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Dragonball FighterZ [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

The game feels like a love-letter through-and-through, but I can't quite place my finger on who its dedicated to: the fans or the source material. Either way it feels like a win for gamers and fans of Dragonball both. The art-style of the game is simply stunning and players at any skill level can pick it up and have an absolute blast!

The Pros: 

+Stellar art design
+Tons of deep-cut references to the anime/manga
+Ability to play at multiple skill levels (and still be fun!)
+High-end skill and deep mechanics means this has potential to be a proper tournament fighter

The Cons: 

-AI difficulty ramp-up can be a bit sudden
-Online is a bit spotty so far (day one)
-If you didn't pre-order, you're going to have to put in WORK to get SSGSS Goku/Vegeta

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
8

Project Versus J/J-Stars Victory Debut Footage Released

Fans of anime and manga may be eagerly anticipating Project Versus J and now we have our first look at the project.  A bit scarce on game footage as it was only a mere commercial and not a full-blown media reveal,  things are shaping up to be good for the new cross-franchise brawler from Namco Bandai.

Star Trek: The Video Game Gets Release Date (No, There Aren't Any Khan/Gary Mitchell Teases)

Last week sci-fi fans were chattering about one thing they were waiting months for: the first trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness, the follow-up to the franchise reboot helmed by J.J Abrams.  Say what you will about the finer points of the massive restart button that was pressed on the Trek franchise, but as an action pop-corn flick it gave us the goods thus a sequel was prepped. 

Project Versus J Screens Show Gameplay and Character Art

Those wanting more details on the anime/manga mash-up that is Project Versus J may have to wait a little longer for such thing, but Namco Bandai have shared the first in-game images from the potentially amazing game. 

Announced two weeks ago, Project Versus J has a premise that seems like it was dreamt of in a forum as it has various characters from notable Shonen Jump franchises beating the crap out of each other.  Basically, if you ever wanted to see Goku beat up a character from One Piece then your wish has been granted.

Project Versus J Could Be The Ultimate Anime/Manga Video Game

Mashing up franchises seems to be a hot thing these days given games such as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, ACE: R, and most recently PS All-Stars, but now it’s time for the characters from the Shonen Jump world to collide in what will hopefully be perfect video game harmony.

Three Major Franchises Unite For Heroes Vs.

I never cease to be amazed at all the cool games that come out in Japan.  At this stage the amount of truly amazing games that can be placed under the sometimes dubious triple-A moniker may be rare, but Japanese developers are still doing some exciting things, some of which see our fanboy dreams finally become a reality.

Kickstarter: The Success Of Ouya

With over 63-thousand backers and an impressive $8.5-million raised, Ouya has reached the closing of their successful run on Kickstarter.

Back in early July, Ouya appeared on the backing website becoming an overnight success. The petite console will run on a smartphone processor created by Nvidia, and a Google Android operating system. The concept was simple, provide mobile and online game developers with a chance to create games for the television. It has since blossomed into a rather impressive project.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Gets an HD Collection

I’m a fan of fighting games. Always have been, and the type is not exclusive. Sure, plenty of people are already well-aware of the fact that I’m a bit of a Street Fighter fan (in case you missed it I went on a year-long training spree to try and qualify for EVO). But that doesn’t mean that it’s the only fighter that I’m familiar with.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Is Returning In Another Brawler

It may have only taken five years to happen, but fans of the manga/anime that is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure have reason to be excited today as a new video game based on the series has been announced. Last seen on the PS2 in 2006, the world of JoJo is once again returning to the confines of a video game but this time it’s not Capcom who’s responsible for such a thing but rather Namco Bandai.

Tank! Tank! Tank! Hands-On [E3 2012]

I think it’s relatively safe to say that Nintendo’s E3 2012 press conference was an astounding bust of such epic proportions that it nearly rivals Sony’s infamous E3 2006 press conference. There may not have been any massive enemy crabs or soul crunching announcements of a $599 price point, but the lack of firm details and constant tip-toeing about certain things resulted in a showing from Nintendo that was almost embarrassing as it played things more safe than even how Sony does sometimes.  

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