Rider Kick Appreciation

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  1. Robert Snoke

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    who ever wrote this show must be a huge fan of the Atelier series games, that or Full Metal Alchemist.

     
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  2. Dr Kain

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    So the writers from Ghost/Saber pretty much just took the setting of Fourze and combined it with the gimmicks of Blade and Build? <sigh> I don't think I can do another full year of watching a show that is utterly terrible right now. Every time I start to play catch up on Geats I hate myself.
     
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  3. Hate-triot

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    I am a sucker for Gotchard's Saint Seiya-esque gimmick toyline but man this might be a rough watch for me. Best case scenario this show surprises me and it's Reiwa's finest. Worst case scenario my wallet takes a break this season.
     
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    Saber was the series that broke me, but I've actually been enjoying Geats.
     
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    Yeah, not feeling this one. This seems to fall into the Ghost, Ex-Aid, and Saber column of just not having even an ounce of appeal to me. I don't hate it or anything, but it's just not for me.
     
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    I honestly don’t get how people even watch modern Rider. The belt gimmicks are so intrusive. When the thing is either screaming nonsense or blaring it’s own music so loud it drowns out the bgm and kills any attempt of a dramatic moment.

    I think the suit looks nice though. I’d love to get a chromed figure that replicates that effect in the beginning of the trailer.
     
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    I dunno, I watch it with my kids and they love it.
     
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    Another high school series, blah.
     
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    I definitely think the belts just talk way too much. Saber was the absolute worst, but Revice wasn't much better. Geats actually isn't too bad, being pretty simple in just announcing the buckle and occasionally being longer if there's a combo of two buckles.

    Another problem is the need for certain series to have some kind of lengthy jingle or song, since I feel like simple call outs can be taken or left, but if it's a song with lyrics and you don't like the song, it can get super annoying to hear it repeated.
     
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  10. Dr Kain

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    I am bored by Geats. We just finished the Yearning arc and the ending seriously felt like it was going to be the end of the series, but nope, there's another arc after it.

    Yes, I know it wasn't going to be the end, but the way the story was going it should have been it. Geats has had like 5 different endings. It doesn't help that Keiwa started out as the show's main character and has now become barely a secondary one. And the whole admins thing is so haphazardly put together. The Jamato have lost all credibility as a threat too. At this point I'm just watching it because I'm this far in.
     
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    Depends on the gimmick, but the belts can be damn awesome. Zero-One's gimmicks were fanfuckingtastic. Loved them. Revice was pretty cool too and the show itself was damn good.

    On other hand, the Geats stuff sucks. There's no actual main rider forms and it is annoying as hell.
     
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    Zero one’s gimmick was terrible…

    Edit: actually, that’s too harsh. I liked the toys on an evolution standpoint. Anything like the animal switching is pretty much what I don’t like.
     
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    Well I don't agree because I loved most of the rider forms on top of the text to speech that was given.

    "Is it Heaven of Hell? IT'S DOESN'T MATTER!"

    "A jump to the sky turns to a rider kick."

    "Try to outrun this demon to get left in the dust."
     
  14. Hate-triot

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    Zero-One was the first series I really went hard with collecting the DX items. Sure, I agree the playability of the keys themselves was just OK but the jingles marrying perfect english diction with oddly structured sentences made for a fun toy.

    "Thr conclusion when evil reaches the highest mountain of rock."
     
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    If you left off the text-to-speech parts, Zero One's Progrise keys would be perfect.

    I mean, it was a computer doing the voice.

    Tough the non-TTS voice was IIRC done by a Canadian. Those parts sounded fine. It was just the nonsensical robot voice prattling on for a full minute after the transformation was long over.

    The only time it was cool was during Shining Assault Hopper, because it was a warning message and didn't so so clunky or stupid.
     
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    Zero one cast that doesn’t have anything to do with their main motifs doesn’t exist to me (Toei apparently thinks so too for some reason).
     
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    In regards to sounds, usually I don’t mind them. But the ones that stand out and annoy me is ghost and saber. Ghost for just being plain annoying and saber for being too long.
     
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    Remember the other two members of Metsuboujinrai.net?

    Yeah, neither do I. :lol 

    Wizard and Ghost are tied for most annoying voice to me, with Ryugen-coded Lockseeds and Revice Driver's voice a close second and third. The Beyondriver is also pretty shrill.

    I also personally hate the Shotriser's standby. It just looping "Kamen Rider" feels hokey and stupid, especially after Zero-One's absolutely badass techo rock loop.
     
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    I like most of Zero One’s stuff…. That doesn’t have anything to do with the animal forms (ex. Falcon, Bear, etc.) they ruined Zero one’s design and ended up in Toei prop recycling purgatory (which to be fair, is pretty much everything nowadays).
     
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    Yeah, Zero-One's secondary forms are just forgettable. I kind of like the idea of the Hopper armour re-configuring into different shapes, rather than being completely replaced, but the colours inevitably clashed with the neon green and they just looked too much like toys.

    That said, his Hopper-based forms have got to have one of the best visual progressions since Kuuga.