High-impact, supernaturally infused, anime-inspired martial arts duels are fought, in high-def, throughout the combat arenas and adventuresome realms of Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi.
The over-the-top fighting plays out in three dimensions, often high above the ground, and is characterized by long-range attacks, crushing blows, fearless charges, and last-moment counters. As in the anime, fights often feature two combatants racing toward one another for a furious bout of action, followed by a moment of recovery at a distance, and then another rush together, until only one remains standing.
The game's "Impact Break" system emphasizes the enormity of the exaggerated hand-to-hand action, with attacks so powerful that they the tear apart the landscape itself, leaving crevasses and craters that stretch across the earth. An extensive selection of camera angles helps to highlight the big hits (and misses) in the style of the cartoon series. As in the earlier Budokai Tenkaichi games, for Xbox and PS2, a combat-driven story mode is available, featuring 15 super-sized boss fights, along with pick-up-and-play versus battles starring dozens of Dragon Ball Z characters. Players can create their own customized characters, choosing body type, hair, facial features, and attire, as well as fighting style. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide
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