- System: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC/Steam
- Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Developer: Dimps
- Release Date: 9/22/2017
- Rating: Teen
- Genre: Fighting game, Role-playing game
- Players: Offline 1-2, Online multiplayer
- Official Website: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2
What to Expect
Who it Caters to
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2:
The Nintendo Switch, besides allowing offline players to play comfortably, also gives two more unique features. Perhaps not too exciting but still a welcome addition is the vibration feature on the controller. Attacks thrown and received will resonate in your hands. The second addition to the Nintendo Switch Edition, which is still being developed, is the inclusion of motion-detected moves. You will be able to throw blasts based on how you throw out the controller, although a general warning is advised: don’t lob the controller like its fire from your hands. More serious battles will probably not use this feature, as a quick selection of a skill might be quicker than throwing out your hands--although I really want to know if the Spirit Bomb will require everyone’s collective hands to reach the skies.
The demo of the game only allowed you to fight a single opponent, but I was assured that every other feature that is core to Xenoverse 2 will remain. For those unaware of how Xenoverse 2 works. Generally, in a versus format, players are restricted to an arena-like setting. Movement vertically and horizontally is unrestricted, as characters in Dragon Ball lore have the ability to fly, so do you. Players new to the game can get by with mashing the Light Attack button, which finishes combos nicely enough, but more seasoned players will want to know when to throw in a Strong Attack and extend combos with either customizable skills (if you are playing custom character versus) or Ki Blasts. Since this is a fighter, your goal is to deplete the health of your opponent, so an understanding of their character limitations and your strengths will allow you to grasp victory.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Comfortable controls with added features on the Nintendo Switch.
- Easy to pick up and play for new players.
- Portability of the Nintendo Switch is a good incentive for any game with grinding for loot involved.
- More added features would better entice veterans of the game.
- Motion controls might not be the smartest idea when playing in an intense environment.
Honey's Final Verdict:
Let me know what you thought of the article. For seasoned players, what do you think might incentivize you to play the port? For newer players, were you contemplating trying out Xenoverse 2 on the Nintendo Switch? Comments are always appreciated!