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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Digimon Rumble Arena Review

Hello everyone, Digital-Ranger here doing well my first Video Game Review here and form the tittle its well Digimon (because what else would it be) and it's on the Digimon (WERE SO NOT SUPER SMASH BROS. WE SWEAR WERE NOT) Rumble Arena game. So the story on why I decide to review this game is because like Saturday I went to my store where they sell old game, book, and toys (the place is called Bookmans really great place) and I found Digimon Battle Arena. I played it and loved it and so I deiced to talk about it in a blog post because this game is so fun. Now for this review I am breaking it down into a few categories with Back Story, Story, Graphics, Game Play/ Charters, Level Design, Music, and extras. Also all the sources of these pictures are from verious sources both on youtube and the internet. 

This is a Smash Brothers clone because Super Smash Bros. was like the most popular thing at that point in time and there were so many Clones of this game. So Namco Bandai decide to do their own version with Digimon. I don't mind that to be perfectly honest, I mean if the games play different enough and are also enjoyable then I really don’t' mind all too much, now this was release on the PS1, AH YES THE PLAY STATION 1 the holy grail of gaming consoles for kids who grew I had gup in the mid 90's yes I am one of those people who had a PS1 growing up, it was my first real  consoles I had it growing up and I played Tiny Toon Adventures: The Great Beanstalk, Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour, And finally the PS1 Blast Masters remake I and recently rebought that because NOSTALGIA!
THERE IS NO STORY its A FIGHTING GAME, and you fight… and fight… and fight. Both are on equal levels of complex story telling.

Graphically speaking its out dated but it’s nostalgic, I mean you had to grow up with this blocky looking style in the PS1 days, and since this was a late PS1 game the Graphics are I assume at the Max they can be. And hell we even have Voice clips which were rare mind you it doesn’t sound all that great but still it’s something. But it does look awkward seeing Omnimon without his cape, Galletmon is better since he lost his cape 1 episode before the end of the series. Also Steve Blum you do a too good of a job at Reapmon, like you brag so much I want to punch you in your face. Yes my only complaint with Steve Blum is that he does a too good of a job. 

Game Play/ Charters
Game play wise since it’s a fighting PS1 game the controls are not all that complicated the D pad controls your movement, the Square Button is a light attack and combo attacker, Triangle and Circle are special moves, and the X button lets you jump. The L shoulder button lets you block and the R1 shoulder button allows you to let you Digimon Digivolve and pressing it again allows you to do a super movie. The back L and R buttons do nothing in the battle.

For charters you have Agumon, Gabumon, Patamon, and Gatomon from Digimon Adventure, Veemon and Wormmon form Zero 2, and finally from Tamers theirs Guilmon. Terriermon, and finally Renamon. All of the charters can Digivolve into their Mega forms except for Wormmon but more on him latter. Each charter controls good and I feel there is no 1 charter truly over power one another. I mean like when charters fight each other you can break the AI combo and vice versa.
For Digivolving there is a Digivloution gage where you can power it up through fighting another opponent or cards that increase your gage to full. ALSO the copy of the game I got did not have a manual so I do not know what the cards do so don’t ask and could not find a copy of the manual online either.

Level Design
The levels are OK, but I wish there was an Omega Stage for each stage. You see the stages themselves they feel a bit too cultured and not real big wide open are for a Constance fight stage. Well there is 1 stage Reapmon state but it continues get distorted and gets real distraction at points. But rather ones for area and it can be a big distraction at times as well.  Now to unlock all the charters you would need to play 1 player mode and go ass each Digimon to unlock to play each mega Digimon  indecently and there are 6 rounds total + a mini game and the end boss

Speaking of which the end boss of the game is Reapmon OR GOKUMON (YES his Japanese name really is GOKUMON, I know I was surprise too!) Now Reapon is a cheating baster, his special moves last for way to long (including his super movie), he’s bigger then you are, more powerful then you are, he… he… HE… He can be defeated rather easy, LET ME EXPLAIN. If you just spam the Triangle button over and over again then you can defeat this guy quickly. Hell I had a few times where I got a perfect. It’s not perfect though for like Gatomon and Impmon my recommendations press Triangle and then GTFO to the right or left until the time runs out.

The music is pretty Damn impressive I mean they are just insert songs and all but they are really good though. my favorites would have to be Out in the Country This Power in Me A Wish for Life, there are just to many good tracks I can’t chose them all.  The only one I guess is freeze Artic since it’s just ok (STILL a better ice stage theme then FUCKING X3’s Blizzard Buffalo Stage theme (I HATE THAT THEME SO FUCKING MUCH)

Now in the Japanese Sound Track you got remixes of a bunch of different insert songs from Digimon’s Past like Butterfly, Target, Biggest Dreamer. Speaking of Biggest Dreamer that is for whatever reason the only Japanese sound track that make it in the whole game (Oh man now I miss Kouji Wada even more).

now for extras there are a bunch of things to unlock u this game, the unlockable charters are Omnimon unlock through completing the game as Agumon and Gabumon, Imperialdramon Paladin Mode unlock through Veemon and Worrmomn, you can get Impmon/ Beelzemon if you complete the game as all 3 Tmaers Digimon and finally  if you complete the game without a single loss then you can unlock BlackWarGreymon (again just use the Wormmon Triangle trick). also you can unlock Reapmon if you play the game in player 1 mode and complete just once, and it feels so good playing as Reapmon. You go and pick BlackWarGreymon again in Vs. Mode by pressing the Select button his color scheme is instead of black and gold it’s black and red. No I bring that up because BlackWarGreymon X color scheme also has red on it, just saying. Now if you also went through the PS1 memory card library you could see that the memory card slot if Terrimon (AKA adorable as all hell, AKA just so soft and fuzzy, AKA just precious (NOW THAT’S AN INSIDE JOKE NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND HERE).

Over all I say give this game a look because it’s rather fun.

I admit I think I like this game a bit more then I should have because I am a very active Digimon fan. It’s not perfect with the voice clips, the controls are a bit unrespond at times, Reapmon is a bitch to beat at a lot of points too, even with my cheat, and also a bunch of lag at times, including if you pick Renamon and use her special move. But it’s a pretty decent Fighter game and I do enjoy it quite a bit. I do know there are 2 sequel games out their like Digimon Rumble Arena 2 and All Star Rumble, But I’m not sure if I will take a look at them  or not. Same thing with Battle spirit 2 I have it but I need a Game Boy to do it. And also not sure if I could look at another game as well.

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Digimon Tri Dub update

Sources: AnimeNewsNetwork

So some update news for the Tri Dub from my last post has reviled a lot of good news. the dub will be in fact more then 300 theathers, and the best part about that is that the dub will not be done by Saban! yes that was basically my reaction to this whole news, because Saban Dubs, OH BOY MAN OH BOY! Now the people in charge of the Tri Dub is being done by Eleven Arts and looking them up they did like distributions for like a bunch of Anime movies like the Naruto movies, Eva, and finally Blue Exorcist.

Now the release date for the Tri Dub will be September 15th which is actually a not too far away from the 3rd Tri movie. Again no update on any voice actor except for Jeff Nimoy as Tentomon, AND I SWEAR Joshua Seth is just teasing us right now with him saying will he come back as Tai? This is just the best news a Digimon fan can get in my option because this is just really is the best I just can't wait for now the Dub cast to be reviled.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Digimon Tri Dub confirmed

Sources: With the Will

Yah you are reading the tittle right Digimon Tri is getting Dub here in the U.S. now in my first Tri movie Review I said that it would be very unlikely that their would be a Tri dub for many reasons (1 would be that most of the original cast would not come back) but by my shock their really is going to be a Tri Dub, or at the very lease wait for all 6 Tri movies to be done. Now this information came to us from Jeff Nimoy Facebook and Tumbler that said "Thrilled to announce I am returning to voice Tentomon in Digimon Tri! No writing or directing this time around, but still, great to play my old digital friend again!" which also surprise me that he did do some writing for the Dub. already 1 postie for This Tri Dub is that Jeff Nimoy is coming back at Tentomon himself EVERYONE ELSE NO CLUE!

Ok not entirely no clue I mean Joshua Seth said he would come back in the Xros Wars anniversary special which never happen because I assume Nickelodeon. While Colleen O'Shaughnessey and Derek Stephen Prince were in the fusion Dub so i think they could come back. NOW there is nothing else to this news what so ever so who knows that this will be release on like DVD and is properly translated, OR just like the rest of Saban Dubs, you know what Yah in the Tri Dub the reason why Ken is the Digimon Emperor again is because he did not have the last piece of Pizza (I DIED A BIT INSIDE WRITING THIS, BUT I DON'T REGRET A THING THO). When more Tri Dub news comes out I will be there and if like this does get a DVD release well then can we have the other movies on DVD, and also can we get Savers movie Dub too?

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Kamen Rider Ghost new riders and Kamen Rider Heart & Mach Chaser forms

Sources: Tokunation

With Kamen Rider Ghost ending soon we have a few last minute rider suits with Sage transforming into Kamen Rider Xtremer and he uses the Xtremer Driver, and also Alain sister Alla will also transform into Kamen Rider Dark Necrom Pink. and yah both suits look like reuses with Pink Necrom just being another dark Necrom re color and Xtremer the Gaim letax suit. And all of which is all because of Amazons using up all of the shows design budget to make the Amazon suits. I am very worry next year with I believe Amazons 2 and I really do hope Toei do not go a head and use all of Ex-Aid's money to fun Kamen Rider Ow The Edge season 2 like before. If so then that is really shit management for your shows, 

Sources: Tokunation

Because I did not wanted to do a very quick post I deiced to add this in as well. Kamen Rider Drives Mach and Heart new Rider forms are reviled in new Kamen Rider Drive Saga 2. These pictures with Kamen Rider Heart and Kamen Rider Mach Chaser, mach design is is ok with just adding blue and Heart is ok with it mostly being reuse of Drive type Tridron, and again me thinks most of the budget for suits for this Drive Saga 2 went to Ow The Edge.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Digital-Ranger's Blog update 6-23-16 am I alive?

I am. Hello everyone Digital-Ranger doing an up to date blog post here (which I haven’t done in such a very long time 2 years I think is the last time I could imagine), but just here to give you all updates on the blog. First off new Banner for now I think I might change it latter on if I’m not too happy with it (and yes I am the one that made it myself which is why it looks like a person using Illustrator because yah that’s the truth).

Now first off the series reviews will sadly be held back till unknown as of now and will return as of I really don’t know yet. Now the reason why is because 1 I finished college (or I hope it is the end for me) and I took animation their fore I can now animate (and I am SO happy about that since I am also an animation buff). So because if that I already am working on a new project that is right now hush hush such such thing. “But that doesn’t seem that much time consuming for blog work right?” and you would be right, HOWEVER! There is another big thing that is using up all my time and that would be my web comic.

Yes believe it or not I am trying to make my own web comic and this has basically been my passion in life since I've been in Middle school, so now that I am (maybe or maybe not) done with school forever that is where I am spending almost all of my free time on perfecting it for the masses to read. I mean in the past it was do a few notes her and their since I had no real time for my writing because of my schooling and blog work but now School is done I will spend most of my time on my web comic and use my Blog time for that as well.

Now just because not to may reviews are coming out doesn’t mean I haven’t left you all hanging with nothing to do because I got a few thing to post. For starters I will do a list of my top 10 Mega Man games because I finished the entire classic series (except for Mega Man and Base/ Rockman and Forte but I don't count it as much if only just because I really don't want to play that game because it is that hard). I also may do my favorite and lease favorite Robot Masters as well (I make no promises on that). After that is my trip to Power Morphicon where me and my friend Nathan (from the Otaku-Sentai Digiranger’s podcast) will be there at the entire event.

Then when I come back from the trip and do a blog post I think I could finally start on Kamen Rider Agito (pulse it’s movies) and after that it bring us to the usual December movie athon (BTW NOT REVIEWING KAMEN RIDER 1 THE MOVIE because I want to talk Amazons with it back to back so no shitty Taisen movie this year. But yah I am not completely done with this blog. I mean if I was I would review like Kamen Rider Decade and Kuuga before I ended this blog (so keep that in mind everyone).

I am deeply sorry about this my fans (if I even had fans of my reviews in the first place) and whenever I do have time when ever to go ahead to do reviews again I will do it again, could be late into this year or sometime next year who knows but if you stick by me then great you are a trooper and if not well... but for real I get it not keeping up with me really do.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Figma Bio Booster Armor the Guyver 2 F announce


picture of figma Guyver II F: Movie Color Ver. 1 

picture of figma Guyver II F: Movie Color Ver. 2 

picture of figma Guyver II F: Movie Color Ver. 3 

picture of figma Guyver II F: Movie Color Ver. 4 

I can't believe it i really just can't believe it for myself we are getting a Band New Guyver Figma from Good Smile's. Ok the people Guyver 2 F was a movie exclusive charter in the 1986 Guyver OVA Guyver  Out of Control who then became her own charter in the Guyver Manga. Bring that up because as you can obvious see their are 2 Guyver 2 F in 2 different colors, now that's because Good Smiles will have an exclusive Purple version of this figure from the Ova and the retail version of this figure will be this pink color from the Manga. Now i joked a long while ago their would be Guyver Out of Control color version of the normal Guyver and well I was kinda right but just a different figure, GO FIGURE AM I RIGHT! This figure is Price at $53.00 and will be release in NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR!

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Digimon Appmon Tokyo Toy Show Coverage Part2: The Toys/ Games

With Bandai Japan showing off their brand new stuff at their Tokyo Toy Show we got some things like toys, some stuff on the show + voice cast, Games and finally animation footage.

Part 1

thank you to coming for Part 2 and this is here right here we see the main bulk of designs for the series will be.

first off Gambri because I have to report on this because other wise yah not a lot to talk about here since live in America and don't care to much to something I can't play. Also an Nintendo 3DS game to.

And now the grad revile of the Shows Digivice thAppli Drive which is just OK to me. it is another bulky Digivice just like other Digivices in the past like the D-3, the D-Tecter, The Digivice Burst and also the Xros Loader which are all the bulky Digivice which I do not really like (except for the Digivice Burst (I LOVE SAVERS TO DEATH). But this is by far the most bulkiest Digivice their is and and seems a little unpractical to me, I mean a slider mechanic to summon the Digimon and then closing it. that just seems to complicated in the Heat of Battle. 

A thing I really like with the Digivice is that you can switch the color of the Digivice to different colors which gives you different options and feels like the old day of having different color Digivices, so that's AWESOME!

Over here we got the Appmon Band and behind it a Tablet looking device which is called the Appmon 7code Pad.

Appmon Chips with the names Weathermon, Mailmon, Cameramon, Reviewmon, Dougamon and Watchmon!

finally the main figures of the line and DAMN IT TRANSLUCENT PLASTIC, THAT'S IT I'M DONE HERE! UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I HATE TRANSLUCENT PLASTIC IT'S LIKE THE VAIN OF MY LIVING! I mean over time this stuff is known to breaking and making you figure worthless in the long run. it just sucks OK and i wish that toy companies would stop using this because it breaks over time and is just not usable at all (although for a counter argument I hear good thing for the Wizard mini figures which are good and has strong connection ports for being translucent).

so enough of me ranting so from Left ro Right the Digimon we got are Gatchamon, Dogamon, DoGachamon, Hackkmon, Musimon, and Raidramon. So yes we are getting a some what DNA Digivoling like Evloution like again like Zero 2 and Xros Wars. 

and to round things off here is the price for everything

Appmon Chips – 240 yen each. Release in early October.
Appli Drive – 4,500 yen. Release in early October.
Appmon 7code Pad – 3,200 yen. Release in mid-November.
Appmon Band – 1,500 yen. Release in early October.
Appmon Pairing Cover Set – 800 yen set. Release in late October.
Appliarise Action Figures – 1,200 yen each. 

And finally Agumon & Gachamon in mascot from, so cute.

So My thoughts on all of this? I am willing to give the show a chance, I mean I'm not a fan of most of these designs except for Gatchamon and Raidramon and that's about it. I mean most of these design look like reject Yo-Kai Watch designs or a Pojemon Ripoff (especially that emoji looking one). but these are early thougts and my thoughts do change a lot from being to end. LIKE Zyuohger, I thought that show was going to suck but so far it seems pretty cool and I do like it so far and it is helping Sentai become great again, any ways that's all I got to say on the matter for this post. 

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Digimon Appmon Tokyo Toy Show Coverage Part 1: The Show

Sources: bokutachinodigitalworld.blogspot

Oh boy a lot to talk about here which will be in 2 parts, so let's just get into it right quick shale we?

With Bandai Japan showing off their brand new stuff at their Tokyo Toy Show we got some things like toys, some stuff on the show + voice cast, Games and finally animation footage.

now for this we do have this trailer with most of it having people in it with also spiced text added in about the show and lucky enough it is translated which goes.

"Everyone in the world uses smartphone apps. But inside them lurks unknown creatures called “Appli Monsters,” or “Appmon.” The Appmon are AI lifeforms with the ability to think and act, and exist in the boundary between the human world and digital space to allow people and the system to interface and function. But in the vast sea of the internet, the “last boss AI” Leviathan takes control of the Appmon with a virus and begins hacking every system, thus starting to control the human world from the world of the net.

The protagonist, Haru Shinkai, is led to acquire the Appli Drive, and uses it to materialize Gacchimon, a search app monster. What is the secret hidden within the Appli Drive? What is the mysterious field that exists between net world where the Appmon exist, and the real world? What is the “App Combine” that can combine two Appmons? What is Leviathan’s true goal?"

so with that we do have a name for out Main charter for this show Haru Shinkai and from the description he really does sound like a Digimon. in also addition to Haru Shinkai we got our voice cast as well (really for our main hero, hid Digimon and the Digivice) Yumi Uchiyama voiced by Haru Shinkai, Kokoro Kikuchi voiced by Gacchimon, and Wataru Takagi Voiced by the Appli Drive. 

Oh Yah we got our first look at our main for our protagonist named Gatchamon who is pretty cute and I'm admitting it fully. and more Appmon are showed off with names Dogamon, DoGachamon, Hackkmon, Musimon, and Raidramon (more on them in Part 2). 

We also have information on the people working on this series with Koga Gou as directior,  Kato Yoichi for the producer and finally Onuki Kenichi as the series designer.

my toughs on this is excited for this series but skeptical. I mean what's really throwing me off is the designs I'm not feeling most of them. I already said I like Gatchamon and that still stands even if he looks a lot like Shoutmon (even more so with him DNA Digivolving) But I mean I think it's to early to call out on the designs since a lot of Digimon begin out as these cute adorable Digimon that then in their final form become these badass giants of Awesomeness. see more of the toy coverage in Part 2 with the toys here.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Digimon Appmon new Digimon Reviled


so instead of getting new images or even info in Digimon Appmon's at like the Bandai Summer toy fair we instead got this instead now all of a sudden (which can describe how news for this show has been happening lately). So now we have images of some of the first few Digimon for this season and even the main protagonist with the seasons Digivice, and my first thoughts on this were I seen this all before. I mean looking that the main charter looks like Yuya from yugioh Arc V, that blue one he looks like Gumdramon with a Bart Simpsons hair cut, and finally that green red one looks like that 1 enemy in Mega Man Exe. Now on the right side we finally see the mascot of Appmon's who's pretty cute all things consider, he has a giant magnifying glass on his head  which is also related to the icon he is. Also an emoji Digimon (I'm already sure his adventures are more better then the Emoji movie that will get release), and also this 4 armed Digimon with headphones that looks weird.

Now while looking at this thing more closely I saw their was another Appmon, this purple looking monster  with a gun and that is all I can say about this guy too blurry.

I don't know exactly how to feel about these Digimon for certain but i just hope it is good in the end. I mean the main protagonist has goggles and just about every single Digimon protagonist had them except for Masaru Daimon, (but I really love Masaru Daimon though). I also feel like that the chances of us seeing older Digimon from just about ANY Digimon season is very unlikely since i feel like this is Xros Heat all over again with being in it's own universe with it's own Digivloution cycle. BUT speculation on my part.

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