Saiga wrote:So... have all the playable characters been revealed now? I mean, from the website we have 24 tabs, and we see them populated as such:
1. Base Goku
2. Base Vegeta
3. Base Gohan
4. SS Trunks
6. Perfect Cell
13. Fat Boo
14. SS Gotenks
15. Pure Boo
17. SS Goku
18. SS2 Gohan
And adding characters that we've seen playable portraits for in scans/trailers...
19. SS Vegeta
20. LSS Broli
21. Ultimate Gohan
23. SS God Goku (haven't seen this for myself, but it has been posted in the thread)
24. SS God SS Goku
...damn. That's a really weird, and kinda shitty, roster. 24 characters isn't too little if they handle it right, and this is pretty fucking far from handling it right.
The only possibility I see for more characters is if the 24 slots on the website doesn't count characters that are exclusive to certain things (like SS God SS Goku). But, as far as I know, SS God SS Goku is the only playable character confirmed to be exclusive so that still would only mean one more slot.
Yeah... I'm gonna have to agree with you on this... Generally I try to be optimistic regarding new things, but the roster they have so far is kind of really bleh for me especially given the fact that it seems that there are no in game transformations and that each form is character in itself. I don't even care that there aren't that many characters in it either, it's just that some of the characters they did choose to put in there are kind of lame...
Regarding the main roster, we get one time characters like Ginyu, Raditz, Nappa, Bardock, and Brolli when there could have been other more interesting characters like Yamcha, Tenshinhan, Videl, Mr. Satan, and heck even #16 who has freaking rocket punches. Despite this, I won't deny that this is mostly based on my own preferences. I do think most of the characters the developers chose for the main roster aren't too bad especially if they intend to fully flesh out the characters. For instance, while I don't like Brolli, I can see him being used as a unique fighter given his size and stupid big green ball attacks. And there's also the fact that Ginyu has that body change attack. However, my main problem is with the support characters. I mean you got Karin and Dende and Kibito?! That's just redundant. The whole support character thing is redundent. I'll bet at least 50% of the support character roster just does some attack and then disappears. The only difference would be how much damage and even then there's bound to be a few that does the same amount. I mean it's cool the first time, but after that it gets kind of dumb. Plus at least half of the support characters are characters you don't even care about. Who cares about turtle, announcer, Garlic Jr, Yi shing whatever Dragon from GT, or random henchman #3? No one. That's why no one ever put them in a Dragon Ball Z game in the first place. (Well actually, I have a soft spot for the announcer, but it was never his place to be a support character) The fact that there's 1000 support characters just makes me wonder why they didn't just take out 3/4's of them and spend that extra time to make at least one or two more unique characters that you can actually have fun playing and exploring for hours on end instead of just pressing a character icon to have Babidi come out, fart on you for 2% damage and exit stage right like a bi@#$. The whole thing is just a dumb gimmick...
I mean it's all speculation on my part and heck I could be completely wrong. I haven't even played the game. This game could be actually be absolutely amazing and I truly do hope this game is amazing and sees an American and worldwide release for all my Non-Murican comrades, but for now I just can't get too excited about this game. And it's a darn shame, because I haven't played a new Dragon Ball/Z game in years and I was really hoping this game would've made all my dreams come true and not just be Super Sonic Warriors 2 HD Special Edition 1080 P Remastered 2.22 You Can (not) Advance (without spamming stupid support characters) now with 2 or 3 less playable characters and 900 extra support characters. I apologize if I've come off as rude, but I just had to vent a bit. I truly do wish this game is good and does well in terms of profit.
edit: Ah, looks like Quebaz pretty much said what I said in far fewer words... Brevity is the soul of wit.