What happens when you cross DBZ, Marvel VS Capcom 2, and Guilty Gear? This!

Dragon Ball FighterZ review
It's Krillin time.

By Wesley Yin-Poole

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a match made in heaven. It's that rare licensed game that comes from the marriage of a developer and franchise who are perfect for each other. What Rocksteady did for Batman, what Rare did for James Bond and what BioWare did for Star Wars, Japanese studio Arc System Works has done for Dragon Ball. The result is an exciting, exuberant and surprisingly rewarding brawler that's one of the best fighting games I've played, and it's not just for genre enthusiasts either.

The first thing that strikes you is just how gorgeous the game looks. This is a 3D game played from a 2D perspective, but the characters, effects and stages are so wonderfully realised that you'd be forgiven for mistaking the video game for the anime upon which it's based. That doesn't even go far enough: Dragon Ball FighterZ at times looks better than the anime.

Couldn't agree more with that last sentence. Playing a little of the game makes me want to get back into warrior mode. Just need to see if my fighting gear still fits.