Friday, 2 December 2016

My Thoughts On The Aesthetics Of The Upcoming Power Rangers Movie!

I already had zero intention of even watching the Mighty Morphin' reboot movie even when it's first announced. Just looking at almost everything just who's designing the suits anyway? They aren't spandex-worthy and they look more like fan art than actual suits for a movie. Again, I hardly expect anything good from American entertainment these days and while I do use American stuff but I only choose the good ones. It's a mockery really of the franchise that allowed Toei to make money in the American market. Toei and Saban why did you two even approve of such garbage? Worse, you may want to check out more updates from JEFusion and one of the latest was Alpha Five. See if you can take how horrible it looks!

While not everything Japanese is good (Capcom really sucks now) but a lot of Japanese companies have proper care and respect for their franchises. If you think of it, I'm just glad neither Goranger or Zyuranger is getting the reboot treatment. Honestly, the suits are all LAUGHABLE. The modernized versions of the Kamen Rider suits in Kamen Rider the First look much better. The Next Generation Space Sheriffs presented a better shine than the original suits. But for the "new generation team" of Power Rangers it fails in trying to do the "retro feel" (I'd take the ToQGer suits any day) or in the new school feel. Either way, the design sucks.

Just because it's something new doesn't necessarily mean it's better. I even feel the new merchandise that will come out will be completely garbage. Kamen Rider EX-AID's rather cartoony suits (but I have a soft spot for them) are WAAAAAAAAYYYYY better. Some people would do their best to make the new school experience move for the better (and learn from whatever mistakes happen) while others just don't care at all.

Time to just really prepare for the worst. Better not watch it then! You're better off watching the Gavan/Dekaranger movie this 2017!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Will Tekken Soon Get The Crown For "King Of Story Mode In Fighting Games"?

One of the ever-evolving (though not necessarily always progressive as there's always something to correct and improve along the way) innovations ever presented in fighting games is that you get more than just the bare minimum that fighting games should have. Tekken is definitely not an anemic franchise compared to Virtua Fighter. Sure Tekken 1-2 may have already aged badly due to better Tekken games but the franchise itself is still strong as a whole. I could talk about how Tekken 3 tried to keep things fresh with Tekken Force Mode, Tekken 5 had that cool Devil Within mini-game that had interesting bits and pieces of the Tekken Universe. Now it's time to think about the upcoming Tekken 7 for the Playstation 4 and XBox One with its upcoming Story Mode. I guess all the delays is not just for the sake of having more PS4/XBox One units sold so we'll get a huge sale then but also polishing the Story Mode to make sure it's not half-baked!

Let's take a look back at the Playstation 3/X Box One era. Tekken 6 stared the Scenario Campaign which for me wasn't that good. I felt like they could have tried to improvise Mortal Kombat Armageddon's redeemable factor called Konquest Mode. You know have Lars Alexanderson act out like Taven, beat up enemies and fight bosses like Taven fought them in Armageddon rather than the faulty way they were fought in Scenario Campaign. The concept had potential but it wasn't really that great. As said, innovation comes up with something new but it doesn't always mean progress. Sure the first light bulb got invented but it wasn't energy efficient just yet. It took several tries before energy saving bulbs were invented. In between, some of them tend to cost more then modern methods allowed lesser costing more energy efficient bulbs to be made. So always think innovation doesn't get better all the time but we'll find ways on how to make up for the mistakes that come along the way.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Will Judd Lynn's Downright Crash Be With Power Rangers Ninja Steel?

I admit I still don't like Ninninger and I haven't changed my mind about it. Even after giving the whole series a chance and watched it, it just doesn't click with it. I also don't like Kyoryuger and recently Dino Charge's finale has a lot of holes. Then again, like Yasuko Kobayashi and Toshiki Inoue, Judd Lynn isn't very good with finales either. Right now, it's just safe to say that Lynn is already hitting towards the road to burnout. Assuming he'll even become the head writer then be ready to see a lot of bad outcomes like what happened to other writers.

Writer's burnout is inevitable. Just think about how long Lynn himself was involved. He took over the second half of Power Rangers Turbo. He made his debut as the head writer of Power Rangers in Space. Then he continued on with Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, Power Rangers Time Force and took over the second half of Power Rangers RPM. Then he's assigned to Power Rangers Dino Charge. You can compare that situation to how Hirohisa Soda was an innovative writer from Goggle V up to Fiveman. After seven seasons of pretty good contribution he burned out during Turboranger and Fiveman was a flop. Toshiki Inoue burned out pretty bad during Kamen Rider Kiva. Yasuko Kobayashi burned out pretty bad during ToQGer. For the good they did for their genres they burned out so bad they undid themselves.