2.0 / August 10, 2017
(4.6/5) (183)
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Takes most of what I like about the animeandrole-playing games and combines them into a single,great-lookingpackage. It’s strange, then, that it mostly neglectsthe singlemost important thing that makes Goku Saiyan Ultimategreat: thefighting. I had fun building a hero all my own, but herjourneythrough the Xenoverse Battle lore is deflated by one-sidedfightsand combat that boils down to what feels likeglorifiedbutton-mashing. I was ultimately left wanting more thantheshallow, frustrating, and repetitive combat.

As much as I wanted to love the combat, I couldn’t. Everydifferentcombination of face buttons and resulting varyinganimations led tothe same outcome: punching your opponent andmaking them fly faraway from you. The strategy behind these fightsnever gets verydeep, and I settled into a repetitive but effectivepattern ofpunching and kicking a villain across the map, thencharging up toget enough Ki to use an ultimate attack. (Annoyingly,those misshalf the time—even when an enemy stands directly in frontof you asyour worthless beams pass through their body).

Defense is in the same boat: when an enemy starts to get acombogoing, dodging isn’t worth the stamina cost and blockingrequiresalmost psychic-like reflexes to pull off, meaning I neverreallyused them. Instead, I helplessly took the assaults, thenreturnedthe favor until someone’s health invariably ran out.

With combat a lackluster affair, the most enticing part ofXenoVerseis the ability to create your own fighter. From SaiyanstoNamekians, there’s a wide range of races to choose from, eachwithunique stats and fighting styles. Everything from theirgender,size, shape, and voice is customizable. I settled on Muu, amutefemale Majin known for her high defensive capabilities, fastspeed,and slow stamina recovery. The story she starred inisstraightforward but at least somewhat original;

I’m happy it was more than a shameless rehash of the anime(thoughit felt like one at first). It was awkward to hearcharacters likeTrunks and Goku refer to Muu as the gender-neutral“they” or,bafflingly, even as “he” during the in-game scenes, andthe cheesydialogue and terrible voice acting certainly didn’t helpmatters –but I’ll take that over playing as the series’overusedprotagonists any day.

App Information Goku Saiyan Ultimate: Xenoverse Battle

  • App Name
    Goku Saiyan Ultimate: Xenoverse Battle
  • Package Name
    com.gokuSaiyanUltimates.xenoverseBattle
  • Updated
    August 10, 2017
  • File Size
    Undefined
  • Requires Android
    Android 4.3 and up
  • Version
    2.0
  • Developer
    ziczax gaming labs
  • Installs
    100 - 500
  • Price
    Free
  • Category
    Action
  • Developer
  • Google Play Link

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Goku Saiyan Ultimate: Xenoverse Battle 2.0 APK
Takes most of what I like about the animeandrole-playing games and combines them into a single,great-lookingpackage. It’s strange, then, that it mostly neglectsthe singlemost important thing that makes Goku Saiyan Ultimategreat: thefighting. I had fun building a hero all my own, but herjourneythrough the Xenoverse Battle lore is deflated by one-sidedfightsand combat that boils down to what feels likeglorifiedbutton-mashing. I was ultimately left wanting more thantheshallow, frustrating, and repetitive combat.As much as I wanted to love the combat, I couldn’t. Everydifferentcombination of face buttons and resulting varyinganimations led tothe same outcome: punching your opponent andmaking them fly faraway from you. The strategy behind these fightsnever gets verydeep, and I settled into a repetitive but effectivepattern ofpunching and kicking a villain across the map, thencharging up toget enough Ki to use an ultimate attack. (Annoyingly,those misshalf the time—even when an enemy stands directly in frontof you asyour worthless beams pass through their body).Defense is in the same boat: when an enemy starts to get acombogoing, dodging isn’t worth the stamina cost and blockingrequiresalmost psychic-like reflexes to pull off, meaning I neverreallyused them. Instead, I helplessly took the assaults, thenreturnedthe favor until someone’s health invariably ran out.With combat a lackluster affair, the most enticing part ofXenoVerseis the ability to create your own fighter. From SaiyanstoNamekians, there’s a wide range of races to choose from, eachwithunique stats and fighting styles. Everything from theirgender,size, shape, and voice is customizable. I settled on Muu, amutefemale Majin known for her high defensive capabilities, fastspeed,and slow stamina recovery. The story she starred inisstraightforward but at least somewhat original;I’m happy it was more than a shameless rehash of the anime(thoughit felt like one at first). It was awkward to hearcharacters likeTrunks and Goku refer to Muu as the gender-neutral“they” or,bafflingly, even as “he” during the in-game scenes, andthe cheesydialogue and terrible voice acting certainly didn’t helpmatters –but I’ll take that over playing as the series’overusedprotagonists any day.
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