Dragon Ball: Final Bout

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Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Shinnin » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:53 am

I'm gonna buy it. For others who've played it, is there anything I need to know beforehand?

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by sangofe » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:48 am

Shinnin wrote:I'm gonna buy it. For others who've played it, is there anything I need to know beforehand?
Yes, the good things about the game is the intro, the 2d menu art, and the sound track. Everything else is horrible.

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Jord » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:42 am

You can basically use the same input commands as the ones from the Snes games.
You can unlock all the hidden fighters with a cheat code.

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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:54 am

Jord wrote:You can unlock all the hidden fighters with a cheat code.
And unfortunately you'll have to do so like every time you want to use them, because there's not really any kind of 'save' feature in the game in regards to that.

I got the game a year or so ago, and I think I've only popped it in like...twice. And honestly played it all of once. It was...well...yeah. But hey, if you want to have every DB game that's ever made it to the US shores, then there's that.
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Post by The Tori-bot » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:24 pm

Shinnin wrote:is there anything I need to know beforehand?
Your money would be better spent elsewhere.
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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Xeogran » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:41 pm

Win 10 times on Hard with GT Trunks and then go over his portrait, click select 10 times to unlock Gotenks

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by MajinVegetaSSj6 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:05 pm

Well the cinematic moves are nice...I aalways love the 10 x Kamehameha of ssj4 Goku

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Post by Big Momma » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:26 pm

At the very least, it's pretty cool to hear Steve Blum as Goku.
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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by sangofe » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:34 pm

Nightstar1994 wrote:Win 10 times on Hard with GT Trunks and then go over his portrait, click select 10 times to unlock Gotenks
Capture a video of it, or I claim bullshit.

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Post by DarkPrince_92 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:01 pm

The Tori-bot wrote:
Shinnin wrote:is there anything I need to know beforehand?
Your money would be better spent elsewhere.
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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Xeogran » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:33 pm

sangofe wrote:
Nightstar1994 wrote:Win 10 times on Hard with GT Trunks and then go over his portrait, click select 10 times to unlock Gotenks
Capture a video of it, or I claim bullshit.
I was only making a prank on a 15 year old joke cheat XD

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Hellspawn28 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:37 pm

I loved the game when I was 10 or 11 since it was pre-Budokai and it was cool playing a 3D DBZ fighting game at the time. I first played the game before the 2004 reissue when I played it at a local Japanese imported store years ago. I got the 2004 reissue since I loved the game the first time and I found myself liking the game much less when I played the game again in 2004. The cool intro for the game, the music soundtrack, the character models (for a 1997 game, they are not too bad) and the hilariously awful English voice acting are the only good things about this game. In this age, you are better off playing better DBZ games. It's better then Ultimate Battle 22 but that's not saying much.
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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Jord » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:02 pm

I still think some enjoyment can be had with the game. The soundtrack is great and there's an interesting line up of characters. The boss battle against a huge Bebi Vegeta Oozaru is kinda cool and I love the interactions between characters before fights. The biggest downside of the game to me is it's speed. It's like playing the Butoden games in slow motion.

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Mac » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:34 am

Horrible game, but a game everyone should play at least once for giggles.

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by The S » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:11 am

sangofe wrote:
Nightstar1994 wrote:Win 10 times on Hard with GT Trunks and then go over his portrait, click select 10 times to unlock Gotenks
Capture a video of it, or I claim bullshit.
There's a website now?
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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:20 am

One thing you should about it:

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!! FOR THE LOVE OF KAMI DO NOT BUY IT!!! It'll save you the psychological torture.
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DBZGTKOSDH wrote:... Haven't we already gotten these in GT? Goku dies, the DBs go away, and the Namekian DBs most likely won't be used again because of the Evil Dragons.
Goku didn't die in GT. The show sucked him off so much, it was impossible to keep him in the world of the living, so he ascended beyond mortality.
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I always side eye the people who say "Now my kids/today's kids can experience what I did as a child!" Nigga, who gives a fuck about your childhood? You're an adult now and it was at least 15 years ago. Let the kids have their own experience instead of picking at a corpse.

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Xeogran » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:32 pm

I like Final Bout until today, even replaying it for fun here and there. What torture?

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:32 pm

Extremely clunky and unresponsive controls, broken mechanics, unbalanced roster, horrific english voices, terrible AI, Meteor Smash, etc.

The only good thing about the game is the soundtrack but since you can get the CD nowadays at a similar price no reason to even bother with the game unless for nostalgia, you're a masicist, or you wanna commit suicide from the spear awfulness of the game.
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DBZGTKOSDH wrote:... Haven't we already gotten these in GT? Goku dies, the DBs go away, and the Namekian DBs most likely won't be used again because of the Evil Dragons.
Goku didn't die in GT. The show sucked him off so much, it was impossible to keep him in the world of the living, so he ascended beyond mortality.
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Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:31 am
I'm just about done with the concept of reboots and making shows that were products of their time and impactful "new and sexy" and in line with modern tastes and sensibilities. Let stuff stay in their era and give today's kids their own shit to watch.

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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by Hellspawn28 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:00 pm

I think as kid during the late 90's and early 2000's, this game was pretty epic since it was pre-Budokai and GT was not out for a while. Just seeing SSj4 Goku and the other new characters as a kid blew my mind. I do remember one Japanese import store had the game for $100 back in 2001 and I wanted it so bad as a kid.
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Re: Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Post by mcdonough88 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:58 am

Awful game, excellent music and JP voice acting!

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