Jump to content

ThePrinceOfSaiyans

TSS Member
  • Content Count

    726
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Status Replies posted by ThePrinceOfSaiyans

  1. Oney and the boys discuss how the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is doomed.

     

  2. Disney/Iger on the EA Star Wars license controversy:

     “Over the years, as you know, we’ve tried our hand at self-publishing, we’ve bought companies, we’ve sold companies, we’ve bought developers, we’ve closed developers. And we’ve found over the years that we haven’t been particularly good at the self-publishing side, but we’ve been great at the licensing side which obviously doesn’t require that much allocation of capital.


    “Since we’re allocating capital in other directions … we’ve just decided that the best place for us to be in that space is licensing and not publishing. We’ve had good relationships with some of those we’re licensing to, notably EA and the relationship on the Star Wars properties, and we’re probably going to stay on that side of the business and put our capital elsewhere.”

    Fans of SW licensed games, I guess your best hope is that EA doesn't (successfully) re-negotiate a contract renewal or extension....

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      It's not like Disney has been any better with the property. 

    2. (See 2 other replies to this status update)

  3. Having created an archive for all the information available for fusion, I think the majority of Dragon Ball's power scaling problems can be traced back to fusion. 

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      I've got better stuff to do than talk about the merits of power scaling all day, so we'll simply have to agree to disagree on most of this. I will address few points before I resign.

      "You're going to continually criticize the series for ignoring internal consistency for interesting/satisfying payoffs."

      More or less. If it isn't both internally consistent and engaging then the payoffs are not interesting or satisfying, full stop.

      "The series isn't internally consistent."

      Not completely, no. You can't really expect that when Toriyama didn't have a plan. That said, I do think the parts that aren't are poorly written. The problem I have with modern Dragon Ball is that it's significantly more vague, contradictive, and incredulous. The original run of the series had problems, plenty of them when it came to anime only stuff, but Dragon Ball Super has more numerous and more significant problems.

    2. (See 9 other replies to this status update)

  4. Having created an archive for all the information available for fusion, I think the majority of Dragon Ball's power scaling problems can be traced back to fusion. 

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      By conceding that battle powers were used effectively in the battle with Vegeta you've conceded that battle powers don't inherently make the story predictable. Whether or not you have a particular problem with how the series has used them before or since doesn't really concern me. Furthermore a story shouldn't be either or. It needs to be engaging AND internally consistent. You can't be one or the other because a lack of one leads a break in the immersion regardless. I happen to think Dragon Ball is engaging despite the fact that battle powers run the show. You may not, but once again, I don't particularly care. 

      Frankly whether or not a story is predictable or not shouldn't matter. I'd say it was pretty obvious the Rebels were going to win by the end of the original trilogy. Is the original Star Wars trilogy now bad because the outcome was predictable? 

      "Trying to calculate battle powers is predicting the outcome of the fights."

      Er, you clearly don't understand the process. People attribute battle power post facto BECAUSE of the constant escalation. In other words the unpredictable nature of this series makes it impossible to project battle powers onto characters until all is said and done. 

      And no, it wouldn't be acceptable to give Kuririn an ass-pull power up. In case you haven't noticed, people don't respond well to incredulous power ups. The story needs to engage it's audience by providing reasons for what happens.  It's also not a horrible story when characters fall behind. Characters can still be useful in ways that don't involve power. Once again, I'll point to the battle with Vegeta, where Yajirobe, the weakest person there, was able to use surprise to cut off Vegeta's tail. There's also Dende who can heal people and restore the Dragon Balls. Blooma can create useful inventions like the Dragon Radar or the time machine. Mr. Satan can get people to contribute to the Genki Dama using his status. Hell, they don't even really need to be useful, they just need to be likable. You seem to like bringing up MHA a lot. Tell me, how often are Mineta, Invisible Girl, and Ican'tstoptwinkling useful? They're usually just there to lighten the mood with gags, no? Not every character has to contribute, they can get by on being gags or characters. Piccolo and Gohan aren't terribly useful these days, all things considered, but their relationship leads to some meaningful scenes a lot of the time because they are likable characters. Just because Goku tends to save the day like he always has doesn't mean the other characters are worthless.

      Also, what? The Force is still limited to those who are Force sensitive. That hasn't changed at all. And you are totally off base with Rey. People were attributing potential parentage to her because of how strong she was with the Force. It's not BECAUSE she had the Force. Honestly though, people were wasting their time with that one. Rey is already broken because even Space Jesus himself, Anakin, had to train to use the Force. Honestly, I wouldn't be using the modern Star Wars trilogy as a positive "retcon"... Even though Midichlorians weren't retconned, they've just been shoved under the rug so to speak. 

    2. (See 9 other replies to this status update)

  5. Having created an archive for all the information available for fusion, I think the majority of Dragon Ball's power scaling problems can be traced back to fusion. 

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      No, it absolutely is. If you aren't going to stick to the rules of your universe, I have flat 0 reason to be invested in it. Battle Powers also don't make things predictable. The best you can do is say the strongest guy wins, but that doesn't tell you how the story is going to unfold. Dragon Ball wasn't terribly predictable when all was said and done. It was able to be internally consistent and still surprise you. The battle with Vegeta is a great example. It was full of twists yet remained internally consistent. 

      >Oh no, Vegeta is stronger than Goku's Kaio-ken? What's he gonna do?

      >Oh no, Vegeta became a giant ape, everyone is screwed!

      >Oh no, the Genki Dama didn't work!

      No, Midi-chlorians were avoided because the fans didn't like the fact they demystified the Force. No one cared that it gave Jedi "power levels". Frankly, they didn't even matter much because Jedi battles mostly came down to who could use their lightsaber the most effectively. 

    2. (See 9 other replies to this status update)

  6. Having created an archive for all the information available for fusion, I think the majority of Dragon Ball's power scaling problems can be traced back to fusion. 

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      Well, regardless of the problems you might have with power levels being the basis for conflict resolution, internal consistency is important. 

    2. (See 9 other replies to this status update)

  7. Having created an archive for all the information available for fusion, I think the majority of Dragon Ball's power scaling problems can be traced back to fusion. 

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      Eh, I'd say fusion is the bigger problem. The Super Exciting Guide at least provides an established hierarchy.

      7005733bad9fdb00f2a59e3240f0f346594bb1c3

      In the wealth of information I could find on fusion, contradictions and vagueries abound. 

    2. (See 9 other replies to this status update)

  8. Uploading a 4 hour video essay entitled "The HIDDEN GENIUS of SONIC LABYRINTH" to Youtube

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      Please actually do that.

  9. hey so kingdom hearts 3 has a horrible fucking problem with damage sponges designed to waste your time and hide the game's lack of content

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      Sounds like every other Kingdom Hearts game based on what I've experienced through OneyPlays, lol.

    2. (See 10 other replies to this status update)

  10. so uh, I never got that download code for the plant. what do I do

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      If you got the digital version of the game, you probably did. It's just buried. I had to do a manual search for Nintendo in my G-Mail and I eventually found it. 

    2. (See 9 other replies to this status update)

  11. Iizuka saying "I don’t want to do an Adventure 3 and step the franchise back just to give the fans what they want." as they launched a game where they desperately ran back to the Boost and Classic gameplay (or an imitation of it) will never not be funny

    I have no ill will against he man at all, but that was just...something.

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      Well, as long as he remakes Sonic Adventure like he said he wants to.

    2. (See 1 other reply to this status update)

  12. Mario Sunshine is the Sonic Heroes of Mario games. 

  13. Dragon Ball: Project Z trailer

     

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      Eh, I'm gonna need to see some statistics when you start throwing around assertions like "people care more about the fighting than the story telling."

      I don't have any problems getting invested in the Star Wars original trilogy despite seeing it a hundred times. It's also been 5 years since we've experienced the original story in an era where we've experienced Super and these new game stories, so for ME this is a breath of fresh air. Years of crap and I finally get something tried and true.

    2. (See 15 other replies to this status update)

  14. Dragon Ball: Project Z trailer

     

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      It wasn't perfect, but it's leaps and bounds better than these attempts to shake things up. They can keep trying all they want. I don't have faith in their ability to improve, especially when games are about the game, not the story. 

    2. (See 15 other replies to this status update)

  15. tbh I know DBZ is what everyone here grew up with in the west, but I wish the original Dragon Ball got more attention from Toei. I feel like we in the west don't care about OG Dragon Ball because we're not given the chance to.

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      As far as I'm aware, Toei and Shueisha aren't as concerned with the international market. The focus Dragon Ball Z gets is mostly the result of the popularity of Z specifically in Japan. 

    2. (See 5 other replies to this status update)

  16. Dragon Ball: Project Z trailer

     

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      The original video games stories won't improve. Dragon Ball Super itself is struggling to tell engaging stories. The video games don't have a chance as far as I'm concerned. 

    2. (See 15 other replies to this status update)

  17. Dragon Ball: Project Z trailer

     

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      I mean, it's been half a decade since they've retold the story, and all these "original stories" have kinda sucked anyway, so it doesn't bother me in the slightest. 

    2. (See 15 other replies to this status update)

  18. Jiren, Videl+Saiyaman, Base DBS Broli and SSGSS Gogeta are coming to FighterZ.

     

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      Same. I do hope they start doing costumes though so they can recreate the SSGSS Gogeta vs Legendary Super Saiyan Broli fight. 

    2. (See 5 other replies to this status update)

  19. Who's your favorite Sega character, SSMB? 

    Nascar Girl

    Yogscast Guy

    or Team Fortress Trio?

  20. Jiren, Videl+Saiyaman, Base DBS Broli and SSGSS Gogeta are coming to FighterZ.

     

  21. So...Kingdom Hearts 3 shat the bed with story huh?

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      >Implying Kingdom Hearts has a story. 

      Honestly, just based on what I've watched through OneyPlays, it looks like one big clusterfuck of nonsense, lol.

    2. (See 10 other replies to this status update)

  22. Here's a fun quiz. How many Tourmament of Power contestants can you name?

    https://www.sporcle.com/games/Moai/dbs-top

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      I mean, I got a 100%, so that wouldn't affect me, lol.

    2. (See 4 other replies to this status update)

  23. Here's a fun quiz. How many Tourmament of Power contestants can you name?

    https://www.sporcle.com/games/Moai/dbs-top

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

You must read and accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue using this website. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.