Dragon ball raging blast 2 is not too bad ,this game has a large amount of characters even more than the first raging blast and some of the game modes are decent. In this dragonball z game there is no story mode like in the other dragonball z games instead you have the galaxy mode which is a path of fighters each with there own difficulty and the battle zone where you try and defeat cpu fighters that defend battle zones one by one.
The graphics on this game are incredible and look fantastic in high definition and the backgrounds also look fantastic ,the backgrounds have a large scale of destruction ,the controls are the same as the first raging blast game (the movement of the characters are the analog sticks again) ,the characters when powering up are the same controls (pressing down on the directional pad) ,there is a new raging soul mode after powering up to the max ,all you do is press the R1 button when you're powerup gauge is fully charged (the button must be pressed right away or it wont activate) ,with this activated your character will be fast and powerful but you can't use any special moves during it ,there is also signature moves for each character ,the characters special moves are low in amount as usual ,the characters ultimate attack special effects look nice when it hits the opponent ,a character's transformation can be done during the battle form normal form to super saiyan etc (hold R2 to bring up a box then press either square ,triangle ,x or circle button where you see a picture of the transformation in the box) ,the pursuit attacks from raging blast 1 are back and the camera angles arn't too bad in this game.
Downfalls with this game unfortunately are character speed ,i feel the speed of the characters arn't as fast as the first raging blast but thats just my opinion ,the cpu characters fighting sometimes goes haywire in certain game modes when you activate the raging soul mode making it harder to hit them ,frieza's voice is totally ruined ,he has two different voices (change into his different forms and listen to them) one sounds almost like the supreme kai and kid gohan's voice is also ruined (they're both voiced by different actors not the original actors ,most of the hidden characters voices may also be different).
The modes in this game are...
SINGLE PLAY ...
Galaxy mode - This mode you could say is the main mode of this game and it will take you a long time to complete it ,it's sort of a story mode but it doesn't follow the dragonball z story from start to finish instead it has some battles thrown in from the dragonball z sagas ,this mode is a path of characters that is created for each character of the game ,each battle in this mode has certain conditions ,on some battles there are perfect actions to perform during battle and after each round you are given a rank and some unlockables if theres any to be earned after that battle ,dragonballs are also awarded after boss battles in this mode (both shenron and porunga can be summoned in this game and in this mode all characters that can transform start in they're first form but they're transformations can be unlocked in this mode to use in this mode and moves can be customized).
Battle zone - This mode requires you to defeat the cpu players that defend the battle zones one by one and in this mode all characters that can transform can use they're transformation from the beginning ,items or super attacks can be customised even while challenging a zone ,unlockables are also available in this mode.
Tutorial - Learn the basic controls in this mode ,complete the perfect actions displayed at the top right of the screen.
Training - The training mode with settings that can be changed freely ,up to 5 characters can be selected for this mode.
Single battle - A one on one character battle with 1p vs cpu ,1p vs 2p or you can watch the cpu fight.
Team battle - A team battle with up to 5 characters
Power battle - A special team battle ,build a team of characters without exceeding the given limit ,the limits you can pick are from 20 to 100.
Play in the world tournament or the cell games ,tournament participents are 4 to 16 ,you can choose what type of fighters participate and also set some rule arrangements (ring outs and health carry over) ,battle commentary is the world tournament announcer for the world tournament and the cell games have hercule and the play by play announcer (these can be switched off when pausing during any of these modes and unlockables are available in this mode).
This mode lets you create items and super attacks equipped on your characters (you can create 3 custom characters per character).
View the character encyclopedia's where you can view the characters profile and listen to they're voices (listen to frieza's you'll just laugh at it) ,you can also listen to the games background music ,view any saved battle replays you have ,view pictures from dragonball z and dragonball z movies (they have to be unlocked first) and view movies in the game.
"NOTE the dragon ball movie the plan to eradicate the super saiyans is in japanese with english subtitles".
Change your screen settings ,sound and controller settings in this option.
The characters at the start of the game are...
Goku - (normal ,super saiyan ,2 and 3
Vegeta (cell saga version) - normal super saiyan ,super vegeta ,super saiyan 2
Goten - normal ,super saiyan
Young trunks - normal ,super saiyan
Yamcha (saiyan saga version)
Trunks (battle armor version) - normal ,super saiyan ,super trunks
Cell - 1st form ,2nd ,perfect ,super perfect form
Super buu - normal ,gotenks absorbed and ultimate gohan absorbed
Broly - normal ,super saiyan ,legendary super saiyan.
Vegito - normal ,super vegito
Frieza - 1st form ,2nd ,3rd ,final form ,100% final form
Zarbon - normal ,monster form
Dr gero (android 20)
(there are 29 unlockable hidden character's altogether in this game ,each boss you defeat in galaxy mode will give you a dragonball and will also unlock a new character ,there is also a square on the character board called enhanced characters ,these characters are a stronger version of a character and are unlocked through the battle zone).
The unlockable characters are...
Super saiyan 3 broly
Super saiyan 3 vegeta
Gohan (purple clothes ,majin buu saga version)- normal ,super saiyan ,super saiyan 2
Teen gohan - normal ,super saiyan ,super saiyan 2
Tarble (vegeta's little brother)
Bojack - normal ,final form
Vegeta (saiyan saga version)
Gotenks - normal ,super saiyan ,super saiyan 3
Future trunks (capsule corp jacket version) - normal ,super saiyan
Future gohan - normal ,super saiyan
Cooler - normal ,final form
Salza (coolers soldier)
Neizu (coolers soldier)
Dore (coolers soldier)
Android 13 - normal ,fusion
Hatchiyack (the main boss in this game ,to unlock him watch the plan to eradicate the super saiyan's movie in the museum from start to finish ,you cannot skip any of the movie ,if you do then you won't unlock him.
(when playing the galaxy mode a boss stage is the circle with flames around it ,also you may have to get an S rank or higher to unlock the hidden characters ,im not sure as i usually get an S rank after the battle).
The battle stages in this game are...
Ruined planet namek
Cell game arena
World tournament stage
Supreme kai's world
(more battle stages are unlocked when summoning the dragon)
Overall this game is worth buying ,it's good fun to play and will keep you playing for many hours ,the galaxy mode makes a change from getting the usual dragonball z saga's story.