Crappy games – Dragonball Z: Collectible Card Game (GBA)
Wow, where do I even start on how horrible is this game. When I first saw game footage and commentary of this game from KITT171, I knew that I had to give this game a shot for myself. I finally got home from school and played this Dragonball Z game for about an hour.
Now I’ve never played the actual Dragonball Z trading card game before, so the first thing I did is tried out the Tutorial mode in order to find out how this game is played. The tutorial in this game sucks ass. It explains some basics, like when it is your turn to attack or defend, but it doesn’t explain that you NEED certain cards for defending and attacking as well as what receiving a Dragonball does in this game (I still have no clue).
After the Tutorial mode, I found out that you can make your own deck of cards, which you can see in the beginning of this video. Now I’m not familiar with this game, so I gave myself at least one of every card that I was allowed to choose from. Sad to admit, but this is the high point of the game. I mean the fact that this game gives you the option to select your deck of cards is pretty neat.
However, I found the gameplay to be quite realistic, but in a terrible way. How so? Well, just like when playing board games with your friends, eventually they start to cheat. In this game, the cards of your opponent are never shown, so there’s no way in telling if the CPU is cheating or not (I bet it is). I still don’t understand the upgrading of power (to me it just randomly happens). This first match seen here took me about 15mins before losing. For a 1st match, you would think that the CPU would take it easy on you. Unfortunately, that’s not the case as you will be overpowered by the cards they pull out against you. To be honest, I’m still confused about the gameplay of this game.
The graphics in this game is nothing much (then again, it’s a card game so not much is expected). The music is just ONE soundtrack looped over and over again. *sigh*
Overall, I don’t recommend this game at all. It sucks major dragon balls.
Link to KITT171’s video of this game: