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Posted by BeachThunder

Does this Quick Look span over six episodes?

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Posted by BeefyGrandmole

Dragon Ball quick looks are always fantastic

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Posted by NikzB
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Posted by Kiruvi
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Posted by AlexanderSheen

DBZ is dumb.

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Posted by HammondofTexas

Space Egyptians. Yes.

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Posted by gyozilla

Super Saiyan God continues to look too much like Kaioken.

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Edited by unangbangkay

Man, ya'll totally need to do a QL for the Ultimate Ninja Storm games. It's an anime fighter you can actually have fun playing without needing to be either a fan of the license or fighting game expert. The PC version just came out so there won't be any framerate problems either. AND there's a single-player mode whose boss battles make Asura's Wrath look like Proteus.

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Posted by mageemagoo

best quick look in a while; im cry laughing write now

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Posted by CoinMatze

Sparking!

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Posted by Srirachachacha

I would pay to watch a DBZ episode dubbed by Vinny

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Posted by Wolfgame

Classes cancelled today, good time to stay in and enjoy a new quick look, maybe get caught up on demon's souls too

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Posted by The_Ruiner

Hahaha it's impossible to explain DBZ to anyone and not sound like a little kid making shit up!!

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Posted by MEATBALL

Whoops, didn't mean to delete my comment. I've been really looking forward to this Quick Look happening (slash hoping it would happen). Hope it's awesome! Thankyou Jeff and Vinny!

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Edited by aceofspudz

Vinny's breakdown of Dragon Ball is gold. I feel a mastery of the subject flowing through me like spirit energy.

I feel sort of like I already know the plot and characters of DB/DBZ despite never watching a single episode from front to back.

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Edited by RE_Player1

Dragon Ball Z is so stupid.

I love Dragon Ball Z.

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Edited by development

Frieza's immediate 3 consecutive dick shots had me almost in tears.

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Posted by Steadying

It's a shame these games always turn out kinda crappy. I think the Dragon Ball universe has the potential to spawn a really great game. Too bad no one wants to make anything but clunky ass " recap " games.

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Posted by Xel

Gotta love Vinny's explanation to Jeff about the DBZ world.

I think there's way too many fighting type games revolving around DBZ, if they want to tell the story in a way these guys can understand, why not make an RPG around DBZ?

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Posted by Aegon

Oh Jeff, why would you ask the impossible of Vinny?

Explain all of DBZ within the space of a few minutes? Ha!

But sure, overall it's kind of dumb.

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Edited by Spitznock

CYA-RA! HECCYARA!!

DBZ to me is the anime that makes anime look bad to people who don't watch anime.
When folks who aren't into anime think of anime, I think they assume every anime out there is like DBZ, when this is absolutely not the case whatsoever.
If you haven't found an anime to your specific tastes, you just aren't looking hard enough. ^.^

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Edited by Firepaw

Dragon Ball Z is stupid. I love me some original Dragon Ball, but they lost me with Z...

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Posted by Vuud

So here's a really good question:

Is Goku a wizard?

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Edited by RE_Player1

@vuud said:

So here's a really good question:

Is Goku a wizard?

Goku is technically an alien.

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Edited by RuthLoose

@msavo said:

@vuud said:

So here's a really good question:

Is Goku a wizard?

Goku is technically an alien.

An alien monkey warrior wizard?

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Posted by rmanthorp

SPARKING!

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Posted by AMyggen

Awesome QL!

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Posted by NoodleUnit

Man, and here I thought Vinny was flying the DBZ flag at Giant Bomb... This is painful to listen to.

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Posted by pyrodactyl

@msavo said:

@vuud said:

So here's a really good question:

Is Goku a wizard?

Goku is technically an alien.

If you interpret every element of fictional worlds not representative of reality as magic and the basic rules of a wizard is ''uses magic'' then yes, Goku is a wizard.

If you go with the specific fiction of dragon ball and street fighter than no, Ryu and Goku aren't wizards.

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Edited by RVonE

That's Serpentor.

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Posted by Doskias

Every couple of years a DBZ game comes out, and I think "man that looks awesome," and I try to get into it. Then I find the gameplay to be entirely incomprehensible. I expect this will be no different.

@msavo said:

Dragon Ball Z is so stupid.

I love Dragon Ball Z.

This. This a thousand times.

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Posted by RE_Player1

@msavo said:

@vuud said:

So here's a really good question:

Is Goku a wizard?

Goku is technically an alien.

An alien monkey warrior wizard?

I wouldn't classify Saiyans as wizards. Now if you want to debate if Nameks have wizardly powers I'll listen to you. Throughout the show Kami and Piccolo did many magical acts like materializing clothing and items from nothing.

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Edited by Ataxia

I really hope there's someone watching this video & just getting into Giantbomb and is now convinced Brad is an anime expert.

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Posted by Socky42

The Kinect game looks more fun than this.

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Edited by Sanj

I'll always have a soft spot for DBZ, but man this game looks terrible. If Jeff's only ever exposure to DBZ are terrible DBZ games and Linkin Park music videos, then no wonder he hates it.

And for anyone who actually wanted to see Goku turn into a Super Sayian:

(from the show, not the game)

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Edited by pondwhale

I didn't think the DBZ intro theme could be any worse than it already was, but that's one hell of a re-recording.

Edit: Man, I would really like to hear Vinny abridge a few other anime.

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Edited by pyrodactyl

@doskias said:

Every couple of years a DBZ game comes out, and I think "man that looks awesome," and I try to get into it. Then I find the gameplay to be entirely incomprehensible. I expect this will be no different.

@msavo said:

Dragon Ball Z is so stupid.

I love Dragon Ball Z.

This. This a thousand times.

Budokai Tenkaishi 3 is still the best Dragon Ball Z game. Jeff is right, straight up Budokai is just a mediocre fighting game with a dragon ball skin but those Budokai Tenkaishi games actually look like super fast pace dragon ball when you learn the basic flow of gameplay.

Also, Battle of Z looks like garbage! A dragon ball Z game where you can't power up? Powering up is like half of the appeal of the franchise.

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Edited by ProfessorK

The story Jeff made up in the beginning would be better than anymore DBZ.

Also, I think I might have stumbled onto something. DBZ is the new Dynasty Warriors. It's the same thing, the constant retelling of the same story. Now granted one's historically based, but really, isn't the story of Goku and friends part of history by now (no I don't mean Journey to the West, that's what DB was for)?

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Edited by TMBaker

Just give the DBZ license to Platinum Games let them make up there own separate story line and you'll have your good DBZ game.

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Posted by Chris2KLee

Vinny's hazy DBZ memories and Jeff's utter hatred for the franchise always make these quick looks the best.

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Edited by RE_Player1
@tmbaker said:

Just give the DBZ license to Platinum Games let them make up there own separate story line and you'll have your good DBZ game.

Nope give it CyberConnect2. They've done the Naruto series justice and in some cases surpass it in the presentation of the Ultimate Ninja series.

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Posted by Doskias

@tmbaker: Yeah. I feel like a character-action game - like Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, that sort of thing - would be a really great fit for DBZ.

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Edited by UpsideDownAce

Are you kidding me. I have an assignment due in two hours, decide to procrastinate for 5 minutes, check GiantBomb.com AND A FUCKING 50 MINUTE DBZ QUICKLOOK IS HERE?!

Must...not...watch...yet.

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Posted by Wolfgame

Damn, these DBZ games get more broken as they progress, each one seems worse than the one that came before it.

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Posted by I_Stay_Puft

I'm predicting the future for the end of this quick look. Dragonball Z rocks, this game sucks.

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Posted by Ett

This makes me sad. All i want is a new Super Dragon Ball Z. Now that was a good fighting game.

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Posted by SubwayD

Dude! Come on! That's so a sphynx cat man from space Egypt, not Anubis. And Ra was a falcon! Who would even think such a thing?