Do you think Energon/Cybertron could of been better if they were Animated?

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Do you think Energon/Cybertron could of been better if they were Animated?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  1. MaxLinden

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    Do you think Energon/Cybertron could of been better if they were Animated?
    Explain below and vote on the poll, i've been wondering what people think...
     
  2. AMG

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    It wouldn't have made much a difference to me.
     
  3. MaxLinden

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    Explain!
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    I think the major problem was the story and the characterization. So no, Cybertron was visually great in my opinion. And I liked Galaxy Force's story - some things are just changed for the translation.
     
  5. Lock Cade

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    No, not really.

    If anything, the stories and characterizations could have been better... at least in the Energon series. Cybertron series wasn't too bad, though.
     
  6. kryptofred

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    I don't understand what you mean. They were animated.
     
  7. MaxLinden

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    No, they were computer generated AKA CGI.
     
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    Er, no... they used traditional, cel 2D animation in both series. They only used CGI just for the TFs.
     
  9. AMG

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    The story and characters are going to be the same regardless of the animation style used for the show.
     
  10. MaxLinden

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    Well, ya... But still.
     
  11. Aernaroth

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    And CGI is still a form of animation.

    But the problems with energon and cybertron went far beyond their artistic style, so I don't think a more traditional animation technique would have fixed things.
     
  12. MaxLinden

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    Ok, then what shall I call Armada animation...?
     
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    Energon wouldn't have been so blocky...But in the end, not really...
     
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    Sorry for being the grammar Nazi, but it's 'would have been', not 'would of been'. :p 

    And while their biggest problems (particularly Energon) were more in the writing & translation than in the animation, I'd say they just needed better CG rather than traditional animation. I mean, why does Beast Wars CG look better than Energon? There's no excuse for that. :lol 
     
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    So you mean animated diffrently. Okay, then no. The problems with these series was that they didn't make sense. They barely even tried to. They could have gotten actual giant transforming robots from another planet and filmed them and it wouldn't have improved the story any.
     
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    Armada was cel animation. Energon and Cybertron are cel animation with 3D models for the robots. I think the thing wrong with Energon was NOT just the crappy 3D models that are practically statues but that the story hardly goes anyway and character storylines were forgotten frequently. Galaxy Force I ENJOYED but it has its own flaws (like the races that dragged on for way too long leaving the ending feeling rushed with limited explanation on Planet X etc.
     
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    Energon and Cybertron were just PAINFUL to watch...

    I wouldn't mind them being CGI if thr CGI wasn't so bad that my eyes started bleeding...
     
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    Nope...I agree that the problem with the shows were the writing, not the art style.
     
  20. Feralstorm

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    My only problem with the CGI robot animation in Energon or Cybertron is it almost totally lacked expression and personality. (Cybertron did a better overall job than Energon. If they could have gotten some of the facial animation and posing from Beast Wars and/or Beast Machines, it would have helped in that department.

    Others are right though, if there were no other differences in writing (or dubbing), changing the animation would be a minimal impact on my enjoyment of the show.
     

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