Goku fights against the main antagonist of the first Dragonball Z story arc, Frieza, in the upcoming, high-quality fighting game without those annoying interruptions; video after the jump and it’s beautiful. A full five minutes of pure action against a difficult opponent that puts up a solid fight against the Super Saiyan.
The video is an extensive fight between Super Saiyan Goku against 100% Power Frieza. The battle system has been greatly improved from the previous Tenkaichi games with more QTEs and clashes which were often an uncommon event, the battles are incredibly cinematic and impressive visually and in their speed and scope.
The battlefields are not as destructible as I first thought, and teleportation attacks are prone to teleporting both players into situations not exactly feasible, as you can see Frieza do a few times in the fight with Goku in the air, suddenly having the pair of them on the ground as he beats on the Saiyan.
I feel that the windows in which an attack is countered or can be countered could use a speed-up and the teleport issues I mentioned being cleaned up, along with the HUD being sharply reduced in size but this gearing up to be the greatest DBZ game in history, probably even one of the best fighting games in history.
The new systems brings back some luck-based aspects that were in Budokai 2 in the middle of a fight along with needing quick reactions to time a button press exactly to avoid an extensive assault from an enemy. Though there are some noticeable flaws, this captures the DBZ experience like never before and turns it up multiple notches. I especially like what they did with the ki attacks, since nothing ticked me off more in the other Tenkaichi games than my opponent being a cheating bastard evading every ki attack I threw at them regardless of the conditions.
Ultimate Tenkaichi comes out October 28th for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.