Is that even still a thing? I thought that died out, Naruto took it's place, then that died out and we became mercifully bad-anime-free for quite a while now?
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Tbh if we get Dragonball then we would likely get Naruto, One Piece and many other clix as all are published by Shueisha. On the other hand it'd probably be a pain negotiate the contract and potentially far more expensive that NECA would be willing to risk.
As for power level, there is alot of cosmic beings in both DC and Marvel that rivals the power of DBZ. So it's just that game design should get things under control, and balance things out between manga accuracy and game balance.
Early dragonball characters would be street fighter power level while late dragonball z characters would be DC/Superman and the likes power leve. It's easy from a game design stand point, really.
Alot of game mecanism would allow for the Dragonball Z feeling : morph for the changes back and forth from super sayan forms, Alter Ego for the more permanent transformations (cell, frieza), and of course Split/Merge for the fuzions. It could be great, in fact several fans including me already have dials and ideas for that.
The only tricky thing is to make all the dials reflect the specifics of each characters. In the hand of a crappy game designer, all sayans could be badly made into the same boring dials (HSS, high damage... you know, the superman boring thing) and in the hand of a fanboy guy, all the dials could be undercosted/overpowered.
But in the hands of a good game designer, Vegeta should be more about range with a bit of close combat, finishing on a pulse wave sacrifice, while Goku about more about close combat, finishing on some range kamehameha, really each character has its own *way* of using its powers. Thats what the clix should be reflecting if they are made.
So it's not a game design problem. It's only a licensing problem.
For customs, there are the "full color" gashapon 1 inch edition that are almost perfect for the size of the dials. I've alot of them at home. Designed some dial back when special powers did not yet exists. Have to update them. Never got the time. Have read alot of good threads in the dreams and desire section here about that. Have to recheck them all, and create this custom dbz anew soon. As soon as i get some time.
Promotion actually handles the Super Saiyan conundrum as well. They could have traits that they increase their combat values when they heal, you could have a one off senzu bean trait if Korin is nearby
So you're totally fine with fighting the USS Enterprise, but a super powered martial artist is way out for you?
I'm actually not totally fine with fighting the ships. I've gone on record as saying I'll skip games that use the ships interchangeably with standard clix, but luckily my play group seems to feel the same way.
I just hate Hate HATE DBZ. So much so that having to play against them would kind of suck the fun out of the game for me.
That said, I wouldn't/didn't say they shouldn't be made, necessarily. Just that I'd see their release as a good time to step away for a bit.