Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set Review – Goku On The Go
The Nintendo Switch has always had a mix of good and bad ports. Fortunately, some of the more recent releases, such as Ni No Kuni 2, are pretty fantastic. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is another example of an excellent Switch version that faithfully recreates the experience of the original game with little compromises.
We’ve previously discussed the differences between the original console release and the Nintendo Switch version, so let’s talk about how well this stands up in gameplay and what additional material is included in this edition of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. This port not only preserves the original game in its entirety, but it also includes two post-launch campaign DLCs, namely A New Power Awakens Parts 1 and 2. The Trunks: The Warrior of Hope DLC, however, is regrettably not included in this package.
As far as I can tell, this is the same game we’ve played on PC and consoles previously. There are no downsides, and I found it extremely entertaining to play on a handheld like the Nintendo Switch. You may play it anywhere and for brief periods. This is a game-selling feature for an RPG with an open environment, such as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. If you only have a few minutes to power up your console and play the game on a huge screen, the portable mode is far too easy to pass up. Please keep in mind that this review is not intended to be an in-depth look at Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot; we have already covered it in our review, so be sure to read it.
The main game will undoubtedly consume a significant amount of your time. It is a great blend of classic Dragon Ball Z combat in which you fight against your opponent in an open world without any limitations or restrictions. The fighting reminds me of CyberConnect2’s past works, notably the Naruto Shippuden series, so if you’ve played them, you’ll feel right at home with this one. The distinction pertains to how the game is played, omitting combat. You may explore a huge world map and complete missions, encounter opponents while exploring the map, and engage in various side activities.
Fans of the anime will be able to experience the adrenaline-pumping combat and heartbreaking moments from the main story’s four important sagas. This begins with the Saiyan Saga and progresses through the Namek Saga, Android Saga, and eventually the Buu Saga. There’s a lot to absorb here, and seeing our favorite anime scene play out in the game is a delight in and of itself. If you’ve finished everything, you can acquire some more content with the A New Power Awakens set. This triggers the boss encounter with Beerus, the antagonist of Battle of Gods.
A New Power Awakens is divided into two parts. One will narrate the story of Battle of Gods, while the other will relate the story of Resurrection F. These aren’t as in-depth as the main game, so you’ll go through them quickly. They are enjoyable even though they include some stylish battles for the players to encounter, particularly versus the Gold Frieza. It’s a pity that this version doesn’t contain Trunks: The Warrior of Hope DLC, which is more of a unique story with a different playable character and some intriguing gameplay changes. This is a more unique experience that I believe should be included here.
So, what are our thoughts on this port? If you want to see the Dragon Ball Z tale in all of its cinematic grandeur, this is the version to get. If you’ve previously played the game, there’s no need to get it again, although I suppose the idea of a portable game is appealing to Dragon Ball Z aficionados.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set Game Information
- Price: $59.99
- Publisher: Bandai Namco
- Developer: CyberConnect2
- Platform: Nintendo Switch (Reviewed)
- Disclaimer: A review code was given by the publisher