Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4/Xbox One/PC)

8.8 Overall Score
Presentation: 8/10
Content: 9/10
Controls: 8/10

Beautiful cel-shading visuals | Plenty of content | Great degree of character customizations

Camera control issues | Lip sync a bit off | Side stories feel like unnecessary padding

I haven’t got the chance to try out Dragon Ball Xenoverse at all.  But growing up with the anime as a fan, I was excited to try out the sequel.  With elements of MMO mixed in with 3D-fighting gameplay, it would be interesting to see how my overall impression is over this title.  Available for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has been summoned to the gaming community to prove whether or not it will be a blast in their eyes.

You take control of a Time Patroller, which you can customize, with the task of exploring the abnormalities within the timeline and making things right.  The gameplay will have you flying around and battling other characters across big and open arenas.


The controls in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is well executed and satisfying for the most part.  Fighting commands are easy to decipher and implement.  However, issues to arise from the camera views.  Still, you’ll be able to punch and attack your way to victory with no problem whatsoever.  While it is easy to pick up and play right off the bat, the game will also entice you push on further to improve on yourself.

In addition to engaging in battles, you will also be exploring throughout Toki Toki City in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.  My overall impression of the setting is that it feels quite vast and well done.  You have plenty of shops to check out, numerous NPCs to interact with, and you can even drive around in vehicles.  Players can even go beyond the main map, such as Frieza’s spaceship and Mr. Satan’s house.


Without giving away spoilers, the main story behind Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is well thought out and remains consistent with the anime series.  You’ll encounter some twists that will keep you engaged in its plotline.  There are some side stories where you may need to play through which can feel like additional padding that may be unnecessary.  Nonetheless, the content is plentiful and enthralling enough to get the entertainment level pretty up there.

In customization is a major element of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, players are tasked with leveling up their character and improve on their stats while encouraged to find and gather new equipment. It is fairly straight-forward when it comes to leveling a character which is a great way for the game to keep players glued to their screen as they grind their way to more powerful character attributes.


In terms of presentation, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 looks fabulous.  Using cel-shaded graphics, it plays out really well with the anime series as it adds vibrancy and colorfulness to the various characters and environments throughout the game.  Meanwhile, the sound effects do keep things exciting and interesting.  I do notice some issues associated with the lip synching.  Otherwise, this game has very good executions overall in both the visual and audio department.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is what I expected:  a graphical feast of enthralling content and gameplay that it has to offer.  And with the season pass, you can continue to get further content to customize your experience in the future.  Whether you are a fan of the anime or you just want to get some action-packed madness, you’ll want to at least give Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 a whirl.


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