Finished uploading the UVM12 mission dialogue translations from NEXT's YT channel. Link is on my signature. Now that it's all finished, you may read it all at once and judge for yourself how it is.
My thoughts on the series:
Universe mission really brought a sense of DB adventure to what was once just an arcade card game. It spawned a promotional anime and manga adaptation to even go along with it. The anniversary live streams hype the new character form that will somehow appear within the story itself. It can't be understated how HUGE of an accomplishment this is, because from what I understand, arcade games aren't focused on story nor do they ever prioritize it in the first place. But SDBH is a different kind of beast. SDBH1-8 was mainly just Xeno Trunks interacting with the villains and antagonists, but UVM1-12 really brought out the entire cast and although not in equal parts, gave everyone some interaction time. We also had great antagonists, Mechikaboola, Fuu, & Hearts all have distinct personalities, and sought to accomplish their own goals leading to different types of scenarios. They're def not the most complex by any means, but by DB standards, they rank among some of the most well-written. I think it's wonderful.
Furthermore, the story doesn't seem to be over just yet. We have Big Bang Mission, which will truly bring together the main continuity and Xeno timeline together. We got a taste of that in the Prison Planet arc (and it caused A LOT of hype and excitement), and now it's about to come full circle. The storytelling has been in a sort of Pulp Fiction-like achrnological fashion, which is not necessarily a bad thing. We were hinted much earlier on about Fuu's goal, and now it's becoming a major plot point. Fuu is not your typical DB antagonist and I dig his mad scientist persona a lot. I also really like how he's the sort of gateway to assemble the main and Xeno stories together.
Some scattered tidbits about UVM12 Universe survival arc:
If Goku knew Gogeta's name and Vegeta knew how to do fusion, then that means the UVM series took place after the DBS Broly film.
Zamasu went out like a fool, it's such a shame. I wanted to see more of him after the UVM series but that hope looks bleak.
I really liked Hearts' last words about mortals. I honestly thought he had the right mindset and intentions with eliminating Zeno.
In addition to Gogeta, Hit & Jiren are involved in the final battle (which I believe was also the same in the anime?) since they're support. Shame they didn't get any last words.
It feels like Fuu orchestrated all of this. Was he the puppet master?
What happened to Cumber? Will we ever find out about his origins as the ancient evil Saiyan? We know Lagss got absorbed by Ozotto, what is he doing now?
This was truly a grand finale. So many characters gathered at the climax point. Every group had a role and hand in defeating Mechikaboola.
XBardock, XKing Vegeta, and Broly Dark save the day. Who would've thought that XBardock was the one to help release them from the Black hole? I really liked their roles.
Salsa and Shroom really hit a spot for me there. Two young Demon gods, forced by Mechikaboola to either go all-out and die at the hands of their enemies or suffer eternity stuck in the black hole. He's such an asshole, doing it for his own pleasure. I love it.
Mechikaboola was so powerful, they couldn't defeat him with strength alone - they needed the special properties of the Keysword in order to seal it away. Not a complex story by any means, but it is rather refreshing as opposed to the standard DB trope of "MOAR POWER!" defeating the villain - like they did with Hearts and all of his godslaying might. It literally took the combined efforts of the Time Patrol, Demigra gang, and Demon god gang to seal away Mechikaboola's powers. And even then, he's not dead yet - they had to trap him somewhere else. It feels like they really couldn't just kill him - or perhaps they weren't able to.
The final montage with Towa and Mira and Fuu is slightly different than what we saw in the teaser trailer with SSG XTrunks confronting Towa. Did they change the scene or does this happen later? Wouldn't be the first time for the former case tho.