Welcome to another edition of Nostalgia Game Review! In this edition, I will be talking about Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury for the Game Boy Advance. This action/RPG game was published by Atari and developed by Webfoot Technologies in 2004 and is the sequel to The Legacy of Goku II.
The game's mechanics are straightforward. You press A to fight, B for energy attacks, L to switch energy attacks, and R to guard. Strangely enough, Goku and his friends start off at rather high levels (I believe it's 65 in this game?), an unorthodox approach compared to traditional RPGs. In case you haven't seen Dragon Ball Z, the mission for this game is to defeat Majin Buu before the ghastly creature destroys the earth. You also collect Z-Fighter exhibits, Hercule exhibits, and can play as Goten, Trunks, Gohan, and Vegeta.
The game's fighting style is... straightforward. You just pound your enemies with melee attacks, melee attacks, and melee attacks. Energy attacks are nice for holding enemies off at a distance, but melee attacks deal the most damage. I was a little put off by this since it made the game fairly easy to deal with up to the fight with Kid Buu. Still, the game does do a good job of following the story line for the most part. I felt like I was watching the show and felt everything play out right before me. The dialogue had me compelled and even made me laugh.
If you're interested in action RPGs, you can give this game a shot. Hardcore RPG fans may be put off by how easy the fighting system is. However, it is a fun RPG that is meant for even the average person.
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