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by Yuli Ban
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Which games are the most "shovelware?"
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Which games are the most "shovelware?"

After that all the games up to Xenoverse were just....there, another yearly throwaway Dragon Ball game that came and went, doing nothing new or interesting. Funny you say that, considering that this was the era where 3D Dragon Ball games were at their most gimmicky. After all, Ultimate Tenkaichi wa...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Goku loves food so much, he could get targeted through poisoning
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Goku loves food so much, he could get targeted through poisoning

Plot twist: his Saiyan DNA neutralizes all foodborne toxins. The bastard could eat raw anthrax and keep on going.
by Yuli Ban
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Could a prequel game work? Idea thread.
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Could a prequel game work? Idea thread.

Long ago, I had a concept on the brain called "Dragon Ball Z: Saiyan Knights" that was basically this. I even wrote out a fairly detailed summary of gameplay concepts, mechanics, and scenarios. For a while now, I've also been interested in a prequel starring Gohan. Yes, THAT Gohan. I envisioned it a...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: People who have managed to have extremely low contact with the manga.
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: People who have managed to have extremely low contact with the manga.

That used to be me. The only reason I managed to read the manga at all was through piracy since I was broke and there was a big download of it all. But I did read through all of it eventually, like by 2016. Then I started collecting the physical manga. Haven't even come close to finishing, but somed...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Which games are the most "shovelware?"
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Which games are the most "shovelware?"

It felt like most the games from Raging Blast to Battle of Z were really. Bargain bin level so so games. I wouldn’t really classify the Raging Blast games as “bargain bin.” They’re not exactly great, but they do at least try to improve on the Tenkaichi/Sparking games in some respects, namely by giv...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: SSJ God was supposed to be “a being that surpasses everything”
Replies: 38
Views: 544

Re: SSJ God was supposed to be “a being that surpasses everything”

It's a trope of bad xianxia fiction. When escalation gets out of control, so the characters cultivate and train until they reach the level of the Immortals Beyond Time... But then there's this godly enemy they didn't notice before, and their new power isn't enough, so they cultivate until they reach...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Which games are the most "shovelware?"
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Which games are the most "shovelware?"

Sagas was a poor attempt at turning DB into an RPG. The idea wasn't bad, but the resources needed for such a game wouldn't be available for another 15 years, which is this year with Kakarot. Infinite world was just a throw away game for people who didn't move onto the next gen systems and got Burst...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is InuYasha A Shojo Dragon Ball?
Replies: 28
Views: 567

Re: Is InuYasha A Shojo Dragon Ball?

For it to be a "shōjo Dragon Ball," these would need to be addressed: * Story is wuxia/xianxia. I don't know why one would think something that isn't could ever be called the X- version of Dragon Ball unless you're dealing with a similar impact. That's like saying "John Wick is the Adult Harry Potte...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Which games are the most "shovelware?"
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Which games are the most "shovelware?"

Dragon Ball games are not typically known for their high quality. I've stated before that the standards we have for DBZ games are much lower than for video games at large— Budokai 3, once seen as perhaps the best DBZ fighter before FighterZ, would be considered an above-mediocre B-tier game if compa...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much

Any view on this can go either way, but I think that as a result of how different it is from a lot of concurrent media to it, there isn’t much besides production and air dates that link it to either the 80’s or 90’s time period. This could be because of references to older periods, or some other ae...
by Yuli Ban
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Best Dragon Ball Z game for PS4
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: Best Dragon Ball Z game for PS4

I'm glad that with this current gen of DB games, it's quality over quantity. Only 3 games, but all of them are at the very least good. Personally, I'd say FighterZ is the best by a fairly wide margin, but I am extremely biased to traditional fighting games. The game is insanely addictive, the art s...
by Yuli Ban
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 14552
Views: 1081860

Re: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread

Those PQ Saving-Private-Ryan-style and time-limit ones, when you think that's as bad as it gets, your own friendly AI decides to screw you over and begins to interrupt your combos and ultimates. They will just take your prey away from your very jaws just to kick them away, and do nothing else. They...
by Yuli Ban
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 14552
Views: 1081860

Re: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread

The only time the longer fights ever felt satisfying were when playing as a Saiyan and roleplaying that I was butchering an entire army alongside other Saiyan grunts. The sheer power fantasy of fucking up 20 Saibamen or fruit-flavored Freeza force soldiers got you in the mindset of a battle-crazed w...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Best Dragon Ball Z game for PS4
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: Best Dragon Ball Z game for PS4

TheBigBoy wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:30 pm
FighterZ and it's not even close.
by Yuli Ban
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Asking Takao Koyama
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Re: Asking Takao Koyama

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by Yuli Ban
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: If characters from Dragon Ball appeared as Guest Characters in Mortal Kombat or Injustice
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: If characters from Dragon Ball appeared as Guest Characters in Mortal Kombat or Injustice

Dragon Ball's a bit too childish for Mortal Kombat, unfortunately. It never really indulged in that over the top ultraviolence outside of a few choice moments because, even though this was 80s Japan, it was still made for little kids. It's like Sonic the Hedgehog and the Mario cast appearing in a To...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 14552
Views: 1081860

Re: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread

You sure about that? because that was widely reported by some many different people as a fact everywhere is hard to believe that many would screw up something so important and since the game has received endless DLC till now it wasn't that crazy when you think about it like with Rockstar still milk...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Asking Takao Koyama
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Re: Asking Takao Koyama

Grimlock wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:58 pm
If it's that easy to talk and ask questions, someone should ask him about Janemba, the real strongest movie enemy (until Freeza randomly came up). What he thinks about his power and such.
We could, BUT I doubt he'd appreciate suddenly be swarmed with questions
by Yuli Ban
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Despite being considered a "smart" character, Piccolo isn't that smart
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Despite being considered a "smart" character, Piccolo isn't that smart

I wonder if Japanese fans think of him as "the smart guy." And by that, I mean "is Piccolo's alleged tactician intelligence a dubism?" 9 times out of 10 when asking if something popularly believed is a dubism, the answer is "yes." Because thinking back to the subs, Piccolo always came across as a br...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Roshi and Baba - the first sibling team of DB
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Roshi and Baba - the first sibling team of DB

I mean, it's not THAT shocking. It only comes off that way to people who treat Dragon Ball as an optional comedic prequel. In which case, half of everything they learn about DB characters becomes a shocking Top 10 clickbait list. DID YOU KNOW? Little Known Facts About The Dragon Ball Z Cast!! - Kril...