Dragon Ball: Raging Blast User Review
Raging Blast is the first Dragon ball game for PS3 made by Spike. The game has far less characters than the PS2 counterparts. However it makes up with many modes, Online play and a new combo system that changes the game-play style in each character, this way they feel different compared to other games in the tenkaichi series in which each character would have same combos.
In Raging Blast there are only 70 playable characters, whereas Tenkaichi one had already over 100 of them. Some of the combos from the past games were taken out and others were kept. Adding a sway system and easier teleportation and the removal of the Sparking bar and only use of ki bar makes the gameplay more fluid.
Some adjustments were made o the controls, now the cover is with R1 and circle is used for an unique special attack that each character has, also the special attacks are done using the right analog sticks. The only problem with the can only control the camera with left and right d-pad just swapping the angles. The camera also becomes really annoying at times on closed spaces, this can be troublesome an can really interfere with gameplay.
The graphics are more detailed than the past games, the hands and bodies of the characters have way higher polygon counts, textures and other effects. The reason why it had less characters is because all these were redone HD versions and not just improvement or slightly modified old ones.
The frame rate is locked at 60 frames per second however, it can have some drops up to nearly 10 frames per second when its too close to the camera. This only happens in the PS3 version on the game but it isn't too frequent.
The gameplay its as flashy as always, yet lost some balance due to the inclusion of longer combos and loss of the ability to cover from behind and to the sides, down and up from charge attacks.
Overall the game is satisfying and fun, any fans of the series should buy it but I recommend to wait for the second one that is coming out soon, this one might fix many of the issues in the first one. It might also include more modes, and it will includes more characters.
This user review does not reflect the views of the PSX Extreme Staff.