Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Summary: While certainly not a masterpiece, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is one of the best ways to experience the Dragon Ball universe. With a lengthy story and plenty of content, this is one of the best Dragon Ball games to date.
Dragon Ball Universe
A game that fans can enjoy and be proud of.
Relive the best moments of the Dragon Ball series.
Some gameplay systems, such as character progression, are a bit lacking.
Top Critic Average
Dragonball Z: Kakarot isn't a bad game, it's just an average one.
It took a long time, but with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Bandai Namco finally fulfills the wishes of many fans. Even if the story is already known several times, the combat system and the game world provide exciting moments and know how to convince connoisseurs as well as newcomers. In addition, the Japanese developers have learned from the mistakes of various anime implementations and thereby created a gaming experience that more than lives up to the template.
Review in German | Read full review
While it’s not perfect, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an incredibly enjoyable experience. Not just a retelling of the story, but ultimately the definitive way to play the Dragon Ball Z saga.
Is it perfect? No. But Dragon Ball Z has always been a franchise that has thrived despite its shortcomings. And perhaps it is in that way that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot most perfectly captures its source material.
While we've seen the story of Goku and the Z Warriors before, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot offers enough detail and fun gameplay to warrant a purchase.
While there are more detailed JRPGs out there, Kakarot scratches the itch of both Dragon Ball and JRPG fans alike.
All in all, Dragon Ball Z Kakarot is a pretty impressive title. It's not something you'd call as Game of the Year, or the best Dragon Ball game ever made, however, it is one of the best recreations of the Dragon Ball Z series we could ever get.
Kakarot is ultimately a game of two halves. On the one hand, this is the quintessential way to experience the entire Dragon Ball Z story beyond watching the anime, with some gorgeous aesthetics, faithful boss fights and some really iconic moments along the way. Unfortunately this is let down by a disappointing and barren open-world structure with little incentive to explore, especially give the long loading times and miniscule experience gains. It’s a game that could have been great, with all the ingredients to produce a spectacular RPG effort but unfortunately fails to hit Super Saiyan status.
There’s plenty of potential in the idea behind Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, so it’s a shame that the game itself is so bogged down in fetch quests and a repetitive combat system.
A fine recreation of the story told by Akira Toriyama, but it lack the polishment and better mechanics to appeal to the non-fans.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review