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Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 September 23, 2021, 01:54:57 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 AM
 Board: Fighting Games

They said it was focused on winter releases.  I don't recall what previous Directs that also included a Smash reveal said in their description.  If they also said they had a Smash announcement, then no, this one announced today makes no mention of Smash.  If they didn't yet threw one in anyways, sure I guess.  They are running out of time in the year rapidly, especially if they want a hype session carried on up to and after the final DLC for the game.  But still perfectly viable they can hold off all the way until December if they so want.

The main Nintendo exclusive winter release that I imagine they'd want to capitalize on is the new Pokemon, and being a gen 4 remake it already has its own fanbase in tow.  So that's still my logical conclusion.  Pokemon isn't exactly as small as Fire Emblem where even if it were to disappoint it wouldn't be as detrimental as it was to Byleth, if it is something Pokemon related.  But at this point I'm good on it being whoever.  Waluigi, new Monster Hunter thing, hell double dip on the Undertale meme what with the new Deltarune having dropped recently and have Papyrus upstage Sans as a full character.  Just no more Fire Emblem, please.

Also the smallest of small glimmer of hope what with Nintendo genuinely strangely backing Metroid's marketing push with Dread makes me want to hope it's something to promote that, but that would be hypocritical to wish that but be against Fire Emblem.  Bleh.
    

Re: New Dragonball Super Series

 September 22, 2021, 11:58:06 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in New Dragonball Super Series (Started by Omega April 28, 2015, 02:37:30 PM
 Board: Entertainment

I thought it was more recent than that.  Still years old, but from the release of Super's manga.  Eh, whenever it happened, that's the general gist of it anyways.  I personally always correlated the Dragon Ball and DBZ anime to the GT timeline, since the franchise might not do anything new with it but it won't ever let it actually die in the public eye thanks to how everyone and their mother loves SSJ4.  GT makes references to anime filler that Kai and Super just ignore.  Don't quite know how it works with the dozen OVAs out there, because GT also references them yet I always thought the fanbase-wide interpretation was the movies were all in their own timeline with events shifted or deleted to make room for World's Strongest and Cooler and Broly and whatnot.

ANYWAYS, decades old filler aside, I was actually not at all aware the current Dragon Ball canon does not count Goku hitting his head as a child rendering him without his innate Saiyan barbarism but also is why he's a massive idiot.  I had always considered that to be a key part of Dragon Ball's whole legacy, his change of heart at such an early age is where his whole pure heart stuff came from.  Elsewise he was destined to just grow up to be another Raditz.  Not a fan if that's the case its been changed.  Not a fan at all.
    

Re: New Dragonball Super Series

 September 22, 2021, 02:26:25 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in New Dragonball Super Series (Started by Omega April 28, 2015, 02:37:30 PM
 Board: Entertainment

But the anime and manga contradictions are voided now, aren't they?  Toriyama had some press briefing on them both being equally canon or something akin to that years ago.  I mean, yeah, it's STUPID, it causes all sort of wrinkles in the finer details, but that was their take on why Super has two interpretations of the same story with its anime and manga as well.  Plot beats in one end of the story are supposed to be assumed happened in the other I guess is the takeaway intention they were going for.
    

Re: New Dragonball Super Series

 September 22, 2021, 02:16:15 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in New Dragonball Super Series (Started by Omega April 28, 2015, 02:37:30 PM
 Board: Entertainment

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Re: Nickelodeon All Star Brawl

 September 22, 2021, 12:26:21 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Nickelodeon All Star Brawl (Started by walt July 13, 2021, 07:39:39 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

Huh.  I wasn't picturing the character to end up being a hercules beetle fighting Shovel Knight, but hey.  Thanks.  Yeah, that seems like one way around the show character's issues.  Also seems a broken way at edge guarding but I'll leave that one up to the Melee pros.
    

Re: Nickelodeon All Star Brawl

 September 21, 2021, 11:58:50 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Nickelodeon All Star Brawl (Started by walt July 13, 2021, 07:39:39 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

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Would you mind showing off this character?  Never touched Rivals of Aether but that sounds generally like what the character does in the show so I'm curious.
    

Re: New Dragonball Super Series

 September 21, 2021, 11:55:13 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in New Dragonball Super Series (Started by Omega April 28, 2015, 02:37:30 PM
 Board: Entertainment

...It?  Wait, were we expecting...
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Oh and on Vegeta, it's strange to make a boast how Ultra Ego can immediately boost him up from 0% to 100% as soon as it goes up.  Because wasn't that the point of Super Saiyan Blue?  Ki control and all that fluff?
    

Re: Nickelodeon All Star Brawl

 September 21, 2021, 11:53:28 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Nickelodeon All Star Brawl (Started by walt July 13, 2021, 07:39:39 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

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Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out)

 September 17, 2021, 01:25:00 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out) (Started by Iced July 15, 2012, 03:54:44 AM
 Board: Entertainment

Eh.  I get it, that's fine enough.  Still was weird in just the singular show's context.
    

Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out)

 September 17, 2021, 12:36:14 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out) (Started by Iced July 15, 2012, 03:54:44 AM
 Board: Entertainment

That reminds me I still need to catch the Tony Stark/Kilmonger episode.  After I watch Black Panther at some point.

So far the series has been a mixed bag personally.  Liked the Doctor Strange episode and T'Challa as Starlord episode, parts of the Carter one too, but the rest have been forgettable.  Really thought the zombie episode was gonna lean more into the comic version with them retaining some semblance of self instead of just one of a million zombie flicks where the zombies are established as nothing further beyond an obstacle.  Oh well.

Oh also I went through all of WandaVision.  I see why its a bit polarizing now.  The whole real world aspect of the show is quite drab and boring and the final two/three episodes derailing the already out-there t.v. sitcom aspect to left turn into the Salam Witch Trials (Or the witches of Salam doing their own personal trial.  Yes, directors, very cute, very clever) and throw in a villain to actually fight didn't sit very well with me.  Did not care in the slightest for Agatha.  But, the aspects of delving into why Wanda isn't really that much of a hero and really quite selfish but sympathetic were interesting enough to carry the show.

Also hi White Vision.  Bye White Vision.  Literally was there for all of 5 or so minutes just to get logic bombed and piss off.  Weird they didn't give him more to do.  The Ship of Theseus parallels were neat though.
    

Re: Nickelodeon All Star Brawl

 September 16, 2021, 02:07:53 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Nickelodeon All Star Brawl (Started by walt July 13, 2021, 07:39:39 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

It hasn't come up much in discussions that I've seen, but I wonder now what they plan for alt. colors?  Probably jam in as many references as they can, but I also assume they're not allowed to alter someone like SpongeBob's appearance too drastically just for marketing purposes.

The turtles are probably going to get the same raw deal Sonic does in Smash Bros. since they're all color coordinated and have super minimal physical differences between one-another.  Leonardo's probably just going to get 8 choices along the blue color scale on his bandana.
    

Re: Nickelodeon All Star Brawl

 September 16, 2021, 01:17:40 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Nickelodeon All Star Brawl (Started by walt July 13, 2021, 07:39:39 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

Ah cool, DLC confirmed.  If not already in the base game, then my number one expected character they'd have to do is Squidward.  SpongeBob is Nick's Super Mario, it can't have too much overrepresentation, and everyone loves Squidward.  Even the ones who haven't watched or like SpongeBob.

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We’ve seen gameplay footage of a stage from the Avatar series. Who might we expect from the original series or The Legend of Korra to be part of the roster?

Hopefully, your favorite! All in due time.
Surprise me, Ludocity.  Make my day.  Have an Appa/Momo tag team character.
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 September 15, 2021, 11:45:30 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

The point on Beerus erasing Zamasu from existence yet Goku Black continuing to exist is a good point to bring up.  That may negate Reverse Flash's whole ace in the hole.  Even if he does eliminate a prior Zamasu, Goku Black should still continue to exist.  I don't remember WHY that was the case and I don't particularly want to rewatch Super, never mind my least favorite arc, but I'm assuming it has something to do with Black being labeled a whole new being thus his history begins at the wish to swap his and Goku's bodies around.  So the earliest Reverse Flash should go to following his life in reverse would be.....here?



Which hey, that IS an extremely weaker Goku Black to the rest of the series when he figures out how to use that body's powers.....but it's still a Saiyan Beyond God base form Goku Black, that whole x9 universal scaling and whatnot.
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 September 15, 2021, 02:12:09 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

Rose is literally just Super Saiyan Blue, the exact same form, with a different color for merchandising effect.  The color difference reasoning is handwaved in-universe as the difference between a legitimate Kai/God using both God ki and regular ki compared to a mortal using both God ki and your stock basic.  Otherwise it's just there because pink is flashy and matches with black well.  Anything Goku and Vegeta could do prior to the Tournament of Power, which really only differs at all for Vegeta, Black can exactly do as well.

Black's time jumping doesn't particularly at face value counter the Speed Force, but it does also break logic and what they can actually do in their universes, so we'll just have to wait and see how much that helps.  Ultimately, the main thing Reverse Flash has over Black in the time department is Black's time travel is not a natural ability.  It comes from the ring he's wearing.  If you can break that, he's stuck.
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 September 15, 2021, 01:20:55 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

The transformations introduced in Super don't have official multipliers as I recall, though we can all assume the minimum is Blue is God times 10.  So it's hard to gauge what Super Saiyan Rose's ultimate potential is.  But by comparison to regular Goku's power up to the point that Zamasu took over his body, if I'm reading Death Battle's own math correctly, he would be minimally x9 universal at base, x90 universal as a SSJ, x180 at SSJ2 and x3600 universal at SSJ3.  To which Super Saiyan God is an unknown degree above SSJ3 beyond being completely untouchable, to which then you get your Blue/Rose form which is SSJG x10.

So essentially whatever Goku Black's potential will be is > 9 universes (x 3600(x10)).  I think.

To say nothing of course of Dragon Ball Heroes' nonsense power levels they make up on the fly to sell new toys.  SSJ4 keeps getting passive upgrades to being on par with whatever new monster or transformation form is at hand, because Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta are just SO impressive and blah blah blah.  Black is even more ridiculous there, but so far they haven't taken Heroes into consideration and I agree with that decision.

You also have that little bit of weirdness at the second episode of Goku Black's reveal where him in base and still even just learning how to make proper use of Goku's body.....also stood on par fighting against good guy Goku as a Super Saiyan.  The fight was cut short and Black was yoinked out of there against everyone's will so they COULD brush that under the rug that Black would have lost in the long run without knowing how to transform and good guy Goku was just doing his naive thing about fighting fair and evenly which is why he didn't kill Black, but.....ehh, sure didn't seem that way.
    

Re: Nickelodeon All Star Brawl

 September 15, 2021, 01:02:19 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Nickelodeon All Star Brawl (Started by walt July 13, 2021, 07:39:39 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

Ren in 3D looks....off.  I think it's because the show's super exaugurated character expressions done in a video game for repeated animations, along with him being the comparatively more normal looking one of the two, makes him look like a GMod model with its facial expressions at 500%.

Stimpy already looked weird from the get-go, being a bean with legs so it don't particularly look weird on him.  Eh, I'm sure in actual gameplay it won't even be an issue.  It's not model issues like MvCI pausing on their zombie faces occasionally.

Cool addition, if not at all a surprise at this point.  Looks like a mix between Banjo & Kazooie with Wario at face value to play.
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 September 14, 2021, 03:49:39 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

Fine.  Fair enough.  I'll reel it in.

But said discussion that you want me to dial back is also exactly what you're asking for, realize.  There's just a lot to say on the matter.
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 September 14, 2021, 02:24:27 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

I had a very nice, long response to start a discussion on that, then the page accidently refreshed and I really don't want to retype all that.  So to frustratingly summarize, yeah, we've had this discussion before on this same topic.  I'm not looking to aggressively put them down over their faults, but they are still faults and it's explicitly what they're trying to sell as a series that stands out amongst other similar shows that I'm finding fault in, so yeah, I feel it would be dishonest to not call them out on it, minor as it may be.  It's not calamitous or anything, just.....annoying.  It's not like I'm giving up on the show, I'm still here after all.  I just look at where they can improve.

And it's not like they haven't.  They're not the same back in the first few seasons after it moved on from just Ben doing the research in a week per character where if you disagreed with them, you were factually wrong.  That's a good thing.  But it can always be better.  And after all this whole topic of the show is meant to be argumentative, not definitive.

Anyways, one other caveat to Reverse Flash's time jumping with Black specifically that I'm reminded of, not that I ever delved into the fandom topic myself since I never really got into the Future Trunks arc of Super, is that I recall hearing a bunch during and after its run is that canonically Black's time travel mishaps break Dragon Ball's own rules on time travel.  Essentially what he did do, he could not do by their own admission, and the series brushes it under the rug.  Why that is, I dunno.  I just know the staff realized by the end the huge mess they made so they had Zeno erase the entire arc out of existence to never revisit it again.  Perhaps someone more up to date on Dragon Ball, Super specifically, and its time mechanics can explain why Black is so broken?
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 September 14, 2021, 12:57:09 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

Whether you want to call it a different universe, or a realm within the universe it doesn't matter

Flashes can find out where you're from by vibrational frequency and go there by matching it
See, now, that's extra weird.  Because what would he pick up?  Zamasu is essentially gone, it's Goku's everything with Zamasu's new mind in there.  Would he pick up Goku's frequency?  Because a lot of help that would do him going back to farmer Goku or even way back to Planet Vegeta.  Would he pick up godly energy?  Because that's similar between all of them, he would just as well end up in front of Grand Kai or Supreme Kai or Zeno for that matter.

It's one of those quirks where rules of applications don't work as intended between two series that really don't work well with one another.  Goku Black wouldn't be vibrating like Zamasu.  Arguably he wouldn't be acting exactly like Goku either because while Black picked up a lot of his muscle memory he applies it in his own different way, but Goku Black essentially is a whole new guy to who Zamasu was before.

Eh.  I guess we'll see how they interpret it.  I'm not the expert.  Hell, I would have preferred Goku Black versus Black Lady, but after their Galaxia episode I'll pass on more Sailor Moon from them.
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 September 14, 2021, 12:10:59 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Long John Killer  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

But have they actually gone to a physical realm of an afterlife outside actual death and resurrection?  There's the whole thing with speedster Death and Flash but....that's kinda different.  I know D.C. has at least one basic Christian based one with the clouds and angels and whatnot on account of Lobo and I don't know how they approach real-world religions and afterlifes in D.C. beyond that, being a touchy subject and all.  It's not exactly Spawn saying "Christianity is the most right but there's a SuperGod and a SuperHeaven as well, get over it".  Dragon Ball's is....weird.  It has, what, 4 or 5 different levels of existence that's more like a godly bureaucracy than an afterlife, each new one mostly forgotten about as the new shiny plot point comes around?  There's King Yemma/Snake Road/King Kai's whole place, whatever Hell consists of between Z and Super's changes, the Grand Kais, the Supreme Kais' own universe within each universe, and wherever Zeno resides above all universes.

And I dunno, recent and incomplete or not, that sounds like something they would include.  Did not stop them with Immortal Hulk nor this metahuman thing with Batman.  Also the whole Zamasu plan does require Thawne to even have the foggiest of ideas who Goku Black really is, what Saiyans are, what Kais are, how their afterlife functions, etc.

Unless his time travel powers explicitly let him anchor himself to an individual's timeline of their life and follow them across time and space outside his own individual knowledge, then he's kinda out of luck.  Which hey, maybe he does, I don't follow the character much outside internet memes sure love him.