3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Much better than it's predecessor,
This review is from: Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (PS2) (Video Game)The chances are, if you're looking at this game then you know about DBZ and have quite possibly played any of the previous games.
We all know how much of a dissapointment Tenkaichi 1 was and the developers have done a great job of adding new features to this game to make it what we originally expected. Although this games core mechanics are essentially the same, there are so many 'little' things that work together to make the game great.
The gameplay is very familiar. There are new melee moves you can do which do add a lot more variety. Most of the characters have individual moves now as opposed to last year and they all look a lot better too. IGT's have been added and give more variety. Arenas are bigger, although not as big as some people may say (perfectly big enough though). Story mode has new features, but isn't as special as it was hoped to be. Plenty of good new characters added including Pikkon and Super 13. Other Modes have been given more depth. Character customisation is a lot more like Budokai 3 now which is pretty good.
The voice overs for this game are good for the most part, except some of the less important characters don't have the correct voices which sounds a bit weird. The music is pretty poor as always, although slighty improves on Tenkaichi 1 (just turn it off and play your own).
Overall, Tenkaichi 2 is what the first should of been. All the things the fans wanted are here. 120 characters, 15 destructable arenas, character customisation, alternate costumes, tag team/team battles, better graphics, better moves, bigger arenas, 'free roam' story mode, In game transformations and everything else you can think of.
There is lots to complete and collect... will last much longer than the last game. I really reccomend this game to dbz fans and even any general fighting game fans (as long as you don't mind being puzzled by the uninformative story and some of the game's 'younger audience moments').