Dragon Ball Z: Sagas

Dragon Ball Z: Sagas is a 3D action-adventure beat 'em up video game developed by Avalanche Software and published by Atari. It is based on the anime Dragon Ball Z.

Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
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Cover art featuring Super Saiyan Goku
Developer(s)Avalanche Software
Publisher(s)Atari
Producer(s)Dan DeOreo
Artist(s)Charlie Rizzo
SeriesDragon Ball
Platform(s)GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release
  • NA: March 22, 2005
Genre(s)Action-adventure, beat 'em up
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

GameplayEdit

Sagas has fighting-based gameplay with new abilities becoming available via upgrade. There are three basic fighting styles: Melee, Combo, and Ki. Melee attacks are often swift and leave the opponent temporarily stunned. Combo attacks are several consecutive punches or kicks to the opponent which may contain up to 10 hits. Ki attacks are energy blasts that rely on a rechargeable meter for power. The most powerful Ki blast is the "Special Move" found in the first level. Each character has their own special Ki blast, but they all have very similar properties.

ReceptionEdit

Scores
Review scores
PublicationScore
GCPS2Xbox
1Up.comN/AC+[1]N/A
Game Informer5 / 10[2]5 / 10[2]5 / 10[2]
GamePro     [3]     [3]     [3]
GameSpot3.8 / 10[4]3.8 / 10[4]3.8 / 10[4]
IGN4 / 10[5]4 / 10[5]4 / 10[5]
Nintendo Power3 / 5[6]N/AN/A
OPM (US)N/A     [7]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/A5.3 / 10[8]
TeamXboxN/AN/A5.5 / 10[9]
X-Play     [10]     [10]     [10]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings51.92%[11]48.80%[12]52%[13]
Metacritic48 / 100[14]49 / 100[15]51 / 100[16]

Dragon Ball Z: Sagas received generally mixed to negative reviews from critics and was a commercial failure. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 52% and 51 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[13][16] 52% and 48 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[11][14] and 49% and 49 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[12][15] IGN gave the game 4 out of 10,[5] claiming that, "In the end, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas fails in all departments. It's nowhere near as fun or functional as the Budokai games, and completely fails in taking the series into a new direction." The reviews were mainly a result of lack of gameplay. IGN also claims that "The lack of characters, sagas, and moves is what brings the game down. There is no reason why the very great Dragon Ball Z franchise should be taking a step backwards."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beaudoin, David (April 6, 2005). "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (PS2)". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Juba, Joe (June 2005). "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas". Game Informer (146): 126. Archived from the original on September 25, 2008. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Ouroboros (March 24, 2005). "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas". GamePro. Archived from the original on March 26, 2005. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Davis, Ryan (April 6, 2005). "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Review". GameSpot. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d Castro, Juan (March 24, 2005). "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas". IGN. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas". Nintendo Power. 192: 95. June 2005.
  7. ^ Byron, Tom (June 2005). "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 95. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas". Official Xbox Magazine: 88. June 2005.
  9. ^ Fisher, Matthew (March 31, 2005). "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Leeper, Justin (April 28, 2005). "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on May 1, 2005. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas for GameCube". GameRankings.
  12. ^ a b "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas for PlayStation 2". GameRankings.
  13. ^ a b "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas for Xbox". GameRankings.
  14. ^ a b "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  16. ^ a b "Dragon Ball Z: Sagas for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 17, 2014.

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