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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 review

Plenty of high-flying, frenzied, fully 3D fighting for fans of giant fireballs

The game becomes strangely addictive after that first hour, thanks to dizzying attacks and explosive blasts fierce enough to take out huge swaths ofwhatever planet you're fighting on. It also helps that the action keeps up a rapid pace, mixing crazy projectile attacks and incredibly mobile characters with in-your-face punches and kicks, as well as a zillion counters and counter-counters. And once you find your groove, it works well even for non-DBZ -heads.

It's nice that DBZ has so many fans too, because BT2 is most fun when you'rebutton-mashing against a real-world opponent. They're a little less likelyto pin you down in an inescapable flurry of attacks, and they rarely fall prey to the easy patterns that thoroughly thwomp the computer.

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GenreFighting
DescriptionWith nearly 130 fighters, 24 full storylines and countless lightning-fast martial-arts battles, this is the definitive DBZ experience.
PlatformPS2, Wii
US censor ratingTeen
Alternative namesDBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 2, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi II, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi II, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi II
Release date21 November 2006 (US), 2 November 2006 (UK)
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