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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3 Gameplay: What It Can Learn From Budokai Tenkaichi 3

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Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is still loved by many/ [Image from Cheat CC]

While fans wait for the third Xenoverse 2 DLC pack, they wonder if Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3 should be made. Customizing characters and learning techniques is pretty fun, but compared to an actual fighting game, it’s really lacking in content. Despite the amount of improvements made in the sequel, many consider Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 as the best Dragon Ball game.

Originally released on the PS2 and Nintendo Wii, Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is still loved by many fans of Dragon Ball. Though the Xenoverse games are playable and decent, fans also want a remaster for the Budokai Tenkaichi games, especially the third entry. If a new Xenoverse game is going to be made, it could learn a few things from the PS2 classic.

Put All The Characters

If Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3 wants to please all the fans, it needs to add more characters than any other game in the series. Though it does feature characters from GT and Super, the game’s roster lacks weight compared to Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Despite coming out on PS2 and Wii, characters from original Dragon Ball, GT and the movies make an appearance.

There aren’t a lot of games that let you play as Master Roshi, Grandpa Gohan, King Piccolo, Chi Chi and Garlic Jr. Xenoverse 2 did add a few movie characters like Turles and Janemba, but the lack of classic Dragon Ball fighters was very disappointing. Admittedly, their attires could be used for the custom characters, but that’s still disappointing compared to having the actual fighters.

Immediate Transformations

Considering the amount of fan favorite transformations in the second game, it would be nice to see Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3 let players choose these states right away. While SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta are separate characters, there’s no way to start a fight as Super Saiyan 3 Goku or Super Saiyan 2 Gohan. Heck, some characters can’t even transform, with Cell only having his first and last forms, both of which are separate characters.

Budokai Tenkaichi 3 let players choose between any of Frieza and Cell’s various forms, all of whom have different moves. Super Buu also had a number of transformative states that could be chosen immediately, none of which made it to Xenoverse or it’s sequel. If a third game in the Xenoverse series is made, they should have more transformations for the characters.

What If Scenarios

Xenoverse is practically built on What If scenarios, but they’re always cleaned up at the end of every mission, retaining the status quo. Considering how alternate dimensions were introduced in Dragon Ball Super, it would be nice to have more creative What If scenarios. Budokai Tenkaichi 3 offered a few, like Android 16 going back in time to kill Kid Goku, only to be stopped by Android 8.

Should developer Dimps make Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3, we will need to see some more creative What If scenarios to entertain fans of the franchise. GT villain Baby could go back in time and try to kill the Saiyans in Planet Tuffle or Goku could side with Raditz when he comes to Earth at the beginning of Z. There are plenty of alternate scenarios fans would love to see in a third Xenoverse game and if anyone can make them well, it’s Dimps.

Beam Struggles

When Goku and Vegeta had their first beam struggle in Dragon Ball Z, it was a moment in time no anime fan ever forgot. After this, beam struggles became a norm in the series and would even be a part of a few games. Budokai 3, Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and the Raging Blast games had beam struggles, but they have been removed ever since.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3 needs to rectify this and bring beam struggles to the game, which would make certain confrontations more epic. While it might be difficult to pull off in a team battle, having them for one-on-one matches would be ideal.

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