Dragon Ball Z - Budokai 3 follows in the footsteps of games 1 and 2. Part fighting game, part story mode RPG, you get to fully involve yourself in the Dragon Ball Z universe.
There is a huge number of characters available here, both major and minor. There's a large world that you can fly around completely freely, as compared with the previous versions that stuck you on a set board.
The graphics are cel shaded very distinctly "cartoony" main characters against a more gentle painted background / landscape. The animations are smooth and in keeping with the series style.
The music is a bit tinny - I think they could have done better and still been true to the series - but since many fighting games have completely atrocious music, I can't criticize that too much.
Of course we can say that Dragon Ball Z fans will love this game, and play it for years and years without stopping. It's impressive that this game even holds up very well for people who have never seen Dragon Ball Z. You learn about the game world as you go, and have great fun fighting.
Once you unlock all the characters and battlefields, there's still more customization to do and skills to perfect. It really is a game that you can replay for months.