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by Dante ShadowRoadz
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 24 released
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: KR Saber 24 released

Again, proof the show can be not-terrible? The pacing even managed to slow down and let things actually BREATHE for a damned minute, miracle of miracles. If not for how utterly botched the characterization was with the supporting Riders, this would might actually hit as a decent mid-to-late season e...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 23 released
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: KR Saber 23 released

This was actually decent again? I'd like to say I'm enjoying being surprised, but given how hyper-compressed the pacing has been up until now, it all feels disjointed. The Northern Base was never given the kind of scope and grandeur the Southern Base has, and all these other people involved now with...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Zi-O
Topic: RIDER TIME Zi-O VS Decade: 7 Zi-O! 03 released
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

Re: RIDER TIME Zi-O VS Decade: 7 Zi-O! 03 released

I was already dubious with the ending of House of Death, but they really did Decade dirty here T__T An unexplained power-up that barely does anything against mobs let alone the final boss? And with THAT as a final form design to boot? Look at how they massacred my boy... This did feel like a Zi-O st...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Zi-O
Topic: RIDER TIME Decade VS Zi-O 03 Decade's House of Death Game released
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: RIDER TIME Decade VS Zi-O 03 Decade's House of Death Game released

Called it on Yuusuke, I knew he was acting too weird. Its too bad it all ended up resorting to a bunch of dumb twists in the end though, that really skewed the tone. Narutaki being back was the saving grace, but I'm not sure I buy the 'final' fight of Team Decade versus Oma Zi-O going that badly tha...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 22 released
Replies: 19
Views: 1161

Re: KR Saber 22 released

This one was just shy of good, it touched on some good concepts but too many plot threads at once bogged it down too much for them to really shine. While I'm still not crazy on it, Yuuri's X-Swordsman form touching on comic book genre tropes for its attacks is at least an interesting concept, since ...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Zi-O
Topic: RIDER TIME Decade VS Zi-O 02 Decade's House of Death Game released
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: RIDER TIME Decade VS Zi-O 02 Decade's House of Death Game released

It might be Yuusuke, if only for the fact that I find it phenomenally strange for him to have been present with Another Ryuki twice now and never tried to transform into Kuuga. I very much doubt the real Yuusuke would let someone die in front of him without even trying to stop it, so I can imagine t...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Zi-O
Topic: RIDER TIME Zi-O VS Decade: 7 Zi-O! 01 released
Replies: 27
Views: 1741

Re: RIDER TIME Zi-O VS Decade: 7 Zi-O! 01 released

Not quite as catchy a plot hook, especially as it boils down to a similar "death game in a trapped environment" concept. One of the few things the Zi-O series actually did well enough was the alternate time-line content with White Woz, so this may end up being something similar. The real c...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Zi-O
Topic: RIDER TIME Decade VS Zi-O 01 Decade's House of Death Game released
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: RIDER TIME Decade VS Zi-O 01 Decade's House of Death Game released

If it keeps to being better than Zi-O's actual episodes (and all of Saber's thus far), I call it a welcome change of pace. Though I'm curious how they'll fit a proper murder-mystery-death-game scenario into what's usually a MoTW dynamic. That for both executions it was Another Ryuki who showed up co...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 21 released
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

Re: KR Saber 21 released

This one was both bad and good somehow? The reasoning for the fight between Saber and Slash is utterly stupid, but the feelings involved in it were a heck of a lot more than what we'd been getting from the characters up until this point. Just makes it feel all the worse that they can't put more of t...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: Is the swordsmen infighting this year's job wars?
Replies: 46
Views: 4353

Re: Is the swordsmen infighting this year's job wars?

It's like I said before, they showed Ghost's writer the Sentai formula for the first time ever but told him to make it fit to Kamen Rider anyways. The fact that Ghost was ranked as the biggest mess of highs and lows in all of Heisei was a glaring neon warning sign that Saber wasn't in good hands. Al...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 20 released
Replies: 28
Views: 1228

Re: KR Saber 20 released

Alright, we're officially back to stupid as the status quo :/ It's never a good thing when your comedic relief technically has more character development than anyone else in your main cast. Mei and Yuuri are stealing more of the lime-light as Touma gets increasingly one-note, and the villains are ab...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 19 released
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: KR Saber 19 released

Annnd we're back to the stupid. Gee, that didn't take long >_> Hyper Compressed Pacing, Go! What's that, we need to fit another meaningful tie to a civilian into things for another MOTW twist? Eh just make him a fan-boy who somehow goes from rampaging monster to conveniently having his diorama right...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 18 released
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: KR Saber 18 released

Two episodes of decent pacing in a row, I'm almost inclined to be optimistic. Though again, the actual contents of the episode feels like it fits wayyy later in the season than it is, due to how rushed and compressed everything previously has been. That said, this was a decent take on the situation ...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 17 released
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: KR Saber 17 released

I'm honestly shocked at how much better this episode was compared to just about everything that came before it in terms of story and characters O.o The pacing is actually decent for once, slowing down to remark on Touma's indecision and uncertainty and to introduce Kamen Shining. As a character he's...
by Dante ShadowRoadz
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Saber
Topic: KR Saber 16 released
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: KR Saber 16 released

Just when I thought it couldn't get any stupider >_>; We get a hint of a slower, more organic pace to the story and then they throw all of it out the window by making a thousand things happen at once and none of them make any sense. There's no real engagement, no sense of build up, and the character...

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