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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
There's plenty of fighting, but the motives of the game's protagonists are selfless and just.
Violence & Scariness
This is a fighting game. All the drama and action revolve around epic battles in which combatants try to kill each other by employing myriad attacks, including kicks, punches, and energy blasts. It's all quite fantastical, but the occasional bit of blood can be seen.
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Products & Purchases
This game is part of Dragon Ball Z, an enormously popular Japanese franchise consisting of animated television shows, comic books, games, DVDs, and plenty of merchandise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is part of Dragon Ball Z, an enormously popular Japanese franchise consisting of animated TV shows, comic books, and games. The Dragon Ball Z universe features an epic struggle between good and evil and revolves somewhat single-mindedly around the fights involved in this conflict. As to be expected, games based on the Dragon Ball Z license are fighting games, though the far-fetched cartoon violence is relatively mild compared to more mature titles in the genre. It's worth noting that Burst Limit, like its predecessors, is about boys fighting boys; there are few female characters to be found.
Is It Any Good?
Story aside, the action is about what you'd expect of a Japanese fighting game. It's fast, frenetic, and over-the-top. There are plenty of satisfying combinations for ambitious players to master, which will allow them to actively pursue mini battle objectives -- such as landing a "vanishing attack" or finishing the fight with an "ultimate move" -- but button mashing works well, too. Indeed, a healthy selection of difficulty settings and a comprehensive tutorial help ensure that players of all skill levels will be able to play through the story mode without trouble.
That said, all bets are off once you enter the new online arena (a first for the franchise), where accomplished players who have been playing Dragon Ball Z games for years and have an intimate understanding of the franchise's characters will pound inexperienced players into the ground.
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