ChocolateElemental on Jan 6th 2019 at 9:35:05 AM
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ChocolateElemental on Feb 24th 2019 at 8:10:00 AM
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Almost nothing starts off as great as they should, which is considered to be a rocky start. As long as people listen to feedback about the flaws in terms of quality, this is when all the magic happens; the quality has been fixed. Despite the quality being formerly bad in terms of history telling, people are now pleased that some of the company members alike are capable of proving themselves that they're capable of fixing them.
More often than not sadly, some corporations don't exactly do that, allowing fans to fix them instead as they wished too, mainly through fan-made mods and patches. Something of bad quality being improved to substantial quality is a rare but an amazing decision to commit, which fixes all of the flaws that makes something undesirable and terrible. Sometimes, the flaws would may be beyond repair, meaning they have to resort to remaking or rebooting it, at least depending on how fixable they are.
Another fact that should be noted is that a series or show can have its quality improved by simply continuing making episodes, seasons, and movies that are of high quality, which in turn earns back the audience.
While improving a specific product, video game, a TV Show, or a movie to high quality sounds undeniably great, this does (at least sometimes) only earn back fewer consumers and audiences, unless this sort of action has been informed to the public, then there will be plenty of people buying and watching them again.
This trope must not be confused with The Remake or Video Game Remake, since these tropes are only similar to Quality Redemption. In direct comparison with each other, they both mainly revolve around something being remade to fit the modern age for obvious reasons.
It should be noted that this doesn't coincide with Growing the Beard, however it is in fact, a supertrope to this. Growing the Beard is basically a trope that explains about a series getting progressively better, while Quality Redemption focuses on a specific thing that has become good through extensive fixing, whether through patches, remakes, and some others.
The subtropes to this however are as follows.
- Author's Saving Throw
- Even Better Sequel
- Fan Remake
- Game Mod
- Growing the Beard
- Polished Port
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel
- The Remake
- Updated Re-release
- Video Game Remake
- Seinfeld is a live-action TV series that used to start off badly. However, as soon as David and his crew had listened to what the flaws are in the show, they managed to redeem the quality of the show by simply cranking out seasons of great quality, which is all thanks to their highest possible effort put into them as much as possible.
- Action 52 is one of the most colossal NES failures to ever be made. Having a history of being a sort of scam all because of the whopping $199.99 price, nobody is almost able to get their money back for how all of the games are of atrocious quality. However, way back in April of 2010, there exists a fan recreation project in remaking the Action 52 game, simply known as Action 52 Owns. Even though this is a collaborative effort between different developers, the project is a rather slow process to become a reality, meaning the people will just have to wait until the further news regarding this project has been completed for years to come.
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest on the Nintendo Entertainment System (abbreviated as NES), where someone has made a mod where it patches the game to much better quality unlike its past version. The mod is known as Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Redaction.
- A minor but effective one with the Playstation 2 version of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. The original release suffered from Loads and Loads of Loading, which was cut down significantly for the Platinum and Greatest Hits rereleases. The Xbox version dumbed them down even further and offered a few other cosmetic tune ups. While the game is still considered So Okay, It's Average, most fans say that is much easier to sit through when more time is spent playing than waiting for it to load.
- While not outright panned, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords suffered when it was Christmas Rushed for the 2004 holiday season, being launched with bugs and missing content. Obsidian offered to release a patch to restore some of the content, but LucasArts turned it down. Many years later, The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod was released and helped give KOTOR 2 the status it has today.
- No Man's Sky, at least to most people, are totally disappointed with the game at release, especially the whopping $60.00 which is a huge slap in the face to the consumers. However, as two years passed, No Man's Sky had its quality improvised as of the year 2018. In the process, this caused some people to play it again.
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: One of the biggest complaints aimed at these games is that they're just too slow, as in that even battle animations are slow-loading. Platinum, the third game of the bunch, would come along to speed things up a bit, and by the time of Pokemon Heart Gold And Soul Silver, Game Freak had gotten accustomed to working on the DS and were able to bring the games back up to their typical speed.
- Uncle Grandpa at least to most people, had started off terrible, but by Season 3, it has become apparent that the show's quality had begun to escalate. This in turn caused some of the viewers to return watching it, though sadly it has been cancelled eventually by Cartoon Network. Nevertheless however, people can still watch it over and over again as they need to, since its still available on DVD, and it can be watched online on the Kim Cartoon website.
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