Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Comparison Screens Of PS2 And HD Versions

By Ishaan . October 19, 2012 . 10:50am

Namco Bandai sent comparison screenshots of Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection our way, showing off what the new HD-remastered versions of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai and Dragon Ball Z” Budokai 3 look like in comparison to the original PlayStation 2 versions. Check out the comparison screens below:






































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  • Cephrien

    Budoukai 3 is definitely the best DBZ game in the series. For SURE.

    • Model_M

       I’d lean towards infinite world,  but thats just me.

  • http://twitter.com/WCamicase Rodrigo Bulhões

    Budokai 3 looks way to shiny

  • Romangelo

    I think all the PS2 games might have HD graphics from the beginning but they just limited it due to the PS2 doesn’t has HDMI output.

    • Jordan Coleman


    • kevinposta

      That doesn’t make sense xD
      HD is a resolution, the PS2 simply wasn’t capable of outputting said resolutions.

      • Romangelo

        there’s a way to force PS2 games to run at 1080p. illegally, of course.

        • kevinposta

          I doubt it’s actually 1080p, if you mean with actual hardware.
          If it’s an emulator it’s an entirely different subject.

          • Romangelo

            that’s what I said. softwares have limited it because the hardware (PS2) can’t handle it.

          • kevinposta

            No, you said that  PS2 might have HD graphics from the beggining. It’s impractical to store HD textures in a PS2 game when you can’t output it. Emulators only upscale already existing textures into bigger resolutions.
            If upscaling means HD graphics then any console has HD graphics even the atari :A.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    The HD conversion looks pretty awesome. I especially like this one for the detail of the characters and the background.

  • http://twitter.com/EdgeKun Ed Powell

    Wow. Definitely among the better HD ports I’ve seen! Looking forward to it! :D

  • ThatBlackGuy

    I dont even think I could play Budouki 1 anymore mainly because of the whole your back touches the ground no more super sayian.

  • http://twitter.com/HaohmaruHL HaohmaruHL

    cool but budokai3’s white backlight on characters looks absolutely horrible

  • StarWarudo

    This HD collection is going to make my head explode with nostalgia.

  • Crevox

    dat widescreen

  • shion16

    The screen feels a little empty but whatever
    Kamehame ha!!

  • Xekyo

    I love this!  I miss actually inputing combos to perform specials attacks and such. Not just flicking the analog stick or hitting two buttons to do so.  

    Or am i mistaken and have the wrong game?  lol it’s been too long.  

    • British_Otaku

       The combinations to get Spirit Bomb and other major attacks are PPKKE (Punch, Kick, Energy buttons respectively), ->PPPKE in Budokai 1 exclusively if I recall correctly. With basic attacks (like Kamehameha) needing a PPPPE (or other alternatives) to be done.

      Budokai 2 made the scheme more flexible by allowing some basics like Kamehameha to be done with just ->E, making the attacks more practical.

      Budokai 3 made the ultimates achievable only by doing P+K+G+E (All four face buttons, G being Guard) to go into a Hyper Mode which aside from forcing one move to be confined to button guessing minigames and the other to swinging in one blow (P+K+G+E again) if you hit. The mode drains energy quickly and it is hard to make any practical use of the mode.

      Infinite World and Shin Budokai (1+2) turned towards real time ultimates more so, offered chargable attacks and made cancelling more useful to the point of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=709s6hnNPq0

      Shame, Budokai 3 is often pushed as the peak despite not having the most content nor the best mechanics in the franchise. :/

      Budokai in general has simple commands in comparison to 2D fighters like Street Fighter, in fact, the mechanics may be tighter than Raging Blast and Tenkaichi but the commands aren’t far above.

  • Shogunreaper

    Its basically just less blurry.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Are you kidding me? They obviously have a widescreen option for a game that was standard option in the PS2 screens. It’s much harder to compare those screens with each other like this.

  • kevinposta

    Budokai 3 looks a lot better in the HD remaster.
    Really like the improved lighting!

  • Demeanor

    They certainly look good, but what is the point of porting a collection of 3 virtually identical games? Who would play Budoukai 1 and 2 when 3 is around?  :|

    • kevinposta

      That’s why it’s only Budokai 1 and 3.

    • http://animereviews.co/ Nadav

       Funny that you say that. I only really liked Budokai 2 since 1 didn’t really have interesting gameplay. 2 introduced that nice “boardgame” play style and looked much better than 1. 3 looked the best out of them, but it played the worst. It not only stripped the boardgame style but had many glitches (and on a PS2 game you can’t download DLC to solve glitches). I’m sure it will be fixed with this release but I can’t really see a reason to buy this collection. I’ll stick to my old PS2 copies.

  • sibarraz

    feels lazy that the menus aren’t revamped to be in widescreen

    • Ace Trainer Chris

       That’s because most of the menus are hand drawn pictures. They can’t add on to what’s basically a 4:3 image. Hell, the widescreen is pointless, anyway, since you can’t actually move into those extra sides. All you’re really doing is seeing more, rather than interacting with more.

      And if you want REAL laziness, try the fact that this collection does NOT support online play.

      • DRocks94

         Your kidding right? Please tell me your kidding about no online…..

        • British_Otaku

          Nope. This is easily one of the weakest HD collections around.
          No online, changed soundtrack, missing Budokai 2 (okay, you decided to go for the most popular, not the best games or all of them, don’t miss out the middle game in a trio), Budokai 1 takes the visuals from the PS2 version (look at the GameCube celshaded one, it makes most of the Dimps DBZ work look ugly).

          Fortunately, I hear it’s playable though and has trophievements.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Krillin, I know you’re trying to be a badass and all but, if this wasn’t a video game fight, I’d honestly doubt your chances of survival.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M3KUOAZM2DCVORWN2GJUM5PKJA Waifoong

    I feel the PS2 owned PS3 on this one, cutting side and putting box is terrible, also I can’t see rain on PS3 compare to PS2?!

  • Ridho Siregar

    Ah, those good times right before Tenkaichi came… but still a remaster like this isn’t enough.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZXQ5VN7NQJKCSH6HDXYKDKVM6A Angel Rios

    Did they really take away the motion blur on the HD version? (ex., when kamehameha is shot and the screen “shakes?”) i liked that about budokai 3…

  • KrazyBean

    Can’t wait to relieve some motherflippin’ nostalgia and bust some heads with this =)

    It costs £30 for a new copy…that’s not so bad.

  • SonicRulez

    I want to know why the Budokai 1 HD barely looks different, but the B3HD looks beautiful.

    • SLick123456789111

       They know everyone will be playing B3 anyway.

  • http://www.timsamaniego.com/ Tim

    Isn’t it better if they just they just made a portable version?

  • Manga UK

    This game looks great!


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