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  • Summary: After the success of the Xenoverse series, its time to introduce a new classic 2D DRAGON BALL fighting game for this generations consoles. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its allpowerful fighters.After the success of the Xenoverse series, its time to introduce a new classic 2D DRAGON BALL fighting game for this generations consoles. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its allpowerful fighters. Partnering with Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay to audiences worldwide.
    Key Features:

    * 3vs3 TAG/SUPPORT
    Allows players to train and master more than one fighter/style which brings deeper gameplay

    * HIGH-END ANIME GRAPHICS
    Using the power of the Unreal engine and the talented team at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ is a visual tour-de-force
    * SPECTACULAR FIGHTS
    Experience aerial combos, destructible stages, famous scenes from the DRAGON BALL anime reproduced in 60FPS and 1080p resolution (Higher resolution will be supported on PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Dec 17, 2018
    98
    The Switch version performs identically to the PS4 and Xbox One versions, running smooth as silk, sharp as ever and with no input lag when playing with Joy-Cons, the Pro Controller, in docked or in handheld mode. Surprisingly, online battles (no Nintendo Online subscription needed) work flawlessly, absent of even a hint of lag or stutter. And even at odd hours (yeah, I was playing at 4am, what of it?), I never had any issue finding an opponent to battle against. Dragon Ball FighterZ is a AAA port of a AAA game, and the Switch version is definitely the one to get.
  2. Oct 6, 2018
    92
    One of the best fighting games arrives on Switch. The only problem was the server, with only a few players populating the online modes.
  3. Sep 30, 2018
    90
    A masterful port, worthy of one of the best fighting games around, and able to surpass our expectations. Our only criticism? having the season one characters for free would have been a great choice on Namco and Arc System's side.
  4. Sep 28, 2018
    90
    FighterZ is an incredible game, and this version is as good as the others. It’s a shame the Joy-Con is not great for this type of game, because other than that, being able to play FighterZ anywhere is like a dream come true.
  5. Oct 1, 2018
    90
    Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of those rare brawler’s where the simplicity doesn’t get in the way of depth. There’s a lot of possible mind games to play out with plenty of drama and upsets to keep the action incredibly addictive. Kakarot and the gang may be late to the Nintendo Switch party, but the wait was well worth it in the end.
  6. 90
    Dragon Ball FighterZ remains a winner on Nintendo Switch. The game plays fantastically and is fun for both the fighting novice learning the ins and outs and the expert. From casual options that you play with a Joy-Con to online ranked modes that run without too much lag, this title has everything you want out of a fighting game. 24 iconic characters bring a fun variety of moves to the table that thrilled me every time I played.
  7. Oct 22, 2018
    73
    If you’re a Switch owner, you probably put a pretty hefty premium on portability. And honestly, the game’s performance is otherwise exemplary. For me, the load times and the game’s performance make this a good experience in short doses. If you want epic, fast-paced combat in a portable package, definitely give Dragon Ball FighterZ a chance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    10
    Game runs amazingly smooth. Occasional slow downs when walking around the hub city and slightly longer loading times compared to PS4 or PC,Game runs amazingly smooth. Occasional slow downs when walking around the hub city and slightly longer loading times compared to PS4 or PC, but the combat is a smooth 60 fps. Perfect way to take DBFZ on the road. Expand
  2. Jan 16, 2019
    10
    En toute franchise, le jeu est une dinguerie. Quel magnifique portage, Bandai a fait du très bon boulot, et cela tourne en 1080@60fps ! EtEn toute franchise, le jeu est une dinguerie. Quel magnifique portage, Bandai a fait du très bon boulot, et cela tourne en 1080@60fps ! Et quel tour de force, le jeu est ultra simple à prendre en mains et à la fois très complexe... on peut aller très loin dans les combos. Alors oui on pourra lui reprocher 2 principales choses :

    - 1/ des textures de décors très appauvries mais si vous ne cherchez pas la petite bête, vous passerez à côté car l'essentiel du jeu se concentre sur la fluidité, le gameplay et théâtralisation des combats !

    - 2/ le roster... seulement 22 personnages (si je ne me trompe pas), ça fait un peu short en 2018. Idem pour les arènes (12 en comptant les doublons)

    Mis à part cela, vous pourrez vous délecter de quelques € si vous voulez rajouter les 8 persos rajoutés dans les DLC. Comptons sur Bandai pour nous en sortir d'autres, mais aux vues du travail réalisé sur les personnages, cela risque de prendre beaucoup de temps !

    Une fois qu'on s'est dit ça, le jeu est tout juste ouf. C'est LE jeu Dragon Ball que l'on a toujours rêvé. Votre écran explosera tant c'est vif et beau !

    Ce que j'ai aimé (+) :
    - La direction artistique, impossible de faire mieux... vous jouer dans le manga ! 200% fidèle à l'animé.
    - La simplicité de prise en main (combos, déplacements, attaques spéciales)
    - Le Fan Service (que Bandai sait exploiter à 100%)
    - La prouesse technique de la Switch
    - Le mode histoire, très sympa pour un jeu de baston... et un personnage exclusif crée par Akira Toriyama en personne spécifiquement pour le jeu !

    Ce que j'ai moins aimé (-) :
    - Un roster trop petit pour un jeu actuel... extensible toutefois par des DLC
    - Les DLC exploitant le Fan Service. Les musiques de l'animé aurait dûes être intégrées d'office.
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  3. Oct 13, 2018
    10
    Picked this gem up a week ago. Spectacular game! Many abilities to learn and master with each character. Reminds be of Final Bout and UltimatePicked this gem up a week ago. Spectacular game! Many abilities to learn and master with each character. Reminds be of Final Bout and Ultimate Battle 22 two decades ago for the PS1. Artwork and graphics are also unique and designed from scratch, unlike many seemingly copy and paste Dragon Ball games, This game shines brightly and will be a challenge for me for years to come! Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2018
    9
    ya lo tenia para PS4 pero la razón por la que hago este review es por que la calidad de este port es perfecta. corre de una manera hermosa elya lo tenia para PS4 pero la razón por la que hago este review es por que la calidad de este port es perfecta. corre de una manera hermosa el juego y siendo honesto no le veo mucha diferencia en cuanto a calidad con sus otras versiones. la ventaja de esta versión a las otras como siempre lo diré es la portabilidad de la consola. siempre he dicho que la switch es la consola perfecta para juegos de peleas por que puede llevartela y jugar con tus amigos en cualquier rato una reta de SF o en este caso Fighterz. el online he jugado muy poco pero en lo general si mi rival tiene buena conexión el juego corre muy bien. hasta el momento solo tuve una pelea llena de lag de las 10 que he jugado. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A excellent game, yo need to prove this. Agood number of fighterz, good mechanics. The only problem is that you need to buy some fighterz. Expand
  6. Dec 31, 2018
    9
    Fighting games aren’t usually my cup of tea, but this one caught my attention and I’m glad it did. The gameplay is highly engaging and veryFighting games aren’t usually my cup of tea, but this one caught my attention and I’m glad it did. The gameplay is highly engaging and very very tight. I love the aggressive and fast-paced action, and the different move sets of each character add enough variance to keep it interesting for hours on end. The campaign is excellent, the story is fun, the characters are.. well it’s DBZ so what’s not to love there.

    I got this game just a week or so before Smash Ultimate came out so I’ve been sort of playing both off and on. While I tend to play Smash more because more of my friends have it, I tend to enjoy this game more when I do play it. It feels more rewarding.

    Not quite a 10/10 in my opinion, but I also don’t think any fighting game is 10/10, so maybe that’s just my genre preference bias. With that said, I highly recommend it.
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  7. Dec 24, 2018
    9
    A great 2D fighting game. Fantastic visuals and addictive gameplay. The Switch port is an outstanding result which is almost identical to theA great 2D fighting game. Fantastic visuals and addictive gameplay. The Switch port is an outstanding result which is almost identical to the other versions. Expand

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