Nintendo Needs To Stop Locking Content Behind amiibo

I’m not going to lie, amiibo look awesome and they are great collectibles to have. But the rest of the world seems to think so too, often resulting in new amiibo to sell out immediately, and then they never get restocked.

There are hundreds at this point it seems, and it’s likely you’ve missed out on most of them. This of course also means you’ve missed out on the benefits these amiibo bring.

Initially they just gave you stupid little gifts of sorts that didn’t really mean anything, or it just meant you got something a little earlier/easier. But lately, they’ve been locking content behind the amiibo, and that’s horribly frustrating.

I heard fast travel is locked in the recent Skyward Sword remaster unless you have the amiibo. That’s just BS if I’ve ever heard.

Going back to an older game, I just found out I can unlock a difficulty level in Metroid: Samus Returns that also gives players the Fusion Suit. Good luck finding that amiibo for under $200.

I imagine there is a very long list of content locked behind these blasted amiibos. They are like ultra-rare physical DLC that give you new content and something to put up on a shelf at the same time, which is cool, but only in limited supplies, like the amiibo themselves.

I know there are card packs that you can buy instead of the amiibo that are cheaper, but I have yet to see one of these out in the wild.

Bottom line, stop locking content behind little figurines that only scalpers and people lucky enough to buy one in the first five minutes they go on sale can possess. Or just make some huge amiibo store and actually spend the money to produce all of them so people can readily purchase them at the time of their choosing.

Jurassic Park Series Ranked

Thanks to an Amazon Prime Day sale, I finally was able to see all the Jurassic Park movies. Having only seen the first two several times way back in the 90’s, and Jurassic World a few years ago, I’ve always wanted to see the entire series again in this millennium. Plus I’ve wanted to see the third one since I heard it was coming out. It took 15 years, but I finally did! Oh yeah, and the fifth one too. I didn’t have to wait too long for that one.

Any who, here are all five movies ranked from my least favorite to most favorite! See how it compares to your own opinion!

#5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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This is a good movie, it just kind of went in a weird direction, what with auctioning off dinosaurs like they are sex slaves or something. Though it makes sense, since it builds off of a story in it’s prequel. It just feels very different, since they are not roaming around in a dinosaur habitat, with all that lovely suspense that comes with it.

Also, I’m not sure if the Jurassic World movies only acknowledge the first movie, because when they are trying to clear out the island, they have to find some other island that the dinosaurs can live on, and no one seems to mention the fact that there already is an entire island with self-sustaining dinosaurs on it…

#4 Jurassic Park

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There is nothing wrong with this movie, but something about it seemed lacking. I guess because this is more of a suspenseful, almost horror-like film, it seems kind of slower-paced. Or maybe I was just adjusting to the style of Jurassic Park, where all the carnivores seem to exist for the sole-purpose of devouring everything in sight, whether they are hungry or not. That and the ludicrous idea that these animals could actually survive in today’s environment/climate was hard to swallow at first. But really that’s not the point, and scientific facts should not take away from this movie.

The effects are absolutely incredible for a movie made in the early 90’s, and they still look great today. So props to the crew on that one!

#3 Jurassic Park III

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This movie changes up the formula a bit, and pretty much is an edge-of-your-seat non-stop action movie, featuring several dinosaurs never seen in the first two movies. It’s super intense, and a lot of fun.

#2 Jurassic World

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This one takes Jurassic Park a bit further, as the name “World” implies. As the first three movies focus on the idea of a park that fails miserably, this movie shows us a successful up-and-running park for the first time, where humans have more control and understanding of dinosaurs. It also takes the creation of dinosaurs a few steps further. Combine these two factors and you’ve got a recipe for ultimate disaster. This movie probably has the highest amount of deaths in it and the most fearsome dinosaur in the whole series as a result.

#1 Lost World: Jurassic Park

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This movie is basically just an improvement on the first movie. It does everything that movie did, and just makes it bigger and better. It has big action scenes with a lot of terrifying moments mixed in. There are more dinosaurs, both fearsome and gentle, and we get to see a T-Rex rampage through San Diego, which is pretty awesome. To me, this is the perfect Jurassic Park movie.

The thing is, all these parks would have been successful if it wasn’t for human greed. All the problems come from dirtbag humans trying to score big off of dinosaurs in illegal ways… more or less. It’s like the series is trying to tell us that the original rulers of this planet need to come back and cause the extinction of the blight that is humanity.

Aaaaannnndd, I just found out they’re making a sixth one. Mother f’er, who knows how long it’s going to take me to see that one…

Nintendo’s Metroid Series: Proving They Might Care About More Than Just Money

In case you haven’t heard, Nintendo is hard at work developing two brand new Metroid titles, Metroid Prime 4, and the newly announced Metroid Dread, the long-awaited Metroid 5.

A couple years back, Nintendo announced that they would be scrapping a couple years worth of work on Metroid Prime 4, giving Bandai-Namco, the developers on the project, the boot, and replacing them with Retro Studios, the company that made the first three games in the Metroid Prime series. They made this decision because Nintendo felt the game, and the direction it was going, wasn’t really up to snuff, so much in fact, that they had to start completely over.

This move really impressed me. I feel like most companies would just shrug their shoulders, and instead of wasting all the resources up until that point, would just carry on and say, “Hey, so what if the game is crap, it’s a Metroid game, so people will buy it up regardless.”

This shows Nintendo actually care about their customers and are striving to meet expectations, which always seem to be extremely high for these folks thanks to their ridiculously impressive history of routinely making some of the best video games in existence.

This is even more welcome news, because Metroid is a series that doesn’t get nearly as many releases as other Nintendo titans like Mario and Zelda, so at least they are being very delicate and thorough with the first new release in over 10 years, not counting the remake of Metroid 2 in 2017.

And of course, I am sure they are most concerned about their own reputation and how it might be damaged with a bad game, not to mention possibly destroying the following for Metroid.

And then we have Metroid Dread. This name has been popping up since all the way back in 2005, right after Fusion was released.

The developers said they had to put the project on hold because the DS did not have the capabilities and technology to do what they wanted. They then tried again later, I’m assuming for 3DS, only to hit the same walls.

Again, I give Nintendo respect for this. They could have easily changed up their plans to make a game fit within the platform they could develop the game on, but no. They chose to wait it out for the technology to fulfill their vision and ensure they give us the best experience possible.

This also begs the question, why not put it on Wii or Wii U. Certainly at least the Wii U could have done what they were looking for? Then again, what do I know about developing and what hurtles they needed to overcome?

Regardless, judging by the trailer for Dread, the nearly two decade wait looks to be worth it!

So thanks Nintendo, for making sure you give us the best games possible for one of my favorite series.

10 Of The Most Epic Moments In The Dragon Ball Anime Series’

I was going to say top 10 most epic moments, but let’s face it, nearly every episode has at least 5-10 epic moments within, so picking the top 10 was pretty much impossible. So these 10 listed are some of the most epic, but I can’t say with any real certainty if they are in fact the top 10. Regardless, these moments really got my blood flowing.

I will be excluding the Tournament of Power arc in this one, because that whole thing is just unbelievably epic, so the top 10 on this list would likely all come from that arc alone. So I guess you could say that’s the number one spot in a way.

But anyway, here are 10 of the most epic moments in the four Dragon Ball animes (in my opinion).

 

#10: Goku’s First Full Episode As A Super Saiyan (Dragon Ball Z)

Why This Moment is So Epic: For like 20 episodes, we watched Frieza decimate the Z-fighters. And when any of them managed to gain ground, he would transform and become even more relentlessly powerful. Even when Goku finally steps in, he is outmatched tremendously.

The entire situation seems hopeless. This is especially confirmed when Frieza survives the enormous Spirit Bomb, Goku’s trump card.

But when his lil’ buddy goes boom and Goku transforms for the first time, the following episode (when they actually start fighting) shows Goku with his new Super Saiyan power actually overwhelm Frieza, outclassing him in every way. The feeling is truly wonderful, and relieving, and oh so epic.

 

#9: Gohan Vs Goku (Dragon Ball Super)

 

Why This Moment is So Epic: Let’s face it. We’ve always been curious how Gohan would fare in a fight against Goku ever since the former became a Super Saiyan 2, but especially when he reached his Ultimate Form during the Majin Buu saga.

DBS fulfills this wish with a sparring match of father vs son, so Goku can test Gohan to see if he is ready for the Tournament of Power. The fight is short, but is filled to the brim with intensity and epicness.

 

#8 Goku Transforming Into Super Saiyan 3 For The First Time (Dragon Ball Z)

 

Why This Moment is So Epic: The fact that Goku starts off showing Buu all his other forms is awesome. And if you remember the first time you watched it, in the back of your mind you’re thinking, “Wait, is he going to have a third form?” And sure enough, Goku starts talking about digging deeper, and the yelling and screaming begins over one of the best music tracks in the entire series, with some awesome commentary from the other characters building up the hype.

When he finally pulls it off, it’s a rather radically different appearance with a strictly lightning aura. It stills gives me chills every time I see it.

It’s so epic in fact, that I read somewhere the voice actor passed out while recording all the yelling. That’s f*ing epic.

 

#7 Gohan Transforming Into A Super Saiyan For The First Time (Dragon Ball Z)

 

Why This Moment Is So Epic: Goku is doing his best throughout the duo’s training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber to get Gohan to transform. He finally puts his son against the ropes, and Gohan finds himself recalling all the times he’s let people down while his father’s words and advice ring through his head. He finally let’s it all out, and afterwards, you see him struggle with his anger while he attempts to keep up the transformation. So epic.

 

#6 Vegeta Defeating Magetta (Dragon Ball Super)

 

Why This Moment Is So Epic: Vegeta seems to be in a hopeless situation as Champa somewhat cheats and locks him in a glass box so he can’t breathe. Not to mention the fact that his opponent can spew lava and is impervious to like all damage. But after a tough fight, the Saiyan prince gets pretty angry, destroys the glass box, and fires a Final Flash, accompanied by a whole lot of yelling, and then finishes him off with an epic punch.

 

#5 Goku Using Blue/Kaioken Against Hit

(Dragon Ball Super)

 

Why This Moment Is So Epic: Hit seems like an unstoppable opponent. Even though Goku improves throughout the fight, Hit is literally always one step ahead of him. But then Goku brings out a move we haven’t seen in decades, the red aura of Kaioken merging with his Super Saiyan Blue one, for an awesome look and even more powerful combination of power-ups. He then unleashes an epic flurry of attacks and finishes it off with a gigantic Kamehameha Wave for a truly epic scene.

 

#4 Goku Finishing Kid Buu With Spirit Bomb

(Dragon Ball Z)

 

Why This Moment is So Epic: Majin Buu killed a lot of people. Everyone in fact, save for a handful of folks. After an extremely long struggle against Buu in his many forms, the final battle takes place on the Supreme Kai’s homeworld. Things look entirely hopeless, until Vegeta hatches an ingenius plan that culminates up to Goku tossing a gigantic Spirit Bomb at the lil’ pink fella. After an awesome struggle where Buu still seems to be able to win out, Goku is healed by the dragon, recounts what an a-hole Buu is, and blows him to smithereens in pure epicness.

 

#3 Vegeta Using Final Flash For The First Time

(Dragon Ball Z)

 

Why This Moment Is So Epic: Vegeta’s arrogance seems to have gotten the better of him. We all hated him for bullying Trunks and allowing Cell to reach his ultimate form, which proved to be too much. But then Vegeta surprises everyone with a new attack. The lengthy, intense buildup, complete with lightning, shocked characters, and awesome music culminates into an enormous blast of energy, so that for a time, we actually think Vegeta succeeds in defeating Cell.

 

#2 Goku Defeating King Piccolo (Dragon Ball)

 

Why This Moment Is So Epic: Goku and Piccolo both gain tremendous power throughout this arc, and it seems like Goku will come out top dog. But through some under-handed tactics, the little hero finds himself crippled in most of his limbs. As Piccolo moves in for the kill, Goku faces him with no fear and delivers the most epic punch ever, yelling “I’m coming at you with everything I’ve got!” That gets me every time. So. Epic.

 

#1 The Cell Games (Dragon Ball Z)

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Why This Moment Is So Epic: Okay, so this is more than a few moments. Like the Tournament of Power, the entire Cell Games is incredible, but on a much smaller scale.

Literally everything that happens is so over-the-top awesome. Hercule and his apprentices getting wrecked, we get to see all the Z-fighters the buffest they ever will be, Goku and Cell’s fight is in my opinion the best fight in all of Z, Gohan’s power-up before fighting Cell is so flippin’ epic, the Cell Juniors beating the heck out of people, Android 16 dying to set off Gohan’s first transformation into Super Saiyan 2, with awesome music I might add, where he unleashes crazy power to wreck all the Juniors and punch Android 18 out of Cell.

Whew, and don’t forget, Goku dying with King Kai, Cell coming back stronger than ever, Vegeta losing it after Trunks gets a whole blown through him, and then a final epic Kamehameha showdown between two superpowers. Every episode is killer. Oh man.

It’s obvious why this is my second favorite saga, and Tournament of Power is my first. They literally define Epic!

 

But aside from those two, the rest is hard to truly rank. As I said, these shows are chock-full-of epic moments, so these are really just 10 out of a very, very long list.

What are some of your favorite moments?

Mortal Kombat Movie Review (No Spoilers)

Having put collectively give or take 3 hours into Mortal Kombat games in my lifetime, I wasn’t all that interested in seeing the new movie, despite being a fan of the original movie, that I only saw one time back in like 1997 or whenever.

Until my brother showed me the trailer. Then I couldn’t wait for it.

At last the movie came out, and I jumped on the chance to finally view it. And this is what I’ve got to say for people potentially interested in seeing it.

I don’t read reviews on pretty much anything, but knowing movie critics, they probably tear this movie to shreds. It has a bare-bones story, little to no character development, and a whole lot of violent fights complete with fatality moves and lots of CG effects.

Basically a movie critics nightmare. But a Mortal Kombat fans dream.

The movie takes an over-the-top violent fighting game and turns it into a fantastic film, with plenty of nods to the games, as well as a butt-ton of characters and special moves taken from the various titles.

In short, if you love violent action/fighting movies, this is going to rock your world. Even more so if you are familiar with the series. I feel like I would appreciate it a lot more if I actually knew much about the games.

If you are looking for a fleshed out story with deep characters, and not a fan of violence, well then I don’t know why you would ever be interested in watching this to begin with…

But if you want to see your favorite Mortal Kombat characters beat the hell out of each other like a live action video game, then do yourself a favor and watch it!

The only complaint I have is they had the audacity to fully dress Mileena instead of looking like this…

 

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 2, Part 2) [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!

Now let’s get another dose of beautiful women!

Bout #5

 

Videl

Vs

Erasa

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Videl is the headstrong and physically very strong wife of Gohan. She is beautiful in Super, but her best looks are definitely when she’s a bratty teenager.

Videl is the original wearer of yoga pants, and looks incredible in them.

Erasa is Videl’s best friend and would probably bang Gohan if given the chance. That lucky son of a…

There’ no denying she’s gorgeous. It’s hard to not look good in that tube-top.

Now let’s see how close these two friends really are!

Gohan is lucky indeed.

 

Victor

Videl

 

Bout #6

 

Vados

Vs

Cocoa

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Vados is the beautiful yet conservative dresser of Universe 6. She’s infinitely powerful. Does she have the beauty to match?

Under her robes is certainly a perfect body, and it would be heavenly if only she shared it.

Cocoa is a beautiful actress who also would like to have Gohan in bed. Man, what is with this guy? He can get every hot chick around.

 

Victor

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Cocoa

 

Bout #7

Marcarita

 

Vs

 

Heles

 

Marcarita is the angel of Universe 11. She doesn’t say or show much in the show, as she is a minor character and is forced to wear the loose and large garb of the angels. But her body is probably quite angelic. Here’s some proof.

That’s a body worth traveling across universes for.

 

Heles is a god of destruction, and one obsessed with spreading love.

Works for me.

 

Victor

Heles

 

Bout #8

Caulifla

 

Vs

Kakunsa

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Caulifla is the fighting prodigy from Universe 6. She also believes shirts get in the way of her fighting it seems, which is never a bad thing.

She is tough and spunky, and would probably show you a crazy night.

Kakunsa is a much lesser character. She’s easily the most beautiful of the little love triangle of universe 2, and the only one who remains so after transforming. Her skin tight costume definitely helps with that.

 

Victor

Caulifla

 

That’s it for now. We’ve got one more part for round 2 coming your way soon!

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Is Goku Really That Strong?

Goku is the main protagonist of the long-running Dragon Ball series and probably the most well-known anime character of all time, thus I really don’t need to give him an introduction.

Goku is depicted as this unstoppable beast of a martial artist. When the going gets tough, the Z-fighters go to Goku to solve their problems. He’s typically the only one who can stand up to the ever more powerful villains that seem to want to kill him all the time. And even when he’s not strong enough to take them down, he pushes himself until that becomes possible.

So in the Dragon Ball universe, Goku is pretty much the top tier ass-kicker. Compared to all his companions, he is leaps and bounds above them in power. Even Vegeta, Goku’s rival Saiyan and second-most powerful fighter, always seems to be miles and miles behind Goku.

But I gotta wonder. Is Goku really as strong as the shows make him out to be? Because for the most part. Goku gets huge advantages over his comrades, mainly because he let’s them do all the hard parts, while he sits back and watches from a safe distance. So despite usually being the hero that comes out on top each story arc, he really isn’t all that deserving of it.

Allow me to explain, by going through a large amount of Goku’s battles.

Pilaf:

Goku is captured by him and only breaks loose by turning into a giant ape. Granted he beats Pilaf multiple times in the future, but their first run in he nearly dies by the shrimp.

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Jackie Chun:

Goku loses to him in the World Martial Arts Tournament

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General Blue:

Goku fails to actually defeat him. The only things that save him from death are Bulma’s advances on Blue and a collapsing cave.

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Mercenary Tau:

Goku gets obliterated, and only lives by a stroke of luck. Sure he beats him later, but only after some hard training.

goku vs tau

Red Ribbon Army:

I’ll give him that one. Though that was like the equivalent of Bruce Lee knocking down a beehive with a bee suit on and armed with bee spray.

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Tien:

Goku loses to him at the World Martial Arts Tournament

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King Piccolo:

Goku gets beaten up by him a few times, and only barely manages to defeat him in the end, even after going through great lengths to gain a lot of strength.

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Piccolo:

Goku barely manages to win this fight in the World Martial Arts Tournament, so I guess he’s not a total wuss. But Piccolo had to fight Krillin and Kami before taking on Goku. While he was able to defeat them easily, they gave him more trouble than expected, thus he had to use up more energy, especially when reversing the Evil Containment Wave.

Goku had to fight Tien, who he beat easily, but with some effort, and then had a nice break against Chi-Chi, who posed no challenge at all. So Piccolo was clearly the more fatigued fighter going into their match.

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Raditz:

Goku flat out loses, and only manages to actually help kill Raditz by holding him down while Piccolo deals out the only attack between them powerful enough to kill Raditz. And Goku dies. So yeah. Weak.

goku dying against raditz

Nappa

Goku wins this fight easily, but only because Nappa had been fighting for a very long time, taking many attacks from a whole lot of fighters and using up a lot of energy in the process.

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Vegeta:

He loses spectacularly. Only with the combined powers of himself, Krillin, Gohan, and Yajirobe, and extreme luck, does Vegeta finally go down.

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Ginyu Force:

Goku beats Recoome in one shot. Like Nappa, Recoome had taken a lost of abuse and expelled a large amount of energy, so sorry Goku, not that impressive.

Sure he managed to defeat Burter easily enough. But was he really all that strong? They always boasted how fast he was, so he probably wasn’t very strong. So as long as Goku could catch him, knocking him out shouldn’t be too difficult.

Jeice, well, he just seems like a big wuss, and is easily defeated by Vegeta later on, so that just shows Goku’s not so great.

And Captain Ginyu? Goku loses to him without them practically even fighting.

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Frieza:

Frieza barely even tries in this fight, and completely obliterates Goku. And this is after Frieza has been fighting for a very long time, getting beat up a whole lot, and transforming three times, something that takes up a whole lot of energy.

Even after turning Super Saiyan, which only happens because the ones who counted on him to protect them die, Goku still barely manages to win, and only does because Frieza’s cut down by his own attack. So his own power could destroy him. Not Goku’s.

And krikey! Goku wasn’t even strong enough to kill him with a final blow. Frieza lived through that, and a planet exploding, while cut in two. So Goku, you don’t impress me.

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Android 19:

Goku loses. Blame his heart condition all you want. But he fought first, which he hardly ever does, and just couldn’t win.

goku vs android 19

Cell:

Goku fights first and loses. He can’t even beat a Cell Jr.

goku vs cell

Pikkon:

They tie in Other-World Tournament. Jeez, the guy can’t even legitimately beat some no-name dead guy in a filler episode.

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Yakkon:

So Goku wins this fight. But that’s because Yakkon isn’t all that strong. Like at all. He just hides in the dark, and uses his opponents blindness against them, which obviously means he’s compensating for his lack of strength.

yakkon

Majin Vegeta:

He loses. Sure he was holding back, but that’s his problem.

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Majin Buu:

This one’s a little complicated, as he fights he so many times in different forms.

He draws against fat Buu but later claims he could have beaten him, but wasn’t trying to. Yeah, keep telling yourself that, Goku.

He beats Buu viciously when fused with Vegeta, so that doesn’t count.

And he gets wrecked against Kid Buu, though again claims he could have beaten him if he had gone all out at the start of the fight.

He eventually does beat Buu, only after Vegeta and fat Buu hold him off for him so he could gather energy. But Goku can’t take credit, because the brilliant stategy to beat Buu was orchestrated by Vegeta, the butt-ton of energy required to destroy Buu did not belong to Goku, and he only managed to successfully overpower Buu with said energy after being healed by the eternal dragon. So yeah, not really Goku’s win.

goku vs kid buu

Beerus:

Goku loses. But he puts up the best fight among all the Z-fighters because he hides in the shadows while he watches all his friends get the hell beat out them so he can develop a strategy that he fails to come up with anyway. He also needs the power from five other Saiyans to become a Super Saiyan God to be able to stand up to Beerus, so not his own doing. And he still loses.

And let’s face it. Beerus was only ever hit by Goku because Vegeta punched him so damn hard that it shook up the Egyptian cat so much that he couldn’t focus when it came time to fighting Goku. Also, Beerus wasn’t even trying.

goku vs beerus

Golden Frieza:

He loses. The only hope he had of winning was because Frieza ran out of energy. Before that, he was in big trouble. And he still lost. And he would have died had Whis not saved the day, giving Goku another chance to save the world.

golden frieza vs goku

Frost:

He loses.

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Hit:

The only reason he does well against Hit is because Vegeta is used as a guinea pig. Watching Vegeta fight him allowed him to learn his Time-Skipping technique, but only after Whis explained it to him. Something Vegeta did not have the luxury of. And Goku still loses.

And Hit kills him immediately in their second fight.

hit vs goku

Goku Black/Zamasu:

He gets repeatedly destroyed by this pair. He actually never even manages to defeat them.

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Bergamo:

Okay, so Goku wins this one. Big deal. They aren’t even in the same league. It’s like a 20-year-old punching a 10-year-old in the face.

goku vs bergamo

Jiren:

Goku fights and beats a lot of fighters in the Tournament of Power, but we’ll just focus on the main antagonist, Jiren. Long story short, Goku loses to him several times.

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So I covered a lot of his fights, but not nearly all of them. These were mostly some of the bigger, more noteable ones.

The fact is, Goku only wins by joining the fight late, to take on fatigued fighters or else watching others fight first, and usually can only win with help of a handful of others.

So you are a great big wuss Goku!

 

 

My Top 10 PlayStation 4 Games

I have barely played my PS4, and the PS5 is already out. That’s when you know your backlog is way too huge. I have 98 games for PS4, and have only played 26 of them. So I thought it time to have this console join all the other top 10 lists I’ve made so far. So from the small percentage of games I’ve played for it, here are my 10 favorite!

#10

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Ready At Dawn/ SCEA

2015

This is a fascinating take on the Knights of the Round table. The story and action is fantastic, and the weapons are creative and fun. It’s modern science meets steampunk style is unique and wonderful. Only problem is the Lycan encounters aren’t so great and the game is very short. But that hardly matters when everything else is so awesome.

#9

middle-earth shadow of mordor

Monolith Productions/ Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

2014

Using the action formula first seen in Batman: Arkham Asylum, Shadow of Mordor takes you on a journey of a ranger and elf, dead yet somehow not, while you absolutely massacre hundreds of orcs, gaining awesome abilities along the way. The sword combat is fluid and fun to watch, and there’s tons of finishers and whatnot so combat never gets boring. This is a near-perfect action game.

#8

resident evil 7

Capcom

2017

This game blew me away. The first person perspective makes everything much more immersive and tense, the story is great, the dlc is fun and different, and the gameplay is excellent. I especially love the escape room parts… so clever and fun!

#7

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Naughty Dog/ SCEA

2014

Aside from the excellent action and stealth gameplay, the story is very excellent and emotional, so much so that my wife, who detests the fact that I play video games, sat and watched me play it every chance she could. Come, to think of it, my brother and cousin told me similar stories.

#6

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SCE Santa Monica/ Sony Interactive Entertainment

2018

While the new gameplay isn’t as good as the old style of God of War, it’s still nothing less than incredible. Combine this with the plethora of upgradeable armor, weapon runes and large skill trees, you’ve got yourself an excellent game. The story is marvelous as well.

#5

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Wholesale Algorithms/ SCEA

2015

GoW3 is by far the pinnacle of the series. The story, the weapons/magic, the excellent, flawless gameplay. Slap some smoother graphics and whatever else is involved with remastering it, and you’ve got yourself a better version of one of the best action games of all time.

#4

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Nixxes Software/ Square Enix

2014

Wow. This game is amazing. Like. Wow. Fun weapons and tools to go with the incredible gameplay. The story is driving and interesting, and watching Laura change into the Croft we all know and love is a thing of beauty. She goes from a near helpless, terrified woman, to a confident, deadly badass, and it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever witnessed.

#3

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Sucker Punch/ SCEA

2014

The story and gameplay are superb, simply put. This takes place away from the characters of the first two games, showing how the conduits affect other parts of the world.

The five powers are incredibly unique in this one and each is a blast to use. While I miss Cole and his storyline, there’s no denying this game serves up the best gameplay of them all, not to mention it’s own intriguing story.

#2

kingdom hearts 2.8 sora rikue

Square Enix

2017

Containing essentially a short film explaining some of the back story of major characters from the phone game, a remaster of Dream Drop Distance, and a brand new, albeit short adventure displaying KH beyond a PS2-ish engine for the first time ever, this is one wonderful and welcome pack. The two games are incredibly fun, and the new story elements, in true KH fashion, answer some questions, but leave you with tons more.

#1

kingdom hearts 3-review

Square Enix

2019

I have long believed video games overall have been more or less in a decline after the PS2/GameCube/Xbox era. I feel like we got a lot more out of games back then. KH3 reminded me of those glory days. In fact, seeing how long time has separated KH2 & 3, I was astounded how they managed to keep the feel of the series in that time. They literally just build upon the mechanics of KH2, and even bring in elements from all the other games, to leave us with some truly addicting gameplay. The story is as Kingdom Heartsy as ever, filling out the Xehanort saga, all the while subtly setting us up for a whole new arc. The DLC, Re: Mind makes everything even better. This is easily one of the best games I’ve played in over a decade.

Though it is pretty easy, even on proud mode, but that hardly takes away any of the fun!

And there you have it! My top 10 PS4 games as of right now! Hopefully time will allow me to explore the dozens of other games still waiting for me to play, and hopefully some of them are good enough to make it on this list!

 

PS5 Has Big Problems, And Not Just Because Of The Price

Yes. the price of the PS5 is way too high, in my opinion anyway. But that’s not what I want to discuss today. It’s the actual size of the PS5 that has made me decided to pass on this console, unless they make a slim version, which since they never did for the PS4, I am not hopeful.

If you haven’t heard, the PS5 is just under 19 inches long and about a foot wide.

You effing kidding me?

Allow me to put it in perspective.

Here is a picture of a shelf in my entertainment stand.

My shelf is around 21-22 inches, long, just barely able to fit a PS5’s massive 19-inch girth. They are probably 15-16 inches deep to, so basically an entire shelf would have to be dedicated to one console.

This is unacceptable. All my shelves are full or close to it. It is not possible to relocate everything just to fit an unnecessarily giant console. I mean, look at that picture; I’ve got my PS2 sitting on top of my PS4, because I’ve got no room for it elsewhere, and the 4 is already way too big, and the PS5 is nearly twice the length!

Since the PS5 is apparently backwards compatible with 4 games, then I could get rid of my PS4, but it doesn’t appear that I can sit anything else on top of it, so forget that plan!

The Xbox Series X is around 6 inches wide and 11 inches long, and probably uses more or less the exact same hardware, so how did they manage something so much smaller?

Well at least PS5 games are coming out for 4, for a while anyway…here’s to hoping they slim that heifer down some time in the future. I’ll be waiting for a price cut anyhow, so hopefully that’s not the only thing that gets trimmed down.