Title: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: Dragon Ball Super Pack 2
Platform: Steam / Xbox One / PS4 (Reviewed)
Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release date: Out now
tl;dr: The second DLC pack for Xenoverse 2. Focuses on the Universe 6 Tournament Arc.
Price: $8 / £6.50
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You can check out my full review for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 here.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 received its second DLC pack, which includes a new story chapter that focuses on the Universe 6 Tournament Arc from Dragon Ball Super. There’s also two new playable characters, a new stage, and a bunch of special moves and costumes for you to unlock through the three new parallel quests.
For those who don’t know, the Universe 6 Tournament Arc is the third arc in the new Dragon Ball Super anime series, which if you’re a Dragon Ball fan you should definitely check it out even if you’re not a big fan of the Japanese voice acting. Because, like most 90’s kids, you grew up with the English dub with Goku’s vocal chords dancing to the tones of Sean Schemmel amazing and well-rounded voice. I’m sorry, I got a little off course there; let me start again.
The Universe 6 Tournament Arc starts after the events of Golden Frieza when the God of Destruction of Universe 7, Beerus’ receives a visit from his brother Champa, who arrives at his home. By the way, Champa is also a God of Destruction but of Universe 6.
The two share a rivalry and set to do battle over the freshly revealed Super Dragon Balls, and decide to host a tournament to see which universe is most deserving to have a wish on the mythical wish-granting orbs. Beerus goes about recruiting Goku and Vegeta, telling them they must search for two more powerful fighters to stand beside them in this upcoming tournament. Thus, the tournament begins, and this is where the DLC starts, but to unfortunate disappointing standards for this incredible arc…
As a massive Dragon Ball fan, I was disappointed with this content, as the extra chapter only lasted around fifteen to twenty minutes, cut characters from the storyline via an off-screen fight, and by being insulted… No, literally, the fighter was insulted by his fellow teammate and went home… The fight was challenging and kept me entertained, but left a bit unsatisfied and made me beg for more, but alas, it was all over all too soon.
The two new characters included in the DLC were Champa, the God of Destruction of Universe 6, and his attendant, Vados. Champa is all too exciting and shares similar moves with his brother, Beerus, he adds only two moves, one which is just angry shout as a ki move. Vados is got a bit a variety, and her moves are definitely more enjoyable than Champa’s. The stage is literally the stage from the new story chapter, the Universe 6 Tournament arena.
It’s a shame to see that two characters from the Universe 6 Arc won’t make it into Xenoverse 2 due to the next DLC centering around the fourth Dragon Ball Super arc, Future Trunks. Hopefully, they will appear in the potential Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3 or whatever the next game will be called, as there are only so many times the timeline can be interfered with before the premise becomes stale…
Overall, the DLC isn’t terrible, but there is nothing substantial or fundamental that will change the experience of Xenoverse 2 or give you an added expansion of play time for the game. Unfortunately, the pricing of the DLC could buy you an indie title that would provide more playtime and experiences than this DLC is offering. As a Dragon Ball fan, this pains me in every way to say so. Hopefully, the upcoming Dragon Ball Super Pack 3, Future Trunks Arc will add a more satisfying experience and do the incredible story arc justice.
Please. Bandai Namco Japan! Make the upcoming DLC pack something I can praise to the almighty heavens! There is plenty of content you can play around with and put your own Xenoverse flare into, just make it incredible!
- More Dragon Ball Super content.
- Beautifully animated cutscene at the end of the story chapter.
- Lacks characters from the Universe 6 Tournament Arc.
- Too short.
Animated violence. PEGI 16. ERSB T Rating.
Disclaimer: This review is based on a DLC code for the PlayStation 4 provided by Bandai Namco for the purposes of this review.