First card review of 2006.
This time, we would look REALLY back, not really, but look at a card that proclaims itself as one of the "new staples", and also have title of "one of the few great GX anime cards". We would look at the ultimately popular Dragon used by Kaiser.
When there's a monster on opponent's field and no monster on your field, you may Special Summon this card from your hand.
When this card was first appeared in the anime, people instantly thought back to the ultimate "cool" card (mostly by kids): Blue Eyes White Dragon. Well, sort of, especially with the silver-blue chrome "skin". Anyway, the card art is pretty much not much differ from the anime, it's a Dragon, a human-made, artificial Dragon. Nothing too fancy there...anyway (even if Super Rare makes it looks better in card)
This card is a Light/Machine, with Level 5/2100 Attack/1600 Defense. As a one-tribute monster itself, it's not that great (that is, to sacrifice summon this out). Being Light means it can be Chaos food, and being Machine means it can be abused with [Limiter Removal]. Being level 5, however, enables this card being food for [Metamorphosis] with great Fusions like [Majin - Dark Baltar]. In all, if not counting the effect...nothing special.
This is one of those cards that I actually reviewed without any fancy effect...not really THAT fancy.
Anyway, this card is widely use because of its effect: when you don't have monsters on field and opponent do, this card can be special summon to field.
Read it: Special Summon, it means that you can take a 2 for 1 summoning advantage at a turn. That's where it's good at: 2100 attack "4 star like" bomb, and another big bomb coming = you gain instant advantage. Or you can even sacrifice this afterward to drop a BIGGER bomb.
True, it does give a player instant field advantage, but anything else? Well, not really, and read the requirement AGAIN...
"Opponent have monster, you don't have monster"
It means that outside of desperate draw, or you going second with you having this card in hand, most of the time this card is pretty much dead draw and dead weight. You may say sacrifice summon this...but as I said, this card is REALLY bad to be sacrifice summon, since 2100 attack is relatively weak for a 1-tribute monster. Also, the chance of you don't have monsters is not that high, especially in mid or late game.
OVERALL - 7.8/10 - You may argue with me to rate this card higher, I'm not. True, it can create field advantage, but after all, it's nothing more than a beatstick. Pure power really means nothing in this stage of the game, as the next second it would be gone from the field. It's a little better than the normal 1900 beatstick, or sometimes...2000 attack, but the thing is, most of the time it's no more than a [Mister Volcano] (from CA, a Normal level 5 2100/1300 monster). It's widely use to be a sudden beatstick, but it's not as great as a card as people think...maybe except of Machine deck (where this card is REALLY great), or a [Cyber Dragon]-fusion deck (where it's more the Fusions being good more than this card). I would really treat this card as those 'situational' beatstick, as it's not THAT bad, but not godly. So, stop arguing how this card needs to be restrict...restricting BEATSTICK? WTF?