Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Finals!) [Champion Crowned!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout.

It’s down to the last two here. Vote for the hottest to make them the champ!

Check out everything leading up to his point, listed here!

Now let’s get to it!

 

Bulma Brief

Bulma is the first character you ever see in the Dragon Ball series, so it’s fitting she is here in the finals. She remains a prominent character throughout the entire series and has an even more prominent physique, usually showing off her figure in some way.

Now let’s see human imitations of her!

Very hot, human or drawing!

And here’s a bit of lesbian love!

 

Vs

 

Cocoa

 

Cocoa is probably the most minor character in the whole tournament, and here she is, going head to head with the most major female character in the show! There isn’t much on her, but there you go!

 

 

And the winner is…

 

Champion

Bulma Brief

The first character to ever appear in Dragon Ball is now officially the hottest! She has given us quite a show for more than two decades! So thank you Bulma, and especially the people who draw her and the women who cosplay her!

And  thanks to all who voted! See you next time!

 

And as promised, here is all the combatants, listed in my personal opinion of least hot to hottest…more or less.

 

#47 Leena

(Knocked out by Bulla in Round 1)

leena 2

 

#46 Sorrel

(Knocked out by Hop in Round 1)

sorrel

 

#45 West Supreme Kai

(Knocked out by Vados in Round 1)

west supreme kai 2

 

#44 Dercori

(Knocked out by Caway in Round 1)

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#43 Pan

(Knocked out by Kefla in Round 1)

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#42 Rylibeu

(Knocked out by Cocotte in Round 1)

rylibeu 2

 

#41 Tights Brief

(Knocked out by Cocoa in Round 1)

dragon ball tights

 

#40 Oceanus Shenron

(Knocked out by Valese in Round 1)

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#39 Princess Snake

(Knocked out by Annin in Round 1)

dragon ball princess snake fur

 

#38 Kusu

(Knocked out by Marcarita in Round 1)

dragon ball kusu sexy punk

 

#37 Marron

(Knocked out by Valese in Round 1)

marron

 

#36 Roasie

(Knocked out by Bikal in Round 1)

roasie 2

 

#35 Kale

(Knocked out by Caulifla in Round 1)

dragon ball kale angry and topless

 

#34 Mai

(Knocked out by Bulma in Round 1)

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#33 Akana Kimidori

(Knocked out by Hasky in Round 1)

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#32 Fanfan

(Knocked out by Chi Chi in Round 1)

fan fan

 

#31 Colonel Violet

(Knocked out by Melee in Round 1)

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#30 Hop

(Knocked out by Cocotte in Round 2)

hop

 

#29 Angela

(Knocked out by Erasa in Round 1)

dragon ball angela bikini

 

#28 Miss Piiza

(Knocked out by Videl in Round 1)

dragon ball miss piiza large chest

 

#27 Hasky

(Knocked out by Bulma in Round 3)

dragon ball hasky lingerie

 

#26 Cocotte

(Knocked out by Cocoa in Semi-Finals)

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#25 Ranfan

(Knocked out by Panchy in Round 1)

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#24 Panchy Brief

(Knocked out by Hasky in Round 2)

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#23 Melee

(Knocked out by Chi Chi in Round 2)

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#22 Caway

(Knocked out by Cocotte in Round 3)

dragon ball caway torn

 

#21 Ribrianne

(Knocked out by Kakunsa in Round 1)

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#20 Kakunsa

(Knocked out by Caulifla in Round 2)

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#19 Bulla

(Knocked out by Kefla in Round 2)

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#18 Valese

(Knocked out by Kefla in Round 2)

dragon ball valese tattered

 

#17 Bikal

(Knocked out by Caway in Round 2)

dragon ball bikal bikini butt

 

#16 Marcarita

(Knocked out by Heles in Round 2)

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#15 Vados

(Knocked out by Cocoa in Round 2)

dragon ball vados orange bikini

 

#14 Videl

(Knocked out by Cocoa in Round 3)

dragon ball videl torn up

 

#13 Erasa

(Knocked out by Videl in Round 2)

dragon ball erasa pants down

 

#12 Annin

(Knocked out by Android 18 in Round 2)

dragon ball annin skimpy

 

#11 Yurin

(Knocked out by Heles in Round 1)

dragon ball yurin tattered

 

#10 Heles

(Knocked out by Caulifla in Round 3)

dragon ball heles shy

 

#9 Chi Chi

(Knocked out by Android 18 in Round 3)

dragon ball chi chi yellow bikini big booobs

 

#8 Launch (Purple)

(Knocked out by Launch ((Blond)) in Round 1)

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#7 Launch (Blond)

(Knocked out by Bulma in Round 2)

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#6 Cocoa

(Runner-Up)

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#5 Caulifla

(Knocked out by Cocoa in Semi-Finals)

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#4 Kefla

(Knocked out by Cocotte in Round 3)

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#3 Maron

(Knocked out by Android 18 in Round 1)

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#2 Android 18

(Knocked out by Bulma in Semi-Finals)

dragon ball android 18 open vest

 

#1 Bulma

(Champion)

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Truthfully, I think Android 18 is the best looking. But Bulma shows us so much more of herself so that she comes off far more appealing. We even get to see her boobs for a millisecond thanks to Krillin!

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 3) [Winners Revealed!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out everything that’s happened listed here!

We’re getting down to the end here, but that means we should see some hotness we haven’t seen thus far!

Make sure to vote for who you’d like to see in the semi-finals!

Bout #1

Bulma Brief

Vs

Hasky

hasky gypsy

Let’s check out the heiress of a technological empire!

Bulma is beautiful, smart, fierce, and filthy rich. Nice catch Vegeta. Nice catch.

Hasky is a bit more scarce to find anything on, being a severely more minor character than Bulma. But here’s this.

Her good looks and sexy allure probably make her assassination occupation quite easy.

 

Victor

Bulma Brief

 

Bout #2

Chi Chi

dragon ball chi chi gi and cosplay

 

Vs

 

Android 18

Chi Chi is the overbearing mother of Gohan and lonely and miserable wife of Goku, who is either dead or practicing his true love in life.

Maybe I can entice you to take away her loneliness.

Android 18 is the wife of Goku’s best friend Krillin. He’s a bit more attentive, but sometimes 18 seems disinterested in him. Good news for us!

Robot or not, she’s hot.

 

Victor

Android 18

 

Bout #3

Videl

Vs

Cocoa

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Videl is Gohan’s wife, as we all know. She looks amazing in her tight little pants. But let’s see what else she looks good in!

Whether from Z or Super, she is truly beautiful.

But there is one who wishes to take Gohan from her! A beautiful actress named Cocoa. Unfortunately, there isn’t much on her, so I’m going to have to reuse pictures for her.

You can’t blame Gohan for kissing her. Sure it was “acting.”

 

Victor

cocoa 4

Cocoa

 

Bout #4

Heles

 

Vs

 

Caulifla

 

These two beautiful women show off a great amount of their upper body, Caulifla a bit more so than Heles. But that doesn’t mean Heles is anything less than sexy.

Apparently no one can take a clear picture of someone dressed up as Heles, maybe because her beauty is so radiant? Regardless, there hasn’t been a hotter goddess around since Aphrodite.

aphrodite

Now let’s see how a mighty Saiyan warrior competes?

Boy, cosplayers probably love Caulifla. With the exception of her crazy hair, she’s got simple clothing that still show off their bodies and looks sexy as hell. And we’ve learned that’s exactly what cosplayers love to do in my cosplayer tournament.

 

Victor

Caulifla

 

Bout #5

We’ve got another threesome here!

Caway

 

Vs

 

Cocotte

 

Vs

 

Kefla

So who’ll it be? The gorgeous cosmic Caway, the skin-tight uniform wearing purple babe Cocotte, or the sexy, slender Saiyan fusion?

All of them are beautiful with bodies in the realm of perfection, but Kefla takes the most points for revealing hers the most…

 

Victor

dragon ball cocotte tight

Cocotte

 

That’s it for round 3! Five women have moved on to the semi-finals!!

 

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 2, Part 1) [Winners Revealed!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out the first round listed here!

Now let’s check out some ladies!

Bout #1

Bulma

Vs

Launch (Blond)

Bulma is the richest woman in the Dragon Ball world? Is she also the hottest?

Dragon Ball, Z, or Super, you can count on Bulma to turn some heads.

Launch is very beautiful as well, though the blond one will likely kill you and steal everything you own. But it’d be worth it for a night with her…

So which of these strong-willed, tough-as-nails women is hotter?

Victor

Bulma

Bout #2

Panchy Brief

VS

Hasky

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Panchy’s looks never quit, as she hardly ages at all in all the years of Dragon Ball.

With her sexy tube-top, she’s always ready to serve up some food, or some lovin’! She’d probably do anything you asked just to make you happy, she’s that nice of a woman.

Hasky is a beautiful blond assassin and much younger than Panchy. Will this youth prevail?

Since she’s such a minor character, there isn’t much for me to show…

She’s like if Han Solo was a hot blond…

Victor

hasky 3

Hasky

Bout #3

Melee

melee 2

Vs

Chi Chi

Melee is a beautiful demon clad in a skin tight leotard thing. She’s a very minor character, so unfortunately there isn’t much to find for her…

Hell wouldn’t be so bad if you got to see her everyday. Though I suppose the torture would be she’d be standing just out of your reach.

Chi Chi may be all human, but she is as fierce as a demon, and also beautiful, but seems to be the only one in the show besides Krillin to age normally. Even so, she usually looks beautiful no matter what age.

Victor

Chi Chi

Bout #4

Annin

dragon ball annin

VS

Android 18

Annin is a beautiful Goddess of sorts who will do whatever it takes to protect the furnace she watches over. She also seems like she’d be a good wife, despite the fact that she’ll outlive any husband. But at least her beauty will shine on forever!

18 is an android who, as far as I can tell, is a stunningly beautiful woman who is completely human with the exception of having pesky human limitations like getting tired, aging, and physical weakness. So in other words, she’s perfect.

Victor

Android 18

Things are starting to heat up! Be sure to look for Round 2, part 2!

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 4) [Winners Revealed!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out part 1, 2, and 3 to see which of the hottest Dragon Ball characters have advanced so far.

We’ve got the last batch of women appearing in this part! Who will make the cut?

 

Bout #20

Rylibeu Vs Cocotte

Two more fighters that met head to head in a tournament of power. Neither proved strong enough to survive that tournament, but are they hot enough to survive this one?

Rylibeu is some kind of butterfly woman with a cute face.

Cocotte is the only female member of the Pride Troopers, which means she gets to don a skin tight uniform, which for a woman with her figure, is a very good thing.

 

Victor

dragon ball cocotte bikini

Cocotte

 

Bout #21

Kefla VS Pan

Two women from part 3 are back, but this time as one person! That’s right, Kefla is the fusion of those sexy Saiyan sisters Kale and Caulifla. Not only is she super strong, but she’s absolutely gorgeous.

Pan is the daughter of Videl and Gohan, and probably a bit too young to be here. But since she’s pretty sexualized in GT and a main character, I figured it best not to leave her out. Plus age isn’t really a thing when you’re a drawn character.

 

Victor

dragon ball kefla battered

Kefla

 

Bout #22

Bulla Vs Leena

Bulla is even younger than Pan, yet she dresses like a hooker and looks older than Bulma did at the start of Dragon Ball so it’s okay. In case you didn’t notice, she inherited all of Bulma’s good looks, and probably Vegeta’s strength.

Leena is some princess being forced to marry some monster on a faraway planet. She isn’t all that good-looking, but she exposes a good amount of her belly, and that’s big points!

Victor

dragon ball bulla red bikini

Bulla

 

We’ve only got three more women left, so we’ve got a triple battle to finish off round 1!

Bout #23

Valese Vs Marron Vs Oceanus Shenron

Valese is Goten’s beautiful girlfriend who looks great in a slim yellow dress. Treat her to some ice cream and she’s a sure thing.

Marron is the daughter of Android 18 and Krillin and has inherited the looks of her mother, rather than her father, fortunately.

Oceanus Shenron is an evil dragon who would rather destroy the world than make your wishes come true. One wish comes to the forefront of our minds with her though. Too bad we’d be obliterated before even voicing it.

 

Victor

dragon ball valese tattered

Valese

 

 

And that is it for Round 1! The mass of women have been sifted through. Things should start to heat up in round 2!

 

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 3) [Winners Revealed!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out part 1 and part 2 to see which of the hottest Dragon Ball characters have advanced so far. Now let us find some more!

 

Bout #14

Heles Vs Yurin

Two beautiful women to start off part 3.

Heles is the only female god of destruction, and she looks the part well, showing off her amazing body.

Yurin is a student of Tien, and with some help from Master Roshi, is one of the sexiest martial artists of all time.

Victor

dragon ball helles_by_dannyjs611-dbl0mvd_01BX2R7NX21MN2K0AM271WAS0D.1024x0

Heles

 

Bout #15

Caulifla Vs Kale

These two are Saiyans from Universe 6, which still has women.

Caulifla’s eye catching attire and saucy attitude make her hard to miss.

Kale is much more shy and really only talks to Caulifla. She shows off a tiny bit of her abdomen, but her base form is far more attractive than when she goes Super crazy.

But when she gets her act together, she takes on another, prettier appearance.

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Caulifla and Kale are very close, so much so that they refer to each other as sisters. While it is more or less clear Caulifla understands this meaning, Kale seems to think sister means girlfriend or something like that. Which of course opens up many possibilities, such as…

 

Victor

dragon ball caulifa back

Caulifla

 

Bout #16

Ribrianne Vs Kakunsa

These two are part of a trio of beautiful warriors famous in Universe 2 for spreading love all over the place. They could spread their love all over here too, as long as they don’t transform.

 

Victor

dragon ball kakunsa_by_jhonasc_dc0b1sn-fullview

Kakunsa

 

Bout #17

Roasie Vs Bikal

Roasie is the final famous warrior from the trio mentioned in the previous bout. She’s got some sort of Velma vibe going on, but it works for her.

Bikal is a sexy flying demon-vampire thing by the looks of it. I wouldn’t mind spending an afterlife with her. In those tights, she is a woman to die for.

 

Victor

dragon ball bikal butt and boobs

 

Bout #18

Caway Vs Dercori

Two more hot participants from the Tournament of Power.

I dig Caway’s mystical garb. She wears it quite well.

Dercori has a somewhat similar get-up, but her weird wrinkly shoulders are hardly the eye-catcher’s Caway’s are. But she is able to stretch out her limbs, which could prove useful in some ways…

 

Victor

dragon ball caway_sexy_by_dannyjs611_dblgfhz-fullview

Caway

 

Bout #19

Hop Vs Sorrel

This bout is for the furries…well sort of. While they resemble a cat and rabbit, they pretty much look like humans with off-color skin which they like to show off and have animal ears and tails. A bit odd that the cat girl is named Hop. How ironic.

 

Victor

dragon ball hop naked pool

Hop

 

And that’s it for part 3! We’ve got one more string of bouts to conclude round 1 coming next week! See you then!

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 1) [Winners Revealed!]

It’s time for another Tournament of Hotties, and this time we’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series, (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Bout #1

Bulma Brief Vs Mai

Bulma is the beautiful blue-haired leading lady in the entire series, and is always dressed to impress. Her looks steal the show throughout the whole show save for GT. Dragon Ball and early Z more so than the others thanks to her sexy wardrobe!

Mai is also a pretty woman, but never shows herself off, too busy being a henchman or fighting to save her planet against a villainous superpower with only a rifle. So she’s got courage at any rate!

Victor

Bulma

Bulma Brief

Bout #2

Launch (Purple Hair) Vs Launch (Blond Hair)

dragon ball launches

This is the same chick. The purple is an innocent, clueless sweetheart, the blond a psychotic criminal badass. She switches back and forth every time she sneezes. If you’re doing the bad thing to purple, you better hope she doesn’t sneeze, as blondie will kill you.

But the following photo proves if they were separate people, they’d get along just fine.

dragon ball launch love

Victor

dragon ball launch

Launch (Blond)

Bout #3

Ranfan Vs Panchy Brief

Ranfan is a martial artist who distracts her opponents with her good looks and hot bod. So if she takes of her clothes for you, chances are she just wants to kick you in the face.

Panchy Brief, on the other hand is sweet as pudding. As Bulma’s mother, it’s obvious she gave Bulma her good looks, but not quite sure where the blue hair came from. She’s always ready to prepare something sweet and delicious for you, so yeah…bonus…

Victor

dragon ball panchy brief

Panchy Brief

Bout #4

Hasky Vs Akana Kimidori

Hasky is a bounty hunter, which isn’t so great if she’s trying to kill you, but at least the last thing you ever see is a sexy blond.

Akana is actually from another comic book series created by the man who made Dragon Ball. She makes her appearance when Goku travels there in search of Dragon Balls. She’s pretty hot in a tank-top and shorts, so woo-hoo.

Victor

dragon ball hasky lingerie

Hasky

Bout #5

Colonel Violet Vs Melee

I’ve always heard most military women are pretty wild. Violet seems to be no exception.

Melee is a demon from Demon Land. Demons are always talked about in a negative and fearful way, but if they look and dress like her, they can’t be all that bad.

Victor

melee db

Melee

Bout #6

Fanfan Vs Chi Chi

Fanfan is a woman Roshi and Shen used to fight over in the olden days. She looks an awful lot like Colonel Violet.

Chi Chi is the wife of Goku. She is very beautiful in this picture, and it’s definitely the prime of her life. This is when she’s 18-years-old or so at the end of Dragon Ball. Unfortunately she starts to decline almost immediately. She’s still good looking in early Z, but she seems to age faster than every other character, so by the end of Z, she’s quite old looking. ‘Tis a shame she never gets an adult version of her childhood attire.

dragon ball chi chi kid clothes

That’ll do…

Victor

dragon ball chi chi butt

Chi Chi

Bout #7

Annin Vs Princess Snake

We’ve got two otherworldly deities competing here.

Annin watches over a furnace, likes to fight and eat noodles.

Snake likes to seduce people with hot green women and food and whatever else your heart desires, and then eats you. Both women kind of suck, but at least they’re nice to look at.

Victor

annin 2

That’s all for now! See you in part 2!

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Quick Review (No Spoilers)

Amazing. Incredible. Jaw dropping. Any word that means it is really really good can come into play here.

I am an enormous fan of the franchise and this is by far the best thing they have ever done with it.

Not oversell it and raise your expectations, but this is the single greatest animated action film ever created. They do so many cool things with the visuals and the fights, that it makes you realize this is how Dragon Ball should have always been.

I am overly not a fan of the DB movies, only really enjoying the original three Broly films and my exceedingly favorite Resurrection F. But Broly makes Resurrection F look like complete dull garbage.

If I had to describe the movie in one word…Intense.

It is the most intense movie of all time.

If you are looking for a deep story, you will be disappointed. This one is all about the action. There aren’t even many jokes in it. The last two movies were hilarious, but this one gives us a real show, and some cool nostalgic moments and insight into the Saiyans lives before they were destroyed by Frieza.

 

I would give this movie an 11/10.

But seriously. I went in with no expectations. You do the same!

Master Roshi Dragon Ball Spin-Off Series

Wouldn’t this be a fascinating thing?

In Dragon Ball, especially in the first few seasons, Master Roshi is this mysterious master of martial arts who is without question the most powerful man on the planet. And what makes him even more intriguing is that he is well past his prime.

There are many things about his past that are worth seeing. Master Roshi has many objects that beg origin stories on how he came across them, and there are many events mentioned that need to be expanded upon.

They delve slightly into his past, but we need a full show now! It could start with him training under Mutaito with Shen and just show him progress through his long life. I mean, the man is like 500 years old or something. That’s a lot of potential content.

Things I would like to see are a more developed relationship with his sister, fortune-teller Baba, and best friend Shen.

baba

How he found the fountain of youth

How he obtained Baby Gamera and the Bansho Fan

baby-gamera

The first invasion attempt of King Piccolo

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His climb to the top of Korrin’s Tower and the three years he spent there and when he got the nimbus cloud

How he developed the Kamehameha Wave

How he learned to push his limits beyond that of human potential

Why he became the Turtle Hermit

How he learned to make his muscles huge at will

roshi max

When he became renowned as the strongest man in the world

These are all just some things about his life that could make for some exciting episodes.

It could go up to him taking on Gohan and Ox King as students and then focus on those two and their back stories a bit as well, and then end the show around the time Gohan finds Goku, thus nicely tying it right into Dragon Ball.

It wouldn’t be a show like Z and Super with big powerups and explosions, but more straight martial arts action with some epic parts thrown in.

I hope one day this becomes a real thing, because I think it would be a fun ride to see one of Dragon Ball’s most intriguing and pervy characters grow into the personality and life that we know so well.

 

Dragon Ball Xenoverse: One of the Most Overrated Games Ever

There are always a few games a year that everyone absolutely raves about, swearing they are the best games ever made and all that.

I never pay attention to reviews or fan feedback, because a lot of it is nitpicking or unworthy praise or something, so it is very rare that I will buy a game based off of just global praise alone. I like to be the judge of a game, simply by seeing if it looks fun. On those rare occasions when I do buy a game (on sale, of course) that the world united on praising, I have found that 99% of these games are quite mediocre, which makes me feel that I am looking for something much more different than the regular gaming community. But don’t get me wrong, some games can be overrated and still be amazing, The Last of Us, for example. I would give this game a 10/10, but for years I heard it was easily the best game ever made, which to me, it is far, far from that.

nappa getting punched

So where does Dragon Ball Xenoverse fit in to all this; as a great, yet overrated game, or a pile of mediocrity? For starters, know that I did not buy this game because the world was calling it “the best Dragon Ball game ever made!” I bought it because I absolutely love the Dragon Ball franchise and this was a new and exciting twist for the game.

And after playing it, here is my conclusion…

It is one of the worst Dragon Ball games I have ever played. It is not the worst, but probably in the top 5 worst ones. Like, I can’t see why anyone even likes this game. It is so boring and seems to go on forever. I was miserable practically the entire time I played it.

So why do I hate it so much? Where do I begin?

For starters, when I bought it, I got the game and season pass on sale for $20 on the PlayStation Store. So when I went to access the DLC, it wouldn’t work, or rather, it didn’t show up, claiming I never bought it. After literally 45 minutes of research on the internet, I found that the DLC was a major glitch, and then I had to look up how to install it, which involved a whole lot of messing around with settings and such on my PS4 and then re-downloading it.  I am not very tech savvy, so I would never have figured that out on my own, and I am willing to bet 95% of everyone else would not have either. So that’s a huge strike for me right there. But since it has nothing to do with the gameplay itself, then it’s sort of forgivable.

That is until we get to the actual game. For starters, it takes like 30 seconds to connect to the server to be able to even play the game. This is really great, since I only want to play single player.

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Get used to looking at this…

You start out in some hub town place, which is far too big and your characters walk too slow. All the places you would want to visit regularly are all spaced out as far as possible from each other, so that it takes like 3 minutes of walking just to reach a destination. You are a super powered being! Why can’t you just have the option of quickly flying around!?

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Ugh…Why can’t I fly?

When you finally are able to start a mission, it brings you to the character select screen. Aside from having a very tiny selection of characters compared to previous Dragon Ball games, I have another annoying observation. There needs to be a confirm button after selecting your characters! Typically, you get to pick your character and then 2 others to fight along side you. But so many times I end up choosing the wrong character and then it goes into the match immediately. There should be a “Use These Characters?” box that allows you to pick yes or no. And I usually end up picking the wrong character because the selection thing moves so stinking slow that I always end up pressing the select button before the right character is lit up.

Now that we finally get in the game with the right characters, it turns out to not be worth the trouble at all.

The gameplay is so boring. All you do is throw punches, which send your opponents flying, then you have to chase after them, and repeat over and over again, until you discover a combo that doesn’t send them flying away. So you just do this combo over and over until your energy is charged up, then unleash your special attack to do a decent bit of damage. This is okay in the early parts of the game, but eventually the opponents have so much health that it becomes a very dull chore. I’d rather dust every house on my street then sit through this game again!

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But the fights aren’t that easy! So there’s a lot of frustration mixed up in that dull wearing down of health!

For starters, let’s talk about blocking. It’s atrocious. Your character has to come to a complete stop for like 2 whole seconds before you can block. That might not seem like much, but when you’re in a high speed match against 2 or 3 opponents, it’s a friggin’ eternity. But the computer players, they can block whenever they desire. It’s so lovely to watch them do things you can’t.

And speaking of doing things you can’t, some enemies just use their ultimate attacks like 5 times in a row, over and over again. SS Trunks and SS Vegeta seem to do this the most often, though I’ve since learned that this is a special Saiyan ability or something, that for a limited time they can spam the hell out of attacks that will kill you if hit by two of them. Saiyan ability or not, this should not be in the game. That gives them an enormous advantage and messes up the balance of the game.

Another thing the computers seem quite adept at doing is hitting you with beam attacks. Unless you add the beam attack in the middle of a combo, you will most likely miss 8 out of 10 attempts. But the computers will hit 7 out of 10 and this is because they can somehow change direction mid attack. They can bullseye you with a Kamehameha Wave like it’s their business, because they change direction right as they fire it. But as the player, that is the worst, most useless attack in the game, for you will always miss. And no, you can’t change any direction while shooting it.

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And on top of that, they do not flinch when you punch them while they are charging up to do an energy attack, but one punch of a small ki blast will knock you out if you are doing the same.

And speaking of ki blasts, you have the ability to shoot many quick ki blasts at a time, and oh my God, this is the most annoying thing in the world! You can shoot these all day at the computers, and if they hit them, which seems to be a 50/50 chance, it won’t have much effect usually, but man if you get hit, they will stop you dead in your tracks. And the computers use this constantly. I mean CONSTANTLY!!! It would be easier to push through a speeding train in real life than get through these ki blasts.

And you know what else they use constantly? There are abilities that, if you have enough energy, will blow away all nearby opponents in one way or another. So if you manage to make it past the barrage of ki blasts, it’s only so you can then get blown away by these special attacks. And then you start all over with the ki blasts. So annoying. They overuse this ability like crazy!

But chances are you will never even get to this point, because you will never be facing your opponent. You can lock on to someone, and you would think that they would automatically direct their punches at that person. Nope. You always have to manually turn your character to face your opponent, which is really awkward, especially when you are getting attacked by multiple enemies and can’t see anything. It’s annoying and stupid. Countless times I found myself punching at air because my opponent was behind me.

This is the last complaint, though I probably have more that I can’t think of right now, and it is simply that the difficulty increases way too fast. The first few missions are simple. You could win with your eyes closed, but then all of a sudden, it’s like you are playing against pros, and you haven’t even fully learned the controls yet. And it just gets harder and harder from there.

Bottom line, the game is boring and frustrating and is definitely not the best DB game ever made! It is not even a good game! I’ll stick with the Budakai and Tenkaichi trilogies. They are much, much, much better.

It warms my soul however, to hear that nobody really likes the sequel, for it is EXACTLY THE SAME GAME! What A-hole developers! God dang it!