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This may be old new to some of you but, i didnt kno about it just until a while ago.

I heard about it at cube ign, I dont know whether im gonna like it or...not, but what the heck....it seems cool, even tho there are barely any screens. But whaddre they gunna do in it anyway? Race? I hope it doesnt turn out like Street Racers!
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Anyway, what duz everyone else think of it?


EDIT: Oh lord, i cant find the link to the F-zero anime thingi at cube.ign....
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Ah...Yeah, I've heard about this on another board. I personally don't think it's gonna do well at all. I've got nothing against F-Zero, but...Well, the races are gonna get pretty old, pretty quick. Sure, it's fast, theres danger at all times, but after a few races you'll have seen it all before, which is when the half assed plots start to show up.

I personally think that after the first ten episodes it's gonna end up being a high-speed Wacky Races.

Falcon: OMGZ I GONNA WIIIN!1!!/1111!!!
Samurai Gorah (is that his name? Go-somthing. I can't remember >_<): LOLOLLLL I PLANT TRAP ON TRACK RACERS GO BOOM HEHEHEH!1!!11
Falcon: BRUM BRUM BRUM OMGZ TRAP!!!!!!111111111!!1 ONOZ!
Samurai guy: HAHAHAHAHAHAH
*omgz flacno dodge sss and samauria goeos BOBOBOOOMMM111!!!1!!*
Falcon: omgz i win!111!!!111 happy :)

There's also the classic "Falcons car gets sabotaged", but I don't think you all want to sit through another prediction. XD

Anyone ever seen Nascar Racers? Cars doing sonic-style loop thingies while going really fast and cars blowing up, then unimaginative kidnapping and conspiracy plots and stuff outside of the races. That's basically what I'm expecting. >_>
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I heard about this a couple weeks ago at least.

I don't think that will be the case. This isn't Hanna Barbara's Wacky Races. There are many well defined characters in the game series, although some more than others. I think, that if they do it properly, it will work. It's not exactly going to be aimed at small childen (like Nascar Racers was) from the things I've read anyway. F-Zero appeals to a different set of people and there's no reason they can't write in such a way that would reflect that. The story mode in F-Zero GX just scrapes the surface of a lot of those characters.

Most anime sucks as it is. I don't expect this to be amazing, but I do expect it to be decent at least. Hopefully it will turn out.
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[color=#707875]And if you can dismiss an F-Zero anime, you can also dismiss a Pokemon anime and countless others. There are many "popular" animes that have been based on video games.

F-Zero GX seems to put much greater emphasis on the stories of characters. There's no reason to immediately dismiss an F-Zero anime series...it's better to reserve judgement until you see it.[/color]
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I don't know how F-Zero could be an anime in the 80s considering the game was created in the 90s. I don't know what the hell you're thinking of, but it wasn't F-Zero.

F-Zero isn't even popular in Japan. It has very little to cash in on at all over there. I think it's an attempt to make a quality show so that people might actually go [i]buy[/i] the game. If you've played F-Zero GX, go read the character profiles... they all have a surprising amount of past history, even in the little blurbs in the game. I think they could make something quite good from it.
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If there was an F-Zero anime, I'd certainly check it out.

I've read some of the backstory on the characters (even though I haven't been able to buy the game yet...sucks to be cheap) and it is surprisingly detailed. There's some good stuff hidden under the racing. It's quite fun to read through.

So, yeah, if the backstory is explored to its fullest potential, then an F-Zero anime could end up being really good. But I'll hold off opinion until I actually see something.
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O_o An F-Zero anime?

Um.. *cough cough* Yeah.

So the people in Japan are gonna make an F-Zero-based anime to sell there, eh? Semjaza's correct, this series is primarily popular in America.. Which makes you wonder, did they put Falcom in F-Zero just because he is on a Nintendo-exclusive franchise and they couldn't think of another character that was as vibrant with the wide array of attacks, or because they planned to sell it in the US in the first place, and he would help get more buyers?

Let's keep it at this: If the story mode didn't thrill me that much, (especially 'cause of the voices. Oi vei.) will the anime keep me entertained? -_- That's unlikely..
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Maybe it wwas early 90s but I know its true because it said it In Nintendo Power magazine. There was Zelda, Mario, Sonic, and another show that FEATURED F-Zero.
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[color=indigo]There might have been an episode or two of Captain N or something that featured F-Zero, but there was no series devoted to F-Zero.

I agree with OtakuSennen, though. The story mode in F-Zero GX was really, and I mean [i]really[/i] cheesy. (Though the missions themselves were pretty fun for the most part). Unless they come up with something substantially better for the anime, I can't see it being very good. I can hope, though...[/color]
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I think the story mode was meant to be cheesy. The whole game is really, at least that's how the character designs lead me to think lol.

However, my point was not that it was stupid... but that the characters obviously already have their own motivations and backgrounds and such. They have a lot to play around with, and since SEGA isn't involved, it probably won't be a problem. All of SEGA's arcade based games seem to have some cheesy quality to them.
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