Dragon Ball Z Sagas
2005 Avalanche and Atari action-adventure game based on the anime
- Category Action
- Program license Free
- Size 262.23 MB
- Works under: Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows ME
- Program available in English
Dragon Ball Z Sagas is an action-adventure game that provides numerous characters and environments to experience and do battle.
Dragon Ball Z Sagas is a game developed by Avalanche Software and is one in the long line of platforms that have embraced the popular Dragon Ball Z concept. It should be mentioned that this is the first in the series that has been created by a developer outside of Japan for play on non-Japanese consoles. It was first released in 2005 and while originally only available for Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation 2, recent versions are able to be downloaded onto Windows operating systems.
The main plot of this game revolves around fighting and beating other players within selected arenas. However, there are several differences with Dragon Ball Z Sagas when compared to previous versions. There are 19 different levels and each of these levels contains numerous "sagas" within. Throughout the game play, one will need to purchase upgrades, complete quests and vanquish enemies.
Another interesting feature is that there are a great deal of characters available. Some of the most common include Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo and Future Trunks. Assuming that one eventually completes the game, several others will be unlocked such as Bardock, Tien and Yamcha.
Many have touted the graphics of Dragon Ball Z Sagas as being some of the best within the entire series. However, others claim that the frame rates lag and this will often result in rather "jumpy" motions. Such observations have been one of the main criticisms of the game. It is still a fact that those who enjoy a good deal of action will not be disappointed with the characters and the battles. As is seen in other Dragon Ball platforms, bright colours and animated characters tend to define this series.
Simplicity and Ease of Control
In an attempt to appeal to an extremely wide audience, the developers have made the characters quite easy to manipulate. This drastically reduces the learning curve for those who are new to the genre. Skilled players will likewise find that they are able to quickly gain valuable experience points. Many critics have observed that this is the main appeal; Dragon Ball Z Sagas is great for anyone who simply wishes to partake in a fast-paced "beat 'em up" adventure.
At a size of only 250 megabytes, this game is able to be used on many computers. It is currently capable of working with Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows ME and Windows 2000. Note that Windows 7 and Windows 8 are not supported. It is recommended that at least 474 megabytes of hard drive space be present to ensure that the game runs smoothly. Direct X 9.0 is the video codec most widely used.
Some players feel that Dragon Ball Z Sagas has been a slight disappointment in comparison its previous variants. Other criticisms include that the levels of excitement are not as comparable and there is little "direction" in terms of a storyline. A notable lack of characters and limited moves are other areas which have been mentioned as potential drawbacks. To summarise, let us briefly list the positives and negatives of this game.
- Small file size
- Easy game play
- Reasonable graphics
- A lack of imagination
- Potential problems with smooth movement
- Less character attacks and modifications