Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 - DB Super Pack 1 (PlayStation 4) Review

By Drew Hurley 25.12.2016

Review for Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 - DB Super Pack 1 on PlayStation 4

The Dragon Ball universe has always had a considerable roster of characters. It's this roster that has given it such a natural transition into the many fighting games that have taken residence on every generation and platform over the last few years. That roster is currently being expanded with brand new characters thanks to an all new series and it had to be expected that some of these would make their way to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 via DLC, and rightly so the first characters have now arrived in the form of DB Super Pack 1.

Warning, there are major Dragon Ball Super spoilers throughout this review.

What exactly do you get in this first DLC pack? Sadly, not a lot, especially compared to the big new free DLC players just received. This consists of a new master to train under - Hit, the master assassin of Universe 6, some new customisation elements - two new costumes, two new emotes, and five new attacks to equip, three new Parallel Quests, five Super Souls and, of course, two new playable characters.

These two characters are Frost, a member of Frieza's race with a striking resemblance to Frieza himself, and Cabba, a polite and respectable young Saiyan boy. It's not that strange to see plenty of members of Frieza's race and Saiyans in these games thanks to the character creators, but they are a good deal rarer in the source material, considering the Saiyan race was mostly wiped out.

Screenshot for Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 - DB Super Pack 1 on PlayStation 4

Both characters actually are from an alternate universe. They were recently introduced in the recent Dragon Ball Super, the continuation of Akira Toriyama's legendary series, in the recent "Universe 6 Saga" where a tournament is set up between the universes.

The two new characters are the centrepiece of the DLC and frankly… they are not great. Basically, they are a reskin of Frieza, who was easy enough to make through customisation anyway, and with not enough to differentiate, along with a so-so Saiyan kid. Honestly, these character choices are a little disappointing for the first DLC. There are plenty of Dragon Ball Super characters that fans are dying to get their hands on and these certainly were not at the top of anyone's wish-lists. Not to mention it's baffling that the free DLC packs in so much more content compared to this DLC… It's hard to justify the considerable price tag for what's included here, but it would have been an easy purchase if the free DLC had been part of this.

Screenshot for Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 - DB Super Pack 1 on PlayStation 4

Cubed3 Rating

Rated 2 out of 10

Very Bad

The first paid DLC for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, DB Super Pack 1, is a considerable disappointment, but one that Xenoverse fans will be familiar with considering they experienced the same with the first title. Hopefully, the second DLC will pack a little more punch and, ideally, include Whis or Goku Black. At least, in the meantime, there is the new free DLC to enjoy.




Bandai Namco





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