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17th Oct '17 8:57:38 PM dsneybuf
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** The ''LEGO Batman Movie'' Portal Build, modeled after the Bat-Computer, disappointed collectors who found it less intricately detailed than the Builds included with the Starter Pack (Vorton's interdimensional Gateway) and the two previous Story Packs (backdrops modeled after [[Film/Ghostbusters2016 Zhu's Chinese Restaurant]] and [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem MACUSA]]). Apparently the budget for the ''LEGO Batman'' Story Pack allowed for two minifigures, or a large Bat-Computer, but not both.[[note]]The first two Story Packs each only came with one minifigure, while the one for ''The LEGO Batman Movie'' includes two: ComicBook/{{Robin}} and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}.[[/note]]

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** The ''LEGO ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie LEGO Batman Movie'' Movie]]'' Portal Build, modeled after the Bat-Computer, disappointed collectors who found it less intricately detailed than the Builds included with the Starter Pack (Vorton's interdimensional Gateway) and the two previous Story Packs (backdrops modeled after [[Film/Ghostbusters2016 Zhu's Chinese Restaurant]] and [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem MACUSA]]). Apparently the budget for the ''LEGO Batman'' Story Pack allowed for two minifigures, or a large Bat-Computer, but not both.[[note]]The first two Story Packs each only came with one minifigure, while the one for ''The LEGO Batman Movie'' includes two: ComicBook/{{Robin}} and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}.[[/note]]
17th Oct '17 8:56:58 PM dsneybuf
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** The Starter Pack's Story Mode ties most of the Year One dimensions together in such an epic MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, that several collectors have expressed disappointment that for Year Two, the developers seem to focus more on simply adding new dimensions, then on linking them together. It doesn't help that even though the level selection screen lines up the levels from the Story Packs for ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'', ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' in the same circle, none of them expand on TheStinger of the Starter Pack's Story Mode, due to simply retelling those movies in a slightly more farcical fashion. (Denizens of other dimensions at least often appear in the cutscenes, but mostly in a brief and inconsequential manner.)

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** The Starter Pack's Story Mode ties most of the Year One dimensions together in such an epic MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, that several collectors have expressed disappointment that for Year Two, the developers seem seemed to focus more on simply adding new dimensions, then on linking them together. It doesn't help that even though the level selection screen lines up the levels from the Story Packs for ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'', ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' in the same circle, none of them expand the new levels expanded on TheStinger of the Starter Pack's Story Mode, due to simply retelling those movies in a slightly more farcical fashion.Mode. (Denizens of other dimensions at least often appear in the cutscenes, but mostly in a brief and inconsequential manner.)
17th Oct '17 10:04:10 AM MyFinalEdits
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** [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 The first game]] is almost universally considered a classic and one of the best sci-fi games ever. Pretty much every subsequent game gets compared to this one, sometimes positively but more often negatively.

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** [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 The first game]] is almost universally considered mostly seen as a classic and one of the best sci-fi games ever. Pretty much every subsequent game gets The next games get compared to this one, sometimes positively but more often negatively.



** [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 The third game]] is pretty much LoveItOrHateIt to extremes, and frequently gets negative comparisons to the first two. While the streamlined gameplay is generally seen as an improvement, the rest of the game-especially the writing-is much more controversial. It also has an infamous GainaxEnding and is accused of [[AbortedArc failing to properly follow up on plot points from the previous games]].
** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' is hit the hardest. It's constantly compared to the original trilogy and the comparisons are almost ''never'' in ''Andromeda's'' favor. Everything about it, from the writing to the gameplay to the characters, is accused of being pale imitation of the previous games. Even the game's defenders tend to consider it weaker than the first three games and it may well have become FranchiseKiller.

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** [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 The third game]] is pretty much LoveItOrHateIt to extremes, and frequently gets negative comparisons to the first two. While the streamlined gameplay is generally seen as an improvement, the rest of the game-especially the writing-is much more controversial. It also has an infamous GainaxEnding and is accused of [[AbortedArc failing to properly follow up on plot points from the previous games]].
** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' is hit the hardest. It's constantly compared to the original trilogy and the comparisons are almost ''never'' in ''Andromeda's'' favor. Everything about it, from the writing to the gameplay to the characters, is accused of being pale imitation of the previous games. Even the game's defenders tend to consider it weaker than the first three games and it may well have become FranchiseKiller.games.
17th Oct '17 7:43:40 AM chopshop
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is this trope escalating steadily as the series goes on. It's easiest to break it down by game:
** [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 The first game]] is almost universally considered a classic and one of the best sci-fi games ever. Pretty much every subsequent game gets compared to this one, sometimes positively but more often negatively.
** [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 The second game]] is also largely beloved, but there is considerable debate as to whether it's better than the first or not. A sizable portion of the fanbase sees it as a slight step down from the first.
** [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 The third game]] is pretty much LoveItOrHateIt to extremes, and frequently gets negative comparisons to the first two. While the streamlined gameplay is generally seen as an improvement, the rest of the game-especially the writing-is much more controversial. It also has an infamous GainaxEnding and is accused of [[AbortedArc failing to properly follow up on plot points from the previous games]].
** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' is hit the hardest. It's constantly compared to the original trilogy and the comparisons are almost ''never'' in ''Andromeda's'' favor. Everything about it, from the writing to the gameplay to the characters, is accused of being pale imitation of the previous games. Even the game's defenders tend to consider it weaker than the first three games and it may well have become FranchiseKiller.
14th Oct '17 11:54:41 PM lakingsif
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** To a lesser extent, Freddie Highmore and Creator/VeraFarmiga's performances as the younger Norman and Norma Bates had to compete with the well-received performances of Henry Thomas and Creator/OliviaHussey from ''Film/PsychoIVTheBeginning''. Freddie, of course, also had to compete with Anthony Perkins' iconic performance.

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** To a lesser extent, Freddie Highmore extent, Creator/FreddieHighmore and Creator/VeraFarmiga's performances as the younger Norman and Norma Bates had to compete with the well-received performances of Henry Thomas and Creator/OliviaHussey from ''Film/PsychoIVTheBeginning''. Freddie, of course, also had to compete with Anthony Perkins' iconic performance.
11th Oct '17 10:25:41 AM Flame
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** Similar to the aforementioned ''Jetman'' example in Sentai, ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is currently a tough act - ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' got hit by this hard, but was able to be successful like the aforementioned ''Kiva''. However, the same can't be said for ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'', which on top of having to live up to the still present (albeit not as strong) hype that ''Gaim'' had, also had to deal with the incredible task of following up ''Drive'', which [[GrowingTheBeard significantly improved]] in the end. ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', the currently airing series, seems to be averting this trope so far, although ''Gaim'' comparisons can still be found.

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** Similar to the aforementioned ''Jetman'' example in Sentai, ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is currently a tough act - ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' got hit by this hard, but was able to be successful like the aforementioned ''Kiva''. However, the same can't be said for ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'', which on top of having to live up to the still present (albeit not as strong) hype that ''Gaim'' had, also had to deal with the incredible task of following up ''Drive'', which [[GrowingTheBeard significantly improved]] in the end. ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', the currently airing series, seems to be averting end.
** ''Ghost''[='s=] succesor, ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' averted
this trope so far, although trope. ''Gaim'' comparisons can still be found.were pretty much everywhere, both popularity-wise and story-wise, and ''Ex-Aid'' withstood that. This leaves ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' some big shoes to fill.
11th Oct '17 7:07:33 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Similarly to ''Halloween'', any attempt to make a sequel, remake, or reboot to ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' will forever be in the shadow of Creator/AlfredHitchcock.

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* Similarly to ''Halloween'', any Any attempt to make a sequel, remake, or reboot to ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' will forever be in the shadow of Creator/AlfredHitchcock.



** The more recent ''Series/BatesMotel'' TV series on A&E had less of this, since it was intentionally trying to do something fresh with the characters and material. However, it finally caught up with the show in the final season when it came time to retell the story of the original ''Psycho'', and fans wondered how Creator/{{Rihanna}}'s performance as Marion Crane could ever possibly compare to Creator/JanetLeigh's. However, the show took everything in a surprisingly different direction, once again allowing it to form its own identity.
*** To a lesser extent, Freddie Highmore and Creator/VeraFarmiga's performances as the younger Norman and Norma Bates had to compete with the well-received performances of Henry Thomas and Creator/OliviaHussey from ''Film/PsychoIVTheBeginning''. Freddie, of course, also had to compete with Anthony Perkins' iconic performance.

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** The more recent ''Series/BatesMotel'' TV series on A&E had less of this, since it was intentionally trying to do something fresh with the characters and material. However, it finally caught up with the show in the final season when it came time to retell the story of the original ''Psycho'', and fans wondered how Creator/{{Rihanna}}'s performance as Marion Crane could ever possibly compare to Creator/JanetLeigh's. However, the show took everything in a surprisingly different direction, once again allowing it to form its own identity.
*** ** To a lesser extent, Freddie Highmore and Creator/VeraFarmiga's performances as the younger Norman and Norma Bates had to compete with the well-received performances of Henry Thomas and Creator/OliviaHussey from ''Film/PsychoIVTheBeginning''. Freddie, of course, also had to compete with Anthony Perkins' iconic performance.
11th Oct '17 6:22:17 AM jormis29
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** The more recent ''Series/BatesMotel'' TV series on A&E had less of this, since it was intentionally trying to do something fresh with the characters and material. However, it finally caught up with the show in the final season when it came time to retell the story of the original ''Psycho'', and fans wondered how Creator/{{Rihanna}}'s performance as Marion Crane could ever possibly compare to Janet Leigh's. However, the show took everything in a surprisingly different direction, once again allowing it to form its own identity.

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** The more recent ''Series/BatesMotel'' TV series on A&E had less of this, since it was intentionally trying to do something fresh with the characters and material. However, it finally caught up with the show in the final season when it came time to retell the story of the original ''Psycho'', and fans wondered how Creator/{{Rihanna}}'s performance as Marion Crane could ever possibly compare to Janet Leigh's.Creator/JanetLeigh's. However, the show took everything in a surprisingly different direction, once again allowing it to form its own identity.
8th Oct '17 10:08:28 AM Nikumubeki
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** Jason Alexander had two failed sitcoms, ''Listen Up'' and ''Bob Patterson''. He's consistently found supporting work in various movies and TV shows but is always seen as George Costanza, a fact he disdains so much that as of 2011 he started wearing a hairpiece to open up his acting opportunities.

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** Jason Alexander had two failed sitcoms, ''Listen Up'' and ''Bob Patterson''. He's consistently found supporting work in various movies and TV shows but is always seen as George Costanza, a fact Despite this, he disdains so much that as of 2011 he started wearing a hairpiece has continued to open up his acting opportunities.have a successful career on stage since the 1980s.
7th Oct '17 5:39:35 PM TheWarioBros
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** ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' and ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' also struggled to live up to the well received first two movies in the series.
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