Eternal dragon. By your name I summon you forth. Shenron, arise and grant my wish! Bring me the greatest Dragon Ball FighterZ speedrun!
Than you, Shenron. Now we can watch Xur crash his way through the game’s story on Hard mode. And the best part is, we don’t have to wait five episodes for him to power up first. We do, however, have to take a small flight away from The Nerd Stash and head over to Master Roshi’s house… sorry, I meant Twitch, because Bulma hasn’t gotten around to inventing the embedder for Twitch videos on here yet.
Dragon Ball FighterZ consists of three story arcs including the Super Warriors arc, the Enemy Warriors arc, and the Android 21 arc. The story can branch a bit depending on certain choices the player makes, but since this is an any% run, Xur takes the optimal route. The fights are short and sweet despite Hard mode, and the player gains control of both heroes and villains as they combat Android 21 and the evil clones. It’s a refreshingly good story for a game of this genre, and no surprise that it scored overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and fans alike.
Fun fact: there’s a Full Game category which has runners go through story mode on both normal and hard difficulties. All story categories allow the use of NG+ characters, so it really boils down to how fast the runner can mash out the combos for the knockout.
Now for an adventure with someone whose power level is over nine… no, not nine thousand. Just nine. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. What, you think nine is too high for Toad? You best watch what you say, don’t forget he can pull out veggies faster than any other hero in the Mushroom Kingdom!
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.