Dragon Ball Z: Sagas

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Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
And to think that this was developed by the same studio that later brought us Toy Story 3: The Video Game and the Disney Infinity games...
Genre: Action-adventure
Beat 'em up
Platforms: GameCube
PlayStation 2
Release Date: NA: March 22, 2005
Developer: Avalanche Software
Publisher: Atari
Franchise: Dragon Ball Z
Previous Game: N/A
Next Game: N/A

Dragon Ball Z: Sagas is a 3D action-adventure video game, based on the anime Dragon Ball Z, developed by Avalanche Software and published by Atari. It is the first Dragon Ball Z game to be released on a non-Japanese console, the Xbox.

Why It Sucks

  1. Uninspired gameplay.
  2. Boring and tedious combat.
  3. The moves look stupid.
  4. Ugly graphics that are not detailed.
  5. Erratic camera.
  6. Poor controls.
  7. The game is very short, containing less than 25 levels.
  8. Restrictive and linear level design. The levels themselves are very short too.
  9. Small selection of characters.
  10. Every character plays the same.
  11. The special moves like the Kamehameha look like pathetic energy balls, and all the special moves look the same.
  12. Many bugs and glitches, like when your opponent's health never goes down or when you phase right through mountains.
  13. False advertising: Atari called Dragon Ball Z: Sagas "The first free-form destructible sandbox game". This was, of course, a lie; It's a linear beat 'em up, and a very bad one at that.
  14. Bosses are always teleporting.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The voice acting is decent.
  2. The FMV cutscenes from the anime are enjoyable.


The game received generally mixed to negative reviews on release and was a commercial flop. Giving the game a 3.8 out of 10, GameSpot's Ryan Davis concluded that "In the end, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas fails in all departments. It's nowhere near as fun or functional as the Budokai games and completely fails in taking the series into a new direction".


Dragon Ball Z: Sagas was ranked at #84
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