Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!

Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!

Dragon Ball adaptations have always been associated with the fighting genre. While it has never failed to grab players’ attention, Bandai Namco and developer Dimps are finally ready to launch a new game in a typical asymmetrical multiplayer format like the Dead by Daylight franchise. That game, Dragon Ball: Destroyer, is now in final development and will be released globally in October.

To gather more feedback, Bandai happened to hold a second closed network beta for the game a few weeks ago. We’ve also received an invitation to participate, which may be an appropriate time to revisit a new preview review, especially comparing the quality of the first closed network phase of our review. here.

Frieza’s presence as a new attacker

After meeting Sale in the previous test, it’s now Frieza’s turn to take on the main role of Raider. We’re sure almost all Dragon Ball fans are already familiar with him, but if not, it wouldn’t hurt to re-introduce him. So Frieza himself is one of the most iconic villains in the Dragon Ball franchise, and is the real mastermind behind most of the events in the main story (from the beginning of Dragon Ball to the Namek arc). He is the character responsible for destroying the Saiyan home planet Vegeta. Although eventually defeated by Goku, he finally returned as the main villain of the movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F and joined as one of the main characters of Dragon Ball Super.

Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!

Speaking of Breakers, Frieza was designed to be a formidable and powerful Raider. Frieza can evolve based on an “Anger Scale” that increases each time he fights or gets hit. He has a total of three standard forms, and can eventually evolve into the strongest form again. With each successful evolution, Frieza will have a higher power and is guaranteed to overwhelm the survivors. Unlike Zar, who initially only appears as a larva, Frieza will fly around the map in a special vehicle, accompanied by his bodyguards Zarbon and Dodoria, so even in his weakest state , he can still be a troublesome threat.

Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive! Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!

The second and third forms are still the same skills, but the last form is much more terrifying. In his most powerful state, he can hurl discs of chi energy at the player that detonate when survivors are low on health. For the ultimate special attack, he can unleash a “This Planet Checkmate” attack in the form of a giant energy ball that can even destroy parts of the map.

Tutorials and Game Modes

This time CNT finally offers a practice mode. As one might expect, this is a mode that allows players to practice and understand the game system on offer. Some training options already include strategies for dodging enemies and harnessing the power of Dragon Ball when attacked by attackers. This mode can also be played with 7 other players to form the right synergy.

Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive! Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!

In addition to the practice mode, there is a prologue section that serves as a tutorial to explain the world and context of the survivors. Just like in the Xenoverse series, Trunks will appear in this mode as your main guide. By taking advantage of the practice and prologue modes, players can maximize their abilities as survivors and what to watch out for when facing raiders head-on.

Various remodels/new solid quality of life

Since the first CNT was purchased, we’ve noticed all kinds of new changes to the game. It’s not up to the highest quality standard expected, but at least it’s much better than what we’ve had before. Also, the developers are sure to gather feedback and bring new improvements before the game is ready for release.

Here are some of the best overhauls we know of:

UI display and modify input press

Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!
UI appearance has been changed from text to more pleasing icons
Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!
Command “Dragon Change” is now at the touch of a button

The first must be the UI design, this time it is more pleasing to the eye and easy to understand. The display has now been changed to an icon form, rather than a form of writing that was considered too standard. In addition, in order to facilitate the execution of the command, there is a change in the pressing input of the dragon change, which is only dedicated to the X key, no longer RB+X.

buff survivor

Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!

We’ve noticed new tweaks to Survivor, and the role is easier to play than before. The most deeply felt part is the resurrection action, because now players can use “Thousand Beans” to resurrect themselves and other players. In addition, the game allows players to cancel the resurrection order without affecting the slot limit, especially when being chased by raiders. A change that needs to be appreciated as previously the gauges were often empty and had to be refilled due to various circumstances.

In keeping with the existing balance, these adjustments also affect the chance to invoke Time Machine beacons. More specifically, beacons now appear when there are 3 or fewer survivors.

  • 3 survivors left – 1 beacon will appear
  • 2 survivors left – 2 beacons will appear
  • 1 survivor left – 3 beacons will appear

Depending on the situation, Survivors can choose to continue their search for “Energy Keys” with their teammates (a good chance to get a lot of prizes), or even escape via a “Time Machine” for those who want to play more carefully. Each decision definitely has its own pros and cons, so this is where the guts of the player will be tested.

More detailed graphics quality

Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!
The first closed network test chart
Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!
The second closed network test chart

Another change we noticed right away was the graphics quality. Unlike earlier CNT stage games that looked full of textures and flat colors, the graphics are now more detailed. This is especially evident in surrounding environments such as mountains, water, and buildings. It’s still not completely uniform because the object’s character model still looks exactly the same as before.

in conclusion

Try the closed network test of Dragon Ball: Destroyer – from Frieza’s Hard to Survive!

With feedback from previous tests, now Dragon Ball: Destroyer has come up with better quality standards and is comfortable to play. If in the past we were overwhelmed by the pursuit of strategies, now that frustration has disappeared thanks to the flexible Revive system. Behind the various tweaks to make things easier for players, we still feel that the survival action in the game is still quite challenging, but that’s probably because Frieza’s role as a predator is much more competitive. Overall, we’re very pleased with both tests, especially knowing that the developers’ response to feedback is serious.

Dragon Ball: The Breakers is set to release in 2022, with no firm timeline for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.You can visit the official website here to know more information.

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