Famitsu Raves Over Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Famitsu has come out with its reviews for January, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is getting high scores.

Normally, we’re not one to tout any particular game publication over another (except for ours, of course), but Famitsu sometimes gets their hands on games before anyone else. Something to do with the special relationship of being located in the same country where the game is made. Or something.

Anyways, Famitsu has come out with their January review scores, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is near the top of the list. Of their panel of four reviewers, the scores were 9/8/9/8.

“The depiction of dynamic battles such as character motions and “spirit” movements is wonderful,” wrote reviewer Ashida (with the help of Google Translate). Added Namiko Kushida, “’Dragon Ball‘ is mainly about battles, but at the beginning it has a deeply adventurous impression, and I’m happy to be able to taste that element in an RPG-like form.”

In case you weren’t aware, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is the new game coming January 17th set in the Dragon Ball Z universe. It will span the Dragon Ball Z story from the Saiyan Saga all the way to the Buu Saga, hitting everywhere in between just as you’d expect.

The game itself is more of an action RPG than traditional fighting game for which the Dragon Ball franchise has become known in recent years. Although the game world will have large open areas, the game will progress linearly through these spaces while the player engages in combat. There will be standard RPG activities like fishing, eating, and training, as well as a skill tree to customize each character.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot comes out on January 17th.

The only game to top Dragon Ball in Famitsu’s January ratings was Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon with a score of 9/9/10/10. The hotly anticipated Yakuza sequel will feature a brand new lead character and a totally new dynamic. Instead of an action brawler, Yakuza 7 will be a traditional turn-based RPG complete with jobs, bonding, and even summons.

Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon arrives January 16th in Japan, but we’ll have to wait until later in 2020 for a Western release.

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