgrades. The game moves along at a fairly solid pace despite the large environments and over-the-top action. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:.