Name: Dragon Ball GT Final Bout (90.94% in 32 votes)
Release date: 1997
Reviewed by: Tamahome
There has been a lot of opinions being chucked around about the game Dragon Ball GT Final Bout. Some say that the game just plain sucks, while other say that once you know the gameplay, it is actually a pretty good game. I am right in the middle. I think Dragon Ball GT is an okay fighting game, not extremely cool, but passable.
Most of you who watch anime must know at least a little about the series Dragonball. It is a series that ran for over ten years and made the author extremely rich :). Dragon Ball Z ended with the death of Boo, and that's when the author decided to stop his creation. However since Bandai doesn't want the series to end, Dragon Ball Gt was created. Now the story of Dragonball GT was bad, and I did not have as much enjoyment watching GT as I did watching Dragonball and Dragonball Z.
Since this is a review on the game itself, I will not talk about the plot of Dragon Ball GT. In terms of gameplay, Final Bout deviated from all of its predecessor to become the first 3D dragon ball fighting game. The players can use 16 characters in which half of them are hidden. You will have to get the codes off someone else, I don't remember them off the top of my head. The game is set is a 3D environment in which the background of the battle field just sucks. It is so badly drawn that you will have to look at the characters :). The characters are also done in poor polygon. (The anime intro was nice though).
Despite all these bad visual effects, the game is good in the way that the gameplay is different and refreshing. Because the characters move so damn slow on the battle field, you will have to utilize projectile moves and combo moves to kill an opponent. Most of the time, you just charge towards the oppponent, start the nine chain combo and finish him/her off with the fireball finish. (I won't get into the mechanics of the gameplay since this is a review).
This is a pretty good fighting game, slow paced but still good once you get the hang of it. Most people would just give up on the game after playing the first round, but after you played it for a bit longer, you'll like it.
The graphics sucked. The characters are done poorly in polygon and the backgrounds are ugly. Can't really say much more about the graphics.
Besides the opening song, I don't really listen to the music, but I guess it is passable.
It doesn't have a story at all. However I will exclude this catergory from my final score, becasue I realized that it isn't fair to give a fighting game a rating in story.
Although this game is not as good as the last dragon ball game (dragon ball legends), It is still alright if you want to waste some time beating up on a computer generated character :) Overall I would recommend this game only to those people who are fans of dragonball and must keep a copy of all dragon ball stuff that has ever been released, otherwise, skip it, you won't miss it.
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