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25th Sep '16 8:32:33 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Ernest Cline gained a lot of acclaim and recognition for his first book ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'', about a clever teen who competes in a gigantic easter egg hunt inside a worldwide MMORPG played by everyone to escape the misery of the CrapsackWorld they live in. The book was packed with references to every facet of TheEighties' popular culture, but they were integral to the story since the programmer that created the MMORPG was a young man in the Eighties and this led everyone to become familiar with these cultural artifacts to win the game. Cline tried to repeat himself with his second book ''Armada'', about a teen video gaming champion who uses his ability to lead a battle against real alien invaders. It was a flop though: the number of references [[ReferenceOverdosed increased even more]], this time with no real reason to them other than to hide a plot ripped from ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'' and the shallowness of the characters. In general ''Armada'' was viewed as nerd pandering of the worst kind even by those who generally liked the first one.
24th Sep '16 1:47:25 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{MTV}}'s adaptation of the British show ''Series/{{Skins}}'', which originally aired on ChannelFour. MTV attempts to use the same aesthetic and similar scripting in their adaptation, but much of the show depended upon aspects of British culture that don't translate effectively to the US. The result is a show that's overly conscious of its being "indie".

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* Creator/{{MTV}}'s adaptation of the British show ''Series/{{Skins}}'', which originally aired on ChannelFour.Creator/Channel4. MTV attempts to use the same aesthetic and similar scripting in their adaptation, but much of the show depended upon aspects of British culture that don't translate effectively to the US. The result is a show that's overly conscious of its being "indie".
20th Sep '16 8:26:51 PM nombretomado
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* Plot has always been a strength of the ''{{Avernum}}'' series, so when ''Avernum 4'' turned out to have the exact same plot as ''Avernum 3'', [[BrokenBase many fans of the earlier games were not at all happy]].

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* Plot has always been a strength of the ''{{Avernum}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' series, so when ''Avernum 4'' turned out to have the exact same plot as ''Avernum 3'', [[BrokenBase many fans of the earlier games were not at all happy]].
20th Sep '16 7:52:34 AM igordebraga
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* ''Men in Black'' films:
** ''Film/MenInBlackII'' was criticized for recycling most of the first movie without much improvement to the original story.
** ''Film/MenInBlack3'' got much the same. After fifteen years in the MIB, Agent J still somehow plays the part of the newcomer who faces something from the organization's past which he was ignorant of.

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* ''Men in Black'' films:
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''Film/MenInBlackII'' was criticized for recycling most of [[Film/MenInBlack the first movie movie]] without much improvement to the original story.
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story. ''Film/MenInBlack3'' got much the same. After fifteen years in the MIB, Agent J still somehow plays the part of the newcomer who faces something from the organization's past which he was ignorant of.



* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' receives the bulk of its criticism for being too similar to ''Film/ANewHope''. From the perspective of some film critics, this is considered "playing it safe" in order to pander to both hardcore Original Trilogy fans for nostalgia as well as non-fans of which the most recognizable works from Star Wars are from said Original Trilogy. For the rest of the ''Star Wars'' fandom, copying ''A New Hope'' is considered to be the biggest in the list of things the film copied among which are elements of the very Expanded Universe that it ignored.

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' receives the bulk of its criticism for being too similar to ''Film/ANewHope''. From the perspective of some film critics, [[GenreThrowback this is considered "playing it safe" in order to pander to both hardcore Original Trilogy fans for nostalgia as well as non-fans of which the most recognizable works from Star Wars are from said Original Trilogy. Trilogy.]] For the rest of the ''Star Wars'' fandom, copying ''A New Hope'' is considered to be the biggest in the list of things the film copied among which are elements of the very Expanded Universe that it ignored.
11th Sep '16 5:40:20 PM comicwriter
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** One of the major criticisms of ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' is that thanks to all the {{Mythology Gag}}s, it sometimes feels more like a "greatest hits" compilation of the past Bond movies rather than is own film.

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** One of the major criticisms of ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' is that thanks to all the {{Mythology Gag}}s, it sometimes feels more like a "greatest hits" compilation of the past Bond movies rather than is its own film.
11th Sep '16 1:37:05 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' was struck with this, when viewers realized that this season of Power Rangers was basically an almost direct translation of the {{Sentai}} counterpart ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', with only very minor altercations to a detail of a plot here and there.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' was struck with this, when viewers realized that this Generally speaking, the more a season of Power Rangers was basically an ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' copies from its Franchise/SuperSentai counterpart, the less popular it will be with the fandom (and vice versa). The most prominent recent example is ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', which at times used scripts copied almost direct translation of the {{Sentai}} counterpart word-for-word from ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', with the only very minor altercations to a detail appreciable change being the names involved (Jaden instead of a plot here and there.Takeru, Zords instead of Origami, etc).
28th Aug '16 5:49:51 PM FordPrefect
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* Pathfinder being a reimagining of 3.5 and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks a completely new 4th Edition]]. ''D&D'' is one of the LongRunners out there, going on for about four decades by now. In it's time, it has developed considerably and changed hands several times, having once belonged to TSR, then Wizards of the Coast, and finally Hasbro (though they own [=WotC=], not just the D&D property). It's had a BrokenBase which goes rabid every time there's a big change: there were players who reacted with TheyChangedItNowItSucks back when the game transitioned to ''Advanced D&D''. With the advent of 4th Edition, the base breaking went supernova, with critics claiming the game lost a great deal of flavor because of its MMO-like mechanics while fans claimed the easier playability, clear focus on balance, and streamlined form made the game much more fun.

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* Pathfinder being a reimagining of 3.5 and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks a completely new 4th Edition]]. ''D&D'' is one of the LongRunners out there, going on for about four decades by now. In it's its time, it has developed considerably and changed hands several times, having once belonged to TSR, then Wizards of the Coast, and finally Hasbro (though they own [=WotC=], not just the D&D property). It's had a BrokenBase which goes rabid every time there's a big change: there were players who reacted with TheyChangedItNowItSucks back when the game transitioned to ''Advanced D&D''. With the advent of 4th Edition, the base breaking went supernova, with critics claiming the game lost a great deal of flavor because of its MMO-like mechanics while fans claimed the easier playability, clear focus on balance, and streamlined form made the game much more fun.
20th Aug '16 9:03:23 AM Saveelich
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** One of the major criticisms of ''Film/{{SPECTRE}}'' is that thanks to all the {{Mythology Gag}}s, it sometimes feels more like a "greatest hits" compilation of the past Bond movies rather than is own film.

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** One of the major criticisms of ''Film/{{SPECTRE}}'' ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' is that thanks to all the {{Mythology Gag}}s, it sometimes feels more like a "greatest hits" compilation of the past Bond movies rather than is own film.



* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' receives the bulk of its criticism for being too similar to a''Film/ANewHope''. From the perspective of some film critics, this is considered "playing it safe" in order to pander to both hardcore OT fans for nostalgia as well as non-fans of which the most recognizable works from Star Wars are OT. For rest of Star Wars fandom copying A New Hope is considered to be the biggest in the list of things the film copied among which are elements of the very Expanded Universe that it ignored.

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' receives the bulk of its criticism for being too similar to a''Film/ANewHope''. ''Film/ANewHope''. From the perspective of some film critics, this is considered "playing it safe" in order to pander to both hardcore OT Original Trilogy fans for nostalgia as well as non-fans of which the most recognizable works from Star Wars are OT. from said Original Trilogy. For the rest of Star Wars fandom the ''Star Wars'' fandom, copying A ''A New Hope Hope'' is considered to be the biggest in the list of things the film copied among which are elements of the very Expanded Universe that it ignored.
19th Aug '16 5:43:03 PM SolidSonicTH
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* ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'' is the SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', made by former Creator/{{Rare}} staffers. However it hedges ''very'' close to its forerunner in terms of things like music design and aesthetic elements (such as the way characters talk to the protagonists, through small boxes that slide in from the left along the bottom of the screen and in a Comic Sans-like typeface that bounces). Even the logo is very similar to ''Banjo-Kazooie''[='s=]. As a result of this, despite this game delivering exactly what people were looking for in a throwback to Rare's golden age and collect-a-thon platforming games, there is a sense that they aren't pushing themselves forward so much as aping as much of ''Banjo-Kazooie'' as they can get away with. There is a desire to see a game that takes the charm and wit of classic Rare titles but breaks the mold as well with its own unique voice and flavor.
10th Aug '16 7:19:39 PM lavendermintrose
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* If you've only seen the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' and haven't read the manga, you might feel this way about the remake ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''. Sadly, some who feel this way haven't watched past the first 13 episodes, which is when it gets to the part where the 2003 anime started being different from the manga.

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* If you've only seen the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' and haven't read the manga, you might feel this way about the remake ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''. Sadly, some who feel this way haven't watched past the first 13 episodes, which is when it gets to the part where the 2003 anime started being different from the manga. Those who read the manga, on the other hand, might find adaptations like ''Brotherhood'' pointless for this reason - they don't add anything to the manga you've already read. See also the Sailor Moon Crystal example.



* A common criticism of KyotoAnimation is that nearly all their series have a virtually identical artstyle even when it doesn't really fit the show.

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* %%* A common criticism of KyotoAnimation is that nearly all their series have a virtually identical artstyle even when it doesn't really fit the show.
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