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30th Jun '16 4:07:33 PM HighCrate
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' received mildly positive responses from most critics, but mixed reactions among gamers.
26th Jun '16 12:06:45 AM Xteme19
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Among casual manga/anime fans and the general public, it’s a merchandising juggernaut with a massive and rabid fanbase. On the critical side of things, it’s generally treated as a fairly average {{Shounen}} at best, and in more serious circles, saying ‘I like ''Naruto''’ is synonymous with ‘I am a twelve-year-old boy who has never watched anything else in his life.’

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Among casual manga/anime fans and the general public, [[CashCowFranchise it’s a merchandising juggernaut juggernaut]] with a massive and rabid fanbase. On the critical side of things, [[SoOkayItsAverage it’s generally treated as a fairly average average]] {{Shounen}} at best, and in more serious circles, [[SnarkBait saying ‘I like ''Naruto''’ is synonymous with ‘I am a twelve-year-old boy who has never watched anything else in his life.’]]
15th Jun '16 4:11:55 PM Sonicx9
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* ''Anime/SuperSonico" get mixed to negative reviews from Anime reviewers on the web, but the few Anime fans that have given the series a chance has been much kinder.

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* ''Anime/SuperSonico" ''Anime/SuperSonico'' get mixed to negative reviews from Anime reviewers on the web, but the few Anime fans that have given the series a chance has been much kinder.
15th Jun '16 4:10:56 PM Sonicx9
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* ''Anime/SuperSonico" get mixed to negative reviews from Anime reviewers on the web, but the few Anime fans that have given the series a chance has been much kinder.
14th Jun '16 5:37:34 PM Kelothan
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* All incarnations of ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' have been huge financial successes and run for years, but [[PeripheryHatedom many people outside the demographic]] consider them to be little more than SnarkBait.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has been almost unanimously positively reviewed by professional anime/manga critics, yet it's a ''very'' divisive series within the world of anime fandom.

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* All incarnations of ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' have been huge financial successes and run for years, but [[PeripheryHatedom many people outside the demographic]] consider them to be little more than SnarkBait.
either a commercial or [[SnarkBait watered down garbage]]. Complaints include overreliance on gimmicks and Aesops.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has been almost unanimously positively reviewed by professional anime/manga critics, yet it's a ''very'' divisive series within the world of anime fandom. Infact, saying you like it in certain places, you might as well call yourself a snob.



** This can even happen when fans and critics ''agree'' on a game’s merits (or lack thereof). ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|2006}}'' (2006) was universally reviled, but fans were angry because they considered the official critical scores (averaging around 6.5) ''insufficiently'' low. It is more divisive now, randing from 'terrible', to 'not that bad', to even 'actually suprisingly good.'

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** This can even happen when fans and critics ''agree'' on a game’s merits (or lack thereof). ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|2006}}'' (2006) was universally reviled, but fans were angry because they considered the official critical scores (averaging around 6.5) ''insufficiently'' low. It is more divisive now, randing from 'terrible', to 'not that bad', to even 'actually suprisingly pretty good.'



** [[VideoGame/SonicColors The Colors]] [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations era games]] have been praised as a return to form for the series. Fans, however, are LoveItOrHateIt, and the hate side is surprisingly vocal. Criticisms include watered-down gameplay, its immature humor-focused story, cartoonish art direction, cartoonish music, and being [[ItsEasySoItSucks easy]] (This is far from universal, so '''don't take it as fact''').
** [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure The Adventure]] [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 era]] [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes games]] are also polarizing, despite praise. Criticisms include PolygonCeiling, [[FlatCharacter boring characters]], boring story, and dated voice acting. Some people have even compared it to 06.

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** [[VideoGame/SonicColors The Colors]] [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations era games]] have been praised as a return to form for the series. Fans, however, are LoveItOrHateIt, and the hate side is surprisingly vocal. Criticisms include watered-down gameplay, its immature humor-focused story, cartoonish art direction, cartoonish music, and being [[ItsEasySoItSucks easy]] (This is far from universal, so '''don't take it as fact''').
fact'''). In fact, a stereotype came from these games, that most fans are idiotic manchildren who need to grow up, and\or {{Nintendo}} fans in disguise.
** [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure The Adventure]] [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 era]] [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes games]] are also polarizing, despite praise. Criticisms include PolygonCeiling, [[FlatCharacter boring characters]], boring story, and dated voice acting. Some people have even compared it to 06.06, and some fans are acussed of being edgelords.
14th Jun '16 5:59:17 AM Midna
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** [[VideoGame/SonicColors The Colors]] [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations era games]] have been praised as a return to form for the series. Fans, however, are LoveItOrHateIt, and the hate side is surprisingly vocal. Criticisms include watered-down gameplay, its immature humor-focused story, [[TastesLikeDiabetes sappy art direction, sappy ''music'',]] and being [[ItsEasysoitSucks easy]] (This is far from universal, so '''don't take it as fact''').

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** [[VideoGame/SonicColors The Colors]] [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations era games]] have been praised as a return to form for the series. Fans, however, are LoveItOrHateIt, and the hate side is surprisingly vocal. Criticisms include watered-down gameplay, its immature humor-focused story, [[TastesLikeDiabetes sappy cartoonish art direction, sappy ''music'',]] cartoonish music, and being [[ItsEasysoitSucks [[ItsEasySoItSucks easy]] (This is far from universal, so '''don't take it as fact''').
14th Jun '16 1:32:33 AM thecarolinabull01
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** Wrestling/JohnCena is despised by smarks, so his matches tend to get voted down - or at least they did during the PG era when his {{Hatedom}} was at its strongest. Since Cena was dropped down to the midcard in early 2015, most critics rate his matches fairly enough and find him to be a solid wrestler and smarks have warmed up to him a bit since he gained a ReplacementScrappy in Wrestling/RomanReigns.

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** Wrestling/JohnCena is despised by smarks, so his matches tend to get voted down - or at least they did during the PG era when his {{Hatedom}} was at its strongest. Since Cena was dropped down to the midcard in early 2015, most critics rate his matches fairly enough and find him to be a solid wrestler and smarks have warmed up to him a bit lot since he gained a ReplacementScrappy in Wrestling/RomanReigns.



** Santino Marella was pretty over in his time, but critics never rated his matches very high and smarks consider him a joke.

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** Santino Marella Wrestling/SantinoMarella was pretty over in his time, but critics never rated his matches very high and smarks consider him a joke.



** Wrestling/KellyKelly was insanely over in the PG Era, and even ''Diva Dirt'' writers warmed up to her. Anyone outside the Diva-fan demographic utterly hated her.

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** Wrestling/KellyKelly was insanely over in the PG Era, and even ''Diva Dirt'' writers warmed up to her. Anyone outside the Diva-fan demographic utterly hated her.her guts.



** The Wrestling/BellaTwins, especially Nikki, have a very vocal smark Hatedom. However, critics began praising them for their improvement by the end of 2015 and they get decent reactions from most casual viewers.

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** The Wrestling/BellaTwins, especially Nikki, have a very vocal smark internet Hatedom. However, critics began praising them for their improvement by the end of 2015 and they get decent reactions from most casual viewers.audiences.



** Wrestling/HulkHogan is the most unpopular wrestler on the internet, but always gets a standing ovation in arenas.

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** Wrestling/HulkHogan is probably the single most unpopular wrestler on the internet, but always gets a standing ovation in arenas.
** Wrestling/{{Melina}} became massively over in 2008 after a HeelFaceTurn and was praised for being one of the better workers of that era. However, she's a BaseBreaker within the smark community, mostly stemming from her reputation for being obnoxious and a slut in the locker room during her early years in the company.
11th Jun '16 9:37:49 AM LaptopGuy
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* Michigan-based post grunge band Pop Evil are one of the biggest names on rock radio in the 2010s. Much like Nickelback and Grand Funk, however, they're largely seen by critics as another bland and mediocre "corporate rock" band.


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* Theory of a Deadman have a very large hatedom amongst critics and fans of "pure" rock, as they are seen as an "X-rated post-grunge trash" act a la Hinder. That hasn't stopped them from dominating rock charts. Fortunately, their 2014 album ''Savages'' was praised as a move away from that sound (although songs like "Blow" still echo that sentiment of their past sound). It helps that they moved away from Kara [=DioGuardi=], who is primarily a pop songwriter.
10th Jun '16 12:13:06 AM Homemaderat
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* Creator/HannaBarbera has a library running on this trope. On critical pieces they are the leaders of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation. Most classic animation critics only like the original ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons (1940–58) and feel that as soon as the studio made the move to TV animation their work became awful. These people must be flustered year after year when Creator/WarnerBros throws so many bones to home video releases and promoting them than the more critically hailed parts of the library. Not that they didn't have reviled shows. No critics in existence have anything nice to say about ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' either, but there's a ''reason'' it's existed in some way, shape or form for over ''40 years.''

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* Creator/HannaBarbera has a library running on this trope. On critical pieces they are the leaders of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation. Most classic animation critics only like the original ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons (1940–58) and feel that as soon as the studio made the move to TV animation their work became awful. These people must be flustered year after year when Creator/WarnerBros throws so many bones to home video releases and promoting them than the more critically hailed parts of the library. Not A direct example here is that they didn't have reviled shows. No critics in existence have anything nice to say about ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' either, but there's a ''reason'' it's existed in some way, shape or form for over ''40 years.''
4th Jun '16 2:05:12 PM Kelothan
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', despite being popular with its target audience and being greenlit for a second season, has almost universally been panned by Website/YouTube critics and adult viewers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', despite being popular with its target audience and being greenlit for a second season, has almost universally been panned by Website/YouTube critics and adult viewers. Even general audiences think Season 2 was worse however.



* Creator/HannaBarbera has a library running on this trope. On critical pieces they are the leaders of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation. Most classic animation critics only like the original ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons (1940–58) and feel that as soon as the studio made the move to TV animation their work became awful. These people must be flustered year after year when Creator/WarnerBros throws so many bones to home video releases and promoting them than the more critically hailed parts of the library. No critics in existence have anything nice to say about ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' either, but there's a ''reason'' it's existed in some way, shape or form for over ''40 years.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' critical opinion ranges from good to mixed. ''Sonic Boom'' general opinion ranges from mixed to garbage.
* Creator/HannaBarbera has a library running on this trope. On critical pieces they are the leaders of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation. Most classic animation critics only like the original ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons (1940–58) and feel that as soon as the studio made the move to TV animation their work became awful. These people must be flustered year after year when Creator/WarnerBros throws so many bones to home video releases and promoting them than the more critically hailed parts of the library. Not that they didn't have reviled shows. No critics in existence have anything nice to say about ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' either, but there's a ''reason'' it's existed in some way, shape or form for over ''40 years.''



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Extraordinarily popular with regular viewers, and some critics, but other critics feel it’s very lowbrow, formulaic and just [[ReferenceOverdosed rips off other franchises under the moniker ‘parody’ while much of it just feels more like ‘plagiarism’]], especially in the [[SeasonalRot later seasons]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' was disparaged as a wannabe ''Family Guy'' clone, yet the Internet Movie Database gives the show a 6.2 score, meaning it’s SoOkayItsAverage.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is hated by purists of the original series who feel this show is an [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks insult to the original]] and a ReplacementScrappy for ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. However, critics have given it mixed to positive reviews and it is Cartoon Network's highest rated show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Extraordinarily popular with regular viewers, and some critics, but other critics feel it’s very lowbrow, formulaic and just [[ReferenceOverdosed rips off other franchises under the moniker ‘parody’ while much of it just feels more like ‘plagiarism’]], especially in the [[SeasonalRot later seasons]]. \n [[DeaderThanDisco This is changing.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' was disparaged as a wannabe ''Family Guy'' clone, clone in a time where Family Guy isn't seen a much better in hindsight, yet the Internet Movie Database gives the show a 6.2 score, meaning it’s SoOkayItsAverage.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is hated by purists of the original series who feel this show is an [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks insult to the original]] and a ReplacementScrappy for ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. However, critics have given it mixed to positive reviews and it is Cartoon Network's highest rated show. General audience opinion ranges from mixed to bad.
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