I agree with you guys on card slash strategies too. It was a narrative mechanic with such potential that peaked as gimmick and was never fully explored. (Appmon spoiler) Sadly, the same seems to be the case with Appmon, and the kids' active role in fighting (search controls for Haru, fighting for Eri and musical for Astra) that gimmick died WAY too quick. I was excited for its potential.
Well, I'm sad you guys are still hating Frontier. Everything you say is true. But I'm still drawn to the characters and the fantasy DigiWorld Frontier presents. And I would say "yes" having the trains is a HUGE advantage in this season that makes the world so crazy! Trains through the air and underwater! And I never get tired of the kids reactions on the bumpy rides. Trailmon Kettle is my 2nd favorite trailmon (we will see my favorite one in upcoming episodes,) and you have to admit, Takuya and Kouji riding on the outside was pretty cool! Having an underwater trailmon escape route is just bizzare! I thought their escape at the end of Ep 13 was good (determined and serious, and Takuya snapped at Tomoki to stop crying, and things got real) but everything happened so fast, I felt the gravity of the scene was forced. Goodybye Sorcerymon, we hardly knew ye.
Bolgmon's attack is wicked cool! He has a bit of that Mugendramon thing going with the charging-up cannons. Awesome!
I'm totally with Jay on dubs. Digimon ruined dubs for me too!
The kids finally made it the Forest Terminal (it only took 13-episodes) I never noticed how long the journey was, as I tend to enjoy this season by-the-episode and not as an overall story. What is the next destination? Does anyone really care? I smell some fun filler episodes coming, the beach!
Honestly, I really don't care about Human and Beat Digimon fighting for domination. If it were up to me, I'd get Mushmon, Woodmon, Jyureimon and other Jungle Trooper/Plant-type Digimon and stage a coup d'état! Screw the Human and Beast-types! Let the forests reclaim the DigiWorld!! muwahahahahaha! (I really don't like or care about the overall story in Frontier... or Tamers...)