Retro Gaming 00’s- Legacy of Goku: (2002)

When it comes down to classic Dragon Ball Z video gamers from the 00’s there are many nostalgic titles that people instantly remember from that decade including the Budokai trilogy and the Legacy of Goku II which are considered to be among the best fighting titles from its era. While Legacy of Goku 2 from ’03 was massively popular on the Game Boy Advance its prequel from ’02 was a title that is often overlooked. Its been about two decades since Legacy of Goku was released for the Game Boy Advance back in ’02 and while its not the greatest DBZ game from the 00’s its not the worst either. The most memorable thing about Legacy of Goku was the soundtrack because the gameplay was not nearly as good as its ’03 sequel. The pixel art for Legacy of Goku looked appealing but gameplay for this RPG title was broken to say the least. During the beginning players were subjected to being killed by wolves and other causal enemies a number of times before they really got an opportunity to master the game. Legacy of Goku focuses on the events that took place during the Saiyan & Namek sagas of DBZ with the main villain being intergalactic tyrant Frieza. Throughout the game players also battle other top villains within the Saiyan and Namek sagas including Raditz, Nappa, Vegeta along with the Ginyu Force. Despite, not being nearly as good as Legacy of Goku II and Buu’s Fury this game was actually a pretty decent game for the Game Boy Advance by 2002 standards. However, this game could have included more playable characters and a better level up system that was too monotonous. If the combat system of Legacy of Goku was anything like its ’03 successor the game itself could have easily of been twice as better.

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