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19th Aug '16 4:46:46 PM DivineDeath
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** In the books, monsters are becoming less common in the world, which has made the Witchers who were mutated and trained to hunt them largely a relic of the past. As such, Geralt is stuck in PerpetualPoverty because he has a hard time finding work. Meanwhile, monsters are brimming all over in the games, which in general makes the world feel less empty and provides plenty of opportunities for the player to hunt the beasties down in the games' many side quests.

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** In the books, monsters are becoming less common in the world, which has made the Witchers who were mutated and trained to hunt them largely a relic of the past. As such, Geralt is stuck in PerpetualPoverty because he has a hard time finding work. Meanwhile, monsters are brimming all over in the games, which in general games. While this runs contrary to the original setting, it makes the world feel less empty and provides plenty of opportunities for empty, allows the player to hunt fight all kinds of interesting creatures, and provides context for a great number of side quests that inevitably involve hunting the beasties down in the games' many side quests.down.
19th Aug '16 4:42:47 PM DivineDeath
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* The three games for ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' franchise take some liberties with the books largely for RuleOfFun.
** In the books, monsters are becoming less common in the world, which has made the Witchers who were mutated and trained to hunt them largely a relic of the past. As such, Geralt is stuck in PerpetualPoverty because he has a hard time finding work. Meanwhile, monsters are brimming all over in the games, which in general makes the world feel less empty and provides plenty of opportunities for the player to hunt the beasties down in the games' many side quests.
** In the books, Geralt typically only carried a steel sword with him. His silver sword was usually stored away on his horse, and he would only ever pull it out when he knew he would be facing a monster. In all three games, he and pretty much all witchers carry both swords with them at all times, which makes for more convenient gameplay since the player can encounter humans or monsters at any time.
** In the books, Geralt often had his potions brewed by trained alchemists. In the games, he can brew them himself, and there's always an entire branch of skills that the player can develop to improve the quality of his potions.
12th Aug '16 7:20:49 AM themisterfree
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' is often praised as one of the best efforts in the franchise, with legitimately frightening villains and scenes. And yet, it's origins are not of ''Scooby-Doo'', but, of all shows, ''SwatKats''; it was an [[RecycledScript unfinished script]] that involved a succubus. Inbetween the cancellation of ''SK'' and ''Zombie Island'', it was also partially recycled for an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''.
3rd Aug '16 11:31:51 AM lalalei2001
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* The ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime's adaptation of the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga's]] Millennium World arc. The very complex tabletop RPG was simplified, and Seto's battle with the Pharaoh took place just before Zorc awoke rather than after his defeat. In exchange, Kisara and Yugi's friends got more to do, and the consequences of Yugi's wish for friends was brought up as well.
2nd Aug '16 7:55:13 PM lalalei2001
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* Almost every film adaptation of ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' focuses on depicting Jekyll's dramatic struggle between his two selves and his eventual downfall, since everybody knew the twist ending and said twist was told about in letters after the fact, not shown.
18th Jul '16 3:52:34 PM wuggles
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** The show excises flashbacks and prophecies almost completely. Flashbacks would require the expense of hiring an entirely different cast, while prophecies are tricky to write and pay off in a satisfactory manner. Because of this, Daenerys' hallucinations focus on her own story, rather than long-dead characters or those that live on a different continent; Ned's memories of his sister's demise are replaced with other foreshadowing devices; while the mysterious masked Quaithe's role is altered from prophecy sounding board to a foil for Jorah Mormont. Arguably, this streamlines and improves the series greatly.

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** The show excises flashbacks and prophecies almost completely.completely (in fact, the first flashback doesn't appear until season 5). Flashbacks would require the expense of hiring an entirely different cast, while prophecies are tricky to write and pay off in a satisfactory manner. Because of this, Daenerys' hallucinations focus on her own story, rather than long-dead characters or those that live on a different continent; Ned's memories of his sister's demise are replaced with other foreshadowing devices; while the mysterious masked Quaithe's role is altered from prophecy sounding board to a foil for Jorah Mormont. Arguably, this streamlines and improves the series greatly.
17th Jul '16 8:47:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[Series/TheKidsOfDegrassiStreet Ida Makes A Movie]]'' was an illustrated children's book about anthropomorphized cats. When former schoolteacher-turned-documentary-filmmaker Linda Schuyler turned it into her first scripted piece she adapted it to live-action with actual human characters, having no other choice and sparing [[Franchise/{{Degrassi}} what became a]] TeenDrama from ''BittersweetCandyBowl''-style awkwardness...

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* ''[[Series/TheKidsOfDegrassiStreet Ida Makes A Movie]]'' was an illustrated children's book about anthropomorphized cats. When former schoolteacher-turned-documentary-filmmaker Linda Schuyler turned it into her first scripted piece she adapted it to live-action with actual human characters, having no other choice and sparing [[Franchise/{{Degrassi}} what became a]] TeenDrama from ''BittersweetCandyBowl''-style ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl''-style awkwardness...
16th Jul '16 3:23:23 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Purists often grumble about ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' changing the viewpoint character from "Chief" Bromden to R.P. [=McMurphy=]. The main conflict in both novel & film is driven by by [=McMurphy=] butting heads with BattleaxeNurse Ratched, but Bromden is relieved of his SupportingProtagonist duties in the film because he's [deliberately] ''mute'', and his internal narration isn't necessary in a visual medium.
13th Jul '16 7:38:26 PM Monolaf317
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* While the ''Anime/AceAttorney'' anime is very faithful to the games, some changes in the progression of the cases were made due to time constraints, and others to better suit the story's pacing. This results in some gags (Sahwit hilariously throwing his wig at Phoenix's face) and optional content [[RunningGag (the ladder/stepladder debate)]] being cut out, and changes in locales (Cody's interrogation taking place during the investigation).
** Though not every change was completely positive. The stun gun scene in "Turnabout Goodbyes" isn't nearly as impactful and memorable in the anime as it was in the game, now that it's only between Maya and a random officer, instead of von Karma himself knocking out both Phoenix and Maya.



* While the ''Anime/AceAttorney'' anime is very faithful to the games, some changes in the progression of the cases were made due to time constraints, and others to better suit the story's pacing. This results in some gags (Sahwit hilariously throwing his wig at Phoenix's face) and optional content [[RunningGag (the ladder/stepladder debate)]] being cut out, and changes in locales (Cody's interrogation taking place during the investigation).
** Though not every change was completely positive. The stun gun scene in "Turnabout Goodbyes" isn't nearly as impactful and memorable in the anime as it was in the game, now that it's only between Maya and a random officer, instead of von Karma himself knocking out both Phoenix and Maya.
13th Jul '16 7:37:30 PM Monolaf317
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** Trading is a major element of the games however trading in the anime (and most other adaptations) is extremely rare. The individual Pokemon are treated as characters and thus [[PutOnTheBus replacing]] them often wouldn't work as easily as in the games.

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** Trading is a major element of the games however trading in the anime (and most other adaptations) is extremely rare. The individual Pokemon are treated as characters and thus [[PutOnTheBus [[PutOnABus replacing]] them often wouldn't work as easily as in the games.


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* While the ''Anime/AceAttorney'' anime is very faithful to the games, some changes in the progression of the cases were made due to time constraints, and others to better suit the story's pacing. This results in some gags (Sahwit hilariously throwing his wig at Phoenix's face) and optional content [[RunningGag (the ladder/stepladder debate)]] being cut out, and changes in locales (Cody's interrogation taking place during the investigation).
** Though not every change was completely positive. The stun gun scene in "Turnabout Goodbyes" isn't nearly as impactful and memorable in the anime as it was in the game, now that it's only between Maya and a random officer, instead of von Karma himself knocking out both Phoenix and Maya.
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