What makes you like TF Prime?
|05-01-2012, 11:10 PM||#11|
Loves Godzilla & Arcee.
Join Date: Oct 2011
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There's a lot of things I like about the show but I'll be more specific in a way.Sig pictures are to be no larger than 40KB in file size and should be no larger than 300 pixels in height and 500 pixels wide - 2005 StaffKaijuformers comic.http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...juformers.html
Designs It bascially took what I love most about the movie and Animated asthetics and fused them into some very appealing to me. It has the realism of the films yet the stylized animated feel of Animated and made a pretty slick combination that works pretty darn great! Also that they are very expressive with thier emotions espcially characters like Arcee and Starscream who are very emotive. It just appeals to me a lot.
The animation When I first saw the CGI used in the show I was blown away about how detailed and realsitic the robots looked for TV standereds. Also that places like Cyberton and Unicron's body are pretty impressive to look at. It's also the first show since Beast Machnies to use CGI so it's certainly a welcome change from the usaul 2D or a mix of 2D/3D we had in the past. I don't mind about how the background looks at all. Just as long as the CGI does something right that's enough to me. I watch it for the storys and characters not for the backgrounds. 2D's fine and everything but the show wouldn't have the same cenimatic feel it has now if it just went into 2D. Besides Beast Wars and Machnies didn't have much going on with the background either and yet there seems to be no complaints over it.
The characters The range of characters on the show is pretty spot on though it does have it's share of not too greatly written ones. They range from being amazing new versions of the characters (Arcee,Starscream,Soundwave and Ratchet) intresting newcomers. (Airachnid,Knockout,and Breakdown) pretty colorful bunch (Bulkhead,Dreadwing, and Megatron,) to fairly underdeveloped (Optimus and Bumblebee. Even the human cast is pretty good! Jack,June,Fowler and Silas are perhaps some of the best humans out of the franchise so far,Raf needs soem more development and explanations and Miko needs to grow a brain. So yeah it's a hit and a miss in a way but nothing seriously wrong thank goodness.
The story The story in my opinon is very well written though again has it's share of flaws. I love how it has a more darker tone then the rest of the past shws with some exceptions and that it does bring out a cenimatic feel to it. I admit that it does have it''s kinks since no show's really perfect and it should've had expanded on some poteintals. Still it's not really the kind that's truely horrendous. Trust me I've seen Transformers Armada and while it's not a terrible show it's a much more flawed show. While Prime has it's share of flaws it's still worlds above Armada easly.
That's what I love about the show in general. All it needs to do is to sort out it's kinks and it'll be at least on the levels of Beast Wars and Animated.
|05-01-2012, 11:19 PM||#12|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: United States, Al
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pretty much what kaiju said. All that.
|05-01-2012, 11:57 PM||#13|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Golden State
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All the Real World and Transformers Easter eggs they decide to throw in. The one that introduced Arachnid (And why can't I remember the name? >.<), had a Predator feel to it. (The trophies, the eerie feeling, the ship..). And the Star Wars reference in the Orion Pax arc? Oh priceless! I nearly died laughing!
Of course the animation Funny story on how I get into Prime really... Was glancing at stamps on deviantArt when I came across a couple of Prime Stamps. Instant. Love.
Dedicated Fan for life.
Story, characters, style. All beautifully done.
|05-02-2012, 12:06 AM||#14|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Collection Count: too lazy to count
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I love the designs, more so than the live-action movies and I love the voice acting. The stories, although repetitive, make for nice little 30min. movies IMO. After all, this is pretty much the only show I get to look forward to on the weekends since TV mostly sucks now. I also love how they turned my favorite character, Soundwave, into a creepy and mysterious badass mofo but he could use more screen time. A lot more. And I don't care what anyone says, I like the dark and violent nature of the show. Although I like Breakdown, I'm amazed at how his death was handled. It was a big surprise and shocked the hell out of me when I first saw it.
@kaijuguy - Breakdown is not a newcomer. He's been around since G1. To be precise, he was a Stunticon.
|05-02-2012, 01:57 AM||#15|
Hopeful future TF-writer
Join Date: Mar 2011
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The look and voice acting. Everything else is terrible in my opinion.
|05-02-2012, 04:54 AM||#16|
Bane- He broke the Bat
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Victoria, Australia or on the Serenity with Mal and the gang
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The designs, the voice acting, and sometimes the writing is pretty good, but that has been on a steady decline since Operation Bumblebee Pt.2.
The animation, while great, is one of the show's biggest weaknesses, because CGI costs so much to produce, things like the environment are left fairly lifeless and new characters rarely show up, and when they do; they are recolours and retools of existing models. I really wish they had done the show in 2D because of that, so the world it could be brimming with life and they could introduce new character, without having to worry about the cost of creating an entirely new CGI model.
|05-02-2012, 05:07 AM||#17|
Join Date: Apr 2011
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|05-02-2012, 05:09 AM||#18|
Escape with your dignity!
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Australia, South Australia, Port Lincoln
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The designs mostly, but its the characterisations, storytelling, and the voice acting that gets me fully absorbed into it. I love everything about! The fast-paced action, the details of every scene, and even the humans. Finally, I have characters I can relate to!
"When darkness falls and all hope is lost, the chosen one shall rise to light our darkest hour." - Optimus Prime
Birth, Inherit, Future, Destiny.
|05-02-2012, 08:22 AM||#19|
Join Date: Oct 2007
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It just does a lot of things right really, I'm not in it because I like the just designs or just the animation or just this certain character, I'm not watching it for A reason. all around I really dig what they're doing here. Musical, story, character, acting, tone and direction, everything CLICKS just right, everytime I'm talking about a TF show there are parts where I have to go "this ____ is kinda bleh but _____ make up for it" and thankfully I never had to do that with Prime, even during it's worst it never outright "offended" me. I just think it's all-around good entertainment, good enough for me to rewatch nearly every episode so far and get enjoyment out of it.
Another really positive point is that it's the first TF show in a long long long time that got my friends interested too, so it's not just watch and be done with it like TFA etc. was, other people I know are following it and we get to talk about it and enjoy it together and I love that, it's an experience that goes beyond just the time you're staring at the TV and I really dig being able to do that with TF this time around.
|05-02-2012, 09:00 AM||#20|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Soundwaverulls: I have to wonder what DO you like about the show? Or is it that the things you liked weren't that strong to begin with and you were hoping it would become something else?
If I were in your shoes I'd stop watching for a while and catch everything on dvd. Being able to watch it in succession often smoothes over problems for me with various media whereas the waiting and anticipation just causes me to find or even invent flaws.