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23rd Jul '17 2:14:22 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1990s, the success of the movies of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' meant that many in the West professed to be 'into manga', in many cases without ever seeing any more examples of the form than those two films. Or appreciating the difference between manga and anime. Or that there's a ''lot'' of different genres within the anime/manga world, besides {{dystopia}}n sci-fi. This has created a weird situation where many fans of old-school anime want the industry to go back to "the way it used to be," i.e. focused on dystopian sci-fi; but it never actually ''was'' focused on that genre. [[TrueArtIsAngsty For some reason]], the [[{{Kawaisa}} other types of shows]] didn't start getting imported until years later.

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* In the 1990s, the success of the movies of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' meant that many in the West professed to be 'into manga', in many cases without ever seeing any more examples of the form than those two films. Or appreciating the difference between manga and anime. Or that there's a ''lot'' of different genres within the anime/manga world, besides {{dystopia}}n sci-fi. This has created a weird situation where many fans of old-school anime want the industry to go back to "the way it used to be," i.e. focused on dystopian sci-fi; but it never actually ''was'' focused on that genre. [[TrueArtIsAngsty For some reason]], the [[{{Kawaisa}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} other types of shows]] didn't start getting imported until years later.
11th Jul '17 5:48:57 PM jormis29
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** A lot of the classic non-American film directors -- Creator/IngmarBergman, Creator/FedericoFellini, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, Creator/WernerHerzog, Vittorio De Sica, Creator/JeanLucGodard, Creator/JeanRenoir, Creator/JacquesTati, Creator/AndreiTarkovsky, Creator/BernardoBertolucci, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Creator/LuisBunuel, Creator/YasujiroOzu, etc.

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** A lot of the classic non-American film directors -- Creator/IngmarBergman, Creator/FedericoFellini, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, Creator/WernerHerzog, Vittorio De Sica, Creator/JeanLucGodard, Creator/JeanRenoir, Creator/JacquesTati, Creator/AndreiTarkovsky, Creator/BernardoBertolucci, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Creator/KrzysztofKieslowski, Creator/LuisBunuel, Creator/YasujiroOzu, etc.
17th Jun '17 6:36:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' is praised outside of Japan for various reasons related to gameplay and story, but [[NoExportForYou the fact it was never released internationally and that it costs a small fortune]] makes it skeptical that many of them have ever seen anything more than a few videos of it. Thankfully it's much more widely (and cheaply) available today due to an international XBox Live Arcade release.

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* ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' is praised outside of Japan for various reasons related to gameplay and story, but [[NoExportForYou the fact it was never released internationally and that it costs a small fortune]] makes it skeptical that many of them have ever seen anything more than a few videos of it. Thankfully it's much more widely (and cheaply) available today due to an international XBox Live Arcade UsefulNotes/XBoxLiveArcade release.



* ''VideoGame/TetrisTheGrandMaster''. For all the attention it gets over two superplay videos, there are very few players outside of UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} who have seen videos of it and played it, due to NoExportForYou combined with [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes arcade-only releases]] (''Tetris: The Grand Master ACE'' on {{Xbox 360}} [[GaidenGame doesn't count]]), and, like with BulletHell games, the harsh-seeming learning surve.

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* ''VideoGame/TetrisTheGrandMaster''. For all the attention it gets over two superplay videos, there are very few players outside of UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} who have seen videos of it and played it, due to NoExportForYou combined with [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes arcade-only releases]] (''Tetris: The Grand Master ACE'' on {{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/Xbox360 [[GaidenGame doesn't count]]), and, like with BulletHell games, the harsh-seeming learning surve.
8th May '17 6:17:50 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Due to the negative feedback about the fourth edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', many gamers have an utterly unhealthy love of ''TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' as it's an outgrowth of the game's third edition (which, ironically, also had a loudly negative reception and people rushing back to second edition). This coupled up with fourth edition being marketed aggressively towards new players (to the point of [[WeDontSuckAnymore actively insulting]] the previous editions and those that enjoyed
them), with Wizards of the Coast supporting game shops to run "Encounter" events to show off 4E, to result in a lot of new gamers praising Pathfinder to death in order to agree with older gamers rather than trying it and seeing if they liked it first.

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* Due to the negative feedback about the fourth edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', many gamers have an utterly unhealthy love of ''TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' as it's an outgrowth of the game's third edition (which, ironically, also had a loudly negative reception and people rushing back to second edition). This coupled up with fourth edition being marketed aggressively towards new players (to the point of [[WeDontSuckAnymore actively insulting]] the previous editions and those that enjoyed
enjoyed them), with Wizards of the Coast supporting game shops to run "Encounter" events to show off 4E, to result in a lot of new gamers praising Pathfinder to death in order to agree with older gamers rather than trying it and seeing if they liked it first.
8th May '17 6:15:06 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Due to the negative feedback about the fourth edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', many gamers have an utterly unhealthy love of ''TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' as it's an outgrowth of the game's third edition (which, ironically, also had a loudly negative reception and people rushing back to second edition). This coupled up with fourth edition being marketed aggressively towards new players, with Wizards of the Coast supporting game shops to run "Encounter" events to show off 4E, to result in a lot of new gamers praising Pathfinder to death in order to agree with older gamers rather than trying it and seeing if they liked it first.

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* Due to the negative feedback about the fourth edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', many gamers have an utterly unhealthy love of ''TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' as it's an outgrowth of the game's third edition (which, ironically, also had a loudly negative reception and people rushing back to second edition). This coupled up with fourth edition being marketed aggressively towards new players, players (to the point of [[WeDontSuckAnymore actively insulting]] the previous editions and those that enjoyed
them),
with Wizards of the Coast supporting game shops to run "Encounter" events to show off 4E, to result in a lot of new gamers praising Pathfinder to death in order to agree with older gamers rather than trying it and seeing if they liked it first.
8th May '17 5:54:45 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* After ''Film/SuicideSquad'' received mostly negative reviews, a petition[[https://www.change.org/p/don-t-listen-to-film-criticism]] was creating asking Rotten Tomatoes to be shut down. Note that over 18,000 people signed it ''before'' the movie was actually released, meaning that thousands of people assumed the criticism was unfair, without actually watching the movie.

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* After ''Film/SuicideSquad'' received mostly negative reviews, a petition[[https://www.change.org/p/don-t-listen-to-film-criticism]] was creating asking Rotten Tomatoes Tomatoes[[note]]a company [[CriticalResearchFailure Warner Brothers owns]][[/note]] to be shut down. Note that over 18,000 people signed it ''before'' the movie was actually released, meaning that thousands of people assumed the criticism was unfair, without actually watching the movie.
25th Apr '17 10:45:30 AM CosmicFerret
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-->-- '''Justin Long''' on the cover of John Hodgman's ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire''

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-->-- '''Justin Long''' '''Creator/JustinLong''' on the cover of John Hodgman's ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire''
23rd Apr '17 12:34:36 AM PanzerThiefZero
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has become insanely popular, but it is hard to tell whether people actually like the game itself or [[WatchItForTheMeme just listen to the memes the game created without even knowing a thing about the Companion Cube or how]] TheCakeIsALie [[spoiler:(and, to top it off, it ''isn't'', as the ending shows)]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has become insanely popular, but it is hard to tell whether people actually like the game itself or [[WatchItForTheMeme just listen to the memes the game created without even knowing a thing about the Companion Cube or how]] TheCakeIsALie [[spoiler:(and, to top it off, it ''isn't'', [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample it]] ''[[AvertedTrope isn't]]'', as the ending shows)]].
2nd Apr '17 2:23:11 PM Kotomikun
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* The standard technique for averting this problem with new anime tends to end up [[DoubleSubversion causing it, in a roundabout way]]. Many fans will start watching ''every'' show each season, but quickly "drop" ones they don't like or don't have time for after one to three episodes. They usually believe, by the end, that they have a clear opinion of exactly how good every show was, despite having watched [[TwelveEpisodeAnime less than one-fourth]] of most of them. [[Website/AnimeNewsNetwork ANN]] took this phenomenon [[UpToEleven even further]] with the [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/ "preview guide,"]] in which the review team ranks and analyzes every new show based on the first episode. The disclaimer says that these are not meant to judge a series as a whole (which ''no one'', other than the production team, has seen yet) but readers treat them that way regardless, and will argue about what the best shows are after watching between zero and one episodes.
25th Mar '17 1:31:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' fans are quick to call ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' the best in the franchise despite the fact few have played it. A good majority of the fanbase got into the games through ''(More) Friends Of Mineral Town'', ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'', and the NintendoDS games plus ''64'' was obscure as it was; the 64 wasn't as popular as the Playstation and even kids who owned a 64 were more likely to pick [[Videogame/SuperMario64 Mario]] than some farming game. They simply hear other fans praising it so they praise it too. It doesn't help that it will likely never be ported onto the Virtual Console.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' fans are quick to call ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' the best in the franchise despite the fact few have played it. A good majority of the fanbase got into the games through ''(More) Friends Of Mineral Town'', ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'', and the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS games plus ''64'' was obscure as it was; the 64 wasn't as popular as the Playstation and even kids who owned a 64 were more likely to pick [[Videogame/SuperMario64 Mario]] than some farming game. They simply hear other fans praising it so they praise it too. It doesn't help that it will likely never be ported onto the Virtual Console.
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