Ben 10 2016 Reboot Season 2 Review: Part 1

  • Ben 10 Fans

    No Diamondhead's Omni-Enhancement works more like how Chromastone absorbs energy instead of reflecting energy because it would just shine off enemies rather than power himself up and create an energy blast or something (kind of like what happened in Vendetta for Diamondhead, despite that's the one thing we'd all like to forget). However Diamondhead was never able to make energy weapons before so that's a bonus.
    Omni-Enhanced Heatblast will most likely be used more just because its Heatblast, and because people love aliens with blue fire.
    Overflow gets hydro cannons which is an added bonus. XLR8 gets a speed boost and his wheels now run like chainsaws if you think about it like that.
    The only ridiculous OE's imo is Four Arms and Grey Matter, and that's just in design. While the concept is cool, Four Arms just gets what happened to Smokey Quartz in Steven Universe with the extra arms deal... which is weird imo.
    Stinkfly's homing spit is probably one of the most unique and fun powers they've ever given in a Ben 10 show because we never had an alien with homing (whatever's.)
    Just remember this is Man of Action using one of the later products to add onto the Ben 10 show and doing something new with it. You can tell its all based off the Generator Rex Omega Builds and now that they're adding it into Ben 10 I think it works more than an Ultimate form works. Tbh I don't see any problems with the Omni-Enhanced concept, it either adds stuff the fans want or just redeems stuff that was dropped like Wildvine's fly trap and XLR8's visor. Its just if you're a long time Ben 10 fan and they add stuff like this, then you know its pretty crazy and cool.

  • @ebomnitrix So in the case with Diamondhead, it's the same matter as with Overflow. It's new to Diamondhead but it's not new to the Ben 10 franchise. Yeah, we never got an alien that can shoot projectiles with homing abilities because it doesn't make sense for an alien to have much like how Ultimate Humungousaur has freakin rocket launchers for arms. Stinkfly's spit having homing abilities? I do not recall seeing that in the show at all. In the case with Overflow getting hydro cannons and XLR8's speed boost, again, exo-suit/power armor. You know, Master Chief and other Spartans in the Halo series, Power Armor in the Fallout series, exo-suits in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the exo-suit that Max wore in the Original Series, etc. The Omni-Enhancements mostly allow aliens like Overflow and XLR8 to do more of the same.

    I'm a long time Ben 10 fan and no, I don't find Omni-Enhancements to be crazy and cool for the very reasons that I listed before in my review and in the comments of this page. I've also seen plenty of other long time Ben 10 fans that don't see the Omni-Enhancements the same way either. Being a long time Ben 10 fan doesn't mean that Omni-Enhancements should be seen as "crazy and cool." You find Omni-Enhancements to be crazy and cool. I find Omni-Enhancements to be bland, unnecessary, and a toy-advertising gimmick and it is a gimmick that's really meant to sell more toys. After all, the very first time we've seen Shock Rock and the Omni-Enhancements was at a toy fair.

  • @andrew42 "Heatblast gained flight."

    Actually, Heatblast could already fly in the Season 1 episode "Xingo".

  • @blob-takeshi It's not just that episode either. We've seen Heatblast gain flight many times before already in the previous shows and he didn't need some pointless Omni-Enhancement to achieve that.

  • Ben 10 Fans

    The thing about Heatblast's flight, despite he already has it, they gave him a jetpack to give his flight a turbo boost. Like if they gave Astrodactyl a turbo boost with his jetpack and he would go incredibly as fast as Jetray.

  • @blob-takeshi I'm actually not sure, but considering Heatblast was powered up with Xingo powers, maybe flight was momentarily unlocked because in cartoon logic, fire=propulsion. In real life, fire can't make you fly in the air like in cartoons or anime, you need gas to propulse yourself like that. To fly with just fire, you'd need to be lighter than a feather, which Xingo powers obviously ignore since they come from a reality where laws of physics and logic hardly apply. So giving a plasma/electric/alien/whatever jetpack to Heatblast was a good call, since whatever energy it produces can help Heatblast fly whilst having an explanation (though you need to look it up)

  • Ben 10 Fans

    Heatblast showcased flight in previous episodes if nobody noticed. Brief Carrier of Lucky Girl, the Morningstar episode, etc. Heatblast is capable of flight, they're just focusing more on his fire aspects while his OE focuses more on boosting his flight so he can use it more often.

  • @tactical-ochoa Point is, it's like giving XLR8 wheels, even though he already has some... oh wait, they did!

  • Ben 10 Fans

    By the way I wonder when is gonna aired new Ben 10 reboot season 2 episodes of "The Sound and Furry" and "The Nature Of Things" and "King Koil" real soon?

  • Can we all agree that this site's petition contributed to the creation of the crappy reboot that completely ruined the series?...

  • No, not all of us

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  • Moderator

    @Tactical-Ochoa Allow me to enlighten you. You were demoted because you swore at someone in a way that was meant to be offensive towards them. If I have sworn on here it was meant to emphasize my point not to offend anyone on here.

    Now that that is out of the way I agree with @Ebomnitrix that you seem bias towards the original series. I get that the original series is the best reviewed and the one that everyone likes but you don’t have to always mention what the reboot does wrong by it.
    @Andrew42 yes you should not have sworn. Please don’t do it again. You weren’t directing at anyone which is why I’m letting it slide but please keep that into consideration next time you want to say a swear word.

  • @ultimate-omnitri And like I said before in a previous comment on this page, I am willing to admit that I do have some bias towards the original Ben 10 show. After all, it is one of my most favorite cartoon shows. Like I said before as well, there are plenty of other things that I have some bias towards as well. It's not just me either. You, @Ebomnitrix, @Andrew42, and everyone else have some bias towards something as well.

    You say that I don't have to always mention what the reboot does wrong by comparing it to the Original Series. Yes, I agree, which is why the only times I ever mentioned the Original Series in my review was when I discussed the main characters (mostly Ben) and their lack of character development and at the end of my review when I make the recommendation to watch the Original Series instead of the reboot. No where else in this very review did I ever mention the Original Series.

  • Someone made a comment on the Deviant-art page of this review in regards to one part of The 11th Alien. In my review, I stated how Gwen and Max fell to Vilgax's trick as well. This person pointed out that this is not true. Looking back at the half-hour special, this person is mostly right on that save for one little moment where Gwen and Max were siding a little more with Vilgax but granted, they still displayed skepticism towards him as well. Therefore I made an edit to my review to fix that issue.

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