After the abomination that was Ultimate Tenkaichi, I purchased another copy of Boudokai Tenkaichi 3, and I’ve been playing it until my eyes bleed. I’ve been trying to make up for the time I wasted searching for some depth in Namco Bandai’s newest turd.
All I can think of are those stupid quick time events. I hate them. They happened about every five seconds, meaning every five seconds, a little part of me died. I felt as though game developers had completely given up on making a decent Dragon Ball Z game. Today, I found a spark of hope.
I discovered a listing on Walmart.com for something called “Dragon Ball Z HD.” There is no product image, but there is a $60 pricetag. This means that it should be a full disc-based release. Strangely, though, the only platform listed is Xbox 360.
Upon further investigation, I found that there is a DBZ game being developed specifically for the Kinect. This one is also on Walmart.com, costing $20 less. According to sources, it will allow you to project your persona into the game and engage fighters from the DBZ universe. Apparently, it’s aiming to be a single player only experience. The roster currently holds over 50 characters, plus some unlockables.
This suggests that there are currently two separate games being produced, both of which are currently exclusive to the Xbox 360. What are these guys up to?
As for Dragon Ball Z HD, some fans are hoping that it will be a Boudokai Tenkaichi 3 remake, which would actually be awesome if some improvements were added. For example, 16:9 format would be great. With multiplayer being played on a vertical split, it would make a world of difference. Of course, we want fully functional online play, as well. Better tournament setups and the ability to have more than two fighters in the ring, something Tenkaichi Tag Team did fairly well, would make multiplayer even more awesome.
For now, all we can do is wait. Let’s hope we don’t have another failure on our hands.
How do you feel about a new DBZ game? Will you give it a try? Shout out in the comments.