Ensure your power is at maximum with these pre-release Dragon Ball FighterZ Broly breakdowns

By on March 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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With the first two of eight upcoming DLC characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ releasing this Wednesday, popular fighting game content creators Maximilian, PNDK&M, as well as Hellpockets, RhymeStyle, and AfroSenju XL have all published various breakdowns to get players acquainted with the power of the Legendary Super Saiyan before he officially steps into the ring.

Both Maximilian and Ketchup note that Broly’s most notable trait is the armor on several of his medium and heavy normals, similar to his fellow “big body” grappler, Android 16. However, unlike the powerbombing, Goku-killing cyborg, his armor has a bit of startup and isn’t available on frame 1, meaning he won’t be able to toss them out as liberally in neutral.

Perhaps his most unique attack is the Powered Shell, a barrier that will allow him to block all incoming projectiles, and zone foes with ki blasts and projectile assists at his leisure.

Broly’s two supers also have some unique properties, with the level 1 Eraser Cannon functioning similarly to his Eraser Blow, however if Broly Ultimate Z Changes into a partner’s super, Eraser Cannon will hit after his ally’s attack, possibly setting up unique combo opportunities for them. His level 3, Gigantic Meteor, has two different versions depending on if it’s preformed with R1/L+M — which will fire the giant projectile seen in his trailer — while R2/H+S will release a small, slower-moving projectile that could set up nasty post-splat mix-ups.

You can see more footage and thoughts from these players in the videos below.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with Bardock and Broly — along with 6 additional DLC characters — being available as part of the FighterZ Pass (as well as being included in the FighterZ and Ultimate Editions).

Sources: Maximilian Dood; PNDK&M; Bandai Namco Entertainment America; GameSpot Gameplay


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