Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Dragonball Z: Kakarot Part 5 - Second Variety


It's time! It's Android time! Look at their massive foreheads. However, the threat posed by these guys is nothing compared to the threat posed by...Android 20? What?

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Dragonball Z: Kakarot Part 4 - Pissing On The Dreams of Tyrants

 I totally missed out on a bunch of stuff from this part of the game. Like I took zero screenshots of the whole "Gokou = Ginyu" part. Rest assured, we missed nothing. That part almost feels like filler to me now. You fight Gokou (as Gohan) and stuff happens. Regardless, moving on with the story...Freeza interrogates Nail to find out how to use the 'balls. Let's just get to the actual Freeza battle before the show PTSD starts again. Regardless, Captain Ginyu is defeated, all the body-switching stuff is over with, and Gokou is laid-up in a healing tank. That's right, he's out of action AGAIN.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Dragonball Z: Kakarot Part 3 - The Green Zone


We get the "Vegeta, I hear you've had quite the battle" scene from the show. The first time I saw this, I thought Cui was Freeza. Expected Freeza to show up soon as the next big villain, didn't know what he looked like. Soon as this guy appeared, I was like "Freeza?" ...I'm glad he wasn't.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Highlander 4x07 - The Colonel


This is a pretty formulaic episode that feels more like something out of S1 or S2, with a very cut-and-dry caricature of a villain. That said, even an iffy Highlander episode tends to still have some cool moments, so let's go.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Dragonball Z: Kakarot (Lots of systems, 2020) - Part 1 - Saiyan Saga

Here we are, the ultimate evolution of those DBZ RPGs on the Famicom and Super Famicom that I liked so much. Will I like this one? I hope so. It's more of an RPG/Fighting hybrid.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Dragonball Z Legend of the Super Saiya-jin, Part III - Freeza

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, The Drill Sergeant From Full Metal Jacket: "DAMN IT, YOU'RE STILL PLAYING THIS GAME? ARE YOU HIGH?"


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Dragonball Z Legend of the Super Saiya-jin, Part I - Saiyan Saga

This is the fabled "Dragonball Z RPG" for the Super Famicom, and I'm playing it.

My friend Morgan was right when he told me that this game is bad. It's really bad. This game is so bad that the soundtrack consists of three songs. It's the worst RPG I've played since Tecmo Secret of the Stars.


Monday, August 1, 2022

Dragonball Movie 4 - Path to Power (1996)


Quick story time. I remember the first time I ever saw Dragonball VHS tapes available anywhere. There was a shop in my hometown that sold a lot of foreign material, and it had a shelf for anime/manga. One hot summer day I went over there and took a look around. Had just left the local arcade where I'd been getting destroyed in Tekken 2. Once I got to the shop, there it was, Dragonball. A bunch of VHS tapes with Kid Gokou on 'em. I'd never seen anything except Dragonball Z (and only the first 60 episodes or so). Obviously I was super-interested in this new show, but being a kid I couldn't afford $10 per imported VHS or whatever it was. I got a good look at them at least. "Don't Fear The Reaper" was playing on the store radio.

Now I'm wondering if those VHSes were these movies that I've been watching. If so, it's good that I couldn't afford 'em.

This shop later disappeared and was replaced with a restaurant, where I went on my first date, weirdly enough.