Good Afternoon ComedyNGamers! I hope everyone had a safe and spooktacular (don’t judge me I heard it on a party city commercial) Halloween! Today we are going to take a quick look at the 2nd installment of the Dragon Ball Xenoverse franchise, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 took one small step for video games, but a giant leap for Dragon Ball games. It isn’t the traditional story mode we are all accustomed to. Instead your custom character is summoned by Shenron to handle the inequities that exist in the DB timelines. Basically the entire game is composed of “what if” scenarios that you have to fix to make sure the story flows how it’s supposed to. Some traditional fans disliked this idea but hey it was good enough to get a sequel so let’s talk about that.
Dragonball Xenoverse 2 pretty much filled out my wish list, with much more features and drastically improved controls. You can now fly around the hub area (after attaining your flying license) and get training from all of the DB characters. There are also “time rifts” that contain a certain area from different time periods that offer quests and activities. You can join Freiza’s army, become the Great Saiyaman 3, become Hercule’s bodyguard and much more. Seriously there is so much to do in this game it makes my OCD go crazy.
This is the ultimate Dragon Ball video game that die-hards such as myself have been waiting for. I’ve continually been blown away by all the things they thought of to put this gem together. I don’t want to reveal too much but I find it interesting how movie characters that aren’t usually considered canon are in the game interfering with the sagas. Ever wondered what it would be like if Cooler and Cell somehow teamed up? Or if Turles was on Namek? Once you think you’ve got the game figured out, it throws another curveball that’ll just have you wondering…what if? For the next game I’m hoping to see some original Dragon Ball action and maybe the option to be an android, not that I don’t enjoy going super saiyan of course.
Dragonball Xenoverse 2 gets a 10/10 from me. Good job Namco.