SUPER DRAGON BALL HEROES WORLD MISSION
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Despite the immense fun factor and extra features, the card game itself isn't compelling enough to entice those who are unfamiliar with the anime series. However, devout fans of the Dragon Ball series should find plenty of content to feast on here.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is a card collector's dream thanks to the astounding volume of cards and characters in the game. Unfortunately, bringing those cards into battle isn't nearly as satisfying as collecting them, as long-winded duels and shoddy enemy AI ruin the simple to learn yet hard to master nature of the card game. Fans of Dragon Ball will still have a good time here, as long as they're willing to put up with a lot of waiting and repetition.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission was an absolute delight, and initially I did have my doubts that I would enjoy an arcade card game. However, after playing it for many days and having my eyes glued to the television screen for hours, I admit that I was wrong to doubt. I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it was, despite the simple and repetitive plot in its Story Mode.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is intended for a very niche audience and doesn't really translate the best to console and PC coming from an Arcade Game.
Overall, I'd say I like World Mission as a fun game to pick up once in a while, watch DB characters beat each other up, and enjoy a Japanese arcade experience on the go. For longer play sessions, the game can sometimes dip into monotony, but as far as fanservice-powered Dragon Ball spin-offs go, you could do a lot worse.
While there’s no physicality to your achievements in the terms of cards, it eliminates the need for arcade machines, and it even gives you a sense of accomplishment when competing against players from around the world. From a story that’s actually moderately enjoyable to the nostalgia created by adventuring into saga’s that include stuff from the adventures of the Time Patrol or even Super, there’s no doubt the game has a lot to offer.
This is an obviously wacky product straight from Japanese arcades, and it’s not afraid to show it. That being said, it’s a content-filled blast full of strategy and over-the-top action.
With more than 1,000 cards to unlock, a campaign mode and online battling, Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission can be a hoot for fans itching to play a Dragon Ball-themed card game. At the same time, its more streamlined battle system combined with its use of arcade mechanics in a card game also makes its fun levels drop to less than 9,000 for folks looking for a more traditional TCG experience a laYu-Gi-Oh or Magic the Gathering.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is what players have been asking for over the years, and while it might not be for everyone, it’s a ton of fun
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is the best version of the long-running card-battling series yet, boasting a raft of new adjustments, extra cards and fresh missions to keep you coming back for more. It's packed to the rafters with content, from a heavy-duty story mode to local and online battles, so if you're a fan of the series you're going to lap up this entry now it's finally arrived in the West. While it lacks the deeper tactical nuance of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions, it's still a fun and unapologetically Japanese arcade experience right there on your Switch.