Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Sells over 500,000 Copies Worldwide on the Nintendo Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/2kyqq/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-sells-over-500000-copies-worldwide-on-the-nintendo-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/2kyqq/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-sells-over-500000-copies-worldwide-on-the-nintendo-switch Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:22:24 -0500 Highties

According to a recent tweet from the official Dragon Ball gaming Twitter account, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide for the Nintendo Switch. In the tweet, they thank their fans, mention how they have sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, and apologize for the shortages of physical copies, which they plan to restock in early February.

Dragon Ball Z is not only considered one of the main pillars of anime, it's also a pillar for anime fighting games. Because of this, the franchise has been involved in the gaming industry since the '80s. With that in mind, the year-old port gathered a lot of support when it first came to the Nintendo Switch, remaining on the Top 15 Best Sellers list on the Nintendo eShop for the first month after release. Fans are clamoring for the next game in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, and with support from the Nintendo community, the hope is to bring the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ franchise to the Nintendo Switch. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for further news and information regarding everything Dragon Ball.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Guide: How to Find and Use the Beastly Core Crystal https://www.gameskinny.com/6tmtg/xenoblade-chronicles-2-guide-how-to-find-and-use-the-beastly-core-crystal https://www.gameskinny.com/6tmtg/xenoblade-chronicles-2-guide-how-to-find-and-use-the-beastly-core-crystal Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:23:26 -0500 Josh Broadwell

One of the major new features in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the inclusion of Blades, artificial life forms that bond with human Drivers and aid them in battle. Each main character has at least one set Blade obtained in the main story, and there are additional Blades players find as they explore the massive world of Alrest. Some of these are necessary to fully explore the world, while others provide a boost in combat and help expand relationships between characters. The Beastly Core Crystal does all of these, and it's easier to find than you might think.

What Is the Beastly Core Crystal?

The Beastly Core Crystal is a type of Rare core crystal. Rare crystals yield Rare Blades, each of which possesses a unique personality, appearance, and ability, whereas common crystals give you standard, run-of-the-mill Blades.

Many Rare crystals are only found randomly, but some of them are obtained through side quests or normal story progression. The Beastly Core Crystal is an example of the latter, so you don't have to go out of your way or trust to luck to find it. The element of chance that makes it rather difficult to acquire many Rare Blades also makes those that are easily obtainable like this one even more welcome and useful, especially early on, when you're still building your team.

How Do I Find It?

In Chapter 3, the party meets Vandham the mercenary in the Kingdom of Uraya. As part of the plot, he takes the party on a mercenary mission, and in the process, Rex and Co. discover a dead Titan and a giant monster, the Elder Arachno. Naturally, the monster has to go.

How to Beat the Elder Arachno

The Elder Arachno is one of the more difficult bosses in the early game. The first order of business is to make sure the party is close to the Elder Arachno's level, around level 22. If you're having trouble leveling your party up, side quests will be the most helpful. Take on some quests that reward you with experience, sleep at an inn, allocate the bonus experience points, and you'll be well on the way to a stronger party a heckuva lot faster than grinding through combat.

During the actual battle, Tora will be the most useful party member, so make sure to keep her alive. Arts inflicting Break are also going to be important over the course of combat. But, in general, if your party members' levels are high enough, and you keep Tora in good shape, you'll take down the Elder Arachno in no time.

What Do I Do With It Now?

You'll automatically be rewarded with the Beastly Core Crystal after the fight. But, you can't do anything with it for the remainder of the chapter. Once Chapter 4 begins, however, you can immediately unlock the crystal's power and bond the Earth-Blade Wulfric with Rex, Nia, or Zeke, his ideal Drivers.

Here's a rundown of what Wulfric has to offer:

Field Skills:

  • Superstrength: Used to lift or break things
  • Earth Mastery: An Earth Blade's power
  • Focus: Ablility to control one's power

Battle Skills:

  • Power Unleashed: When Affinity is maxed, increases damage by 60%
  • Critical Strike: Increases critical damage by 10%

Blade Arts

  • Critical Up: Increases critical hit rate
  • Arts Plus: Increases power of next Driver Art used


  • Brutal Lance: Erratic spin attack
  • Termination Blast: Fires absorbed energy in a single blast
  • Hellhound: A powerful fly-and-drop attack
  • Apocalypse: Jabs an enemy multiple times before firing a laser blast.


Are you planning on making Wulfric part of your team? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out our other Xenoblade Chronicles 2 guides!

2017's Best Anime Franchise Games https://www.gameskinny.com/truth/2017s-best-anime-franchise-games https://www.gameskinny.com/truth/2017s-best-anime-franchise-games Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:02:44 -0500 Josh Broadwell


.hack//GU Last Recode

PlayStation 4

Like the Naruto legacy compilation, .hack//GU Last Recode puts together the second set of three volumes of the .hack// series from way back in the PlayStation 2 days. Unlike Naruto, this game offers an extra fourth volume to complement the original three. .hack// takes the meta concepts of Sword Art Online and runs as far as possible with them. You play as Haseo, one among many players of the in-game MMO, "The World," alternating between that and the "real world." When one of Haseo's friends ends up in a real-world coma as a result of in-game circumstances, he sets out on a journey to help her recover.


In the process, he transforms a fair bit as well and is one of the more dynamic RPG characters, not to mention anime characters. Not many changes have been made overall to the original battle system, and while fights are not quite as involved as in Naruto, you'll still be pulling off special attacks and working with your party to overcome some challenging opponents. The fourth volume, Redemption, is not a full game -- running at around five hours -- but it's a nice way to round off an immensely satisfying journey.




There might be a wealth of new anime franchise games on the horizon, but 2017 still has a lot to offer. Whether you're looking for collections of your old favorites or want to dive into something brand new, there's something from some of your favorite franchises just waiting to be your next game.


Let us know in the comments if you're planning on picking any of these up!


Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Links

Android, iOS

Yu-Gi-Oh is one of the longest-running popular anime franchises, with new games -- and card sets -- released on a regular basis, and Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links­ is the latest of Konami's offerings. With all of the history and commercial success, you'd think a mobile Yu-Gi-Oh game could be just a cheap way to cash in on the series -- but you'd be wrong. Rather than bombarding you with complicated mechanics and more summons than anyone could know what to do with, Duel Links takes a more simplistic approach, teaching you the basics and pitting you against opponents that help you get used to the way the game works.


But that doesn't mean it lacks challenge for series veterans. The game gives you a limited number of cards to work with at first, so you must make the best out of what you've been given. Of course, you can pay to unlock cards. But it's possible to play the entire game -- and be successful at it -- without spending any real money at all since the game gives you everything you need over a reasonable length of time. The challenge and joy of winning with the hand you've been dealt makes this a gem worth trying for both series fans and newcomers alike.


Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Steam

The Sword Art Online series is an interesting one -- a show about people taking part in a virtual game ... which means you're playing a game about people playing a game that isn't real. Anyway, the concept is a lot less complicated than it sounds and has produced some memorable characters and locations for several years now. The latest game, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, is rather different from its predecessors in a few ways. It takes place after the main story arc from the anime -- and previous games -- and places you in a much more relaxed setting. The result is one that suits fans of the series perfectly, allowing you to spend time getting to know your characters in greater depth and enjoy the game world without the pressure of an overly intrusive storyline.


Along with side missions such as running your own store, you'll explore the world in MMORPG fashion, with three party members at a time, gigantic monsters at every turn, and some surprisingly deep -- and, at times, slightly obtuse -- character management that puts you in control of shaping your characters' stats and even personality traits, all of which aid you in battle.


Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Steam

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 isn't new to everyone (though it was just released on the Switch not too long ago), opening it to an even wider audience. DBX2 isn't just a fighting game, even though you'll spend a lot of time doing that. It includes an interesting story with plenty of side quests and character management to keep you coming back for more, so it's as much an RPG-lite game as it is a fighting game. Fans will especially appreciate the inclusion of favorite characters, but it does a good job of remaining accessible to newcomers too, owing to the story itself.


Your goal, as Goku, is to travel back through Dragon Ball's history to preserve the stasis of history against a mysterious threat bent on warping it. The combat is smooth, for the most part, and manages to provide a fair challenge even with the inclusion of some world-shattering special attacks. Plus, the Switch version includes motion controls and plenty of multiplayer support. It's a perfect balance between engaging gameplay and fan service, providing just enough story to serve as an excuse for journeying back through the series' major events without making it all seem ridiculous.


Gundam Versus

PlayStation 4

Gundam Versus is another fighting game -- but it's a fighting game where you control massive robots with spectacular abilities, which naturally earns it a recommendation. Unlike Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Gundam Versus doesn't try to provide a narrative to help engage the player. Like most games intended primarily for multiplayer, the single-player mode is a bit lacking, and battles are not quite as dynamic as they could be. But that's where multiplayer comes in. As you'd expect from the name, the game's strength shines through in its frantic and tense multiplayer battles.


You're put in charge of a gigantic robot -- that still manages to move smoothly and turn on a dime -- as you go up against your opponents, utilizing a variety of abilities pulled straight from a sci-fi fantasy. The real enjoyment, however, comes from the natural grace with which the Gundam themselves move, odd as that may seem given their appearance. Expertly guiding your robo-suit in battle and around maps becomes a sort of art, providing a sense of satisfaction when pulled off appropriately and making it oh-so-easy to go in for just one more match.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy

PlayStation 4

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy is exactly what it sounds like -- a compilation of the four Ninja Storm games all together on one disc. The games are set in the world of Naruto Shippuden and feature all of your favorite characters from over the course of the series. There are adventure elements, including a vibrant world to explore and NPCs to become acquainted with. The real enjoyment comes from the fighting, though. Each game by itself is worthwhile, but playing them in sequence helps the unique traits of each stand out in relief.


Progressing through in sequence charts the fighting system's changes from fairly simple (not exactly button mashing, but not much different) to one that requires you to carefully utilize your ninja abilities and genuinely be aware of what you are doing. It ends up being all about space, utilizing movement and knowing your opponent's patterns to end up victorious, while properly employing the vast array of ninja abilities at your disposal. It's all a nice balance for what could otherwise just be fan service and a collection of elaborate, pleasant-to-look-at, but ultimately empty, set piece attacks.


Despite often being seen as niche, anime shows offer dynamic characters, sweeping stories, and in many cases are just plain fun. So it only makes sense that some of the biggest franchises have their own video games as an extra way for fans to immerse themselves even further into their favorite worlds. 2017 is in an awkward place for anime game releases. It's sandwiched between a number of quality titles from 2016 and even more highly anticipated games coming in 2018. But that doesn't mean there's nothing on offer here from some of anime's best-known franchises.


We've put together a list of the 6 best anime franchise games from this year to help you find your way through this year's titles. Whether you're a fan of Naruto's fast-paced ninja combat or you're looking for a deeper experience from something like the .hack// franchise, there's something here for you, and we've even got some remakes and a mobile title for your consideration.


Header image via MyAnimeList

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 & Dragon Ball FighterZ Get Collaboration https://www.gameskinny.com/rzouc/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-dragon-ball-fighterz-get-collaboration https://www.gameskinny.com/rzouc/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-dragon-ball-fighterz-get-collaboration Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:58:43 -0500 Luke Luby

Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed more details on new content and a collaboration between Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ. The new game mode - Hero Colosseum - will be available for free this Autumn on all versions of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.

Hero Colosseum will have its own story mode where players will experience a tactical figurine battle. New content will also be available with the paid Extra Pack 1 and Extra Pack 2. Both will offer new characters and gameplay features:

  • Extra Pack 1, to be released this Autumn, will include Tapion, Android 13 and 2 new characters.
  • Extra Pack 2 will contain a new original character, a new scenario and a new way to interact with Dragon Ball characters. On top of that, players may also discover an all new form Goku in the Extra Pack 2.

Finally, the last important announcement is the collaboration between Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Dragon Ball Fighterz. Special items will be given to those who own both Xenoverse 2 and FighterZ.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is available now in Europe, Middle-East, Australasia and Africa for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. FighterZ will be launched on January 26, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Guide: How to Set Up Local Multiplayer on Nintendo Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/pf3km/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-how-to-set-up-local-multiplayer-on-nintendo-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/pf3km/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-how-to-set-up-local-multiplayer-on-nintendo-switch Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:43:11 -0400 Autumn Fish

The Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 introduces a brand new Local Multiplayer mode to the fighting/role-playing game that you can use to play with nearby friends. In this mode, you use the Switch's built-in Local Wireless to connect up to six systems and duke it out in 3-versus-3 battles. Or, if you're the cooperative type, band together in Parallel Quests to save time itself.

The only issue is Local Multiplayer isn't the most intuitive thing to set up in Xenoverse 2. There's no giant red arrow that says "Hey, Rookie! The Local Wireless section is over here!" Thankfully, though, the process turns out to be rather similar to connecting with others online.

How to Set Up Local Wireless Multiplayer in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

For starters, it's impossible to access Local Wireless connections while you're connected to the online Xenoverse game server. If you're already in-game, you must first back out to the title menu and decline the prompt to connect to the server in order to start in offline mode.

Once you've jumped into offline mode, head toward the Reception Area near the Dragon Ball. The clerks that handle Local Wireless Multiplayer are the exact same clerks that handle Online connectivity. Talk to an Online clerk and select Local Communication to start your session.

How to Set Up Local Multiplayer Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

The Online clerks act as the Local Communication clerks in Offline Mode.

Note that in order to unlock the Online Battles clerk, you must complete the first non-tutorial mission of the game. Similarly, in order to unlock the Online Parallel Quests clerk, you must complete your first Offline Parallel Quest. 

Once you start up Local Communications with the clerk, someone's going to need to create a room for everybody to pile into. Select Create Room and set up the match rules. If you're doing a Parallel Quest, the room creator also needs to choose which one you're going to play. Once the room is created, anybody who is playing needs to pile in via the Search function. If you can't find the room, be sure that you're standing in front of the same clerk.

Once all players are connected, the Local Multiplayer match will begin. Be sure to check out the rest of our Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 guides, whether you want to know more about Nintendo Switch exclusive features or building a strong character.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Guide: How to Use Motion Controls on Nintendo Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/1r3it/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-how-to-use-motion-controls-on-nintendo-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/1r3it/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-how-to-use-motion-controls-on-nintendo-switch Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:55:19 -0400 Autumn Fish

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch comes with the option to use Motion Controls in battle. Using the Joy-Cons that come with the console, you have the option to mimic the motions of the move you want to use by following on-screen Motion Icons.

Motion Icons do a decent job of illustrating the movement you're supposed to follow, but without specific instructions, many of the moves are difficult to execute, and you're left flailing your arms in a desperate attempt to get anything to work. Following this guide, you'll be able to execute Motion Controls far more accurately than ever before.

How to Execute Skills with Motion Controls in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

If you want to use Motion Controls, they must first be turned on under Controller Settings in the Options menu. Hop into battle with Motion Controls activated and you'll quickly notice that it's not actually much different than Xenoverse 2's Button Controls. That's because bread and butter moves are still mapped to buttons -- the only things that require actual Motion Controls are Ultimate Attacks and Awoken Skills.

Rather than an Ultimate Attack or Awoken Skill activating as soon as you press their button combinations, you'll have to hold the move's associated buttons and follow the movement illustrated in its Motion Icons in order to execute the skill. There are seven main types of Motion Icons that are split up into variations that utilize both the left and right Joy-Cons.

Motion Icons and What They Mean

How to Use Motion Controls Motion Icon 1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Pull back arms to where your hands are near your waist.

How to Use Motion Controls Motion Icon 2 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Bring fists up to your upper chest and shoulder area, crossing them.

How to Use Motion Controls Motion Icon 3 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Stretch out your arms.

How to Use Motion Controls Motion Icon 4 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Push your arms forward.
    • Note that you may need to put some force behind this motion to get it to work.

How to Use Motion Controls Motion Icon 5 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Raise your arms skyward.

How to Use Motion Controls Motion Icon 6 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Lower arms straight down to where your hands are around your lower hip and upper thigh area.

How to Use Motion Controls Motion Icon 7 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Hold both hands by your hip.

Note that all Motion Icons found in the game are mirrored to make moves easier to illustrate. This means you need only mimic the Motion Icon as if you were looking through a mirror, that way you don't have to actually flip your rights and lefts before performing a move.

If you're having trouble pulling off the moves detailed in the Motion Icons, try to be a bit more visceral about your movements. Exaggerate everything and be sure to play around with the force required to trigger the skill. 

That's not all there is to Xenoverse's motion controls, however.

How to Use Motion Controls Options Driving Vehicle Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

Driving Your Vehicle with Motion Controls

After your very first mission, you'll be gifted a vehicle. As it turns out, this vehicle can also be driven with Motion Controls -- if imprecisely.

With Motion Controls enabled, pull out your vehicle and push your left arm forward to accelerate. Rotate the Joy-Con to the left or right in order to turn your vehicle in 45-degree increments. Pulling back on the Joy-Con will execute a 180-degree flip, and returning it to the resting position should stop your vehicle.

Compared to the Motion Icons, I found driving your vehicle with Motion Controls to be far more imprecise. However, it's still good for a bit of fun when you just want to mess around in the HUB town.


Ultimately, the Motion Controls found here are little more than a novelty. They certainly add to the flavor of the experience, especially while brawling your way through the main story mode, but that's about it.

Whether you're looking to find out more about Nintendo Switch exclusive features or simply want to learn how to build your character, be sure check out the rest of our Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 guides.

The Ultimate Dragon Ball Z Game Tier List https://www.gameskinny.com/symzf/the-ultimate-dragon-ball-z-game-tier-list https://www.gameskinny.com/symzf/the-ultimate-dragon-ball-z-game-tier-list Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:06:39 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau


Ok we went through a lot of games over the years. So you're probably wondering what does the top ten list look like right? So here goes.

  1. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
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  3. Dragon Ball Xenoverse
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  5. Dragon Ball Z Hyper Dimensions
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  7. Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3
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  9. Super Dragon Ball Z
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  11. Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans
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  13. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden
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  15. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
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  17. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
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  19. Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Another Road.
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Well that's our Dragon Ball Z game tier list friends. Were we wrong with our tier lists? Do we missing any games? Maybe you disagree? Let us know in the comments section!

2010s (2010-Current Handhelds)

Around this time the handheld titles also saw a resurgence as well. Though no were near the level of their console counter parts. These will barely rank anywhere or will they?


In 2010 the PSP received Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team. This game like many is carbon copy average. 2015 marked the release of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for the Nintendo 3DS. Now, Extreme Butoden received mixed reviews from players and critics. The overall gameplay is very responsive and fine tuned. Its no surprise it was developed by Arc System Works.


2016 saw the release of Dragon Ball Fusions for the Nintendo 3DS. Fusions plays like a miniature Xenoverse but also players to fuse anyone for battle. It's pretty fun for the what if scenarios.

2010s (2010-present)

Ahh, I've wanted to get closer to the present Dragon Ball Z games. The consoles have seen some good entries and bad ones too. Around this time we're shifting over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so there's growing pains unfortunately.


In 2010, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi was released in 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Both of these titles suffered the same issues as most games. They were passable but barely. The story modes weren't special and gameplay awkward. Keep these below average.


Oh 2012 saw the release of Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect. This Xbox 360 exclusive should be avoided and is best used as a coaster. A month later, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection was released. It played the same as the Budokai games but with better resolution. Eh, solidly average within our hierarchy.


2014 was the release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. This was released on the PS3, Xbox 306 and PS Vita. This game was really just made to ride the hype of the movie at the time. Nothing impressive to see here folks.


Just when things weren't looking up 2015 saw the release of Dragon Ball: Xenoverse. This was a Dragon Ball that read like a fan dream for the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. A RPG adventure with a custom character? Time traveling and fights within all story arcs? The gameplay was also the culmination of what worked in the past. I mean what could be better?


Oh, I'll tell you what is better: its sequel. In 2016, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 was released on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. With a shift to modern consoles, its visual were improved. The game was larger the the previous. Also the game has been constantly updated as the new Dragon Ball anime airs. All your favorite characters can be teachers of your created character. You can unlock them all and the story is massive. Of course its endless hours of fun. Online versus is also very solid.


As of now Xenoverse 2 is the best Dragon Ball Z game. No game comes close. If you don't own this game and like Dragon Ball Z, something is wrong friend.

2000s Part 2(2005-2009 Handhelds)

Ok, by now you should know the handheld titles aren't anything to write home about. Yet we still have to rank the rest of the early 2000s. This time we saw releases among the DS, PSP, and a few GBA remnants.


2005 saw the releases of Dragon Ball GT: Transformation for the GameBoy Advance and Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 for the Nintendo DS. 2006 saw the release Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai for the PlayStation Portable. 2007 saw the Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu for the DS and Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road for the PlayStation Portable.



All of these are forgettable and should be filed as painfully average. The only standout title is Another Road. It played like a nearly portable copy of Tenkaichi. Having a fighter with tons of characters, decent mechanics, and visuals on the go? This helped it stand above the others. Still average though



2009 saw the release of Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans for the DS. Now this was the best game on handhelds around this time. This was a well made RPG. It was the first in awhile too. It focused on one arc so the roster was small and time was spent of fleshing out the adventure. Fans found it fun and kids were content. Who knew a Dragon Ball Z RPG just worked? Thus this become a contender for our list.

2000s Part 2(2005-2009)

Around this time were getting into the era of the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, & Xbox 360 offerings. Overall things were a mixed bag.


2005 saw the release of Dragon Ball Z Sagas for the Xbox. Avoid this game, its F tier. It was the only Xbox exclusive DBZ game and it left the wrong impression. Bland looking, gameplay was poor, and I could go on. Could the reason that it was developed by a Western studio be the reason? No, it was just bad.


Now things stayed a float with Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi. Yes that's quite the title. Like the name implies, Tenkaichi is an expansion of the Budokai series and played nearly the same. There were some notable changes where the gameplay was a bit more strategic. The roster was also bigger than the Budokai games. Tenkaichi released in 2005, Tenkaichi 2 released in 2006, and Tenkaichi 3 released in 2007 for all major consoles at the time.



These games are mainly average and barley reach the top ten except the third. Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi 3 should be the only one to play. No game to date had a roster so exhaustive. The gameplay was also pretty on point.


2006 saw the release of perhaps the best PlayStation 2 Dragon Ball Z game, Super Dragon Ball Z. Unlike the Budokai games, this focused more of delivering a traditional arcade fighting game experience. What this meant a small roster and more emphases on solid gameplay. So you could consider this to be the most Street Fighter like at the time. This is a top ten contender for sure. Side note: it's cool if you're forgetting what's going in the top ten. I'll have at the end for you.



2008 was the year for the modern consoles. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 saw the release of Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit. This title was the first entirely HD title. The game had a small roster, very impressive visuals, and responsive gameplay. Unsurprisingly it played like Budokai 3 with some slight improvements. Plus the edition of online play was another bonus. This was also a personal favorite of mean as well.



Although 2008 was looking great, we got the last PlayStation 2 title Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World. So unlike the leeway made by the games mentioned before this took a backsteps. It was less linear but the gameplay designs came together poorly in execution. The game included quests and minigames unnecessarily. Fighting was very reminiscent of the Tenkaichi titles. You can leave this at the bottom. Although, it's not as bad as some game mentioned. 



We end the early 2000s with Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast. Released in 2009 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This title was another fully HD title. Now this is ultimately another pass. It did feature a few interesting turns with the story mode and what if characters. Sure, the game looks good and the online was solid. The downside however was the strange control scheme chosen. It often felt more difficult than necessary. Play at your own risk but trust me leave it unplayed.

2000s Part 1 (Handheld titles from 2000-2004)

Now this is list won't be as detailed as the previous section. The reason being is that all these titles played nearly the same. They were hardly standout in any capacity. For the purposes of our tier list I have to rank them accordingly nonetheless.


The Nintendo GameBoy Advance saw a lot of releases within a few years. 2002 saw the releases of Dragon Ball Z: Collectible Card Game, Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, and Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku.


2003 saw the releases of Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu. 2004 saw the releases of Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors and Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury.


Now these games are what I like to call mediocre. Aside from Supersonic Warriors(seen above), you aren't missing much with these. They're average at best and mildly entertaining. They aren't horrible but passable.

2000s Part 1 Consoles (2000-2004)

So the 2000s blew up with Dragon Ball Z games everywhere. Now because of all these games we'll separate the 2000s titles by consoles and handhelds. So we'll mull over games from 2000-2004.


The first game, Dragon Ball Z Budokai, was released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation 2. This is where the 3D games take a turn for the better. We could freely move (and fly!) around arenas and fight like a traditional fighter as well. The game looked pretty good and story wise it went all the way to the end of the Cell Saga. Now, this game is pretty up there for DBZ games. In fact, it laid the blueprint for what works.


Then we have its sequel, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 which released in 2003. This was also a multiplaform title. Now, this is slight better than the first. It has a considerable sized cast. The story goes all the way to the end of the Majin Buu saga. This can be passed up as its above average along with the first Budokai.



Now, probably the best of the early 2000s is Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3. Released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2, this title is considered one of the best by fans. As a console exclusive, all resources were poured into making it the best possible. It featured a huge (understatement!) cast of characters from BDZ, and BDGT as well. The gameplay was also refined to its smoothest. The visuals were ok though. So what should a DBZ game be? This is the answer. A top 5 candidate. 



The 2000s wasn't all that good for the Dragon Ball Z games. 2003 saw the release of Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 for the PlayStation. This game is bad, very bad. Visually it looked horrible as they used low resolution sprites. Gameplay was pretty mindless. You would fight in giant areas (empty spaces) and just hit the attack button. There was no strategy involved. It feels like the game was just thrown together. This has to be at the bottom of the list.


So for our list we'll separate the titles by their respective decade. So as the series ended in Japan. It was the start of anime series in the West. It was also the start of game flood for the west. It was a little barren however.



Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension. Released in 1996 for the Super Famicom. Now if you were in the import scene, you knew about this game. This game even by today's standards this is one of the best titles. It played as a well-tuned traditional fighter. The roster focused on 8 characters. So more detail was provided to their sprites, animation, stage design, music, and etc. Best game of the 1990s? -- Yep, it's easily in the top 5.



On the other end of the spectrum, we have Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout. Released in 1997 for the PlayStation, the title was a 3D fighter. It was one of the first fully 3D games for the franchise. Now, this game should be something you should pass on. The roster, although packed, felt very phoned in. The game play was mediocre at best and it looked unappealing. It belongs around the bottom of the barrel, untouched.


Ahh, Dragon Ball Z. A show where you have more screaming that a heavy metal concert and more angst than a highschool. The popular multimedia series is still going strong today.


The manga series ran publication in the mid 1980s and the anime began in 1989. Since then the world has fallen in love with its over the top stories.


Over the years, the shonen series has also inspired some video games. Well, many video games actually. From the SNES to modern consoles, we've had a healthy amount of titles. Of course, we have the new Dragon Ball FighterZ due in 2018. Which looks amazing by the way.


So we figured why not have a Dragon Ball Z game tier list? So grab a drink friends and enjoy our list -- and if you don't want all the fluff between all the slides, you can find the list in full in the last slide here.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Will Wipe the Floor With Xenoverse 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/peyv2/dragon-ball-fighterz-will-wipe-the-floor-with-xenoverse-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/peyv2/dragon-ball-fighterz-will-wipe-the-floor-with-xenoverse-2 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:43:24 -0400 Klinestife

When it released, Dragon Ball Xenoverse was widely praised for its sprawling customization options, but it was ultimately lacking as a fighter. Its sequel expanded on its predecessor's strengths by having even more customization options and adding more moves, as well as more single player and multiplayer options, however it was still deemed a disappointment by fans of previous Dragon Ball Z fighting games.

Xenoverse 2 obviously wasn't the answer to people's wishes. The real answer comes in the form of Dragon Ball FighterZ. This 2.5D fighter is being developed by Arc System Works, who are primarily known for their work on the Guilty Gears and Blazblue series'. They also developed multiple 2D fighting games such as Persona 4 Arena and Dragon Ball Z Supersonic Warriors, so we can see that this company has a long, long history with fighting games. With this in mind, Dragon Ball FighterZ sounds like it is in very good hands with a team that will elevate the franchise back to its pedestal.

At this early stage, the new game is already looking promising. Instead of taking Xenoverse's approach to fighters by having practically every single character in the series be playable, FigherZ refocuses the spotlight back on the main characters -- the Saiyans and the Villains. While the cast could still expand (considering the developer's huge rosters in past titles, it's expected), the very fact that it stays focused on much fewer characters this time around is a clear indication that each character will be unique in design. 

While Xenoverse does indeed have many more individual characters, there are a lot of overlaps in the way they play. Aside from initial damage being different, the actual movesets of characters regularly merge together, losing the unique factor that successful fighters possess. With the cast of FighterZ focused on simply a few characters, each one can be given their own unique combos and skills, eliminating this glaring blemish that caused Xenoverse to be a game of missed potential.

Another thing that FighterZ is looking to do much better is the environments. While Xenoverse already does an incredible job in replicating the various settings of the franchise, FighterZ will be taking it one step further. By condensing the map to a small 2D plane, it is able to emanate the essence of what each environment signifies, therefore creating a unique atmosphere for every area in which you fight. Not only that, it emulates the vast destruction that's common in the series as well.

Impact craters in the ground will stay there for the duration of the fight, environmental backdrops will be physically damaged from the force of your energy attacks, and if you unleash a devastating amount of power in one attack, the stage will straight up change into a destroyed version of the previous map. While Xenoverse had impact craters as well, they quickly disappeared, no doubt due to the size of the maps. The diversity of environments in FighterZ thanks to this small, but significant change will surely make it the superior game.

The thing that sells FighterZ as an incredibly faithful adaptation is the fact that many of the animations are a near perfect rendition of various manga panels. The developers specifically said that they took inspiration from the manga, and it definitely shows. Of course, it helps that the animations themselves are almost excessively smooth, with even dust clouds being smoother than most other games.

With all of this in mind, it clearly goes to show that these guys have gone above and beyond in creating something that fans will truly enjoy. If crafting faithful animations isn't enough, I don't know what is.

Taking all of this into account, FighterZ is looking to blow both Xenoverse games completely out of the water, appealing to both fighting game fans and Dragon Ball Z fans. With a much deeper combat system and a company with a pedigree for the genre, you should keep an eye out for when this game finally hits the shelves.

Are you interested in the latest Dragon Ball Z game? What are your thoughts on previous titles in the franchise? Sound off in the comments below!

7 Bandai Namco Games That Should Be Ported to the Nintendo Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/of9uy/7-bandai-namco-games-that-should-be-ported-to-the-nintendo-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/of9uy/7-bandai-namco-games-that-should-be-ported-to-the-nintendo-switch Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:24:16 -0400 Erroll Maas


To Be Continued?


Bandai Namco has plenty of games in its ever-expanding catalog. Between anime tie in games, Dark Souls, Little Nightmares, the upcoming Code Vein, and others, there's no shortage when it comes to games the publisher could bring to the Nintendo Switch.


If the ports of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and One Piece Unlimited World: Red do well enough, we could see a lot more Bandai Namco games coming to the Switch in the near future.


Naruto Ultimate Ninja Classic HD Collection


While the PlayStation 4 is getting the Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy Collection and PlayStation 3 is getting the Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy, many forget the fighting game series which Ultimate Ninja Storm came from-- which is the original Ultimate Ninja series for the PlayStation 2.


Unlike Storm, the original series is a 2.5D fighter that had five main entries, with the fifth never being released in North America. The first three games took place before the timeskip, while the last two were primarily based on the later series, Naruto Shippuden -- but still contained modes which retold the story of the original series as well.


After the release of Ultimate Ninja Storm and its sequels, many fans seem to disregard or forget this series. Due to Naruto's continuing popularity with the spin off series (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) and plenty more planned games coming out, a collection like this could provide newer fans with some insight on older games, while at the same time providing older fans with feelings of nostalgia.


Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Series


Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth originally released exclusively for the PlayStation Vita in Japan in 2015. A PlayStation 4 port was released in Japan, North America, and Europe in 2016 alongside the Western release of the Vita version.


The four Digimon games released in the West before this -- Digimon World DS, Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, and Digimon World Championship -- were all released for the Nintendo DS. There were also several games exclusive to Japan, such as Digimon Story: Lost Evolution and Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode, released on the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, respectively.


It might seem weird to bring the Pokémon rival back to Nintendo consoles, but with games like Monster Hunter Stories and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters already out in Japan and coming to the West soon, Nintendo is no stranger to monster collecting RPGs that aren't of the Pokémon variety.


Tales Of Graces:f 


Tales of Graces was originally released for the Nintendo Wii in Japan in 2009, with an enhanced port known as Tales of Graces:f released a year later for the PlayStation 3 in Japan, North America, and Europe.


The game takes place in a world known as Ephinea and follows Asbel Lhant. During his childhood, Asbel befriends an amnesiac girl and witnesses her death. Seven years later, he is reunited with the girl who mysteriously returns, albeit still with amnesia. They then go on a quest to save humanity from being destroyed.


Tales of Graces:f received praise for its gameplay with mixed reviews for its presentation.  Longtime Tales fans often claim it has the best gameplay of any game in the entire series.


Due to this positive reception, Tales of Graces: f may be a major contender for the upcoming yet unannounced Nintendo Switch Tales game. If not, Bandai Namco should still think about giving this game another re-release.


Chroma Squad


Although the recent beat'em up, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Mega Battle, left fans disappointed -- and the fighting game Power Rangers Legacy Battle is restricted to mobile devices at the moment -- Bandai Namco still managed to release an interesting game heavily inspired by the Super Sentai series which Power Rangers was created from .


Chroma Squad follows a team of stunt actors who decide to start their own Tokusatsu studio after growing tired of their previous job. Once the studio is established, the player must assign the actors to different roles and suit colors for the teams.


Like the various series the game takes inspiration from, each stage is a different episode of the show in which the heroes fight a group of villains -- and their performance during the episode makes a direct impact on the show's ratings.  The episodes are grouped into seasons, and failure to complete the goals set by the sponsors at the end of each season will lead to a game over.


Chroma Squad is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but a Nintendo Switch port could be possible. Its pixelated graphical style would be perfect for the Nintendo system.


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle is a fighting game by CyberConnect 2 based on Hirohito Araki's popular ongoing multi-part  manga and anime series of the same name. The game was originally released on the PlayStation 3 in August 2013 in Japan and April 2015 in Western territories.


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle not only includes characters up to the most current anime series at the time, but even includes characters up to the most recent manga. This feature is still seen in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure fighting games today.


While this game deserves a re-release on modern consoles in general, being one of the two best games based on the franchise, bringing it to the Nintendo Switch would add the extra benefit of portability.


The eShop on Switch has plenty of classic NeoGeo fighting games, so why not add some more modern ones as well?


Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch


In Japan, Ni No Kuni originally released as two separate games, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for PlayStation 3 -- which later released worldwide -- and Ni No Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn  which released a year prior for the Nintendo DS.


In Ni No Kuni, you play as a boy named Oliver whose mother has just passed. After bringing a fairy plush toy to life through his tears, he sets out to find his mother in a fantastical alternate dimension, while also fighting against a great evil power. Oliver ventures through the magical world with some new friends and has the ability to obtain different Pokémon like familiars along the way.


With Level 5's other monster-taming RPG, Yo-Kai Watch, losing popularity, bringing their critically acclaimed RPG to a portable system may be a wise decision. They could maybe even add some familiars and other features exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version.


Soul Calibur 2 HD Online


Originally released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube, the 3D fighting game Soul Calibur 2 had a different guest character for each version: Heihachi from the Tekken series on PlayStation 2, Link from The Legend of Zelda on GameCube, and Necrid from Spawn on Xbox.


In 2013 an enhanced version of Soul Calibur 2 was digitally re-released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as Soul Calibur 2 HD Online, and both versions featured Heihachi and Spawn. But Link was nowhere to be seen.


If Soul Calibur 2 HD Online came to the Nintendo Switch, it would be the true definitive version, since Link could be put back in. There also hasn't been a Soul Calibur game since the lackluster Soul Calibur V for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, so why not make a return with a portable version of what many fans claim is the best game in the series?


One Piece: Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition -- an enhanced port of the Nintendo 3DS game -- was announced for the Nintendo Switch not too long ago, and will be Bandai Namco's second anime-related game to be ported to the hybrid console after DragonBall Xenoverse 2, which was just announced to release on September 22.


Bandai Namco publishes a handful of anime tie-in games for other series in addition to notable games such as Dark Souls, God Eater, and the Tales series, among others. With so many different properties under its belt, Bandai Namco has the option to bring even more of its catalog to Nintendo's portable system.


Here are seven games that we think should be prime contenders for the next port.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Expands Its Universe With First DLC Pack https://www.gameskinny.com/wneoi/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-expands-its-universe-with-first-dlc-pack https://www.gameskinny.com/wneoi/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-expands-its-universe-with-first-dlc-pack Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:01:21 -0500 Jeffrey Rousseau

This week, Bandai Namco released the first DLC pack for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The first official pack contains a variety of delicious content for fans.

First of all, the new DLC pack includes a number of new characters: Cabba, a peaceful young saiyan from a universe where the race isn't extinct; Frost, a police officer of the galaxy who is part of the villain Frieza's race; and the assassin, Hit. 

New additions to the game will include new teachers such as Bardock, Cooler and Hit. Fighters will be able to learn those teacher's respective signature moves. 

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, released this October, has shipped 1.5 million units worldwide as of November. This year also marked the series' 30-year anniversary. The sequel features more content pulled from the media franchise. The most notable draw is the content from Dragon Ball SuperSuper is the new anime; that features new foes, heroes and saiyan forms.

Fans of the Dragon Ball series and fighting games can find the update available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Make sure to check out our guides for Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 if you're having any trouble with the game:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Guide: Frieza Race Build https://www.gameskinny.com/k73a3/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-frieza-race-build https://www.gameskinny.com/k73a3/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-frieza-race-build Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:23:22 -0500 Synzer

The Frieza Race in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is based on, you guessed it, Frieza. That's not all though, you can also make characters similar to his brother Cooler. They have bonuses to movement speed, recover stamina while attacking, but have low health.

I'm going to go over examples of how to build your character if you are a Saiyan and why they are good ideas. You can check out my guide on Racial Bonuses to get a better idea of the bonuses Frieza Race get.

This guide will go over building Frieza Race characters in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • Stat/Attribute Point Build - Examples of what to put points in.
  • QQ Bang - QQ Bangs that work well with Frieza Race builds.

Stat/Attribute Point Build

Frieza Race only has one gender, but a good amount of bonuses. They have fast movement and it goes up as their health gets low. They also have low health and recover Stamina while attacking.

This does not mean that you have to build your character this way, but it helps. Frieza Race also gets the unique Golden Transformation, which gives huge bonuses to Ki Blast, so this build will revolve around that.

You can still get the Potential Unleashed Transformation if you want a more Strike focused build. If this is what you want then just swap mentions of Ki Blast with Strike.

This also takes into account the boost you get from the Guru's House that lets you raise stats to 125. Check my Conton City guide if you don't know how to do that.

The max level is 80 and you get 332 attribute points to put in.

Frieza Race
  • Health - 30
  • Ki - 42
  • Stamina - 42
  • Basic Attacks - 93
  • Strike Supers -
  • Ki Blast Supers - 125

Frieza Race has low health, so putting some points in would be nice, but does not need to be too high.

42 points in Ki and Stamina adds an extra bar, so that's why it is like this. You can also take some points from stamina and out in Ki, or the other way around, depending on the kind of gear/QQ Bangs you have.

Basic Attacks can be raised a bit, but does not need to be maxed. This is good for putting some decent damage on your opponents while recovering stamina.

Ki Blast Supers is maxed because of the huge benefits you get from Golden form. Again, you cans witch this with Strike Supers if you don't want to to use Golden Form and what a more physical build.

QQ Bang

dragon ball xenoverse 2 qq bang

The main thing you want is something that does not lower Ki, Health, or Ki Blast Supers by much. If you can, get one that raises all of these. 

Ki Blast is your best stat when using Golden form, so try to get one with maxed Ki Blast. Stamina can be lowered, even a lot, because you recover stamina by attacking. You will still want around 3-4 to make Evasive Skills and Z-vanishes more reasonable.

Basic Attacks can be lowered, but ideally not by a lot. Strike Supers can be lowered as much as possible since you won't use it, unless you want a Strike build. If that is the case, get one that raises Strike Supers and lowers Ki Blast Supers instead.

Below is an example of a decent Level 5 QQ Bang to use.

  • Health +5
  • Ki +5
  • Stamina -5
  • Basic Attack -1
  • Strike Super -5
  • Ki Blast Super +5

This is fantastic for Frieza Race when using Golden form. Health and Ki are raised to max, so you will have a decent amount of both. Ki Blast is also maxed, so this is the highest you can get when using Golden Form.

Strike is lowered the most, which is like a free slot since you won't use those. Basic Attacks are only lowered by 1 so it won't take much of a hit.

Stamina is lowered by the max but by leveling, and putting in some points in Stamina, it will not be too bad. Being able to recover Stamina while attacking also offsets this.

That's all for my Frieza Race build guide for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions or builds of your own!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Guide: Namekian Build https://www.gameskinny.com/d1eqf/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-namekian-build https://www.gameskinny.com/d1eqf/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-namekian-build Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:46:13 -0500 Synzer

Namekians in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 have a mix of nice bonuses that can make them tanky characters. They have high health, quick stamina recovery, and health regenerates when low. This is at the expense of low attack, but that doesn't mean they can't deal good damage.

I'm going to go over an example of how to build your character if you are a Namekian and why it is a good idea. You can check out my guide on Racial Bonuses to get a better idea of the bonuses Namekians get.

This guide will go over building Namekian characters in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • Stat/Attribute Point Build - Examples of what to put points in.
  • QQ Bang - QQ Bangs that work well with Namekian builds.

Stat/Attribute Point Build

Namekians only have 1 gender, so the bonuses are always the same. In addition to regenerating health when low, refilling stamina quickly, and having high health, items are more effective for them.

Though the attack is lower, the other bonuses make up for it and they can still be good attackers. This leads to them being tanky by nature. More health and stamina means they can take more hits, vanish more, and use evasive skills more often.

The below build also takes into account the boost you get from the Guru's House that lets you raise stats to 125. Check my Conton City guide if you don't know how to do that.

The max level is 80 and you get 332 attribute points to put in.

  • Health - 38
  • Ki - 42
  • Stamina - 42
  • Basic Attacks - 85
  • Strike Supers - 0 or 125
  • Ki Blast Supers - 0 or 125

The health can still be raised some, even though they have high health. It is an awkward number because of how the other stats end up.

Ki and Stamina are 42 because you will get an extra bar of Ki or Stamina for every 42 points. You will naturally get Ki and Stamina from leveling and gear/QQ Bangs.

Basic Attacks are lowered since Namekians have low attack, but still raised to a decent amount so you can deal some damage.

The final section is where things can be flexible. I use max Ki blast because I wanted to focus on most of my damage coming from Ki Blast attacks. You could do Strike Supers instead if you wish, but only raise 1 and put 0 points in the other.

You can also lower your Super and put them in Health, Stamina or Ki for an even tankier build.

QQ Bang

dragon ball xenoverse 2 qq bang

The main thing you want is something that does not lower Ki. You also don't want Health and Stamina lowered too much, but it can be lowered some since you get bonuses to it already

Basic Attack can also be lowered, unless you want to max out that stat. If you are going for a Supers based build, get one that raises your desired super.

Below is an example of a decent Level 3 QQ Bang to use.

  • Health -2
  • Ki +4
  • Stamina -2
  • Basic Attack +1
  • Strike Super -3
  • Ki Blast Super +4

This is for those that want to use a Ki Blast build. It is fine to lower Stamina sine they recover quickly, and the health isn't lowered much in this QQ Bang for it to make a huge difference.

Basic attacks are only 1, but that is better than going negative, especially if you only want to use them to build up KI. 

Lowering Strike Super by that much is great since you won't use them. Ki and Ki Blast are raised a lot, which is perfect for the Ki Blast build.

That's all for my Namekian build guide for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions or builds of your own!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Guide: Earthling Build https://www.gameskinny.com/q51ef/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-earthling-build https://www.gameskinny.com/q51ef/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-earthling-build Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:36:53 -0500 Synzer

Earthlings are the humans in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. They are your most standard characters, but can get a nice attack boost. Unlike Saiyan and Majin characters, there isn't a significant difference between genders -- but it could still affect what character you make.

I'm going to go over examples of how to build your character if you are an Earthling and why they are good ideas. You can check out my guide on Racial Bonuses to get a better idea of the bonuses Earthlings get.

This guide will go over building Earthling characters in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • Stat/Attribute Point Build - Examples of what to put points in.
  • QQ Bang - QQ Bangs that work well with Earthling builds.

Stat/Attribute Point Build

Earthlings are pretty balanced in offense and defense, and the genders differ slightly.

Males are better at Strike Supers, while Females are better at Ki Blast Supers. This does not mean you have to build your characters this way, but it is good to know if you want to do the maximum damage you can.

Another thing to keep in mind is Ki refills automatically as an Earthling, though it isn't very fast. However, attack rises when Ki is maxed.

This also takes into account the boost you get from the Guru's House that lets you raise stats to 125. Check my Conton City guide if you don't know how to do that.

The max level is 80 and you get 332 attribute points to put in.

Male Earthling
  • Health - 30
  • Ki - 10
  • Stamina - 42
  • Basic Attacks - 125
  • Strike Supers - 0 or 125
  • Ki Blast Supers - 0 or 125

Health can be decent because you don't need much Ki. If you want you can even put 40 in health and nothing in Ki. Just make sure to get a QQ Bang that does not lower Ki.

Since they can recover KI automatically, and you won't need to put points to get enough to transform, you don't need Ki. Plus, the extra attack bonus at full Ki means having a lower amount is better.

Stamina is 42 to get an extra bar and having more stamina is nice since you won't need the extra Ki.

Basic Attacks should be maxed as well as one of the supers, whichever you prefer. Males are better at Strike though.

Potential Unleashed is great for a stat boost, but Power Pole Pro, the Earhtling exclusive transformation, is fun to use. Potential Unleashes requires 5 Ki Bars and Power Pole Pro does not require anything.

Keep in mind that while in Power Pole Pro, you don't have access to any skills other than flying on the Nimbus Cloud and attacking with the Power Pole.

QQ Bang

The main thing you want is something that does not lower Basic attacks by much. Get one that raises it. 

Getting one that raises the super of your choice as well as Basic Attacks is ideal, but not needed.

Below is an example of a decent Level 3 QQ Bang to use. It is not he best, but it gives you a good starting point while you look for others.

dragon ball xenoverse 2 earthling qq bang

  • Health +4
  • Ki +2
  • Stamina -2
  • Basic Attack +3
  • Strike Super -1
  • Ki Blast Super -2
Female Earthling
  • Health - 30
  • Ki - 10
  • Stamina - 42
  • Basic Attacks - 125
  • Strike Supers - 0 or 125
  • Ki Blast Supers - 0 or 125

They can have the same as males because the only difference between the genders is which super does more damage.

My female Earthling goes with Strike Supers even though Ki Blasts do more damage. If you want to go by purely which gets more damage, use Ki Blast for females and Strike for males.

QQ Bang

Same as male, but would shoot for raising Ki Blast instead of Strike.

That's all for my Earthling build guide for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions or builds of your own!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Guide: Majin Build https://www.gameskinny.com/sakol/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-majin-build https://www.gameskinny.com/sakol/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-majin-build Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:27:50 -0500 Synzer

Majin are Majin Buu's race in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and they can have a high Defense. This race has both male and female options, which differ from each other a bit. The racial and gender stats could affect how you want to build your character. or what character you actually make.

I'm going to go over examples of how to build your character if you are a Majin and why they are good ideas. You can check out my guide on Racial Bonuses to get a better idea of the bonuses Majin get.

This guide will go over building Majin characters in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • Stat/Attribute Point Build - Examples of what to put points in.
  • QQ Bang - QQ Bangs that work well with Majin builds.

Stat/Attribute Point Build

All Majin characters have a high defense and higher defense when stamina is maxed. Males have more health and take lower damage until stamina is low. Females have lower health, but recover from stamina break faster.

This could change how you want to build your character, though you can still build them differently. I'll go over builds that take these bonuses into account.

This also assumes you have the boost from the Guru's House that lets you raise stats to 125. Check my Conton City guide if you don't know how to do that.

The max level is 80 and you get 332 attribute points to put in.

Male Majin
  • Health - 30
  • Ki - 42
  • Stamina - 10
  • Basic Attacks - 125
  • Strike Supers - 0 or 125
  • Ki Blast Supers - 0 or 125

Male Majins have a high health already, but putting some in can make an even bulkier character.

You want 42 in Ki to get an extra bar of Ki at the end.

Stamina is low to take advantage of the extra Defense Majins get when at full stamina. They recover slowly -- so the less you have, the easier it is to stay at max.

Basic Attacks should be maxed out, then max out either Strike or Ki Blast Supers.

The transformation of choice would be Potential Unleashed because it is better than the Pure form Majin transformation. You will need at least 5 Ki bars to do this.

QQ Bang

The main thing you want is something that does not lower basic attacks or the super you want to use by much. If you can, get one that raises these. 

Lowering stamina and health is fine because you will have a lot of health and don't need much stamina

Below is an example of a decent Level 4 QQ Bang to use. This can work for both males and females. This is only if you want to do Strike Supers.

dragon ball xenoverse 2 majin qq bang

  • Health -2
  • Ki +5
  • Stamina -2
  • Basic Attack +2
  • Strike Super +5
  • Ki Blast Super -3
Female Majin
  • Health - 30
  • Ki - 20
  • Stamina - 42
  • Basic Attacks - 105 or 125
  • Strike Supers - 0, 105, or 125
  • Ki Blast Supers - 0, 105, or 125

This is a little different from the male version. Health can stay the same because even with lower health than males, this will give a decent amount of health.

Ki is lowered because I wanted to put more points in Stamina. Since Females can recover from stamina break faster, higher stamina means I can use more evasive moves and vanishes.

I would suggest having a skill that can recover Stamina though, to make it easier to keep the Defense bonus at max Stamina.

The attack stats depends on what you value more, and what QQ Bang you use. I'm using the QQ Bang I listed above so I go with 105 Basic Attacks and 125 Strike Supers.

QQ Bang

Same as the male section, but if you can, find one that doesn't lower stamina. With this build, you definitely want to have high Ki to make up for not putting a lot of points in it.

That's all for my Majin build guide for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions or builds of your own!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Guide: Saiyan Build https://www.gameskinny.com/phtjz/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-saiyan-build https://www.gameskinny.com/phtjz/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-saiyan-build Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:10:43 -0400 Synzer

Saiyans are the faces of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and they have high attack power. While going through the game, there are a few options you can make which will depend on what you want to do, which Awoken transformation you use, and even your gender.

I'm going to go over examples of how to build your character if you are a Saiyan and why they are good ideas. You can check out my guide on Racial Bonuses to get a better idea of the bonuses Saiyans get.

This guide will go over building Saiyan characters in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • Stat/Attribute Point Build - Examples of what to put points in.
  • QQ Bang - QQ Bangs that work well with Saiyan builds.

Stat/Attribute Point Build

Saiyans have male and female version, which alter stats slightly. Something they share though is a high attack power and low health.

Males are better at physical attacks, but their supers are not as strong. Females have better Ki and Stamina recovery and can activate Z assists more at the expense of lower health.

This does not mean you have to build your characters this way, but it can help. I'll give an example of a male Saiyan build, then the female build I currently use.

This also takes into account the boost you get from the Guru's House that lets you raise stats to 125. Check my Conton City guide if you don't know how to do that.

The max level is 80 and you get 332 attribute points to put in.

Male Saiyan 
  • Health - 18
  • Ki - 42
  • Stamina - 42
  • Basic Attacks - 125
  • Strike Supers - 0 or 105
  • Ki Blast Supers - 0 or 105

They have more health than Female Saiyans, so it can be a bit lower and you can use QQ bangs to raise this.

Ki and Stamina should be 42 because you will gain a bar of each every 42 points.

Basic Attacks are their biggest strength, so maxing that is a good idea.

You should focus on 1 of the supers, so 105 in 1 of those, and 0 in the other. Their super attacks are weaker, but that doesn't mean worthless. Focusing on 1 can overcome that weakness.

The normal Super Saiyan transformation that can go to Super Saiyan 3 would be your best choice because it raises your physical damage the most.

QQ Bang

The main thing you want is something that does not lower Ki, Health, or basic attacks by much. If you can, get one that raises all of these. 

You do not need a lot of Ki, but you will want at least 5 bars so you can go to Super Saiyan 3.  Basic Attacks are your best stat, so raise that. And Health will be pretty low, so raising that is good too. 

Below is an example of a decent Level 3 QQ Bang to use.

  • Health +4
  • Ki +2
  • Stamina -2
  • Basic Attack +3
  • Strike Super -1
  • Ki Blast Super -2
Female Saiyan

dragon ball xenoverse 2 female saiyan build

  • Health - 30
  • Ki - 30
  • Stamina - 42
  • Basic Attacks - 105
  • Strike Supers - 0 or 125
  • Ki Blast Supers - 0 or 125

My above picture is wrong. I started this before I realized I wanted Ki Blast Supers and how the points affected Ki and Stamina. 

I put health higher because they have lower health than Male Saiyans.

Ki is 30 because it still give me enough to have at least 5 bars and 42 stamina because it gives me an extra bar.

I want basic attacks to be decent because I want to be able to do decent damage when I'm not using supers.

I raised Ki Blast to max because I like using them more, but Strike Supers will also work.

Super Saiyan or Super Vegeta works with this build. Only do Super Vegeta if you are going Ki Blast Supers -- and even then, Super Saiyan 3 is still a good option if you are going to use a lot of basic attacks.

QQ Bangs

Again, you don't want to lower Health or Ki by much since you need those. Also get one that raises whichever Super you are using. Below is the one I use for a Ki Blast build.

dragon ball xenoverse qq bangs

  • Health +1
  • Ki -1
  • Stamina +-0
  • Basic Attack +5
  • Strike Super -4
  • Ki Blast Super +3

I use Super Saiyan 3 with this one. I get a huge attack boost and still a decent boost in my strike supers. The only thing that is lowered significantly is Strike Supers, which i don't use at all.

Only losing 4 points in Ki keeps me at 5 bars so I can do the Super Saiyan 3 transformation.

That's all for my Saiyan build guide for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions or builds of your own!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Racial Bonus Reference Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/9fhgg/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-racial-bonus-reference-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/9fhgg/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-racial-bonus-reference-guide Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:14:47 -0400 Synzer

Not every character you can create in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is the same. Every race, and gender, has their own bonuses to certain stats and game play. This can influence how you build your character, who you actually make, and what skills you want to use.

I put together this reference guide to all the racial bonuses so you don't have create a new character to see what they are.

This guide will cover all of the racial bonuses in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • Majin - The bonuses that Majin gets, including the differences between genders.
  • Saiyan - The bonuses that Saiyan gets, including the differences between genders.
  • Earthling - The bonuses that Earthling gets, including the differences between genders.
  • Namekian - The bonuses that Namekian gets. There is only 1 gender.
  • Frieza Race - The bonuses that Frieza Race gets. There is only 1 gender.

drago ball xenoverse 2 majin race


  • High Defense
  • Slow Stamina Recovery
  • Defense bonus when Stamina is maxed
  • High Health
  • Takes low damage until low on stamina
  • Lower Health
  • Shorter Stamina Break duration to help avoid critical attacks


  • High Attack Power
  • Low Health
  • Attack Power rises when health is low
  • All stats rise after reviving
  • Stronger Melee Attacks
  • Buffs last longer
  • Super Moves are not as strong
  • Can use Z Assists more frequently
  • Better Ki and Stamina Recovery
  • Lower Health


  • Balanced stats for offense and defense
  • Ki refills automatically
  • Attack rises when Ki is maxed
  • Stronger Strike Super Attacks
  • Stronger Ki Blast Super Attacks


  • Low Attack
  • High Health
  • Stamina refills quickly
  • Items are more effective than other races
  • Health is regenerated when low

Frieza Race

  • Fast Movement Speed
  • Low Health
  • Stamina recovers while attacking
  • Movement Speed increases as their health lowers

Keep in mind that just because you get certain stats for each race, does not mean you can't try something different.

dragon ball xenoverse 2 saiyan race

For example: Female Saiyans do not have as strong melee as males, but they can still do decent melee damage, especially with Super Saiyan 3.

That's it for my Racial Bonus Reference guide for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 QQ Bangs Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/x29nt/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-qq-bangs-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/x29nt/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-qq-bangs-guide Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:54:32 -0400 Synzer

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 added a new item and feature called QQ Bang. This is made by fusing 2 clothing items together to make a brand new item to equip in the QQ Bang slot.

The exact results seem to be at least partially random, and the system is confusing at first glance. I'm here to explain exactly what these QQ Bangs are to help you make the best equipment you can.

This guide will go over everything about QQ Bangs in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • QQ Bang Info - What they are and how you make them.
  • QQ Bang Tips - Tips on making QQ Bangs, as well as a few example recipes.

QQ Bang Info

The first thing you will want to know is where to make QQ Bangs. You can do this by going to the Capsule Corporation Time Rift and talking to the Clothing Mixing Shop clerk near Bulma.

Now you are ready to make your first QQ Bang.

  • Select 2 pieces of clothing to mix together
  • Select an item to mix in
  • Pay the mixing cost
  • Collect your shiny, new QQ Bang

dragon ball xenoverse 2 qq bang mix

The resulting item will raise some stats and lower others and have a level ranging from 1-5. The higher the level, the bigger the increase. You can also get QQ Bangs that give a big boost to certain stats and only lower others by a little.

QQ Bangs Replace Equipment Stats

This means that only the stats from QQ Bangs are counted and the clothing you have equipped is completely ignored.

You might wondering why you would choose one QQ Bang over 4 clothing pieces.

The stats you get from QQ Bangs are multiplied by 4 to make up for the 4 clothing 

So if you get one that gives +5 to Strike Supers, it is actually giving you +20. This is the reason QQ Bangs are so good. You can keep making them until you find the perfect one for your build. 

You also get the added benefit of being able to wear whatever clothes you want since their stats are not being used.

If you look to the left of the items you select, you will see a numbered star. This is the quality of the item. The higher the quality, the better chance you have at making a high level QQ Bang.

However, this does not guarantee you will have a high level item. I have gotten level 1 QQ Bangs by mixing clothes at 3 stars and higher.

QQ Bang Tips

There is some randomness involved, but if you keep making QQ Bangs with the same recipe, you will get similar results. This is why it is good to experiment with different recipes and record what you got from each one. 

  • Try mixing with Sensu Beansprouts and Hercule Badges
    • These usually give the best results, try to get the high level Hercule badges. You can find these on the ground during PQs.
  • Farm Clothing Items
    • You can do this by doing PQs or giving food to Yellow Buus at Majin Buu's house.
    • This allows you to try the same combination, or even different ones, repeatedly.
  • Rare Clothing often give the best results
    • Things like the Towa and Mira sets, Broly, and Gogeta are good candidates for QQ Bangs.
  • Force close the game if you didn't get the stats you wanted
    • You can quit before pressing OK after seeing the stats and you won't lose your materials.
    • Just equip a new item and re-equip your old one before doing his so it autosaves.

Example Recipes

Remember, you might now get the exact results below, but you should get similar. Keep trying if you want to get the perfect stats.

dragon ball xenoverse 2 qq bang

QQ Bang Level 3: Training Suit (Ginyu Force) + Training Suit (CC)
  • +1 Health
  • -1 Ki
  • +0 Stamina
  • +5 Basic Attack
  • -4 Strike Supers
  • +3 Ki Blast Supers
QQ Bang Level 5: Mira Lower Body + Towa Lower Body
  • +5 Health
  • +5 Ki
  • -2 Stamina
  • -5 Basic Attack
  • -5 Strike Supers
  • +5 Ki Blast Supers
QQ Bang Level 5: Gogeta Lower Body + Gogeta Boots
  • -2 Health
  • +5 Ki
  • -2 Stamina
  • +2 Basic Attack
  • +5 Strike Supers
  • -3 Ki Blast Supers

That's it for my guide on QQ Bangs in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions or recipes of your own!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Conton City Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/dfuuf/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-conton-city-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/dfuuf/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-conton-city-guide Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:44:25 -0400 Synzer

Everything takes place more or less in Conton City in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. This does not mean there is not much content -- in fact, there is quite a lot of it. There are many events, and 5 rifts in time for you to do multiple quest lines.

There are shops, instructors, and more in Conton City. So I'm going to explain everything in the city to give you a better understanding at of the world of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and what you can do.

This guide will go over everything you can do in Conton City in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • Patroller Academy - What it does and why it is important.
  • Instructors - What you use them for.
  • Recreation Plaza - Everything you can do here.
  • Time Rift Locations - What they are and why they are important.
  • Events - What the random events that pop up do.
  • Time Nest - What you can do here.
  • Time Machine - What you can do here.

Patroller Academy

You will come here early in the game to learn from Krillin. This is also where you can complete training missions that teach you advanced techniques in the game.

I highly recommend doing most if not all of these missions because they do a good job at teaching you.

As you train with other instructors (more on that later), you will also be able to complete advancement mission to raise your training level.

Passing these will unlock more missions for your instructors and more instructors in general.

Once you choose someone to be your instructor, they will also start appearing here instead of their original location.


Instructors are what Mentors were in the last game. You can learn certain moves from all the instructors in the game. As you progress through the game and the academy, you will unlock more.

This time around, you don't need to choose someone to learn their skills, you can learn from all instructors you have unlocked without switching. Check out my Instructor guide for full details.

Recreation Plaza

This is where nearly all the shops are located.

  • Item Shop - This is where you can buy battle items and Super Souls.
  • Skill Shop - This is where you can buy skills for your character to use in combat.
  • Mixing Shop - This shop sells items you can mix together to make other items. This is also the place you must go to mix them.
  • Clothing Shop -
  • TP Medal Shop - This is a special shop that is only open from Friday-Sunday and sells rare items from multiple categories. They only cost TP Medals, so save up.

There is also a Timespace Delivery located here. You can send and receive gifts from this others at this location.

Time Rift Locations

These are the floating areas in the city. Until you unlock flying, you can only get there by talking to a Transfer Shop clerk and picking the location to teleport to.

Hercule's House

Here you can complete challenges for Hercule to receive Zeni, the game's main currency.

You can also do a quest line with Great Saiyaman, Great Saiyaman 2 and Jaco. If you are an Earthling, you will unlock the Power Pole Mode transformation.

Majin Buu's House

dragon ball xenoverse 2 majin buu's house

This is where you can feed Buu food, and he will make a new family member every time he gets full. You will see a bar at the top when talking to him that shows how close you are to making him full.

Each family member can be given food, which will make them go for a walk. When they return, usually after a mission or 2, they will give you an item.

Each color will give a certain type of item.

  • Red - Super Soul
  • Blue - Recover Item
  • Yellow - Clothing

If you are the Majin race, you can learn the Pure Form transformation.

Guru's House

This is the taken from Planet Namek and has 2 types of things you an do.

The main thing is doing missions for Nail. These all involve collecting Dragon Balls.

When you complete enough for them, you will get taken to see the Guru. This will unlock your potential and allow you to raise all your stats to 125 instead of 100.

If you continue to do the missions after that, you will unlock more wishes for Shenron when you collect 7 dragon balls.

You will also be able to unlock the Giant mode transformation if you are a Namekian.

The other thing you can do here is help a Namekian grow his garden. He will ask for certain items, give them to him and wait. After doing a mission or 2, return to him for an item reward.

Capsule Corporation

Here you can do sparring missions with Vegeta. If you are a Saiyan, you will also unlock Super Saiyain transformation by continuing to spar with him.

This is also where you can make QQ Bangs. These are items created by fusing 2 pieces of clothing together.

The resulting item will have different stats and will override your equipped clothing when you equip the QQ Bang. It also multiples each stat increase by 4 to make up for the 4 equips it is ignoring.

Check out my guide on QQ Bangs for a full explanation and tips.

Frieza's Spaceship

Here you can join Frieza's Force and fight your way up through the ranks. You will choose at some point to side with either Zarbon or Dodoria, but the final outcome does not change.

The end puts you with Frieza and will unlock his Golden form.

If you are the Frieza Race, you will be able to unlock Golden transformation for your character.


There are events that periodically pop-up that give rewards.

You can also go around and talk to people that have question marks over their heads. Many different things can come from this such as extra missions and free rewards.

Krillin's Milk Delivery

These involve delving milk to certain people around the city, then returning to Krillin in the Business district next to the accessory shop.

You will get milk as a reward, which is a food item. the faster you do it, the more you get. If you drop any during the mission, you fail and have to do it again from the beginning.

If you get the timing right, you can press the A/X button to speed up your skipping.

Yamcha's Item Find

When this event comes up, head to Kame house and talk to Yamcha. He will throw and item, or multiple items, for you to find in the city.

The faster you find them, the better your reward.

Time Nest

This is where the main story missions take place. You can also redo any story missions you have completed.

You can also come here to give the Supreme Kai of time any Distorted Time Eggs you find. You can get these by completing the quests in the Time Rifts.

If you collect all 5, you will gain extra story missions and the Future Super Saiyan transformation after completing the story.

Time Machine

This is where you can do versus matches and complete Parallel Quests. All PQs can be done offline or online with 2 other people.

PQs can unlock many abilities, items, and clothing. As you continue through the story you will unlock more PQs. You will also see blue quest markers on the map. Complete these to unlock more PQs.

That's all for my guide on Conton City in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Review: A Worthy Sequel https://www.gameskinny.com/g53v7/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-review-a-worthy-sequel https://www.gameskinny.com/g53v7/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-review-a-worthy-sequel Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:38:41 -0400 Synzer

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 continues the series with some greatly appreciated improvements. This game adds even more content than the original, balances and changes to make things more fair, and plenty of events to give the game more variety.

What I liked

As someone who has played the 1st game, I am greatly impressed with the 2nd game so far. A couple of the biggest things i had issues with in the last game were fixed: Death Ball and Super Saiyan.

Super Saiyan

I played a Saiyan in the last game and all I had to do was go Super Saiyan and I could spam ultimate attacks all day.

Super Saiyan has been completely reworked so that you can't spam it anymore, and you can choose when to stay in and go out.

Death Ball also is blocked more easily, and harder to hit with, which means it isn't the go-to attack.

As someone who played Saiyan and other other races, this was a great change for everyone. Now Super Saiyan is what it should be -- a boost to your stats while still maintaining the basic game play. It also lets you have more variety instead of using the same attack over and over.

You can also get Super Saiyan through a quest line and not randomly dropped from a Parallel Quest like in last game.

Events and the City

dragon ball xenoverse 2 events

There are now events that periodically pop-up which makes the world feel more alive. Vehicles and flight were also added to give more freedom, which is always a plus.

There are different areas in the city that offer events, and every race gets some type of bonus. For example, Saiyans get more quests from Vegeta, and Majins can increase Majin Buu's family higher than normal.

This just adds even more reason to play other characters and it is fun to see what all the differences are.

Overall, the world just feels more alive and more like you are actually existing in the Dragon Ball universe.

Missions and Expert Missions

There are plenty of missions to do with other players and a new one called Expert Mission. This lets 6 people team up for harder missions. There are special events that happen in these missions and you will see attacks that you don't normally see.

What I Don't Like

RNG (Random Number Generation)

My biggest issue from the last game is still there -- RNG from the Parallel Quests. You have to complete bonus objectives to get extra fights, then hope you get the item you want.

However, it does seem like you don't have the events randomly happen anymore. Whenever I completed the bonus objectives, the extra events always happened. It is possible that I just got very lucky.

Waiting for Dialogue

Another thing that was slightly annoying was the dialogue in certain story missions. Sometimes you have to wait for dialogue and events to play out during a match, however, the enemy will continue to attack.

During this time, you cannot defeat the enemy or damage them, but they can still attack and damage you. I have not lost yet because of this, but it gets really annoying and drags the matches out longer than needed.

The Verdict

Overall, this game is a great improvement over the original. There is a ton more content and things that did not go well in the last game were addressed.

This is a prime example of improving a franchise from one game to the next. If they keep this up, this will become one of the best -- if not the best -- anime games ever.

Any fan of the original, of Dragon Ball, or of fighting games in general should give this a try.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Guide: How to Unlock Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, and Super Saiyan 3 https://www.gameskinny.com/55yyo/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-how-to-unlock-super-saiyan-super-saiyan-2-and-super-saiyan-3 https://www.gameskinny.com/55yyo/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-guide-how-to-unlock-super-saiyan-super-saiyan-2-and-super-saiyan-3 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:25:56 -0400 Synzer

One of the main reasons people play Saiyan in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is to go Super Saiyan, just like characters in the show. There is good news this time around, it doesn't require doing Parallel Quest and hoping you get lucky enough to get it.

There is a set way to unlock it where you get it 100%, plus Super Saiyan 3 was added as a transformation on your created character. I'll explain how to unlock these transformations so you don't have to wonder when you you will unlock it.

This guide will go over unlocking the Super Saiyan Awoken skill for your created character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 including:

  • How to Unlock Super Saiyan - What you need to unlock the skill.
  • How Super Saiyan Works - Changes to how Super Saiyan works in this game. 

How to Unlock Super Saiyan

It should be obvious, but first, your character must be a Saiyan. If you are, you will be able to get extra quests from Vegeta. There will be some slight spoilers about his quests ahead.

  • This is from the Capsule Corporation location, not from him as an instructor.
  • You must either reach level 40 or complete the Cell Saga to get the second training mission from him, then you get another mission after, which leads to unlocking it.

Once you complete the second mission, he will comment on how you haven't transformed yet, then tell you to talk to his family about Super Saiyan.

  • Talk to Bulma nearby in the Capsule Corporation.
  • After that, talk to Kid Trunks in the same area.
  • Go back to Vegeta to unlock the mission, Saiyan Awakening.

This mission involves fighting Vegeta and Goku in their Super Saiyan forms. You will be able to turn Super Saiyan later in the fight and it can last as long as you are in the mission.

Once you complete the mission, you unlock the transformation.

How Super Saiyan Works

Super Saiyan is a bit different this time around. You still put it in its own slot, the Awoken skill slot, but you don't need to unlock each stage separately.

You will transform to either super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, or Super Saiyan 3 depending on how many Ki bars you have at the time.

  • Super Saiyan - 3 Bars
  • Super Saiyan 2 - 4 Bars
  • Super Saiyan 3 - 5+ bars

You still still use up Ki bars when you transform, unlike the last game. However, you won't slowly drain Ki anymore, or fall out of the transformation.

You can stay in it as long as you like. Your Ki regeneration is lower though, so you will want an Energy Charge ability.

That's all for my guide on how to unlock Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Let me know if you have any questions!