Melee. The occasional beam is good, but if you join a beam only game, and everyone else has 3+ mil pl, and you have less than 1 mil, you dont have a chance, cuz everyone else will probably be nuking the map. Melee on the other hand, is a lot less power level dependant. So I find melee best.;D
You can play fair and own people with melee but the fun thing is to play with people who like to play like the storys: melee for 3 kills then--> begin to use beams and stuff and THEN go random!! thats the most fun way to play from my point of view!!
Well the thing with beams is that even though u might be directing a shot at just one person, the rest of the players around that person could also be affected. How many times have you been to a server and someone is hurling a deathball at one person and it kills 3 other people with it. Beams are annoying other than generic beams and ki blasts... in a real battle you'll be lucky to charge up a kamehameha wave or any of the other powerful beam attacks. Those beams can't be used in battle if your oppenent is any good with melee. There's no time to wait for the charge up.
Also, melee is just as much a part of dbz as beams are. The majority of the fighting in dbz isn't big kame blasts... its those crazy punch, kick, and block scenes where you see the fighters going across the screen or sparradically in the sky like fireworks. Plus you get to see alot of the combos in dbz that are possible in esf. But there's an art to beams, and an art to melee. Choose your poison.
Well, it depends on what is being used against you.
If you're getting meleed, you're not going to want to be charging a kamehameha and hope you don't get attacked.
Most of the time, I just melee, and only fire beams when I'm getting one shot at me, and strong enough to make a beam to PS with it.