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GameRanking's take on some DBZ games...

Post by johnboy1 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:58 pm

I figured I'd see how GameRankings compared the DB games to one another, so I made this list to share with you. This list is obviously not complete, because some of the games don't even have entries, much less reviews. Anyway, here are games with 20 or more reviews apiece (to give at least some semblance of critical consensus), with multi-console games given a weighted average (to avoid duplicate entries for what is more or less the same game). The top-ranker might surprise you.

Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (GBA) - 76.33%
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (PS2) - 75.5%
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (PS2/Wii) - 74.77%
Super Dragon Ball Z (PS2) - 74.43%
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors (GBA) - 73.87%
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (PS2/Wii) - 73.38%
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (X360/PS3) - 72.82%
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai (PSP) - 70.6%
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (PS2) - 70.21%
Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury (GBA) - 69.24%
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (PS2/GC) - 68.59%
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (PS2/GC) - 67.42%
Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo (Wii) - 66.67%
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai – Another Road (PSP) - 64.6%
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (X360/PS3) - 58.86%
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (GBA) - 51.67%
Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (PS2/GC/XBox) - 51.08%
Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu (GBA) - 37.4%

Your thoughts? I love the huge leap between Sagas and Taiketsu. It shows how below par that game was, even by DB standards.
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Post by VenomSymbiote » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:30 pm

I don't see why having Legacy Of Goku II at the top of the list is such a shocker. I mean, it was a great game.

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Post by B » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:47 pm

Super DBZ being so high is what's shocking.
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Post by SSJmole » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:11 pm

The Legacy of Goku is barely above sagas, really!? really!?

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Post by SparkyPantsMcGee » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:20 pm

B wrote:Super DBZ being so high is what's shocking.
A lot of reviews really liked the game and for what it was, Super DBZ was great. I would have been shocked if it was lower on the list.
...Wait what are you doing? Are you still reading this? I finished what I had to say, why don't you move on to the next post?

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Post by IncompetentOverlord » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:13 pm

Ah man, LoG 2 is number one...*Grumble Grumble*
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Post by Ultimate_DB_Fan » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:40 pm

B wrote:Super DBZ being so high is what's shocking.
That, plus Infinite World not being on there, too.

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Post by Greenman » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:52 pm

Ultimate_DB_Fan wrote:
B wrote:Super DBZ being so high is what's shocking.
That, plus Infinite World not being on there, too.
Well, it was a PS2 game released in 2008. No wonder it didn't get a whole lot of reviews.

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Post by Ultimate_DB_Fan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:06 am

Greenman wrote:
Ultimate_DB_Fan wrote:
B wrote:Super DBZ being so high is what's shocking.
That, plus Infinite World not being on there, too.
Well, it was a PS2 game released in 2008. No wonder it didn't get a whole lot of reviews.
What does it coming out in '08 have to do with anything? It missed a few things, sure, but it also had stuff in it that Budokai 3 didn't.

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Post by Greenman » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:48 am

Ultimate_DB_Fan wrote:
Greenman wrote: Well, it was a PS2 game released in 2008. No wonder it didn't get a whole lot of reviews.
What does it coming out in '08 have to do with anything? It missed a few things, sure, but it also had stuff in it that Budokai 3 didn't.
Because it needed 20 reviews to show up on the list. I wasn't commenting of the quality of the game.

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Post by nathantheguitarist » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:47 am

I'm not familiar with GameRanking, but it sounds like Metacritic does the same thing. Only, they show results for stuff with less than 20 reviews? :| I don't know, but here's Metacritic ratings.

These are out of 100, so... they might as well be percentages.
Collective scores in bold. ;)

Jump Ultimate Stars (NDS) - 89 5 Reviews
Jump Super Stars (NDS) - 80 10 Reviews
Dragonball Origins (NDS) - 78 18 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Budokai 3 - 77 32 Reviews
Dragonball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (GBA) 75 21 Reviews
Dragonball: Advanced Adventure - 75 9 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (PS2/Wii) - 73(PS2)/72(Wii) 24(PS2)/27(Wii)
Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (PS2/Wii) - 73(PS2)/72(Wii) 31(PS2)/37(Wii)
Dragonball Z: Supersonic Warriors (GBA) - 73 26 Reviews
Dragonball Z/Kai: Attack of the Saiyans (NDS) - 73 21 Reviews
Super Dragonball Z (PS2) - 72 31 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (PS2) - 72 29 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Burst Limit (PS3/360) - 71(PS3)/72(360) 32(PS3)/50(360)
Dragonball Z: Shin Budokai (PSP) - 70 21 Reviews
Dragonball GT: Transformation (GBA) - 69 12 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Budokai (GC/PS2) - 65(GC)/67(PS2) 16(GC)/28(PS2)
Dragonball Z: Budokai 2 (GC/PS2) - Both 66 9(GC)/28(PS2)
Dragonball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 (NDS) - 66 13 Reviews
Dragonball: Revenge of King Piccolo (Wii) - 65 25 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Shin Budokai 2 (PSP) - 65 20 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Buu's Fury (GBA) - 62 19 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Collectible Card Game (GBA) - 62 4 Reviews
Dragonball: Raging Blast (360/PS3) - 57(PS3)/56(360) 25(PS3)/28(360)
Dragonball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu (NDS) - 57 16 Reviews
Dragonball Z: The Legacy of Goku (GBA) - 53 15 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Sagas (PS2/GC/XB) - 49(PS2)/48(GC)/41(XB) 13(PS2)/11(GC)/11(XB)
Dragonball Z: Infinite World (PS2) - 42 17 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Taiketsu (GBA) - 40 23 Reviews
Dragonball Evolution (PSP) - 28 16 Reviews
Dragonball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 (PS1) - 22 9 Reviews
Battle Stadium D.O.N. (PS2/GC) - xx(PS2)/No listing(GC) 2 Reviews for PS2. *scratches head*

Strange for the random PS1 game, and the reviews for Jump __ Stars, while D.O.N. is kinda, just there.
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Post by Greenman » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:10 am

nathantheguitarist wrote:I'm not familiar with GameRanking, but it sounds like Metacritic does the same thing. Only, they show results for stuff with less than 20 reviews? :| I don't know, but here's Metacritic ratings.
That was a choice on johnboy's part:
johnboy1 wrote:This list is obviously not complete, because some of the games don't even have entries, much less reviews. Anyway, here are games with 20 or more reviews apiece (to give at least some semblance of critical consensus),...

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Post by nathantheguitarist » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:14 am

Ah. That's my kind of laziness for you. I don't care enough to go look up Game Rankings, but I care enough to post a giant clusterfuck of a post from some other site. :roll:
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