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    Game Title : Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road



    Firmware Required : CFW/OFW
    Release Date: 03/20/07 US
    Developer: Atari

    Game Description : Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road is the 2nd installment in the Shin Budokai Series for the PSP. The graphics have been some what revamped, Story/Mission Mode has a brand new spin, Customizing your character with cards adds on to the gameplay value but the roster of characters are lacking. The controls for the game are quite easy, but there isn't a mode were they teach you moves. For some reason, your enemies can bash you, instant transport and then use techniques on you. I had no idea how to do that and it felt cheap every single time the enemy does it. The controls on the other hand are quite smooth and simple for the PSP.

    Storyline: The Story takes place in Future Trunk's Time-Line after he defeats cell. While he is rebuilding the cities, Babidi and Deborah make their appearance. With only Trunks as the last Z-Fighter on Earth he uses his time machine to ask the Z-Fighters in the past for help. Keep in mind that the Z-Fighters in the past had already defeated Buu so they think it would be fairly easy to take down future Buu in the future. That's where the problem lie's, Babidi uses his evil magic to create clones based on the Z-fighters past. So you also get to fight old enemies such as Cell and Frieza. As you progress through the story you also get to fight Janemba, Broly and Cooler from the future.

    Number Of Players : 2
    Genre : 3D Fighting
    Retail Price : $29.99 USD

    Graphics out of 10 : 6/10
    - The characters are done in cell shading, which to my opinion could have been better. Of course they have already improved those graphics but it seems that its not just enough. When your in Mission mode and your on the field, protecting Cities...The Graphics are Horrendous.
    Sound out of 10 : 6/10
    - The characters voice gets annoying because all you hear is shit like "LETS GO", "DIE", "RAGHH" and crap like that.
    Controls out of 10 : 8/10
    - The controls are quite simple.
    Gameplay out of 10 : 7/10
    - You have 3 playable modes to choose from. Arcade which also acts as a World Tournament, but with no brackets. Mission Mode is the Story Mode In which depending on the mission you choose, the story changes. You can also go back and finish the other missions you haven't played and check out what happens if you decided to track down Babidi instead of taking back the Dragon Balls from Janemba or Protect the Cities or Fight Deborah. The last and final playable mode is the Z-Trial. The Z-Trial consists of challenge mode which you have to attempt certain tasks to win, Survival mode and Time Attack Mode. There is a shop, where you can buy images to edit your profile card when you play with friends. Which I found completely useless because of the lack of infrastructure.

    Overall out of 10 : 6.7/10 D+
    - Overall, this game is worth a play if your into Dragon Ball Z and it's storyline. But the lack of Infrastructure make it a Rent instead of a Buy.

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    You play too many PSP games.

    Nice review though .
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    Well I am a gamer you silly goose :P



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    Amazing review, once again.

    Although, I doubt somebody could really get into it if somebody was not a DBZ fan

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    Reminds me of the good old DBZ PSX days...

    Think ill dig my psx dbz games out and turn them into eboots.

    Nice review...


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    wow very nice review ^_^
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    hey lostcause. since you said that you could find out what would happen if you do this and that youre talking about DBZ as a multiple ending game right?
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    good review dude. i was actually looking to get this game
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    Well the mission mode/ Story Mode is laid out as a bracket. Different Missions and Events happens depending on which mission you accept. But when you reach the final chapter, it becomes linear. You get 2 endings depending on either you let any cities get destroyed or none of them. So if you use common sense, if you let no cities get destroyed you get the main ending.

    o = Missions
    x = Next Chapter
    o = You choose the mission and depending on the mission your path may change.
    z = blank

    o---o----o
    IzzzzzzzzzI--x
    L---o----o



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    of course. thank you.
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    My bad if the bracket looks crappy, but hopefully i get my point across :P



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    Excellent Review. Im going to have to look into this one!
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