Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review Round-Up (VIDEO)
The legendary Super Saiyan Son Goku (a.k.a ‘Kakarot’) is a hero of multiversal proportions and the character has been set to have his story told through epic action-RPG Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Journeying through the fighter’s storied and far-reaching adventures, players are premised as having a semi-open world to explore, side activities to encounter, and more than a few pulse-pounding brawls to confront. However, in alignment with Goku’s well-known selflessness, the title is also confirmed to feature other characters’ perspectives, with the likes of his son Gohan and rivals Vegeta and Piccolo also getting their own respective moments to shine.
As fans flock to the large-scale chronicle of DBZ, many are surely curious about the critics’ consensus regarding Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Well, according to several emerging reviews, the game’s lovingly recreated world makes for one of the franchise’s most engrossing offerings yet, but its touted RPG elements may not have the depth or polish that one might have hoped for.
IGN – 70/100
“When Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is at its best, it’s incredible. The big moments of each saga are brought to life impeccably with beautiful visuals and effects – but more than that, Kakarot also shows love to the smaller, more character driven moments that made fans fall in love with the anime in the first place. As a result, Kakarot is a wonderful way to revisit the story of Dragon Ball Z, whether you’re a fan or looking to jump in for the first time. However, while it’s backed by extremely solid combat, it also comes with major drawbacks like poorly implemented RPG mechanics, a general lack of polish, and some disappointingly shallow and repetitive sidequests.”
PC Gamer – 76/100
“Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is by no means perfect, but it’s a solid RPG that very efficiently covers the entire Dragon Ball Z saga. The game sometimes crumbles under the weight of its own systems, but Kakarot is still a fun way to revisit (or even experience for the first time) the Dragon Ball Z saga.”
PlayStation Universe – 80/100
“Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot takes inspiration from prior games while taking the kind of stylized enhancements to make the final product stand out from other franchise games. Kakarot is not without its own issues, but what it executes well more than make up for it. Kakarot will be one of those games down the line that fans will remember fondly.”
Polygon – “Mediocre”
“Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is mediocre as a game, but as a Dragon Ball experience, a sort of ‘show simulator,’ it’s exactly what fans like myself have hoped for. I guess what I’m finding out is that a game based this closely on the show may not have ever been the best idea.”
Windows Central – 70/100
“Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a good fighting game that needs more polish.”
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. What do you think? Are you riding high on a Nimbus cloud of hype, or have you been sleeping on the release of DBZ Kakarot? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news as soon as it goes live!
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.