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by Yuli Ban
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Has FighterZ made Budokai 3 obsolete?
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Has FighterZ made Budokai 3 obsolete?

For fans of DBZ media, probably. For fighting game aficionados? no. Precisely. Because for fighting game aficionados, Budokai 3 isn't a thing at all. To the hardcore, it's just another "2000s anime fighting game" that they might chuckle at and remember nostalgically before going back to exploiting ...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else feel that much of the DB fandom enforces low standards?
Replies: 554
Views: 7850

Re: Does anyone else feel that much of the DB fandom enforces low standards?

Low standards have been reinforced since the start. Dragon Ball as a story is a fairly wacky parody of 70s and 80s kung fu movies, using Journey to the West (a Chinese fairy tale not unlike the kind Disney would exploit, one usually told to little kids). Early DB in particular was so ridiculous with...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where can Saiyan transformations go from here?
Replies: 40
Views: 794

Re: Where can Saiyan transformations go from here?

I personally prefer SS2 just because it's the perfect evolution of Super Saiyan; before there were numbers denoting how strong the form was, one could argue this was a perfected Super Saiyan. You know— cultivating the form to unlock its peak potential, as if Super Saiyan was a new base form and Supe...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s
Replies: 121
Views: 2275

Re: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s

We'd probably also get some corny PSA's at the end of every episode, with Goku telling people to look both ways before crossing the street Believe it or not, that actually exists . Wow I had no idea i'd be correct! :lol: Still I can see Goku saying things like "remember kids, always eat your vegeta...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else find it Ironic that a sizable chunk of the Dragon Ball Community Only Likes Broly Because he’s strong?
Replies: 23
Views: 416

Re: Does anyone else find it Ironic that a sizable chunk of the Dragon Ball Community Only Likes Broly Because he’s stro

Thats how it is with a lot of the fanbase. "Weak" = bad character. "Strong" = amazing character. Look at how they treat SS2 Cell Games Gohan compared to Buu Saga Gohan (pre Ultimate). Look at how the fanbase treats Dragon Ball itself to literally any other action story! I can't tell you the number ...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1148
Views: 98460

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

I also feel Xenoverse 2 has worn out its welcome for me many times over. I suppose Xenoverse 1 is a worse offender since it didn't even get several years' worth of DLC; they were trying to do the yearly release thing again and it suffered for it right as the devs realized DLC was a better means of f...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Which games are the most "shovelware?"
Replies: 26
Views: 794

Re: Which games are the most "shovelware?"

Thinking about it a bit more, while the original Budokai series wasn't shovelware, I'd be willing to include the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection as absolute shovelware. Mainly because it reminds me so much of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD collection in many ways as well as because it did virtuall...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 333
Views: 6300

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

Really, there are so many ways a reboot could go horribly wrong, with the worst being to make Dragon Ball a squeaky clean, all-righteous kung fu- themed shonen that takes up more influence from One Piece than Drunken Master. One Piece IS FILLED to the brim with not only grisly violence and gore but...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Why Did Vegeta Fail To Lift Magetta?
Replies: 70
Views: 2110

Re: Why Did Vegeta Fail To Lift Magetta?

Because of bullshit. Just have fun with it!
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 333
Views: 6300

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

The Muten Roushi's shtick is just so played out , too. It'd be far more refreshing to change it so that he has a partner and the comedy is seeing the ridiculous lengths he goes to to make them happy. The issue there is more that this wouldn't be Muten Roshi in that case since that is an unfortunate...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1148
Views: 98460

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

The Zamasu arc didn't need fleshing out. It's a plot heavy complicated arc as is. It lasted as long as it needed. The problem wasn't the episode count. The problem absolutely WAS the episode count, but in the other direction. Any competent writer could've told the same story in seven or eight episo...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1148
Views: 98460

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

Super Dragon Ball Heroes' promotional anime doesn't bother me too much because it's just fanservice and fanfiction. What bothers me is that it's an official product. And even in that case, it's somehow less well produced than actual fanfiction. I clocked out around the time we got Golden Cooler beca...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Are there any Dragon Ball Super games?
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Are there any Dragon Ball Super games?

Dragon Ball FighterZ is interesting in that it's the only game I'd say that I'd say is explicitly a "Super" game. Which is kind of ironic given the title, which led to people early on insisting that it wouldn't have DeeBeeZeee characters in it. Sure Xenoverse 2 has covered it plenty, but mainly thr...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Are there any Dragon Ball Super games?
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Are there any Dragon Ball Super games?

Kakarot is, in fact, the first "pure" retelling since around 2015 or so. Though I wasn't a fan of that decision, I do think this sort of game gets away with it because we've never gotten a true 3D open world action RPG in the series. The last time they attempted it, oof . Likewise, it's comparable t...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Are there any Dragon Ball Super games?
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Are there any Dragon Ball Super games?

One of my favorite parts of SDBH on switch is that the arcade mode has campaigns for each arc of Dragon Ball Super. So many games seem to focus on the Z sagas or what if stories that usually focus on excuses to fight the DBZ characters and villains. It is refreshing to have a game that includes suc...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How relatable is Vegeta?
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: How relatable is Vegeta?

I just wrote about relatability, so see if he fits the mold: https://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/hvq9ge/a_meditation_on_relatability_and_what_that_really/ Here's a prime thought. Relatability is not really defined by how common and average a character is but more by a central axiom: relatabili...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1535

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

I feel you two took my Mickey Mouse and Superman quote a bit too seriously. What I was responding to was: Animes always had a limited audience in the Anglosphere, before and after DBZ. And my point was that, technically, EVERYTHING has a limited audience. If I were to scoop up all 330 million Americ...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1535

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

Whole lot of citation needed there. YOU'RE the one who needs citations when you argue "anime wasn't mainstream until Toonami," an objectively false statement that MULTIPLE people have told you is false. Show me where in the thread I said Toonami made anime mainstream. Sorry, I must've been thinking...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1535

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

Kid Buu wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:31 pm
Whole lot of citation needed there.
YOU'RE the one who needs citations when you argue "anime wasn't mainstream until Toonami," an objectively false statement that MULTIPLE people have told you is false.
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1535

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

Animes always had a limited audience in the Anglosphere, before and after DBZ. I mean by that metric, even Game of Thrones was a niche show. It's true that there are many more cultural niches nowadays, but something being in the mainstream doesn't mean literally every person in the USA was aware of...