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DragonBall Z: Burst Limit - OP Update, Q&A with Donny Clay (Producer)

BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Games and Technology
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Q&A with Donny Clay -- Producer

DBZ has a very loyal and hardcore fan audience. How does DBZ stay true to the cartoon series that spawned this game?

We’ve always done a very careful (and good) job of making sure that our storylines, characters, challenges, etc followed what had happened along the DBZ series. Additionally, as far as gameplay mechanics, we have always paid very careful attention as to how each character moves, and that the graphics on the games matched as closely as possible to the cartoon series.

Does the game have a single player storyline, and if so, how does this integrate into the cartoon series timeline?

It does have a single player, but we’re keeping that under wraps at the moment – we will be revealing that information in a couple of weeks.

For rest of Q&A click here




I searched and didn't see a thread about this, (I thought I had but maybe that was at neogaf ... regardless delete if this is old)
A new demo for Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, the first next-generation title
for the iconic, anime-based video game series, is now live on Xbox LIVER
Marketplace and PlayStation Network (PSN) today, May 15, 2008.


Published by Atari, Inc. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is taking the Dragon
Ball Z series to the next level by entering the realm of next-generation
gaming. The new Xbox LIVE and PSN demo gives players a taste of the
next-gen graphics, gameplay and lightning-fast action that make Burst Limit
stand out as a true gem - before the game ships June 10. The title is
complete with fierce online battles and radical 3D graphic effects, Dragon
Ball Z: Burst Limit will blur the line between video game and anime series.
Packed solid with graphically enhanced playable characters, realistic battle
stages and environments, players can take hold and experience Dragon Ball Z
as never before.

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit will be released on the Xbox 360R video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATIONR3 computer entertainment
system and is being developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Check out the new PSN demo and Xbox LIVE demo today, Thursday, May 15 and
see for yourself!

Has anyone downloaded this yet? Any impressions?

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm gonna be reviewing this game in a few days.

    But a sneak peak wouldn't hurt.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Download it. Graphics are really impressive.
    The gameplay is meh. Pretty much like the budokai games. All the moves feel canned and somewhat slow.
    Still, the graphics are really great.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I enjoyed Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for Wii for a while, but I felt it wasn't worth the $50 I paid for it.

    So I'm definitely not dropping $60 for a game, especially if I can't execute specials with waggle.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Download it. Graphics are really impressive.
    The gameplay is meh. Pretty much like the budokai games. All the moves feel canned and somewhat slow.
    Still, the graphics are really great.

    Thats a shame. I didn't like the Budokai games, but I really enjoyed TB2 on the wii.

    I'm 85% done downloading... from what you played, do all the characters have special moves which are activated the same way? Because I hated that about budokai - how every character felt the same, only with a different skin/animation set.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I think it's great. The fighting is based more on skill and reflex than knowing a special combo or whatever.

    I've always liked the way budokai plays, and I was going to buy this anyways, but I'm definitely more excited now.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I just want Budokai Tenkaichi 4. That series is a lot of fun; I like being able to zip around all over the place. I'll definitely grab this demo, though. Too bad there are only five stages in the full version.

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  • 25mg25mg Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    It feels pretty sloppy at first, but things start moving smoothly as you grasp the engine. There's no training mode, so it can be a turn off if you dislike trial and error. Still, there are some pretty entertaining and satisfying things in the engine. Pursuits are quite awesome.

    The story mode that you play in the demo actually seems tailored to people who want to play for that reason, you get game mechanics like assists that correspond with Dragonball Z's events/battles storyline wise. I've never really been one for any Dragonball Z game, but this seems like another treat for fans of the series. Never played it competitively and there's no versus option here, so there's nothing for me to make an opinion on given that I don't have that kind of skill and insight that comes with that.

    All in all, if you like story, this does a good job of implementing it without having to sit down and watch too many lengthly cutscenes. It's nice to be closer to that fantasy of "living/playing" the story.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    man, you werent lying about the graphics. This looks just like the show.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Download it. Graphics are really impressive.
    The gameplay is meh. Pretty much like the budokai games. All the moves feel canned and somewhat slow.
    Still, the graphics are really great.

    Thats a shame. I didn't like the Budokai games, but I really enjoyed TB2 on the wii.

    I'm 85% done downloading... from what you played, do all the characters have special moves which are activated the same way? Because I hated that about budokai - how every character felt the same, only with a different skin/animation set.

    Pretty much, with slight variations. Combo trees seems to be basically xxxxxy for both characters that are available.
    Forgot to mention that the demo is just two fights from the story mode. No MP option. Still, the graphics really help convey the anime, and the little cutscenes that play before, during and after the fight are really good.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Oh wow, this is pretty fun actually. It's a lot different from the budokai games... at least in my opinion.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Is the demo just for people with Gold, or can us Silver users get it? Because I love me some DBZ.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I have no idea whats going on, but it looks good and seems like it has depth.

    Plus its pretty neat how it rewards you for doing things in the show, and how it interwinds cutscenes into the gameplay.

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Sweet, I'll have to download this to try it out, these games were always my guilty pleasure among my friends...I only popped it out once to play when we were drunk lol

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Mm, I kinda see where you're coming from Kyougu, since I played both Goku and Yamcha by mashing buttons with directions, but they have a lot more variation than they did in Budokai. Especially with regard to timing, and the types of moves they do are very different.

    It was annoying in Budokai because everyone had the same damn beam move, just with a different animation. Yamcha's wolf fist and the spirit ball were pretty cool and something I hadn't seen in budokai.

    I can't wait for my review copy to come in the mail so I can go all out on this.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'll give the demo another try in a bit and see if I like it more.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    they should have thrown in a tutorial mode, though, because really I don't know what I'm doing for most of the battle.

    Also, any word on what this game will cover? The title screen has freeza and cell on it.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Up to the cell saga, which is somewhat annoying. But you know they have to milk it for more sequels.

    And when will the give us Super Saiyan Raditz? I demand to see it.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    I just want Budokai Tenkaichi 4. That series is a lot of fun; I like being able to zip around all over the place. I'll definitely grab this demo, though. Too bad there are only five stages in the full version.

    Wait... what?

    5 stages? Do you mean backgrounds?
    Kyougu wrote: »
    I'll give the demo another try in a bit and see if I like it more.

    the entire screen would just be hair.

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I want a review copy :P
    But yeah that is quite annoying there only going to the cell saga.
    I just hope that each character is unique and not copies of each other. I still enjoyed all the other DBZ games and will prob get this anyway. Damn work I want to play this now

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Alright, I just beat both demo stages. That was pretty fun! Graphics are great. I do wish this was part of the Budokai Tenkaichi series, because I loved the scope, but this does have better, more focused combat. I also liked the proper cutscenes.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    As long as most characters can blow up the stage, I'll be happy. As in, big boom, map changes to a crater, or for namek from normal to erupting volcanoes as the planet is splitting into pieces.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The descriptive text is pretty funny when you go to download the demo

    "DBZ debuts on the xbox 360 console! Play through two exciting battles from the Saiyin Saga in this demo. Get ready? KAMEHAMEHA!"

    Get ready?

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Raslin wrote: »
    The descriptive text is pretty funny when you go to download the demo

    "DBZ debuts on the xbox 360 console! Play through two exciting battles from the Saiyin Saga in this demo. Get ready? KAMEHAMEHA!"

    Get ready?

    WELCOME TO THE FANTASY ZONE.

    GET READY!!

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  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I can't find this damn thing on the PSN anywhere, graaah!

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Does this have online multiplayer, too?

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  • HaikiraHaikira UKRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    Does this have online multiplayer, too?

    The demo no, the full game does, even some form of cooperative i believe.

    I approached this demo as a serious non believer, i didn't expect to like it since i haven't watched the show in so very very long, and not many of the previous games impressed me much. But color me impressed, this could be a day one purchase for me depending on reviews. It looks and plays so damn well, and really captures the feel of the show. Earlier on i was pretty cynical about why the game only went as far into the sagas as it did, but if all the fights have gotten the attention the demo levels did, it makes sense.

    Big thanks to this thread, for getting me interested in it.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Haikira wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    Does this have online multiplayer, too?

    The demo no, the full game does, even some form of cooperative i believe.

    I approached this demo as a serious non believer, i didn't expect to like it since i haven't watched the show in so very very long, and not many of the previous games impressed me much. But color me impressed, this could be a day one purchase for me depending on reviews. It looks and plays so damn well, and really captures the feel of the show. Earlier on i was pretty cynical about why the game only went as far into the sagas as it did, but if all the fights have gotten the attention the demo levels did, it makes sense.

    Uhm, that's a good point that I hadn't thought about. The scenes in the fights were pretty impressive.

    I played the demo more and enjoyed it. Only thing that's going to keep me from buying this right away is that it comes out when MGS4 does.

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  • HaikiraHaikira UKRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Haikira wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    Does this have online multiplayer, too?

    The demo no, the full game does, even some form of cooperative i believe.

    I approached this demo as a serious non believer, i didn't expect to like it since i haven't watched the show in so very very long, and not many of the previous games impressed me much. But color me impressed, this could be a day one purchase for me depending on reviews. It looks and plays so damn well, and really captures the feel of the show. Earlier on i was pretty cynical about why the game only went as far into the sagas as it did, but if all the fights have gotten the attention the demo levels did, it makes sense.

    Uhm, that's a good point that I hadn't thought about. The scenes in the fights were pretty impressive.

    I played the demo more and enjoyed it. Only thing that's going to keep me from buying this right away is that it comes out when MGS4 does.

    Wait i just checked Wikipedia, We get it earlier here in the UK. Thats a pleasant surprise. I'm actually planning to use Burst Limit, to keep myself away from the the internet on the run up to MGS4.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I had to put in Tenkaichi 2 to ease the pain of waiting. Burst Limit is a lot of fun, and I'll probably pick it up come June 10th. I'm tempted to go get Tenkaichi 3 used to pass the time.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    This is pretty damn fun

    I am now angry at LewieP for giving the review copy to TSR as opposed to me.

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  • The Sneak!The Sneak! Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Fuck, I enjoyed Budokai 3, and this seems much better than that. Color me impressed.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I call dibs on the OP for this when its released :P

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Up to the cell saga, which is somewhat annoying. But you know they have to milk it for more sequels.

    And when will the give us Super Saiyan Raditz? I demand to see it.

    Pity the poor voice actors, who once again have to go through the entire story. What is this, 9th time around now?

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Up to the cell saga, which is somewhat annoying. But you know they have to milk it for more sequels.

    And when will the give us Super Saiyan Raditz? I demand to see it.

    Pity the poor voice actors, who once again have to go through the entire story. What is this, 9th time around now?

    I would have figured they'd just re-use recordings from both the show and the dozen games they've made. Those guys (and gals) must be getting tired at this point.

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  • DemosthornDemosthorn Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    That reminds me, they have the original Japanese voice actors in the game too. You can pick the language.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Up to the cell saga, which is somewhat annoying. But you know they have to milk it for more sequels.

    And when will the give us Super Saiyan Raditz? I demand to see it.

    Pity the poor voice actors, who once again have to go through the entire story. What is this, 9th time around now?

    I would have figured they'd just re-use recordings from both the show and the dozen games they've made. Those guys (and gals) must be getting tired at this point.

    Trust me, you can hear that.

    Granted, they were never really that good to begin with, but still.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Your typical button mashing fighter.

    Pass.

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  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Brought to you by the letter A.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    I had to put in Tenkaichi 2 to ease the pain of waiting. Burst Limit is a lot of fun, and I'll probably pick it up come June 10th. I'm tempted to go get Tenkaichi 3 used to pass the time.

    Tenkaichi 3 is excellent. At least, the Wii version is.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Demosthorn wrote: »
    That reminds me, they have the original Japanese voice actors in the game too. You can pick the language.

    Oh thank god. I HATE the DBZ voice actores.
    They really need to start using the music from the show too.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    I had to put in Tenkaichi 2 to ease the pain of waiting. Burst Limit is a lot of fun, and I'll probably pick it up come June 10th. I'm tempted to go get Tenkaichi 3 used to pass the time.

    Tenkaichi 3 is excellent. At least, the Wii version is.

    What did they add again? Because I thought after Tenkaichi 2 added in not only every saga, but every movie AND GT fight... what more could they have put in?

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