Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Review


DBZ: Kakarot was released on January 17th and so far, it had so much praise for its graphics and impressive telling of the Dragon Ball Z Story. 


DBZ: Kakarot was developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It is an Action Role Playing Game that covers Goku and many other character’s story as the player takes them through different iconic events in the Dragon Ball Z story, ranging at least from the start of the Saiyan Saga to the end of the Majin Buu Saga. This game will also feature remixed excerpts of Shunsuke Kikuchi’s soundtrack from the anime itself. 


The game is an RPG fighting game somewhat similar to Dragon Ball Xenoverse and it’s sequel. The game is not considered “open world” with one massive sandbox, but instead divided into individual hubs that will be locked until reaching a certain point in the story, only then will these areas be unlocked for exploration. Along with that, you can do so much more such as hunting, fishing, eating, and resting to level up the specific character you’re playing as. You can also do side missions throughout your main adventures to get rewards and level up. 


IGN awarded the game a 7 out of 10, stating “When Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is at its best, it’s incredible. The big moments of each saga are brought to life impeccably with beautiful visuals and effects – but more than that, Kakarot also shows love to the smaller, more character driven moments that made fans fall in love with the anime in the first place. However, while it’s backed by extremely solid combat, it also comes with major drawbacks like poorly implemented RPG mechanics, a general lack of polish, and some disappointingly shallow and repetitive sidequests.”


A couple of East Hall Dragon Ball fans had some thoughts about this game.


East Hall Senior Jaden Bales says “I just started watching Dragon Ball Z, and I personally would like to play the game. Especially if Piccolo is in the game because so far, he is my favorite. But I think it’s awesome they made a new game.”


Former East Hall student David Perez says “Dragon Ball Z Has been around forever and I’m surprised that the series hasn’t ended yet, but the new game talks about the history of Dragon Ball Z, and I like how they did it for the new game.”


East Hall Senior Omar Hernandez says “It’s a pretty good looking game and I like how it sticks to the main story of Dragon Ball Z”


Most people consider this game to be the new “main” Dragon Ball video game that everyone will enjoy, I believe that eventually the game will expand the story whether going to GT, Super, or go back in time to Goku’s young ages.