It’s Heavy on RPG Systems
The last few Dragon Ball games have been fighting-focused, but Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a bit of a different beast. There are multilayered elements of RPG systems, all of which are focused on developing the strength of Goku and friends.
This starts with a basic leveling system and experience, which you’ll earn through battles and quests. Past that you can collect food and create meals, which will give you temporary boosts on top of permanent stat increases for the character that eats it. There’s also a skill system with a massive skill tree for each character.
If all that wasn’t enough, you have things called Community Boards and Soul Emblems. These emblems represent characters and you can slot them into a variety of boards, each of which enhance or boost some aspect for you. For example, the training board boosts the amount of XP you get, while the cooking board boosts the bonuses you get from eating food.
Don’t go into Kakarot expecting a simple fighting experience, although the combat system is similar to past games. There’s a lot to dig into here, and for RPG fans it’s a treat.