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Asymmetrical experience DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS from Bandai Namco Entertainment America is ready for you on PS4. Learn more in our DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS review!

Asymmetrical experience DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS from Bandai Namco Entertainment America is ready for you on PlayStation 4. This is a 1 vs. 7 game in which seven ordinary civilians, known in the game as Survivors, must escape from the Raider, who is one of the powerful villains from the DRAGON BALL universe. This one is set in the same universe as DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE, so those of you who have a save from DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 will be able to link it.

Your journey will begin by way of the prologue, which acts as the game’s tutorial. You’ll be woken up by Trunks, a Time Patroller, who will give you a heads-up about what is going on. Your character was sucked into a portal – known as a temporal seam – to a location where time and space are in disarray, with past, present, and future colliding. You must now try to find a way to escape before it’s too late. Why? Because there’s a Raider lurking around the area, and you most certainly don’t have what it takes to defeat it!


How will you control your character? It will walk around with the left analog stick as you move the camera with the right analog stick. The X button is for jumping, while the Circle button is for dodging. If you want to sneak around to try and hide from the Raider, you can do so by pressing in on the right analog stick. If you manage to collect the special items needed for it, you’ll be able to channel the powers of some of the beloved characters in the DRAGON BALL universe to try and survive.

Because of this, you’ll be able to use super attacks that will be mapped to the L1 and R1 buttons, thanks to the might of the Super Warriors we all know and love. Boost your Dragon Change level, and you’ll be able to, during a brief window of opportunity, use the power of the Super Warrior to attack the Raider, dealing damage to it as long as your Dragon Change level can at least match the evolution level of the Raider. As you know, villains in DRAGON BALL usually go through different evolutions, changing their shape and size.


Survivors need to work together in order to continue being Survivors and not victims of the Raider. This is why when you find something useful, you should send a signal so that your team members can know where to head to. Items are useful, but teammates are just as important. If you see someone in your group falling to the ground, you should rush to their side to try and revive them before the Raider annihilates them.

And then we have the Raider, a mighty individual from Dragon Ball lore that is completely overpowered. When you’re playing the role of the Raider, you must do whatever it takes to keep the Survivors from collecting the power keys needed for starting up the Super Time Machine that can send them back to their own time and place. Even if Survivors manage to start the Super Time Machine, they’ll still have to defend it from your attacks so that they can reach the Escape phase. Evolve, and your power and abilities will increase, which will help to fend off the efforts of Survivors who channel the power of Super Warriors.


After a match has ended, you’ll gain experience points, Super Warrior Spirits, or Zeni based on your performance. As expected, experience points will make it possible for your character to level up. Super Warrior Spirits can be spent at the Hyperbolic Time Gym to boost the super attacks and skills of Survivors based on what you’ve managed to unlock so far. The other resources, such as tickets, Zeni, and TP Tokens, can also be used to unlock new Super Warriors and customization items by way of a Gacha-type system.

The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. The list includes 28 Bronze trophies, 9 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies. What will you need to do for this Platinum? There are trophies for completing the prologue, buying something from the store, changing your costume, finding two Super Time Machine keys in one match, placing two Super Time Machine keys in one match, rescuing five civilians in one match, or escaping in the Super Time Machine with three or more allies. And when playing as a Raider, you can get trophies for finishing off five civilians in one match, finishing off four Survivors in one match, destroying the Super Time Machine, or reaching level 4 as a Raider. There are many more objectives to work on, so you’ll be busy with this one for a while!


DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is a fun asymmetrical 1 vs. 7 game in which you’ll either have to take on the role of a Survivor to, well, survive as a regular individual who can, at times, channel the might of Super Warriors, or as the mighty Raider, a villain from DRAGON BALL lore. DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is out on PlayStation 4 with a $19.99 asking price. There’s also a DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS Special Edition, available for $29.99. It will give you access to the game and to bonus items to customize your Survivor’s look – Souvenir Jacket (Midnight Black), Skinny Jeans (Black), Slip-On Shoes (Gray), Casual Watch (Black), Victory Pose “Two Handed-Good” and Vehicle Skin “Dragon (Yellow).”

This DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Bandai Namco Entertainment America.

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