Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku Trilogy - Zelda Clone to ALMOST Great - Austin Eruption
This. Video has been sponsored by cog games and Elsword, stay tuned as we take another look at season 2. Yo. Its Austin, we've tackled a couple of dragon ball games here on the channel already but, I figured, it was time to go a little bit deeper I'm, sure a couple of you guys have heard of the legacy of goku series. But. First, a quick tale of corporations. In the late 90s, the dragon ball license was kind of all over the place it hadn't quite reached the popularity, would gain from being shown on Toonami, and the original, early ass morning, Fox syndication. Hell Dragon, Ball GT final. Bouts somehow, finagle, to release in the States a year before it even hit Cartoon Network, the, back of the box said something, about achieving, cult, hit status, around the globe which we all know is a bunch of BS you, look strong. This should be a good fight this. Is going to be a problem so. Right when Dragon Ball Z began really making the waves on television. Right when cheaply made toys were filling up Walmart's. And Dragon, Ball Z VHS, tapes both cut and uncut, we're filling up son coasts, across America, like, damn anime tapes were all over the place anyways. Infogrames. Started to release games from the Dragon Ball Z franchise, but also banned, I was still releasing games then, Infogrames were granted into Atari making, them like fake Atari I guess that's, the story for another day but basically, pre, fake Atari decided, not only to localize, a few Japanese games, such as Budokai. And budokai, Tenkaichi but. Also recruit, American developers, to make some as well normally. I'm all for diversity, when it comes to game dev studios but do you remember what happened last time it was this one Dragon, Ball Z sagas, and we don't talk about sagas, around here it. Goes where, no Dragon. Ball Z game has gone before. So. Info, Atari made a good amount of games in a short time there's a bunch to dig through but our pick for the day is probably the most notorious a, trilogy, of Dragon Ball Z games on the Game Boy Advance made by a loan company, called Webfoot technologies. So. Without wasting any more time let's, go ahead and dive straight the first one Dragon Ball Z the, legacy of goku I played. The hell out of legacy, of goku when i was younger being a huge fan of beat'em ups and japanese rpgs at the time one look at this game and it was like what that's, like both the things I love and also Dragon, Ball Kai nifty, I mean hell it even starts with an actual FMV, sequence, with clips from the rock the dragon intro looking at this was so cool on my original. Gameboy Advance, and, terrible. Lighting doing, this blown up as an adult it's pretty funny knowing how hyped it made you as a kid so just like the anime legacy, of goku begins, with goku collecting, a bunch of porno mags for master roshi of what looks like Bulma. And chi. Chi's faces, huh, yes. I forgot about that, right after this Raddatz comes and NAB's Gohan away and it's up to Goku and piccolo to save the day with an awkward transition to. A still frame of Goku holding, the dragon radar and, suddenly we're back at Goku's. House where, he decides it best to not say anything to chichi okay, sure I understand, it's a video game we got to Pat it out just a little bit but I mean come, on, so you embark, steadfast, in your quest to rescue your son by punching, crabs and, snakes, and this. Is where I was reminded, let me see if Goku is mean. Mike. How it uses angel, Goku from like way later in the show ya, know this game feels, unnecessarily.
Hard All of the enemy AI is like the opposite, of aliens, colonial marines, and they just zip line straight for you Goku can take about no hits before he just dies despite, having bested king piccolo trampled. Tien Shinhan and even surviving, piccolo, jr. attacking, feels really awkward because Goku's melee range is really, small and your ki energy drains up massive, amount with the smallest of fireballs, look, I'm gonna get to the point legacy, of goku one kind, of plays like trash it, took the route of a Zelda clone but decided to forgo all of the accessibility, tight. Controls, and, well, fun, when, attempting to fight the smallest of creatures turns, into a maybe death situation. You've got a problem there, is one way to circumvent that, though. Grind, dating so run back and forth between screens, calling the same, until you get enough XP to actually, level up which does make a huge difference, in your power level I mean I guess that's kind of expected, and an RPG type game but having that straight from the get COEs a little like hmm. So anyways on the way to go hon Goku helps out a pterodactyl. Grinds, for a little bit helps that a few lost children talks to some old man and then finally, goes through a cave to reach Raddatz where piccolo is patiently, waiting you can actually go talk to Gohan, it's just standing around prior, to fighting anything for some reason so you do the first boss fight and oh. Similarly. To the random enemies you fight similarly. To the other american-made, Dragon Ball Z game Dragon Ball Z sagas, legacy, of goku z' boss battles, are inexplicably. Difficult, it takes a lot of cowardice, and dipping in and out of combat in order to do damage and hopefully, avoid taking it Goku has the ability to fly but for some reason it's just a consumable, there are a little flight power-ups, spread out throughout the map but like man it's such a pointless, mechanic. The numbers go down too quickly battles, especially boss. Battles, feel completely, chaotic and not in the you, know fun way so you beat, Raddatz and Gohan is like asterisk, cry asterisk. Before worst dad says I love you Gohan and immediately, phases, out of existence, now because this is the legacy of goku the next sequence of events goes at a lightning, pace the enemy dealt with all of the other characters, training. People being recruited from, baseball, events, piccolo, becoming Gohan surrogate, father and blowing up the moon this, game however puts, you directly on snake way where you just get, to walk I guess. Remember, that filler episode, where go qu is kidnapped by princess snake and almost killed well that's here too and this is all of it. This. Game. That's. The, entire, game. Spamming. Attacks running, away and hiding in the item menu to abuse healing items which by the way are limited, to be careful you don't use them all considering. We've already tackled, pretty much all of the game mechanics let's, go ahead and fast forward to the rest of this as, you would imagine it, does cover all of the main Dragon Ball Z story, beats although it's - a bridge to really recommend, playing as your method of consuming, Dragon Ball Z not. That, anyone. Has or would ever do that hell. Or home. For infinity losers check, King Kai's planet check it was around this time that I started getting a weird feeling that this game was like a bootleg one jarring, transitions. Broken, dialogues, such as hmm. That's, incorrect. It's. Like Smeagol, what the I'm able, to teach you the kamehame, ha. Attack. Also, anything that's not Toriyama, created, is absolutely. Terrifying, prior to fighting Vegeta and nappa Goku, makes a stop in some winter, town where he finds this disgusting. Thing then. He goes to a town where he stops a robbery, passes. A police checkpoint with, refugee. Houses, sure, whatever the bootleg enos continues, with this whole Napa's. Dead body turning into like a puddle, of goo and then vegeta getting locked in a pattern i don't. Really know what else to say about legacy, of goku besides, the fact that i'm surprised, it got sequels, at all this games not good in fact i would kind of call it awful the only redeeming thing here is the soundtrack, which has pretty decent and original, tracks there's just something about grinding in a game that's barely three hours long that bugs me by the time you finally reach Frieza and finagle your way around him until he dies you've spent about half of that time grinding on enemies and pushing your face up against the bosses that it's just not even worth playing but I beat the game for you guys so you know I appreciate, you, even though I feel like this now let's, move on so. 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Similar. To the airship sections, from older Final Fantasies and other RPGs, you can fly around the world map and explore well sure it's a little limited and where you can go I much, prefer this to the linear level based structure, from the original, alongside the main story you also get a few side quests, and in-game content, such as. Cooler showing, up out of nowhere however. It's. Not all fine and dandy despite, being better in just about every way legacy. Of goku - still, looks pretty bootleg, a lot of the character portraits, looks super, off some of the backgrounds, look great but others are a mess. Capsule, corporation looks. Like someone took an MS paints break and tool and just went to town with it and if you thought the grinding, was bad in the last game legacy, of goku - has way more so, in this game you have these colored character specific, doors with numbers, on them these represent, the level that specific, character has to be in order to break through well that's not so bad sometimes, you'll be thrown into a situation where, you're forced to play is a certain character that hasn't been playable for a while now there like 20 levels behind the, progression, of everyone else but you can't get through without those big punches granted, leveling up can go kind of quickly but the amount of times you have to do this just add up and it's too much on top of that halfway through the game you're forced to collect all of the Dragon Balls for story reasons so. Suddenly you're forced to backtrack to all the areas you've already played through to find new zones and, honestly it feels like they patted it out to add another four hours to the game at, the very least they took that opportunity to like take the fanservice up a notch and include some neat segments, where you can run into old Dragon Ball villains like general towel that's, pretty cool oh and. Speaking, of padding, let's talk about things that are not canon, yeah, like, legacy, of goku did this a few times but whoa goku, too took that to the next level y'all remember when piccolo, went into the cornfields. And punched, the Triceratops, in the face of bunch or when Kuler popped up in front of Gohan and was like hey send, your dad dynamic, when you beat the game or when, you go into some dude named Vinnie's bachelor, pad in order to turn off his sub yeah you get the point the worst offender however. Is this side quest where in order to access dr., DeRose lab you have to relocate a brontosaurus. And transport, his eggs down the mountain the problem, is that you cannot run you can't attack and if one hit connects with you the egg you're carrying, breaks making, you restart, enemies, in the small screen, are packed together and, will run at you at crazy speeds meaning.
It's Just trial and error until you can figure out something that works but, you, have to do it three separate, times, maybe I'm just bad but this section took me like 30 minutes to figure out all of the enemy paths which is just ridiculous, easily. The worst part of this game despite, its flaws though legacy, of goku - overall, is still pretty decent it's not perfect, but running through the cell saga the best saga is always, a treat plus, I can play as Vegeta and Future Trunks and that's the best kind, of funny that the legacy of goku game barely, has goku in it but that's okay well, we've reached the apex the finale of the legacy of goku trilogy, although they would end up dropping legacy, of goku from, the games title because you know, cel. Killed him however. One, year in just a couple months later Webfoot technologies, would once again put out another game this time called Dragon, Ball Z booze fury. Booze. Fury is a curious, thing to me I don't know many people who played this one when I'd asked around it seemed like a lot of people lost interest in the Buu saga, or that they didn't know it even came out but I have to say Webfoot, really pulled out all the stops here in a rare case of we are learning from our mistakes. Booze fury continues, to improve on almost everything, legacy. To head the graphic, presentation has, come a long way since the, original snake, way doesn't look dumpy the, environments. Are more varied, and even more colorful though I will say that, the character portraits, are still a bit off look at Goku stay gasps neck layoff the traps combat. Is practically, the same but now we've got currency, and equipment, enemies can drop items and, consumables, pretty regularly, and you can spend that money to buy more things level, ups come with stat points this time around which I recommend just mainly dumping into strength because well I mean if you can destroy things in one or two hits you don't have to worry about anything else, considering, that this is the Buu saga we've also got, fusion, it's, okay, that's all fine and dandy but, unfortunately. For everything, boosts Furi further expanded, upon they failed to address certain issues with the previous game in fact some of the glaring flaws have opened up further because of this grinding. Has now reached an unfathomable, level. But the amount of playable characters now reaching five them, being Goku, Gohan, and Goten, trunks, and Vegeta it's all just a bit much, oh there's also unlockables, you start out as Gohan, going to high school I'll be real I actually love this saga I feel like it gets a lot of unnecessary hate, for taking a bit of a break and showing how time had passed sure, wasn't fighting but instead just go Han trying to fit him with society, before we find out how much of a goober he is. Whoa. Also. Fidel's the best but, yeah you take a big break from playing as Gohan midway through the game due, to you know him, disappearing, from the plot but when I got back to controlling him I was stuck about thirty, levels, behind one of those gate doors you'd think it would skill your characters to be closer and leveled I guess not it makes for a very frustrating, experience on top of that we once again have a Dragonball, collectathon segment, that overstays, its welcome suddenly. I'm in a pyramid, fighting, mummies, and, then Broly who's, terrorizing a village I think the patting hair only showed because of how low in substance, the Buu Saga was the great say a man sections, well I do enjoy them go on for a bit longer than necessary but. We do get one of Gohan's random, classmates, saying that his name was the great soy man no and, that's. The. Best thing that's, the best thing you can ask for the true evolution, of a SOI boy the, great soy man and the. Great soya woman at, the very least the soundtrack done by Yanis Brown really pushes, the Game Boy Advance to its limits although I will say some of the songs, lift it from the falconer soundtrack, sounds like they were discount, versions, of them like check out the next episode chapter. Song. Overall. I think the legacy of goku trilogy, is a really interesting take on the franchise these, american-made games went from absolutely. Awful to, almost, there, but not quite I, think if I had played Goku, 2 and booz fury as a kid I would have adored them but that's not the case while, it may not be a must play for a Dragonball, Z fan especially, in 2018, I will say that I'm glad these exist also, this isn't illinois-based Webfoot, technologies, last take on Dragon Ball either as there's still one more game to cover Dragon, Ball GT transformation.
However, We'll be tackling that another time, a couple. Years later Atari, would lose the rights to publishing Dragon, Ball games in America, as Bandai, Namco, snatched up the exclusive, ones however, Webfoot technologies, is still around a couple, years ago they actually posted. Some concept, art for a legacy, of goku for but, who, knows if that'll ever get made maybe. One day we'll see the legacy continue but until then I've been Austin and I'll catch you later. Thanks. For watching make sure to check out the link in the description, or the one here on the screen if you're interested in checking out else Ward thanks, for sticking to the end Big Ups to all of my patreon, supporters for making all this possible if you're interested in helping out via patreon, and joining in in the volcano, of support, give it a look-see also, if you dug the video feel free to subscribe for more stuff soon obviously, I want to cover Dragon Ball more so if you're down for that let me know I like, me some Dragon. Ball see. Ya bye.