First of all, let me say that I know that the chances of it happening are extremely low, but I felt like I needed to explain why many people still hope for Budokai Tenkaichi 4 to be made.
First, let’s talk about why no Dragon Ball Xenoverse game can replace Budokai Tenkaichi 3 in terms of combat experience. Dragon Ball Xenoverse games offer similar combat to Budokai Tenkaichi games and many more features that Budokai Tenkaichi games don’t have like online multiplayer and character creation.
I agree that online multiplayer and character creation are amazing features and if they make a Budokai Tenkaichi 4 they must add them to that game, and they will probably will.
That said, the reason that Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is better than Xenoverse is the combat and since both are fighting games, combat is the most important thing.
The combat in Xenoverse for me feels fake. The punches and kicks feel like they have no impact, and that for me is pretty annoying. The animations in Tenkaichi 3 made the combat feel more real and looking more anime like even though it was released back in 2007. Also, the energy attack animations in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 look a lot more realistic than Xenoverse, for example, the Kamehameha looks a lot better in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 than Xenoverse.
Now I know what you are going to say, you will say that this isn’t combat, it’s just animation. I agree that this isn’t exactly combat but for me making combat look realistic is a very important part of the game experience. If combat looks fake you can’t really enjoy it.
One more thing that Tenkaichi 3 has that makes the combat a lot more fun is that it has cutscenes when you do an ultimate attack or a special combo attack, that make the combat feel more anime like and since those attacks are hard to land if the opponent is good, it’s all the more enjoyable when you manage to land them.
Some more interesting things that Tenkaichi 3 does and Xenoverse doesn’t do is that your character’s clothes are somewhat destroyed or torn and the character seems to have bruises when an opponent land an ultimate on you. Also sometimes when you land some ultimate attacks of specific characters, a cutscene may appear where the planet becomes red from the impact of the attack and the stage that you fight changes to match the planet destruction.
Last but not least, energy attack clashes. It was an amazing mechanic in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 that made the game more faithful to the anime. Unfortunately, Xenoverse games don’t have energy attack clashes.
These things may seem small, but if you add them up, they have a serious impact on the fighting experience of the game. I can’t really understand why they didn’t add them to Xenoverse but the fact that they didn’t add them is the reason why many people want Budokai Tenkaichi 4.
They don’t even need to do much to make Budokai Tenkaichi 4 successful. They just need to improve the graphics of Budokai Tenkaichi 3, add online multiplayer, character creation and Dragon Ball Super characters and it’s done.
I hope that someday they will make this game that I described even if it doesn’t have that name. It’s disappointing that the last Dragon Ball Z game that I enjoyed was made back in 2007.
That’s it for my article guys, I hope you liked it. Tell me your thoughts in the comments below about the things I mentioned, and if you agree or disagree. See ya in the next article.
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