For what the anime is made for, it works. I did get a bit of excitement to play dbz Budokai Tenkaichi. As it is not a stand alone, it doesn't need to build on the franchise or act like a true anime but it really should have tried though. Hitting fans with too much fan service (fusions) and transformations does irritate though rather than draw a viewer in.
I was disappointed with it as it misses a few things that would have made it really great.
1) The speed is off...If you want a fight to have meaning and weight you need more than
40 seconds of a fight. The 15 min episode should have viewer wanting more. This was just too much content with too little development.
2)If the goal is get the viewer amped to play, the battles should be new and epic. eg when I had Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (think it was 3) I enjoyed the epic battles with stacked odds against enemies that had some weight on the story. Although i also enjoyed playing as nova Shenron too that novelty quickly wore off.
3) The story has potential but it needs a slower build up and more explanation(I feel super makes this mistake too) when you build too quickly it leaves fans hating the power scaling and getting bored of transformations. The new villians could have been so much more interesting and mysterious