previews\ May 1, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Super DBZ - PS2 - Preview

E3 2006 First Look Preview

Dragon Ball Z on the PS2 is really nothing new, but just wait until you see the way the game is powering up this iteration. It’s even got ‘super’ in the title and Atari is gearing up to release Super DBZ in July. The title was on display at a pre-E3 event Atari recently held in San Francisco.

With new character designs and world locations, this is a fighter title in the same vein as Marvel versus Capcom. It is a horizontal-combat view with 18 different characters and destructible environments.

Super DBZ PS2 screenshots

The game has a strong visual look, trading off a cartoon style and rendering out the action in a lush, bright and colorful way.

Combo attacks are all present, and while players will be able to use combo attacks, getting to the point of unlocking more moves will take some commitment and effort. Once a combat move is unlocked, other characters can inherit the skill through game play.

The control scheme seemed simple to understand and use, and with the integrated and familiar graphical elements of the Dragon Ball Z universe, this is a title that is certain to find a niche with a wide variety of gamers. You don’t have to be a Dragon Ball Z fan to enjoy a solid arcade-like fighter, and Super Dragon Ball Z will prove that with all the enthusiasm the franchise can muster.


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