Dragon Ball FighterZ is a very popular game in the franchise and people love it. The developers of the game talked about the different mechanics of the game and what they were thinking when they were making the game. Instead of making the moves harder to pull off, the devs wanted to focus on mind games.
Dragon Ball FighterZ producer, Tomoko Hiroki, touched on the matter and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
We thought that, rather than make the controls more and more difficult, we wanted to focus more on mind games, making each of the characters quite different. Another thing I realised only after the game was released is that when this game is being played for esports, the fact we were able to use easier to understand words for the specific mechanics we have for the game – so, for example, the Z Change, the Super Dash – this wasn’t our main objective, but the fact we were able to use rather easy to understand words was something that worked to lower the hurdles for the casual fans.
While I am sure that the pro players might have a bit of an issue with this but then again this game is not only for the pros and hardcore players. In order for the game to sell, it has to be easy to pick up and get into. That is what the casual player is looking for and if the devs did not do things this way then it might not have sold this many copies.
Junya Motomura, director of the game at Arc System Works, further elaborated on this point and talked about how the devs wanted to appeal to a larger audience, as I have mentioned before. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
We started out with a clear goal that we had to satisfy both the casual players and the competitive players. We had that idea from the start. Since this was a new franchise, we were able to build from the ground up without pulling anything from a series fighting game. So we were able to build from the ground up to balance the system without having to think about how we were going to satisfy the old players.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a very impressive game and if you are a Dragon Ball fan then this is something that you should check out.
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