One cool element of the story and overall game progression is that it often splits off into multiple branches.
Be it via either your choice of action or how you perform in a certain scenario,
the game will branch off into different paths and you’ll encounter different enemies, boss fights and so on.
Goku Saiyan Fight shin budokai marks the first time in the franchise, be it television, movie or game, that an alternate, non-canon story takes place.
Supposing that has a heart condition and dies, Trunks is the only remaining fighter in the world that can stop the evil from destroying mankind
(or is that Dragon-kind?). While this sounds rather solemn, the rest of the story is strictly the kooky and corny ball storytelling that we’ve come to know.
It’s actually possible to see an ending after only two fights. The storyboard shows you where these paths split, so you can easily go back and pick the different path to see everything there is.
Aside from the main Goku Saiyan Fight shin budokai story option, you also have access to a new Z-Trial challenge mode.
This features three different challenges types, including a survival and time trial mode.
Beating these will earn you cash for purchasing different backgrounds and character upgrades, rewarding you for playing them over and over again.
They’re a little more interesting than the basic Arcade mode and help to mix things up a bit, though we hope to see more variety here in the future,
like what you’ll find in some of Soulcalibur’s challenges, such as starting in a weakened state and so forth.
The third main Z-Trial challenge type is similar to this, except that rather than setting changes they’re set up as goals,
like needing to perform a certain number of special attacks. It’s decent, but not quite the same.
Once you jump into a fight, much of what you’ll find here is just as what we saw in the first release,
though again, pretty much everything’s been tightened up and tweaked a bit.
The camera is situated at a better angle, for instance,
and zooms and pans appropriately to allow you to see what’s going on from interesting angles while still giving you great control over the battle.
The control scheme largely works the same, though button presses seem to be a little quicker and more responsive than last time out.
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