IGN has published their review, written by Jeremy Dunham, for the American version of “Sparking!” (“Budokai Tenkaichi”), giving it an overall 8.2.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi may not have the combat depth of competition like Tekken and Dead or Alive, but there’s still some definite finger-busting appeal to its simplistic fighting mechanics. And while it’s true that it’s large environments and dash-heavy gameplay may draw out the length of most contests and cause occasional camera problems, it’s still fun — and that’s what matters. Throw in a massively deep list of modes and features, more than 50 playable characters, and customizable goodies for your fighters and you have everything necessary to please both Dragon Ball diehards and fighting game curiosos alike.
Not too shabby, it seems.