This Dragon Ball FighterZ character is exceptionally strong in a ton of viable ways, so why does no one talk about or play them?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 5, 2020 at 11:18 a.m. PST | Comments: 17

There isn't a ton going on in the world of Dragon Ball FighterZ right now, but that means it's time to further explore and discover oddities both within the game and in terms of the way the community is approaching it.

Rooflemonger's latest video explores a particularly intriguing idea that's by no means unique to DBFZ, but is clearly relevant for this title right now. Roof has picked out a character that he feels is exceptionally strong, but not being appreciated as such, and lays out exactly why he feels this way.

The YouTube content creator notes that we've seen similar instances of this in other major fighting titles like Street Fighter 5 or Mortal Kombat 11. Necalli and Kabal are the respective examples from those two titles as both are very formidable and yet very few people actually play them.

Kabal seems to have a good bit of charisma in general, so the fact that he's not getting an appropriate amount of play time is a bit of a conundrum. Necalli, on the other hand, has long been noted as an overly linear and boring to watch/play avatar.

The thing about situations such as these is that such characters are often prime choices to pick up for two good reasons. The first is the fact that, in this age of eSports and watch-ability, developers are likely going to buff or help out characters that aren't getting as much screen time.

The second is that many players are inevitably not going to be ready to deal with opponents they're not used to seeing, and so there's a good chance using such characters will net you a few extra wins thanks to inexperience alone.

I can greatly attest to this as a Gouken player from the Street Fighter 4 days. Oh so many times was I able to get away with gimmicks or tricky setups from the seldom-seen master that even professional players were not familiar enough with to evade.

I'm not going to spoil who the Dragon Ball FighterZ character Rooflemonger highlights is, so you'll have to check out his video below to find out their identity.

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