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Dragon Ball FighterZ Controls Guide - How to Block, How to Change Character

Dragon Ball FighterZ Controls Guide - How to Block, How to Change Character

The reason other fighting games - including the Dragon Ball Xenoverse titles - have gone 3D is to try and combat the sense of repetitiveness constant 2D battles can sometimes evoke - and that is still evident here despite FighterZ's best efforts. The move is shown here in Bandai Namco's character trailer where she grabs Android 16 midair with a move that resembles the Energy Blade attack that many other fighters can utilize. The game is scheduled to arrive to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on January 26.

If you instead need anything else to do with Dragon Ball FighterZ, including a general beginner's guide for the game, as well as a character roster overview, head over to our Dragon Ball FighterZ guides walkthrough hub.

The character models are in full 3D though and are able to mimic the style of animation from the anime, including its errors and budgetary limitations, with jaw-dropping accuracy.

At the same time, there are a lot of different options available for the more serious player to develop tactically, with that one special bar contributing to a number of different moves both offensive and defensive.

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But while the graphics and fan service are the game's most obvious selling points what makes it of interest to all gamers is that this is a genuinely great fighting game. While in another feature reminiscent of Capcom's Marvel tie-ins you can collect dragon balls as you fight, and once you have all seven your wish is granted.

Using the power of the Unreal engine and the talented team at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ is a visual tour-de-force. There's also the Dragon Rush move, which is basically the Dust attacks from Guilty Gear Xrd that allow you to launch your opponent into the air for follow-up attacks.

The story mode itself is laid out nearly as a strategy game map, with players given a set number of moves to reach key boss battles and rescue missions. Not just because it features a new character and storyline created just for the game, but simply because it's a lengthy and fun experience that manages to integrate tutorial-like tips as you fight.

Bandai Namco has released the launch trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ, as well as a trailer dedicated to Android 21. The online modes with interconnected match-making will be the ideal place to test players' skills. Detractors may argue that the game still doesn't do anything particularly new, but as a Dragon Ball fighting game this is a near ideal experience. Android 21 appears to have a fairly decent reach thanks to her long tail that can reach far outwards or go underground and also has some dramatic supers and other attacks fitting for a brand new character in the Dragon Ball universe. It has no tech or sci-fi story hook like Get Even or Wipeout Omega Collection, nor is it a re-imagining of a cult hit on new hardware like L.A. Noire or Skyrim on Nintendo Switch. Dragon Ball FighterZ always uses teams of three characters, and so the Z assist moves are ways of quickly calling in one of your allies to take a swipe at your opponent, before retreating to the sidelines.


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