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hey cowcow i'm watching 5ds before boss monsters were rendered in bad cgi it's really good even though yusei thinks he's too cool to use junk synchron's effect
Protagonists tend to simplify their plays earlier in the series. Exempli gratia, often, Judai would summon one or two of his fusion material before fusing, even though there was no reason to. Later on, he (for the most part) does not.
This is done either to better illustrate the game mechanics or to potentially show growth of the characters later on (I would personally presume the former).