Discussion in 'Transformers Cyberverse and Cartoon Discussion' started by ABrown, Sep 19, 2018.
I love animated. Great show. But I would say Prine is overall objectively better.
Animated didn't take two years and over 50 episodes to become watchable. So as good as Beast Hunters is, Animated has the big advantage of not needing to slog through over 24 hours of boring TV before it can be enjoyed.
Prime, for as long as I watched it, was just super generic to me. I dug the designs, the animation was solid, and I inherently liked the characters, but it was just super bleh. Felt like a series made by committee.
For me Prime wins in a landslide
Prime had the most promise and potential of any modern TF series, and it slowly squandered it, revealing itself to be a shallow parody that took itself too seriously. I''ll forever irrationally loathe it.
They’re very close for me and both fit into the top tier of TF series (with Beast Wars and Beast Machines), but at the moment I’m going with Prime.
Prime was fun to watch, but no way does it even come close to beating Animated.
Definitely Animated, by far.
PRIME never really felt like it had any payoff to its slow buildup. Cliffjumper dies in the first episode showing that characters can die at any time? Only potentially interesting Decepticon characters die, but no Autobots. Optimus loses his memory? Fixed in 3 episodes. The Earth is Unicron?! Dead by the end of the season, the fact that he is the Earth is never relevant again.
Meanwhile Animated followed through with all of its plot threads (or at the very least planned to in Season 4).
I could go on for awhile about this, but to avoid a wall of text I'll leave it at that.
It still baffles me that they never decided to create any sort of official continuation, besides the few live performances at BotCons.
On that note, here's something interesting from a few years ago- someone asked about more Animated comics at an IDW BotCon panel a few years back. Based on the IDW reps' response it didn't seem like they thought it was worth doing, and with how successful their comics have been post-soft-reboot it's not terribly surprising that they didn't bother working on continuing a story for another continuity entirely.
But hey, given the impending hard reboot, maybe we'll finally see something in the future. Possibly. Hopefully...
You seem to be under the impression that taking yourself seriously is a good thing. Not always the case. Tommy Wiseau took The Room seriously. Not that I don't love Prime, I do.
Not really. It just felt childish at times.
That's the whole point of Animated, dummy!
It was foremost a show like Beast Wars, lighthearted with a principal focus on developing a small, core cast. It never tried to take itself super seriously, like Prime.
Oh. I get ya. Just never had the patience to sit through an whole episode.
Too bad. You’re missing out.
Prime by miles
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