Nickolaidas wrote:Power levels are bullshit and can fuck right the fuck off. They're the reason dozen of once-upon-a-time-awesome characters became obscure and turned them into cheap fodder. Kudos to Super for giving the finger to PLs and making Dragon Ball all about the awesomesauce once more.
While I agree with this general sentiment, I think they've made a mistake by essentially completely abandoning any sense of consistent power scaling without replacing it with something else. As in, they should've slowly phased out power levels in favor of tactical fights that rely on strategy. But since they haven't done that, the fights just seem really sloppy a lot of the times now. There's nothing to fill the void, so fights usually still end up getting resolved by one character powering up and screaming louder. But that only works when we can gauge how strong these guys are relative to each other so it makes sense and has impact. Without a consistent power scale, all of these power ups just come off as empty, arbitrary nonsense.
They need to develop the fights to be more tactical if they want to totally flush out power levels.
ekrolo2 wrote:I can't be the only one who's sick of them having people revert to weaker levels of power just so they can old school Z movie it by having "big epic" transformation sequences for Blue and Ultimate over and over again. Seriously, I feel like there's a "Holy shit! Here's SSBlue guise!" moment every episode.
Yea, they have absolutely driven SSB into the ground in this arc. It's fuckin dead and lame at this point. The recruitment episodes dug a grave, and the tournament itself buried it for good.
AloversGaming wrote:Mistakenly wrote this in trend for 120, just gonna paste it here. Merry Christmas, all <3.
One of my favourite aspects of Dragon Ball Super over Z has been the number of times Goku teamed up with friends to battle the enemy. Ever since the Dragon Team surrounded #19 & #20 at West City i've always wanted to see a 2 vs. 2 or whole team vs. a villain instead of Goku fighting while everyone watched.
DBS has been bringing that dream to life for awhile. From Goku and Trunks vs. Black and Zamasu, to this tournament; it's so cool seeing him be part of a team. Surprisingly he's good at playing leader, making sure to check everyone's status this episode, to saving #18. Just little cool moments I never thought i'd see from Goku before Super was announced.
This was a fun episode, too. I'm sad it was #18 that was knocked out, now there's no more females left in the tournament. But she went out in a cool manner, and her little moment with Goku and #17 was cute.
Who knows when we'll get to see #18 fight again.. if ever.
Super has made me realize how robbed we were of Goku interactions with other fighters in DBZ. He was literally gone 90% of the time, and I just sort of accepted that as the norm growing up. But Super has opened my eyes to the fact that that is a MAJOR issue with DBZ.