I don't agree there's quite a few decent to good strategy episodes. Even this one the strategy worked out and was deserved. Piccolo was knock out because he was correctly led to think it was just another invisible man, confusion was set in. Quitela's oscar attempt shows this was their intention.Artorias wrote:I've noticed that whenever Super attempts to inject "strategy" into the fighting, it almost always flops. Nearly every "strategic" battle just comes off as bare-minimum, lazy, nothing content. It's either A) The gimmick isn't that threatening and is defeated almost immediately, or B) The characters just scream loudly and "power through" a cool ability, like Jiren with Hit's time trap.
The show is at it's best when it just commits to full-on, no-gimmick bombastic fights.
....I could not disagree more with this. This might've been the single WORST animated episode of this entire tournament. I'm sorry, but putting this episode's animation in the same tier as last weeks is just...insane to say the least. They aren't even close in visual quality.Kokonoe wrote:Man, the last episode and this current episode really have stepped up the artwork and animation. Also the fights are having much more effort and thought put into them.
Really enjoyed this episode as well as the previous one.
The Goku/#17 strategy was OK. Of course it's brought down by poor pacing and many other questionable choices.
The strategy worst episode was against the U9 which was exactly like you described, the best was Hit vs Dyspo. Overall I would give a positive score on the strategy writing.