Review: ‘Xenoverse’ impresses

Mace Mackiewicz, Verge Reporter

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is the Dragon Ball game I have been waiting for since I was a kid. A game that captures all the high-speed action of the show and lets the player have a ridiculous amount of fun with it. This game is what every Dragon Ball fan has been waiting for since they first saw the show on Toonami years ago.

The game takes place throughout the Dragon Ball timeline. Time travelers run amuck and start changing things and the player’s character must fix everything. The game allows the player to make a character from one of five races and customize how they look and fight.

The story is fun and while it’s not going to win any awards I think it’s perfectly serviceable for fans of the franchise.

You are given the ability to choose your characters move sets from every single possible attack you could think of in the Dragon Ball universe.

The battle system is just  fun. The battles are dynamic in that the fights can take place in the air, on land, and in certain maps in the water. The fights are like something taken straight out of the anime with the player able to teleport behind an enemy and hit them.

The Ki or beam attacks are also satisfying. If you hit another character without them blocking it it’ll sent them reeling across the map. It’ll be nice if in a future installments these became permanent just so you could see how ridiculously destructive these fights are.

You can also unlock other characters to use in offline and online battle modes as you progress through the story. As well as other alternative versions of those characters.

The main fault of the game, at least at the moment is the online  aspect simply isn’t stable, which is actually kind of inexcusable.

As a Dragon Ball fan I recommend this game to other Dragon Ball fans and give it a 7.5 out of 10. I would have given it an 8 or 8.5 if the online was functioning correctly at least on the PS4. If you know nothing of this series though I recommend staying away unless you want to watch a lot of episodes and movies before jumping in.

Mace Mackiewicz is a senior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]