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28th Sep '16 4:11:11 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/HulkHogan is also criticized for his lack of actual wrestling ability and for being formulaic much like Cena above. Hogan was trained by legendary Japanese technician Hiro Matsuda, but American promoters thought that the American wrestling fans wouldn't buy a guy the size of Hogan wrestling that way and pushed him to wrestle like a generic big guy, with his offense consisting mostly of strikes, dirty moves and a few power moves. His ability became even more "limited" when he became the top face of the WWF in the mid-1980s, since his matches always consisted of Hogan getting the crap kicked out of him, only for Hogan to get a second wind, perform the FiveMovesOfDoom and win. Hogan brought back some of his techincal style when he [[FaceHeelTurn became Hollywood Hogan]] in 1996, even putting on a decent technical match against Wrestling/BretHart in 1998. Watching Hogan's Japanese matches compared to his American ones would almost make you think it was two different people. Considering that Hogan is the most famous pro wrestler ever and has been a household name to both fans and non-fans alike for over 30 years, he must have had ''some'' talent.

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* Wrestling/HulkHogan is also criticized for his lack of actual wrestling ability and for being formulaic much like Cena above. Hogan was trained by legendary Japanese technician Hiro Matsuda, but American promoters thought that the American wrestling fans wouldn't buy a guy the size of Hogan wrestling that way and pushed him to wrestle like a generic big guy, guy heel, with his offense consisting mostly of strikes, dirty moves and a few power moves. His ability became even more "limited" when he became the top face of the WWF in the mid-1980s, since his matches always consisted of Hogan getting the crap kicked out of him, only for Hogan to get a second wind, perform the FiveMovesOfDoom and win. Hogan brought back some of his techincal style when he [[FaceHeelTurn became Hollywood Hogan]] in 1996, even putting on a decent technical match against Wrestling/BretHart in 1998. Watching Hogan's Japanese matches compared to his American ones would almost make you think it was two different people. Considering that Hogan is the most famous pro wrestler ever and has been a household name to both fans and non-fans alike for over 30 years, he must have had ''some'' talent.
15th Sep '16 6:08:49 AM hydrix
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* ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' has been one of the most [[BrokenBase divisive games ever]], due in no small part to the GenreShift and [[NintendoHard difficulty]]. While there are a few issues, namely limited lives, instant deaths, and reset experience, the game still controls incredibly well for an early-to-mid NES game, and predated many Metroidvania games with RPG elements. Still, [[NeverLiveItDown the game gets hate]] for [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks "not being Zelda enough"]], over two decades after the fact, even though there has never been another ''Zelda'' like it since.

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* ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' has been one of the most [[BrokenBase divisive games ever]], due in no small part to the GenreShift and [[NintendoHard difficulty]]. While there are a few issues, namely limited lives, instant deaths, and reset experience, the game still controls incredibly well for an early-to-mid NES game, and predated many Metroidvania games with RPG elements.elements (in the US at least). Still, [[NeverLiveItDown the game gets hate]] for [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks "not being Zelda enough"]], over two decades after the fact, even though there has never been another ''Zelda'' like it since.
15th Sep '16 6:07:34 AM hydrix
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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. This installment was also released in Japan under the title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on Famitsu's [[http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2012/02/top-100-famicom-games-as-voted-by.html Top 100 Famicom games]] at #45 all the while ''Dokey Dokey Panic'' was absent. It doesn't help that ''Doki Doki Panic'' itself [[MerchandiseDriven was a tie-in]].

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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. This installment was also released in Japan under the title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on Famitsu's [[http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2012/02/top-100-famicom-games-as-voted-by.html Top 100 Famicom games]] at #45 all the while ''Dokey Dokey Panic'' was absent. It doesn't help that ''Doki Doki Panic'' itself [[MerchandiseDriven was meant as a tie-in]].commercial for Fuji Television]].
15th Sep '16 6:01:48 AM hydrix
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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. This installment was also released in Japan under the title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on Famitsu's [[http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2012/02/top-100-famicom-games-as-voted-by.html Top 100 Famicom games]] at #45 all the while ''Dokey Dokey Panic'' was absent. It doesn't help that ''Doki Doki Panic'' itself [[MerchadizeDriven was a tie-in]].

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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. This installment was also released in Japan under the title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on Famitsu's [[http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2012/02/top-100-famicom-games-as-voted-by.html Top 100 Famicom games]] at #45 all the while ''Dokey Dokey Panic'' was absent. It doesn't help that ''Doki Doki Panic'' itself [[MerchadizeDriven [[MerchandiseDriven was a tie-in]].
15th Sep '16 6:00:03 AM hydrix
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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. This installment was also released in Japan under the title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on Famitsu's [[http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2012/02/top-100-famicom-games-as-voted-by.html Top 100 Famicom games]] at #45 all the while ''Dokey Dokey Panic'' was absent. It doesn't help that ''Doki Doki Panic'' itself [[MerchadiseDriven was a tie-in]].

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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. This installment was also released in Japan under the title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on Famitsu's [[http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2012/02/top-100-famicom-games-as-voted-by.html Top 100 Famicom games]] at #45 all the while ''Dokey Dokey Panic'' was absent. It doesn't help that ''Doki Doki Panic'' itself [[MerchadiseDriven [[MerchadizeDriven was a tie-in]].
15th Sep '16 5:59:19 AM hydrix
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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. This installment was also released in Japan under the title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on Famitsu's ''Top 100 Famicom games''.

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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. This installment was also released in Japan under the title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on Famitsu's ''Top [[http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2012/02/top-100-famicom-games-as-voted-by.html Top 100 Famicom games''.games]] at #45 all the while ''Dokey Dokey Panic'' was absent. It doesn't help that ''Doki Doki Panic'' itself [[MerchadiseDriven was a tie-in]].
15th Sep '16 5:54:53 AM hydrix
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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. Some fans however think the game is good on its own if not better than the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels real second installment]].

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* In a similar situation to ''Zelda II'', the western ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is often derided for being a DolledUpInstallment of ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', odd mechanics and not being as much memorable than its [[SophomoreSlump predecessor and successor]]. Some fans however think This installment was also released in Japan under the game is good title ''Super Mario Bros. USA'' and made it on its own if not better than the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels real second installment]].Famitsu's ''Top 100 Famicom games''.
11th Sep '16 12:56:57 PM thecarolinabull01
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** [[TheScrappy Jar Jar Binks]]. Yes, he's annoying and unfunny. Yes, he has little effect on the plot and yes he could be seen as a [[EthnicScrappy racist characterization of Jamaicans]] but he's not unbearable to watch and with the amount of hatred he receives, one would think the character came to life, fucked everyone's mothers and killed their fathers afterwards.


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* Ever since he became a singles wrestler, Wrestling/RomanReigns has become Public Enemy number one because of his limited moveset, cringeworthy promos and his positioning as John Cena 2.0. Reigns' moveset is limited, but he does have a few moves that he can do quite well and he has been in several Match-of-the-Year candidates since then, and nearly every opponent he has faced has praised him for his work ethic out-of-character. His promos are mediocre at best but that's mainly due to the creative team's bad writing and Reigns can deliver decent promos when he's allowed more free will, and there are many wrestlers on the roster who are far worse at cutting promos than Reigns. Ultimately, the way he's booked his not his fault, he's simply doing what WWE tells him. He's no where near ready to be pushed as the top face, but he's not as untalented as his detractors claim.
10th Sep '16 10:40:47 PM thecarolinabull01
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Film/ThePhantomMenace pre]][[Film/AttackOfTheClones que]][[Film/RevengeOfTheSith ls]] tend to get varied reactions from audiences. This is an agreement amongst some fans that ''The Phantom Menace''[='=]s reputation has been blown out of proportion by people more angry with how the film was a disappointment than any actual legitimate criticism. While ''Menace'' and ''Attack of the Clones'' polarized critics, ''Revenge of the Sith'' was released to rather great acclaim.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Film/ThePhantomMenace pre]][[Film/AttackOfTheClones que]][[Film/RevengeOfTheSith ls]] tend to get varied reactions from audiences.audiences, with most die-hard ''Star Wars'' fans (especially those who saw the Original Trilogy first) calling them pure hot garbage with few redeeming qualities. This is an agreement amongst some fans that ''The Phantom Menace''[='=]s reputation has been blown out of proportion by people more angry with how the film was a disappointment than any actual legitimate criticism. While ''Menace'' and ''Attack of the Clones'' polarized critics, ''Revenge of the Sith'' was released to rather great acclaim.
31st Aug '16 8:40:43 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} has a reputation among hardcore fans for being limited and a dangerous worker because he accidentally delivering a legit superkick to Wrestling/BretHart, giving Hart a concussion which lead to Hart retiring due to Post-Concussion Syndrome. While Goldberg wasn't very technically sound and he was a bit sloppy, he at least tried to bust out new moves in his matches and let's be honest, the Spear and Jackhammer were all he needed, because fans loved him for it.

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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} has a reputation among hardcore fans for being limited and a dangerous worker because he accidentally delivering a legit superkick to Wrestling/BretHart, giving Hart a concussion which lead to Hart retiring due to Post-Concussion Syndrome. While Goldberg wasn't very technically sound and he was a bit sloppy, he at least tried to bust out new moves in his matches and let's while they weren't textbook perfect, they look effective enough. Let's be honest, the Spear and Jackhammer were all he needed, because fans loved him for it.
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