Dragon Ball Z : Kakarot (PC) - Why it's a worthy purchase.

Have you ever neared the ends of a game and thought to yourself 'Man i really dont want this to end'. Dragon Ball Z - Kakarot certainly made me do so when i knew i was battling one of the last bosses in the game. Its certainly a fantastic representation of the Dragon Ball Z in a video-game form factor. Let's dive into some of the game's features.

Warning : Spoilers ahead !

(Image credits - BANDAI NAMCO/CyberConnect2) Source: LiquidSnak3's ASUS Strix Scar III

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STORY

The game starts all the way back when Piccolo and Goku are sparring around Planet Earth. The story slowly progresses through the chronological order of the DBZ world which are respectively split into these Sagas:


  1. Saiyan Saga

  2. Frieza Saga

  3. Cell Saga

  4. Android Saga

  5. Majin Buu Saga


GAMEPLAY

Free Roaming:

(Image credits - BANDAI NAMCO/CyberConnect2) Source: LiquidSnak3's ASUS Strix Scar III


Kakarot offers an amazing free roaming experience where we can fly to objectives and also to find ingredients for Chi-Chi's delicious home cooked meals. Free-roaming also requires the players to search the vast lands of Earth and Planet Namek to find any particular resource that is needed.


It can get quite saturated if you are not able to locate the resource that you are looking for. This is a very huge map and can take some exploring to figure out its routes. Finding certain resources feel like finding a needle in the haystack.


Fight System:

(Image credits - BANDAI NAMCO/CyberConnect2) Source: LiquidSnak3's ASUS Strix Scar III


The fight system is absolutely fun. I can keep playing hours and hours without getting bored of it. Dragon Ball Z fans who would have played the Tenkaichi or Budokai series will love this fight system as it is a more refined and smoother version of that. The fight system displays command prompts on the bottom left side of the screen making it more easy to battle your opponent while using your favorite moves.


It is very important to target opponents within your XP level. Any opponent with a much significantly higher XP level is bound to annihilate you and your chances of victory.


GRAPHICS

(Image credits - BANDAI NAMCO/CyberConnect2) Source: LiquidSnak3's ASUS Strix Scar III


The graphics are vibrant in color and offer a sense of remastered animation from the older Dragon Ball Z game. I like the fact that BANDAI NAMCO decided to stick with the traditional graphics which is natural in terms of Dragon Ball Z as we are used to seeing the series in this cartoon style animation.


I ran the game on my ASUS Strix Scar III which runs a RTX 2070 . The game had no problem running maxed out settings at 60fps and its glued on to that 60 fps cap. The game is unfortunately capped at 60fps which means even if your PC is capable of achieving a higher frame rate, the game does not allow that to happen. Performing a small benchmark test in game allows you to figure out the best possible settings to run the game on your PC.


VERDICT

  • Fantastic classic story line.

  • Free roam feels agile and only having to manually search for a resource is slightly exhausting.

  • Amazing recreation of the classic Dragon Ball Z fight system. It promises hours and hours of fun while fighting against your opponents.

  • Should have an option in game to unlock the FPS.

  • Great Music scores bringing back nostalgia from the Dragon Ball Z series.


SCORES

Indigamer Score - 9/10

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