"Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread

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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:55 am

Had a couple of quick questions that I kept forgetting to ask until now -

1) The cards that you collect in this game look like actual Japanese cards of some sort that are probably nostalgic for Japanese fans to see again if I had to guess. My fiance noticed on the side of them they almost look like they're meant to be scanned by something when you slide them, like credit cards do. These wouldn't be basically the old Cardass cards I've heard people talk about before would they?

2) When you get Goten and Kid Trunks as support characters later on, do they have access to Super Saiyan via their skill trees? Or do we only get them in base forms?
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Post by Matches Malone » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:01 am

Gyt Kaliba wrote:
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When you get Goten and Kid Trunks as support characters later on, do they have access to Super Saiyan via their skill trees? Or do we only get them in base forms?
They have Ssj.

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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:18 am

Nice, I was hoping they would, thanks for the confirmation.
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Re: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread

Post by Brojack » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:45 pm

Why did they include the driving test for Goku and Piccolo but not the Garlic Jr saga?

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Post by samuraix123 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:06 pm

Let me tell ya'll a funny story. So i'm just sitting here leveling up Gohan and it's dead quite in my house and i'm laying down with the controller right up next to me and all of a sudden King Kai's voice comes through the controller speaker HOWS THAT SOUND!? scared.....Me too death. LOL :lol: :lol:
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Post by Scsigs » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:47 pm

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Why did they include the driving test for Goku and Piccolo but not the Garlic Jr saga?
The driving test was quick filler that doesn't contradict or stretch previous story elements that some fans actually like. The Garlic Jr. Arc is filler that contradicts the internal continuity of the series by including a movie villain from a movie that contradicts several story elements from the series that pretty much no one actually likes & its only contribution to future stuff is getting referenced in GT for the water that cures everyone which...firmly establishes that GT can only take place in the Z anime's continuity, but whatever. On top of that, it would take up time & assets that were better spent on the actual canon events of the anime & manga.
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Post by Soppa Saia People » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:56 pm

not to mention the driving episode is one of, if not the most popular and well remembered pure filler episode in the series, where as the garlic jr saga,,,,well some people remember it exists.
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Post by SSJmole » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:18 pm

Woo I did it , I beat buu saga then beat the hidden boss fight , pretty awesome imo.

Only negative choice imo is bandai blocked sharing images to social media but I don't know if they know they did. What I mean is I tweeted photos and bandai UK liked it. However I didn't use the PS4 built in share to upload to twitter no. Instead I had to do these steps :

Optional
1 Record video like nornal
2 Watch video
3 Hit share at time you want
4 Save screen shot

I do that as I prefer that way to take screen shots so I dont miss moment I wanted lol

Only way to upload those pics:
1 Send to a friend on PlayStation (I used my USA account so no one is bothered)
2 Open PlayStation app on phone
3 View messages
4 Save each screen shot on phone
5 Manually upload to twitter with #ps4share added in message

Doing that lets you save images like to twitter like

Image

It's too much work for a basic feature. It's baffling too as the Mira stuff is all blocked scene so can't record video. I get that that's fair. However why have everything else unblocked if we can't do anything with video or pictures ? lol

Sorry for long winded ramble just annoyed me that did lol

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Post by Koitsukai » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:49 pm

A few things:

- Totally agree about Garlic Jr being a pain in the ass in many aspects, and the driver license filler a fun chance to introduce a mini-game, that could've been done much better.

- Someone said earlier that you couldn't play as Cell arc Gohan, which is wrong, after Cell you get to play as him for as long as you like, until the 7 year hiatus of course. After he grows up, expecting to play again as his younger self is just not serious.

- I revived the Cell Jr, but couldn't fight them before the 7 year hiatus, do I have to wait for the main story to end to challenge them?

- Having a great time as the Golden Warrior/Gureto Saiyaman and assisting to OS High School. I wish we could choose to use Kinton. Also, the way Videl finds out about Gohan makes much more sense than in the show.

- I'm getting a little tired of so many loading screens. I know that is probably a need for the game to work properly, but really, why have 1 cutscene, have a loading screen, then another cutscene, then another loading screen, then another cutscene and only then being able to play? Give me one long cutscene, load, and then let me play.

- I loved Vegeta regaining his fighting spirit by meeting Gohan again, they made it look as if he is projecting Goku onto Gohan. Too bad they had a dialogue about Trunks being hyped about going to the amusement park, that could've been told as if Trunks already hit Vegeta and earned his trip. This is the kind of lore expansion I want from a videogame, not the real origins of the saiyans or heavy stuff like that.

- I'm wondering if the battle power would've changed drastically if my leveling up would've been better. Like if Cell arc Gohan was level 80 (I had him around 50-ish), would his 7.9M BP be higher? like 20M?

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Post by SSJmole » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:21 pm

Are you playing as right person for cell Jr? Vegeta I believe.

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Post by Koitsukai » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:26 pm

SSJmole wrote:
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Are you playing as right person for cell Jr? Vegeta I believe.
No, as Gohan. I had no idea only certain characters can fight certain enemies, thanks.

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Post by TheSaiyanGod » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:46 pm

Koitsukai wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:49 pm


- I'm getting a little tired of so many loading screens. I know that is probably a need for the game to work properly, but really, why have 1 cutscene, have a loading screen, then another cutscene, then another loading screen, then another cutscene and only then being able to play? Give me one long cutscene, load, and then let me play.
Yes, loading screens on consoles are a pain. But tomorrow they will release an update to shorten load times and make other adjustments (the official account of the game said it would give more details tomorrow, but I think it’s not the Time Machine update yet)

By the way, there are side missions that you can only start with if you are using the right character or if you have the required character in your party for example

Edit: Actually, the update is available now

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Post by Koitsukai » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:45 pm

Thanks, I just got the update too, let's hope it's good


Minor stupid complain: I would've liked to have the second opening as well.

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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:58 pm

Can you miss out on getting the recipes? I've been trying to get the Special Ramen Course and the Deluxe Seafood Course to show up (they're both around West City), and they refuse to show up for me. Apparently you can start getting those two after Chapter 2 from what I was reading, but I checked back then and they weren't there, and I'm just about to start the Androids arc. Am I basically screwed on that front until the Time Machine function is added?
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Post by BagetaSama » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:17 pm

When do you guys think DLC is gonna come out for this game

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Post by Tian » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:19 pm

I started playing last Saturday and I'm really enjoying it. The new story bits , the music and the bosses are great (I got my ass kicked once by Raditz and three times by Dodoria)

Although... I haven't progressed the story that much (I'm currently at the Ginyu Forces arc) because I don't have too much time to play.
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Post by Dbzfan94 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:32 pm

Kid Buu fight is bullshit just like how it was in Budokai 2. Annoying but nostalgic in a way

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Post by Dbzfan94 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:33 pm

Gyt Kaliba wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:55 am
Had a couple of quick questions that I kept forgetting to ask until now -

1) The cards that you collect in this game look like actual Japanese cards of some sort that are probably nostalgic for Japanese fans to see again if I had to guess. My fiance noticed on the side of them they almost look like they're meant to be scanned by something when you slide them, like credit cards do. These wouldn't be basically the old Cardass cards I've heard people talk about before would they?
I have no clue where they’re from, but I found a bunch of them in my drawer the other day. From the ones I have, haven’t found any of the Kakarot equivalent but I’m missing over half. Either way it was kinda surreal

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Post by Soppa Saia People » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:52 pm

Dbzfan94 wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:32 pm
Kid Buu fight is bullshit just like how it was in Budokai 2. Annoying but nostalgic in a way
lol, that actually kinda makes me hyped for that fight, i had so much fun with that budokai 2 fight when i played that game again a couple months ago. just such a asshole fight, took turns fighting him with my friend, fun times.
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Re: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread

Post by Matches Malone » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:01 am

Brojack wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:45 pm
Why did they include the driving test for Goku and Piccolo but not the Garlic Jr saga?
Garlic Jr might be getting DLC, although it's unknown if it will be his arc or movie.
Dbzfan94 wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:32 pm
Kid Buu fight is bullshit just like how it was in Budokai 2. Annoying but nostalgic in a way.
I think #18 was worse with Burter and Jeice being a close second.

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