CyberConnect2 developer and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment finally released the Dragon Ball Z Kakarot game on January 17, 2020 which has open world gameplay. The release of this open world RPG game is intended for Japan and throughout the world on the PS4 , Xbox and PC platforms via Steam.
This game is made with Unreal Engine 4 engine, RPG genre, with single player mode. Well for those of you who are curious about the trailer, gameplay, review and specifications of the PC game Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, just see below the review well.
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot gameplay
DBZ: Kakarot was plotted in an area in the form of a semi-open world in which RPG elements were spiked. The game, which is still in the adventure genre, follows the plot of the Dragon Ball Z anime series with the main protagonist Son Goku . Other characters that can be played in this game are Gohan (young, teenager, adult), Vegeta , Piccolo, future Trunks, Gotenks, and Vegito.
The Dragon Ball Z Kakarot game is divided into individual hubs that will be locked until the player reaches a certain point in the story, which finally leaves new territory open to explore. In this game, flying becomes a big aspect in gameplay because it becomes the main way of traveling to explore the world. However, running at very high speeds, and driving a vehicle and Kinton clouds can be an option too.
Fighting in this Steam game is a combination of several punches, kicks, dodging, and explosions of ki energy released with special movements and combos. Outside the battle, players are free to roam to various different locations, collecting minerals, and also a number of fish. At the beginning of the game, Goku as the character played does not include the strongest movements. This movement must be opened through the skill tree and progress in the game’s story.
To improve character, there are four ways, namely by fighting, finding ki-orbs, eating, and creating a community. Connecting characters with community leaders of different types can maximize the experience gained. Orbs can be found through exploration, and is useful as a currency to increase skill trees. Food is useful in permanently increasing character status. By fighting in battles, experience points will be earned.
In this game there are side missions besides the main one. Side missions do not have to be completed, but the story in them connects with the main mission story. Completing side missions will get experience points and additional booty. In addition to side missions, there are also fishing activities.
This fishing activity is a mini game provided by the CyberConnect2 game developer that can only be played by pressing the button needed at the right moment. Fishing with the character Goku, not using a fishing pole, but the tail.
The total hours to complete the game are calculated based on the completion of all the main mission stories and some side missions are estimated to take up to 30 hours. However, if you want to complete all the missions in this Dragon Ball Z Kakarot game without exception, it will take more than 100 hours.
Specifications of Dragon Ball Z Kakarot
Because DBZ: Kakarot was launched on the PC platform via the Steam Store, there was a PC specification information released by the developer. There are also PC specifications that are announced are minimum and recommendations, as explained below in more detail.
PC Minimum Specifications
- Windows 7 SP1 64-bit operating system.
- PC RAM of 4 GB.
- Radeon HD 7950 graphics card or GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
- DirectX version 11.
- 36 GB of storage.
Recommended PC specifications
- Windows 10 64-bit operating system.
- AMD Ryzen 3 1200 processor or Intel Core i5-3470.
- 8 GB RAM.
- Radeon R9 280X or GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card.
- DirectX version 11.
- 40 GB file storage.
Review of Dragon Ball Z Kakarot
The tutorial was made interesting through Goku’s fight against Piccolo. From these battles, players get a lot of information about battles in games that tend not to be complex. The players are introduced with melee attacks, ki blasts, and super attacks to inflict damage to the enemy.
The defense option was introduced in the tutorial, which is to hold, attack to disappear, and a series of area attacks capable of repelling opponents. Ki can be stacked which functions as energy from special attacks.
The cell-shading visual approach is embedded in the game to capture the Dragon Ball anime appearance as expected by the players. The concept of open-world world offered in this game is indeed not satisfying, although there are still many places that can be explored.
The cause of the open world concept is not satisfactory because there are so many annoying loading screens, and places that should be explored don’t entice players. Iconic sound effects are included in this game to give Dragon Ball fans a familiar experience.
This game has a motion animation that is not as good and smooth as Dragon Ball FighterZ. In addition, there are other problems, namely the UI that appears when the player will carry out side missions.
DBZ iconic scene: Kakarot is boring because it offers what has been offered in other Dragon Ball series. The battle system is quite exciting to enjoy because it is packed super fast, and contains fast and intense ki blast attacks.
The RPG system in it is unique with the system of categorization based on the level of closeness with the NPCs that have been successfully recruited. There is no need to grinding though RPG, because experience can be obtained through battles, main missions, and side missions.
DBZ Patch: Kakarot
The last update of the Dragon Ball Z Kakarot game when it was released was patch 1.02. Changes occur in improving the content so that the players get a better playing experience. There are also details of the changes, mentioned, and explained, below!
- Improved loading time.
- Make a trip directly to Korin Tower, and Capsule Corporation from the world map.
- Add a side story.
- Adjust the entry fee from the time of the attack.
- Some other adjustments.
Improvements, and adjustments to the content in the game are felt more than previous versions, such as improvements to loading time, and also the adjustment of attack time. While the addition of content in the form of side stories feels refreshing game.
However, there is one obstacle, namely the size of the update game Dragon Ball Z Kakarot. For PS4, downloading this update takes up to 11GB of storage. As for Xbox One users, there must be 38.44 GB of space.
Dragon Ball Z Trailer Kakarot
In essence, DBZ: Kakarot is a fun game, but there is a lot of potential that can make it a special game that has not been properly optimized. Are you interested in trying the latest Dragon Ball game that was released in January 2020? For PCs, downloading games can be done via Steam link.