Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection - PS3

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Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection (PS3)
Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 2.5D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Dimps Soft. Co.: Namco Bandai
Publishers: Namco Bandai Partners (GB)
Released: 2 Nov 2012 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
Features: DualShock 3 Vibration Function


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Two of the greatest Dragon Ball Z games - Budokai and Budokai 3 - have been given an HD lick of paint, full trophy support and brought to the PS3!

The first Dragon Ball Z: Budokai game spans from the Saiyan Saga through the Cell Games Saga. The game features five fighting modes, including Story Mode, where players re-enact some of the most exciting fighting scenes from the animated series, and Tournament Mode, where players can face off to crown a single DBZ fighting champion. The game includes 23 of the series' most famous heroes and villains, spans 29 levels, and features over 60 different combo moves per character, including some of their patented attacks from the animated series.

As the action unfolds, players can follow the life stories of Goku and Gohan. Acquiring new skills along the way, players then have the opportunity to buy new skills with tournament prize money or exchange them with other players. Either way, players must build them up and customise them in preparation for the all-important ultimate battle. Several different play modes including Story Mode, Battle Mode, Practice Mode, Skill Edit Mode, Tenkaichi Budokai Mode, plus an extra hidden mode for players to unlock.

In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, the greatest warriors from the DBZ movies and Dragon Ball GT have assembled for the tournament of champions. Control them all with the Rakurai Fighting system for explosive combat: focus your ferocity and one by one, your opponents will fall.

Select a character and fly around the earth to seek Dragon Balls so that you may be granted your wish. As your journey unfolds, you will travel to distant planets, unlock skills, encounter fierce warriors, and gain incredible strength. You can choose from a selection of six warriors at the outset, and you will unlock more as you battle successfully. Story Events are marked on the map with a red circle. Land on these and see what happens, and there are points of interest all over the map that are not marked. You will see a scroll appear on screen when you find something useful or interesting. You may find money, items or even skills, so it's wise to search everywhere. If you win a battle, you earn experience points, your character will level up, and you can spend any accumulated Z-Points to improve Health, Attacks, Guards and other essential attributes.

Budokai 3 is a thoroughly in-depth DBZ offering, with more features than you can shake a stick at - compared to the previous two anyway. If you're a fan of this 'cultiest' of the cult cartoons, and like a bit of complex beat 'em up action, then you'll find lots to love in Budokai 3.