I’m a pretty big DBZ fan, but I admit being baffled about how anyone would make a Dragon Ball MMORPG when I first heard about it. As the first trailer shows above, they’re going to do by having the characters 1) fight dinosaurs and 2) by ignoring the very basic concept of Dragon Ball and DBZ, as at least some players will to be Saiyans and get to join in on the major fights of the series. Suffice to say, I’m not thrilled. Also, Akira Toriyama can only draw about five different faces for characters; this is going to make the character customization selection pretty brief.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.