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10th Jan '17 6:50:24 PM nombretomado
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** [[LoadingReadyRun ENN]] had a segment about a robotic game reviewer that judged everything "compelling", which later became a tagline for the show.

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** [[LoadingReadyRun [[WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun ENN]] had a segment about a robotic game reviewer that judged everything "compelling", which later became a tagline for the show.
18th Nov '16 10:43:42 AM jtgibson
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* ''Extremely'' common contemporarily, any game which features either [[NintendoHard high difficulty]] or [[FinalDeath permanent death]] is now bandied about as a "{{Main/Roguelike}}" or "Rogueli''t''e", even if it has absolutely nothing in common with roleplaying games, the roguelike genre, or the original ''{{VideoGame/Rogue}}'' game.

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* ''Extremely'' common contemporarily, any game which features either [[NintendoHard high difficulty]] or [[FinalDeath permanent death]] is now bandied about as a "{{Main/Roguelike}}" or "Rogueli''t''e", even if it has absolutely nothing (else) in common with roleplaying games, the roguelike genre, or the original ''{{VideoGame/Rogue}}'' game.
18th Nov '16 10:42:37 AM jtgibson
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* ''Extremely'' common contemporarily, any game which features either [[NintendoHard high difficulty]] or [[FinalDeath permanent death]] is now bandied about as a "{{Main/Roguelike}}" or "Rogueli''t''e", even if it has absolutely nothing in common with roleplaying games, the roguelike genre, or the original ''{{VideoGame/Rogue}}'' game.
9th Aug '16 11:34:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[TemptingFate "The X Killer"]]. Remember ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'', which everyone said would be a "Halo killer"? [[AppealToObscurity No, of course not.]]

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* [[TemptingFate "The X Killer"]]. Remember ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'', which everyone said would be a "Halo "''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' killer"? [[AppealToObscurity No, of course not.]]
30th Jul '16 6:00:22 PM nombretomado
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** DaveBarry once claimed to have been [[LampshadeHanging "literally riveted to [his] seat, by literal rivets."]]

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** DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry once claimed to have been [[LampshadeHanging "literally riveted to [his] seat, by literal rivets."]]
17th Jul '16 9:45:23 PM PaulA
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*** "Here is Zeus! And by Jupiter, it looks like Creator/LiamNeeson!" for ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans''.

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*** "Here is Zeus! And by Jupiter, it looks like Creator/LiamNeeson!" for ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans''.''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}''.
26th Jun '16 7:42:09 PM nombretomado
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** Even if it isn't, it's still open to comparison these days. See certain editions of ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' books, and how for a while every ''TheDresdenFiles'' book had "...as another wizard named Harry" on the front or back (or both). Not as painful since [[DarkerAndEdgier later books]] came out, but it still leads to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids misunderstandings]].
** In the same vein, if it has anthropomorphic woodland creatures, especially if they're mice, it'll be "perfect for fans of ''{{Redwall}}''."
* ''TheDresdenFiles'' has also had the same ''Entertainment Weekly'' quote on every book in the series, dating back to the very first:

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** Even if it isn't, it's still open to comparison these days. See certain editions of ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' books, and how for a while every ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book had "...as another wizard named Harry" on the front or back (or both). Not as painful since [[DarkerAndEdgier later books]] came out, but it still leads to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids misunderstandings]].
** In the same vein, if it has anthropomorphic woodland creatures, especially if they're mice, it'll be "perfect for fans of ''{{Redwall}}''.''Literature/{{Redwall}}''."
* ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has also had the same ''Entertainment Weekly'' quote on every book in the series, dating back to the very first:
6th Jun '16 10:23:31 PM Jeduthun
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ReviewerStandardComparisons is a SubTrope. See also ReviewIronicEcho, when reviewers can't resist making an obvious {{Pun}} on the title or a line from the work.

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ReviewerStandardComparisons is a SubTrope. See also ReviewIronicEcho, when reviewers can't resist making an obvious {{Pun}} on the title or a SnarkBait line from the work.
3rd May '16 3:06:02 PM Jeduthun
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ReviewerStandardComparisons is a SubTrope.

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ReviewerStandardComparisons is a SubTrope. See also ReviewIronicEcho, when reviewers can't resist making an obvious {{Pun}} on the title or a line from the work.
1st May '16 10:18:51 PM KaiYves
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* Books about wilderness expeditions and/or survival will often be compared to ''Into Thin Air''.


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* Any film attempting a relatively-realistic portrayal of space travel will be compared to ''Apollo13'' or ''TheRightStuff'' (this also often applies to nonfiction books about the early space program.)
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