Remember that one Barbatos gunpla I bought but never opened like 1 or 2 years ago...?
Yeah? No? Well that's all fine and good because my dumb butt saw finally finished finals and was so pent up with stress that I just opened that HG Barbatos box and started putting it together from 12 o'clock to 3 or 4 in the morning.
HG Iron Blooded Orphans 1/144 Scale Model Barbatos Gundam
-FIRST THINGS FIRST-
This is my first gunpla and also my first time taking pictures of it. So please forgive me for not owning a base. I haven't bought a tool kit yet either but indeed plan to. ...After I buy another gunpla...
Never. Again. I love this Barbatos simply because it's Barbatos but playing around with this REALLY made me not wanna buy another HG build. Or at least maybe not 1/144 scale. Almost every time I even try to carefully position it, parts start coming off and everything. And man oh man do I wish this came with a base or extra hand gestures.... By the way, the last two images are suppose to be less serious, just Barba relaxing.
That is actually a very fair reason. A really fair reason...
GIMMIE A LIST OF ALL YOUR GAMES. Ah, and the reason I'm not using Discord is for it's namesake, it gets on my nerves and some of my family members use my laptop so I go back and forth offing the notifs.
I will chat with you and Juli there again though. Just not any time soon with what's going on at home.
Love Live School Idol Festival, Love Live School Idol Festival Allstars(both NA/JP), BanG Dream Girls Band Party, Senki Zesshou Symphogear XDU(both NA/JP), Fate Grand Order, Fire Emblem Heroes, Revue Starlight ReLive, UtaMacross, Saint Seiya Awakening, Granblue fantasy, and Madoka Magica Magia Records. These are just on my phone.
A portmanteu that has to be explained to someone because it's otherwise just nonsense. Digivolution is just called shinka in Japan, so calling something Jogress makes it completely unrelated to what it actually is. DNA Digivolution is still kinda dumb but it's at least clear that it's some form of Digivolution, of which it is.
I also don't get how it being a portmanteu makes it better, I don't see people raving about motels or brunch.
Admittedly, portmanteaus needing to be explained is a given problem but in my opinion worth it, and it's not nonsense. It's called that because in most cases 2 digimon of the same level (Adult/Champion) or less combine together to become a higher level Digimon (Perfect/Ultimate), that why it's called Joint Progress. Not to mention it's easier to say being only a two syllable word.
The only reason DNA Digivolution is called that is cause the Digimon revolve around eachother and form a double helix shape like a DNA strand. Admittedly very clever, but to be named after a minor detail like that is stretching it.
Digimon don't have DNA Though, because their Data, Jogress, just makes sense int general. Why couldn't the dub keep it like they did in other dubs. Jogress is something that can be used as a different thing from Evolution.
Side note, though this game has a lot of potential to be a fun interesting idea especially if they evolve it with concepts and don't limit to just adventure.
The explanation in the anime happened over 20 years ago, or if you watched the subtitled version, which I didn't because I was like 6 and was a normal child in the states. As for them not having DNA, is there seriously a difference between DNA and code when it's a sentient being? The point got across, it's fine.
I'm dying on this hill man. They're equally bad, I'll take out the "worse" bit after reading more about it, but it's still bad.
Edit: I just realized this whole thing is literally just subs versus dubs and they're both perfectly acceptable, even if nonsensical.
HoshiNeko realizing his childhood lied to him, but no Jogress is better, and I cringe whenever I see it in Cyber Sleuth). We all know the Digimon Dub is bad and the Sub is superior so let's just agree to that.
I dunno why I'm explaining this because nobody here is an idiot but if you look to your right where the archive is, all news regarding the new tcg is under 2020 and the first pages regarding that is under January. Just pointing that out. Now that that's outta the way...
First, a question. Why do companies AND consumers like giant cards? I'm not saying it's wrong or anything, I'm just scratching my head on why you'd want a supersized card on top of your shelf and maybe not just a poster of the art in the card. O.o
Level 4/Data/Beast Man
Entry Cost 5 Evolution Cost 3 (From Level 3) 5000 DP [When destroyed] Summon 1 Child-level Digimon from this Digimon's Evolution Sources without paying the Cost.
BEHOLD! Leomon, boy's best friend! Even after death, he makes sure a younglings can survive! Truly an idol.
Card seems pretty neat for making sure your field isn't completely dead. You could use the backup child to start again or even go into something cooler.
So summoning a single digimon could take you straight to your opponent's turn, like smmoning sickness except it just ends the turn. Also, when you digivolve you draw a card. Even with this info, I'm still rather ify about the memory guage.
I am assuming it will come later though this is still an early TCG, so their is still time for them refine things. Though I do like you can play multiple of the same digimon in deck just from different sets, means if they need to remake a Digimon in the future it feels natural.
In a sense; the key is not to do too much, because while you can summon something big, it will give your opponent more space. Due to this, I'm sure most of the game will be small plays until you can do something where giving your opponent more space is worth it.
I mean,I don't *hate* what they did with security cards,basically every digimon that's in security becomes a terror pit with a power restriction.It's an interesting way to do things,it's just that I still would have preferred a free +1.
Also,with this system,I imagine digimon won't stay on board for too long,if all your digimon become removal cards while in security.
Found it thanks to Azem(I think that's her name? She usually has Black Rock Shooter propic).
Now as for what I think. I think even though this may be a more basic game, and even though this is with early first set cards, the whole things strikes me a super slow with no actual form of things ramping up. And I get that that's the point, things only ramp up if YOU play something big, but not really. Even if I play something big, my opponent can just play in a smarter fashion in order to make sure the gauge doesn't give me much to work with.
Now, even as I'm saying this, I could be shut down because I think I saw a tamer card (Matt I think) that adds a +1 to your gauge when it's your turn, not much but still means a lot.
But anyways, I'm just bothered by the guage, everything else from the raising area, security cards, and so on seem just fine and dandy with me.
I found myself wondering if Veemon would be red because he's an MC's digi, or blue because obvious. Then I realised that Armadillomon should logically be yellow, but Patamon and Gatomon/Tailmon are yellow already. Maybe they'll just go with Veemon blue, Hawkmon red, Armadillomon yellow and Wormmon green, with just Pegasusmon and Nefertimon as single cards for the other two.
...and now I'm wondering about the fusion evos. Feels like green would get left out.
Here: full decklists for first three start decks: red, blue, and green. Each deck features two DigiDestined and the Partners going all the way up to the Mega Level, as well as one random rookie and its corresponding Champion Level. Red features Agumon and Biyomon, Blue features Gabumon and Gomamon, and Green features Patamon and Gatomon. The Red Rookie is Dracomon and its evolution is Coredramon (Green), the Blue Rookie is Bearmon and its evolution is Grizzlymon, and the Green Rookie is Tapirmon and its evolution is Unimon.
Interestingly, the Red Deck keeps Biyomon's Mega as Phoenixmon and the Green Deck keeps Gatomon's Mega as Magnadramon, but the Blue Deck changes Gomamon's Mega to Plesiomon.
Plesiomon was the first mega Gommon had in the games (it was Joe's Gommamon as well), but since in the anime he didn't evolve, it was up to debate who he will get. Gatomon technically got both Ophanimon and Magnamon (in the Digimon Adventure game, it was Ophanimon)
As in, within the first 2 episodes we only see Agumon digivolve into Greymon, then we see him combine with Garurumon to get Omegamon. This is as opposed to the usual linear progression of digivolution before we see a new form.
I doubt we're getting Biomerge or something like that. I think it's just saying that Joe and Sora are in Set 2 (Meaning the 4 colors of the set are Blue, Red, Purple and Black)
Also while using both black and purple is uncommon, this overall aligns with my theory that the next colors are for the Nightmare Soldiers and the Machine Empire. Black being blocker based probably makes it the Machine Empire since that aligns with Battle Spirits' white where the machines are a pretty defensive blocker based deck.
And evil stuff is almost always associated with trash manipulation since necromancy.
Though I wonder how Devitamamon will be handled in the TCG since despite the fact the Ogremon line should've been what I guess is purple, the entire line so far (Ogremon, Digitamamon & Titamon) all seem to be green for not much reason beyond "well they're green."
Veedramon seems to be blue for the same reason instead of red, making it an outlier as well.
Of course, I have no way on where to begin to look up all this information and confirm all these things. Like, I had no idea the mass majority (in japan, dunno about U.S. or outside of Jpn) didn't like the gacharange mechanic. :T
And I WISH I knew Dimension Zero was a thing... Damn, I must have missed out...
Not gonna lie, I seriously didn't expect Dukemon (gallantmon?) and Shine Greymon in this set. I didn't expect Shine to even be yellow and I thought they'd at least come with their respective tamers... Not exactly disappointed, just surprised: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZD1wQv5zlU&t=931s
He is the avatar just with a weirder more dangerous power set that still makes sense for him, Hawk is fun and I need to see more, I want to see more Endeavor being a dad, and Gentle and La Brava is like tragedy wrapped in depression.....and I can't wait for anime only fans reaction to Gentle backstory.