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by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Competitive Tier List
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Competitive Tier List

I do appreciate Budokai breakdowns, as I always found the games so stiff (until Shin Budokai, at least) and all the characters being built from a handful of skeletons so obvious that I couldn't find meaningful ways to compare them.
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Anyone else think BT2 had one of the worst story modes of any of these games?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Anyone else think BT2 had one of the worst story modes of any of these games?

There is something to be said for Tenkaichi 2's being "thorough to a fault", the few characters it was lacking aside. In glut of of endless Dragon Ball games that is a small honor to take. T3's looks a lot smaller at first, but all the optional scene transitions packed into each fight make them long...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon May 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 8/3/20!)
Replies: 2060
Views: 260796

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 5/25/20!)

As one who somehow finds little fun Mario Kart and much prefers Diddy Kong Racing's priorities, I appreciate that analogy. :clap: Bojack's an enjoyable movie, but it's always been top of the middle at best to me. You have the very novel first act, great artwork all around, and some of the widest use...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon May 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 18 - DB movie 2
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 18 - DB movie 2 (CURRENT WEEK)

Oh good timing, I finally got around to this and Path to Power last week. Goku and Krillin were great start to finish, the movie communicates a lot with a little and all the jokes at Krillin's expense in particular land squarely. You think the cut to Krillin on the buffalo is going to be a reprieve ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sun May 03, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who could Frieza's buyers be?
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Who could Frieza's buyers be?

Probably wealthy but weak, or at least not superhuman, aliens that use him to get what they want. We just don't need to see any of them since its just a motive for the pirates and mercenaries our characters are actually fighting. It does strike me as a deliberately dark notion whenever I see that ma...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 1514

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

The notion of an "itch" really has two different meanings; what you want in a Dragon Ball follow up from as a story, and the feelings and experiences that that brings, to go with however you remember experiencing the original stuff at the time. For the latter, having brand new Dragon Ball material t...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 8/3/20!)
Replies: 2060
Views: 260796

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)

I had become so accustomed to DBD's well-deserved absence after December that I double-taked when I saw the upload alert! :lol: Is there one thing that made it so clear to you that Dragon Ball's "civilian" side had changed so much? The breakdown on how out of place a secret-identity bearing super he...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Replacement DVD cover
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Replacement DVD cover

Is that Cooler's Revenge cover art a Toei illustration or a Funimation pan? I forgot how nice it looked.
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0479 (22 March 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Episode #0479 (22 March 2020)

Mike, we don't pay you, we marvel at you. Granted, now you have given us even more to marvel at. The level of detail some of these guides are going for is something I would never had expected. But it makes a lot more sense in light of having so many new er (in the scope 20 years, of course!) contrib...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to improve the image of Dragon Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Is it possible to improve the image of Dragon Box?

The Amazon Video Japan presentation of the movies just makes me sad now, because when they were coming out it looked like the movies had finally gotten "their due"- some of them at least. Then the blu-rays hit and they're a more benign version of what Funi's doing. :yawn:
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was the Level remastering REALLY too expensive, though? Almost certainly not.
Replies: 66
Views: 4249

Re: Was the Level remastering REALLY too expensive, though? Almost certainly not.

I do not recall FUNi explicitly mentioning cost as a barrier to the Level sets, and when asked point blank in the Kanzenshuu user questions segment (where would I find that? I've found it again before but don't know what category is falls under) the respondent again said it was a number of things. T...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 28969

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

I was and firmly am in the mindset that Dragon Ball ended in 1995~6 and the all subsequent material is just extra, so that really dampens any desire of mine to get too flustered about anything. The social element of taking in new Dragon Ball material at the same time the world over is probably the b...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: So.. About Frieza training for four months.
Replies: 3
Views: 6122

Re: So.. About Frieza training for four months.

Trying to calculate the rate of Freeza's strength gains to the day assumes his species grows at a comically absurd rate like the Saiyans do, as if Freeza was running himself ragged then chowing on senzu beans the way Goku was on the way to Namek. And that is probably true to a point, what with his h...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Dragon Ball sleep on utilizing an angry Goku?
Replies: 24
Views: 9423

Re: Did Dragon Ball sleep on utilizing an angry Goku?

Whenever I ponder this, I always conclude that I don't want Goku to be angrier, I just want to know he's invested in how high stakes the Piccolo-on fights are. But funny enough, adult Goku's usual attitude is the better one to have in those situations. If you're going to paralyze Nappa for making a ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Dragon Ball Get Lucky?-The Good Faith Version.
Replies: 21
Views: 11244

Re: Did Dragon Ball Get Lucky?-The Good Faith Version.

It is easy to downplay a lot of its success if you downplay what can pass as popular in Dragon Ball's pop culture sphere. Say "It's Jump success doesn't matter because a lot of Jump mega hits are puerile " or "Sure it has a long cultural tail, so do Transformers and Pokemon ". It was part of a genre...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do the DBZ Season Set Blu-rays use the original broadcast audio?
Replies: 26
Views: 8747

Re: Do the DBZ Season Set Blu-rays use the original broadcast audio?

I'm not finding any of the old comparison shots at a glance either. So do we think Toei assigned the movie transfers to different people across the two versions? You would think it would be easier for them to be consistent, it would be a shame if the best version really was stream only, if only for ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do the DBZ Season Set Blu-rays use the original broadcast audio?
Replies: 26
Views: 8747

Re: Do the DBZ Season Set Blu-rays use the original broadcast audio?

Funi's HD releases of the Z movies, while worthy of critcism, remain about the same quality as the Blu-rays available in Japan, but have been available several years longer, etc. etc. etc. so clearly they don't care about a release being superior). You think so? I know the transfer quality changed ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 70
Views: 7959

Re: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?

I don't think I've see n the Broly sequels all the way through on account of their reputation! In light of that I think I'd give it to Android 13, Cooler 2 and Lord Slug are similarly by-the-numbers but have slightly more redeeming features. Lord Slug in particular is delightfully mean-spirited star...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 1956

Re: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?

I find my fondest memories of these sorts things are people driven, so playing through Budokai 1 and to a lesser extent Budokai 3 with various friends and following FUNimation's releases of the movies with one of those come to my mind first. We tied Broly 1's American release to a birthday after-par...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Vegeta's Assist in the defeat of Cell Manga vs Anime
Replies: 10
Views: 5585

Re: Vegeta's Assist in the defeat of Cell Manga vs Anime

The anime version saw a great opportunity and took it, it just chose to go about it in a way that undermined Vegeta. The manga's version is simple by compare but is both an actual surprise - last we saw Vegeta he was on the ground and had seemingly given up- and some actual comeuppance for Vegeta af...