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FREEWRITE: Dragon Ball Fighterz MUST Be Successful

Arc System Works’s (ASW) Dragon Ball Fighterz must  be successful in order to lay down the path of future anime fighting games based off other anime/manga series. Currently most “fighting games” based off anime series (Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm and Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse) are average, bland, noncompetitive, 3-D arena, smash “X” on the PS4 pad over and over for punches and kicks,  100+ plus characters but only five are actually being used, bullshit tripe that are not  and should not get any type of respect from the fighting game community (FGC).

Dragon Ball Fighterz  appears to lack the problem mentioned above. Basing this off word-of-mouth and seeing gameplay videos from e3, the Dragon Ball Fighterz play  like your traditional 2D  anime fighting game with mechanics influenced by Guilty Gear (make sense given ASW are creating the game) such as dusting (ground-to-air comboing) and combo linking (linking from normals to specials to supers to ultras), creating an in-depth and high learning curve.  Further more, this leads us to an expansive meta game unlike in Xenoverse.  It’s safe to say that  Dragon Ball Fighterz will be far more advance, deeper (perhaps superior), and complex compared to Xenoverse 1 and 2.

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To be completely honest, it’s  what a Dragon Ball fighting game needs: complexity.  Yes, it can be and should be simple and easy to pick up for casual and new players, but hard to master for the more advance and competitive player.  You know, the same players who are willing to put in 8-12 hours a day, just to master a main and sub character for tournaments and money matches. The ones who are willing to spend an entire day learning each little detailed of the gameplay and characters to dominate the FGC scence.  If Dragon Ball Fighterz can do that and  receive  a highly positive feedback from both Dragon Ball and fighting games fans alike, just imagine what other anime and manga series could benefit from the potential success.

Naruto I would say would have the greatest benefit from Dragon Ball Fighterz success.  No more of that arena bullshit like Ultimate Ninja Storm.  In fact, what if we could apply the cool accepts of that series and put it on a 2D fighting game with the Naruto brand?  One Piece fighting game, but it plays like Blazeblu?  And ya already know ya boy loves Sailor Moon.  I would love it if  Arc System Works did a Sailor Moon anime fighting game with not only just the Sailor Scouts, but their enemies and series villains too!

But we can not have any of those pipe dream fighting games if Dragon Ball Fighterz tank or do not get community support, feedback, or success.

So please, please support Dragon Ball Fighterz when it’s released.  Please provide Arc System Works with feedback to help improve the game once the closed beta drops.  We must support Dragon Ball Fighterz and ensure it’ll become a success.   The future of any other anime/manga based fighting games rest on Dragon Ball Fighterz.

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My Dream Crossover Fighting Game: Sailor Moon vs. Dragon Ball

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Poor Vegito…This is pure spite.

A Dragon Ball vs. Sailor Moon crossover fighting game would be dope.  Broken, a nightmare to balance, and to equalize everyone  but dope.

Gameplay wise,  it should play like a weird cross between DBZ Hyper Dimension with the multi-tier levels system from that game and the face pace action of a Guilty Gear game. Throw in a tag system similar to the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Both series deal with team work so a tag system make sense.  Lord Frieza and Queen Beryl vs. Goku and Sailor Moon.

Think about it.

DBZ and SM characters interaction would be something to see.   Imagine Sailor Pluto dogging  Future Trunks on the ethics of time travel.  Professor Tomoe (manga) and Dr. Gero working together on genetic engineering, using Tomoe’s Daimon technology,   and creating more cyborgs.   Plus both are experienced in the fine art of  turning young girls into robots.

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I ain’t wrong.

 

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Seriously. I ain’t.

 

Hell,  imagine the younger Z Warriors, (was that the legit name of that team or a dub name) Goten and Trunks up against the younger Sailor Scouts, Saturn and Mini-Moon.  Granted, Trunks and Goten would have to fuse into SSJ3 Gotenks to even have a chance against Saturn and Mini-Moon cuz hax lol.

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You don’t even need Gotenks.  Saturn  would end the Buu Arc in three seconds. Or Super Buu just absorbs Saturn and everyone dies lol.

Balancing and power scaling would be a nightmare.  Sailor Moon verse is stronger than the DBZ verse due to hax so there are issues with that.  Stats will have to be equalized. It would not be a fun game if the Sailor Scouts just body everyone on the Dragon Ball side.

Finally, a Vegito Blue vs. Neo Queen Serenity  beam struggle.  Imagine that.

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