Remember in beginning of the 2000's when Dragon Ball Z rarely had much sagas/villains? Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 is a game that explains until the Majin Buu Saga. You can find a difference from 1 and 2, that the graphics are shaded. A nice kind of touch so the producers didn't have to work much hard on it, but they could have worked some extra time to get more than just 1 saga from Budokai 1. The soundtrack itself is very good. Like all DBZ soundtracks, they provide music which will keep you playing just for the music. But, if you already had Budokai 1, is it a good idea to get 2? No. There is not much more in Budokai 2, and only has 1 more saga. Though it keeps Budokai 1's hard nature and makes the Kid Buu fight probably as hard or harder than the Cell fight in Budokai 1. Is it worth it? Yes. Actually, it's also a good game to start your DBZ collection, or if you're new, then it's good to start from there. I know you might think getting Tenkaichi 1, 2, or 3 would be better because it explains the WHOLE story, but, it's not so good to get that much. You want to start off with the simple 2.5D game play, and start with the simple controls. As you become a better fan, start the tenkaichi's. Once you're a pure fan, get BT3 for the wii, and start playing online. Now, let's go back to what this review is all about--Budokai 2. It explains the story well for a starter. There might be minor things left out of explanation--like the part where Raditz arrives. They do NOT explain the part of "killing 100 people and bringing them on the beach." You can get this game for only 7 dollars used at GameStop, though GameStop might be your only choice because Budokai 2 isn't as easy to find then Budokai 1. To end this review, Budokai 2 is a fun DBZ game to play with friends, yourself, and whoever you please.
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Added 25 Sep 2004, ID #10909
OK, what can I say, I read a reveiw in a magazine and I thought I would post a review where people would see it.
This game is well good, I dont think I have actually ever played a bettaer fighting game thats cell shaded, actually I don't think I've ever played a cell shaded fighting before, so ok, I think this game kicks but, its got to be the best cell shaded game ever made, the tornament section of the game is just pure brilliance but....the story line is so messed up, you have to fight Freeza and cel like 4-5 times and the only good thing about it is just to show them that no matter how many times they try, a computer game version of the evil monsters are no match for the real time gamers that are just too good, but even the places you go in the story line is messed up. Like why do you fight those little Saiya men about 50 times when in the series theres probly bout 5-7 of them, and the strange thing is they go from the original colour of green to an obscure colour like pink, what were those people thinking, id agree with people when they say the makers were designing the game after going on a complete pub night.
Well anyway, the charaters are amazing but the moves are too much the same for each character, which I think is quite sad, but overall I'll say buy this game and play it till you've completed it fully, get every character, evey fusion, every item and more.
Also do everything to get all the dragon ball's because I was never able too so goodluck. I give this game a 7/10 so go buy it and enjoy, and wait 4 the 3rd.
Dragonball z budokai 2 is by far the best dragonball game released on any of the game consoles.
Budokai 2 is the spinoff of budokai 1 and easily is much better.
Playing in the original manga style, budokai lets you control and unlock all of the characters seen in the program.
The story mode in budokai 2 is called dragon world and is set out as a board game rather than just full on combat.
In dragonworld you have to hop around to meet up with your enemies, allways controling Goku but being able to choose 1 or more extra players.
Going through dragonworld you encounter the likes of Raditz, Nappa, the Ginyu Force, Frieza, the androids, cell and all forms of buu.
Other options of the game are Duel mode, where you can fight the computer or your friends, World tournament, where you fight in a cometition for money, Edit skills, where you can buy skills and ajust character skills and babadis spaceship, when you unlock it.
I give this game 9 out of 10 because of its good graphics and great gameplay.