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Posted by Slag

Alright, I thought the thing about dudes being into the new My Little Ponies was funny at first, but this is taking the joke pretty far. Man I don't even know what to think of this fan project by (or how much time they must have already put into it)

http://www.mane6.com/

Posted by PeasantAbuse

"Bronies" are gross.

Posted by TooWalrus

Yo, this shit is fuckin' dumb.

Edited by FluxWaveZ

@Slag said:

Alright, I thought the thing about dudes being into the new My Little Ponies was funny at first, but this is taking the joke pretty far.

I think MLP fans take the show pretty seriously; it's no joke.

But that aside, it looks awesome for a fan game.

Edited by Insectecutor

Fighting is magic.

It's really satisfying to watch these ponies beat the shit out of eachother.

Posted by Aegon

hmm..I wonder if the show is actually really good. I don't want to give it a chance though.  This thing ain't gonna hook its cherry lollipop infused claws into me!

Edited by Slag

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Slag said:

Alright, I thought the thing about dudes being into the new My Little Ponies was funny at first, but this is taking the joke pretty far.

I think MLP fans take the show pretty seriously; it's no joke.

But that aside, it looks awesome for a fan game.

oh my bad, I thought it was some hipster ironic meme or something to that effect.

eh it's a free country people can like whatever they want to. MLP ain't my thing, but if that's what someone likes more power to 'em.

whoever these dudes are, I agree they put some serious effort into this game.

Posted by FluxWaveZ
Posted by Slag

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Slag: Nope.

holeeeee crap.

Edited by ArbitraryWater

@TooWalrus said:

Yo, this shit is fuckin' dumb.

I really couldn't have said it any better myself. Listen, I "get" it when people talk about how Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of their favorite shows. I don't agree by any stretch of the imagination, but I can at least see where people are coming from when they say that. This? This is just dumb. A fan-made fighting game based on a semi-clever cartoon aimed at 10 year old girls that the internet has managed to adopt out of sheer irony is not something that anyone should spend their time making. Ever. Ponies are DUMB.

Oh crap. Sparklykiss is going to ban me now.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@TooWalrus said:

Yo, this shit is fuckin' dumb.

Not really. It is, however, girly as all hell. I have a hard time understanding how people over the age of six can tolerate it.

Posted by dudeglove

Christ, people, grow up already.

Posted by lord_canti

kinda poking a angry bear by posting here but o well, i think that the games concept is stupid and the fandom is going waaaaaaay overboard with what there doing. however taking the whole brony thing out of it kinda impressive making what looks like a competent fan fighting game out of basically nothing

Edited by jakob187

I...want to play this. Goddammit, saying that makes me feel weird.

I won't lie: I watched My Little Pony right after Glo-Worms when I was a young kid. Why? Because I'm a man and changing the channel would've taken effort. There was a part of me that ended up kind of liking it. I wish I could murder that part of me...but it continues to live somewhere. I think it's the same part of me that likes the movie Daredevil.

Posted by ShiftyMagician

Oh insecure internet people and gut reactions to things they dislike...

Well the quality for a fan-made project is surprisingly well done and their attempts to find voice actors to mimic the main voice actors in the show is indication of a team that is genuinely enthusiastic about the franchise and what they are doing. Good luck to them.

Posted by Psycosis

Videogames are my favourite videogames!

Posted by Sparklykiss

Allow me to put my fingers in my ears for a moment:

LA LA LA, I CAN'T HEAR YOU. MY LITTLE PONY IS SURPRISINGLY CHARMING AND FUN, I CAN'T SEE OTHERWISE. NO ONE IS BEING ANTI-FRIENDSHIP AND MAGIC HERE. NOPE. NOPE. NOT AT ALL. LA LA LAAA~

...Anyways, I think this sort of stuff is really cool when a community/fanbase becomes dedicated enough to want to make their own project based around something they're really enthusiastic/passionate about. I'm also actually pretty excited by this because it looks like it'll actually be really really good.

@ArbitraryWater said:

@TooWalrus said:

Yo, this shit is fuckin' dumb.

I really couldn't have said it any better myself. Listen, I "get" it when people talk about how Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of their favorite shows. I don't agree by any stretch of the imagination, but I can at least see where people are coming from when they say that. This? This is just dumb. A fan-made fighting game based on a semi-clever cartoon aimed at 10 year old girls that the internet has managed to adopt out of sheer irony is not something that anyone should spend their time making. Ever. Ponies are DUMB.

Oh crap. Sparklykiss is going to ban me now.

No, YOU'RE DUMB. :< (Not really. I'm only joking, don't be mad at me joking about you being dumb! Opinions!)

...It's not like I've got a list of people who openly bash My Little Pony here... Nope... Not at all.

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Posted by Inkerman

Wow. 
 
 
But I kind of dig the look of the game...the music is great.

Posted by tourgen

zero interest in the subject.  but it's hard to be critical of people getting together and creating something out of nothing.  good for them for actually doing something rather than just watching other people do things.

Posted by CaptainCody

@Sparklykiss said:

Allow me to put my fingers in my ears for a moment:

LA LA LA, I CAN'T HEAR YOU. MY LITTLE PONY IS SURPRISINGLY CHARMING AND FUN, I CAN'T SEE OTHERWISE. NO ONE IS BEING ANTI-FRIENDSHIP AND MAGIC HERE. NOPE. NOPE. NOT AT ALL. LA LA LAAA~

...Anyways, I think this sort of stuff is really cool when a community/fanbase becomes dedicated enough to want to make their own project based around something they're really enthusiastic/passionate about. I'm also actually pretty excited by this because it looks like it'll actually be really really good.

@ArbitraryWater said:

@TooWalrus said:

Yo, this shit is fuckin' dumb.

I really couldn't have said it any better myself. Listen, I "get" it when people talk about how Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of their favorite shows. I don't agree by any stretch of the imagination, but I can at least see where people are coming from when they say that. This? This is just dumb. A fan-made fighting game based on a semi-clever cartoon aimed at 10 year old girls that the internet has managed to adopt out of sheer irony is not something that anyone should spend their time making. Ever. Ponies are DUMB.

Oh crap. Sparklykiss is going to ban me now.

No, YOU'RE DUMB. :< (Not really. I'm only joking, don't be mad at me joking about you being dumb! Opinions!)

...It's not like I've got a list of people who openly bash My Little Pony here... Nope... Not at all.

You're not a brony though, you have no penis and therefore YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MAGIC.

Posted by SoldierG654342

Please tell me that the animations are taken from the show and haven't been done by hand, because if someone drew them I may have to burn down the internet.

Posted by Sparklykiss

@CaptainCody said:

You're not a brony though, you have no penis and therefore YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MAGIC.

If you cut me... Do I not bleed?

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Posted by FluxWaveZ

@SoldierG654342 said:

Please tell me that the animations are taken from the show and haven't been done by hand, because if someone drew them I may have to burn down the internet.

It's obvious that a talented someone (or several people) made the animations themselves.

Posted by CaptainCody

@Sparklykiss said:

@CaptainCody said:

You're not a brony though, you have no penis and therefore YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MAGIC.

If you cut me... Do I not bleed?

Fool's blood.

Edited by SoldierG654342

@FluxWaveZ said:

@SoldierG654342 said:

Please tell me that the animations are taken from the show and haven't been done by hand, because if someone drew them I may have to burn down the internet.

It's obvious that a talented someone (or several people) made the animations themselves.

Welp, first stop Amazon.

It's not even that I carry any particular animosity towards My Little Pony. It's just...why this? Why now? What makes this so deserving of such treatment over the countless other shows and toy lines over the years? How come no one ever took the time to hand animate a Care Bares or He-Man fighting game?

Edited by Brendan

It's an exceedingly simple cartoon show aimed at little girls. I don't mean that as a damning statement about the show without seeing it, either. I watched an episode. It's exceedingly simple, repetitive, pandering, boring, and pointless. It's a children's cartoon show directed towards little girls. What does a grown person see in this that they could possibly enjoy it?

Posted by FluxWaveZ

@Brendan said:

It's a children's cartoon show directed towards little girls. What does a grown person see in this that they could possibly enjoy it?

I don't know; I had created the original thread with that question in mind. Fans say that it's clever enough to appeal to a very large audience other than children, but perhaps there's some more complex, crowd mentality thing going on too.

Posted by Sparklykiss

@CaptainCody said:

Fool's blood.

I think the word you're looking for here is "Foal's blood."

...I'll show myself out.

(While secretly hoping for that Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures micro-management game I've been wanting.)

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Posted by august

I'd say MLP has approximately twenty times the artistic merit than, say, Gears of War.

It's science.

Posted by Rapid

The next game at Evo

Posted by ShiftyMagician

@august said:

I'd say MLP has approximately twenty times the artistic merit than, say, Gears of War.

It's science.

Well they did discover more various usesof colour for one hehehe.

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Brendan said:

It's a children's cartoon show directed towards little girls. What does a grown person see in this that they could possibly enjoy it?

I don't know; I had created the original thread with that question in mind. Fans say that it's clever enough to appeal to a very large audience other than children, but perhaps there's some more complex, crowd mentality thing going on too.

If you google hard enough you will find the answer. It isn't hard. However a good amount of people that ask this question are really looking to spout more nonsense than to be educated. I questioned this a lot until I actually decided to see some episodes for myself (most notably the last episode of season 1 and the first two episodes of season 2).

At the very least it's inoffensive and does have some good humour in it from time to time as it gets better after the first couple of episodes as it was an all new show at the time. Even with most of the characters being female ponies, it proved it didn't have to have a completely corny show just because of the premise, title and the childish aesthetic. However the internet (as always) will continue to bash the show because it's just too easy to do it when the title itself has the words 'Friendship is Magic'.

Also which other show has a flying pony create a rainbow mushroom cloud by smashing itself into something? Or have a crazy god voiced by the dude who played Q in Star Trek next generations basically act like Q in this show as well to screw around with the protagonists? This show is definitely not for everyone (even Hasbro doesn't know how to market to this unexpected audience), but I can respect that the creators are doing some good work there.

Posted by Brodehouse

Gears of War: Chainsaws are Magic

Edited by Hitchenson

Bonies are lower than furries and that's an insane thing to accomplish. Nothing but a plague unleashed upon the fine folks of the world.

Posted by AlmostSwedish

I actually watch the show. I guess that makes me a brony, but I don't buy any of the stupid toys or such. I was also extremely skeptical, but as a forced myself to understand the phenomenon (the first few episodes were pretty meh) I came to appreciate the humor. It's nothing extraordinary really, and it's certainly not the best thing ever (although people like to pretend it is to piss off non-bronies).

Anyway, the game looks nice but I have about zero interest in it.

Edited by Village_Guy

Internet-people hating things they don't know shit about, just like everyday I guess.

If you want to hate on My Little Pony then go watch the two first episodes of the show and come back and hate it (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeanyOne#p/c/875B9A32B0B1E1A0/0/q6sUJR1GiGI part 1 is here!)

As for the game I like some of the looks and the music, though I'm not too much into fighting games.

Slightly Off-Topic: Another cool looking pony game is Cutie Mark Crusaders: A Dash of Adventure, which is a point-and-click adventure game (http://www.manestreamgames.com/)

EDIT: I'm kinda disappointed in the Giant Bomb community right now, you guys are usually awesome and friendly, but it seems quite of few of you just came here to say that MLP:FiM is stupid...

Posted by Bollard

That looks almost like a worryingly competent fighting game.

Edited by PenguinDust

I don't like Friendship Is Magic as much as Adventure Time, Regular Show or Phineas and Ferb, but I still have a good time with it. It's in the same mold as The Powerpuff Girls which isn't surprising since the creator of MLP:FIM (Lauren Faust) is married to the creator of PPG (Craig McCracken). I scratched my head, too when the internet craze began, but I came around due to the charm of the show. It's fun and this new fan-created project is an expression of that fun. Why does everything have to be negative so often?

Rainbow Dash is pretty awesome...not Buttercup awesome, but up there just the same.

Posted by Mmmslash

I'm not a "bronie" or whatever, but the show is actually pretty great. Don't get me wrong, it's obviously targeted at young girls, but it's actually a quality show. It suffers from the usual AND THEN I LEARNED A LESSON every episode, but if we're going to look upon a show negatively about that, we are being a bit fickle.

The fact is, it's a show with top-notch animation, pop culture out the wazoo, and pretty genuine and wholesome. The writing is pretty good, and it's enjoyable to watch.

It's very reminiscent of the sort of stuff I used to watch on Nick in the 90's.

Posted by bybeach

@Insectecutor said:

Fighting is magic.

It's really satisfying to watch these ponies beat the shit out of eachother.

I'm not watching that

I like hearing it, though.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

@Village_Guy: It's a decent kids show. Actually, I'd probably go as far to say it's a really good kids show.

But it's still a kids show, and I'm not sure what the appeal is for males or older audiences.. besides Rule 34.

Posted by bartok

Having nieces and nephews I occasionally have to watch My Little Ponies and other kid shows.  I can say that My Little Ponies is one of the least offensive children programs on the air.  I can't say I enjoy the show but I can say I tolerate it more then most of what is considered suitable kids programming.  
The whole "brony" thing is just creepy.  I don't care if the art is good or the show is well written because it is intended for little girls.  The idea that grown ass dudes and even ladies have taken what is essentially an infomercial for Hasbro and perverted it into some weird obsession is really gross.   These are the same people that took a series of games in which a blue hedgehog runs fast and fetishized it to a point that I am embarrassed to admit that Sonic Colors is actually a pretty decent game. 

Edited by lord_canti

@PenguinDust: laurren was the storyboard artist, writer, director, supervising director of ppg so theres a additional connection for you :P

laurren foust also worked on kids next door and fosters home for imaginary friends i liked fosters but never watched kids next door, but i understand its just as good.

basicaly to every one who are wondering why people like it so much its becasue it was made by such a cartoon dream team including the writer and creator of my life as a teenage robot. writers from all the good cartoon network shows from our past such as johnny bravo and dexters lab. just look at the wikipedia page and look at the track record of the people working on it and think, people who are 90's kids like my self who look at cartoons today and thing good god everything is soo terrible and pandering have a show made by people who did the shows they loved

also thanks to some frends who now have kids i know this is a thing and what the hell

Posted by NekuSakuraba

Someone explain to me why people like this show if they are not 10 year old girls?

Posted by Hennet_sim

@NekuSakuraba: I have watched the show and liked it I found it to be funny and that's why I watch it.

Posted by FrankCanada97

I'll just leave this in here:

Edited by Insectecutor
Posted by Make_Me_Mad

Even if you loathe the show, I don't see how anyone can be against an awesome looking game like this being made.

Posted by PK_Koopa

I don't really see why this is a problem. A fanbase is making a game based on something they like, which happens to be a good kids show. Not to mention the creator is Lauren Faust, who did a pretty good job of making Powerpuff Girls a show for both genders, as well as humorous for both children and adults, despite their main three protagonists being little girls. She and the rest of the team really go out of their way to respond to their fanbase as well, either by generally responding to questions, or by adding loads of easter eggs and little inside jokes made by the fans. It's implemented in well enough for people outside the brony fanbase to still enjoy the episode as well.

The fans are actually a surprisingly cool bunch as well. Part of the fun is just talking about it. Since this is a pony show with little girls as the original demographic, most, if not all, of the fans are very open minded people, and are actually quite funny too. There are those that spread the images too much and try to infect people with the 'pony virus' with jokes that outsiders won't get, and I fully understand how that can be annoying, but those aren't really representative of the majority of fans. Each episode ends with a moral as well, so the general kind nature of the show influences the fanbase into being an understand and kind group.

For those trying to 'get' the show, I wouldn't really recommend the first two episodes for anything other than to see the characters get introduced. While I though they were decent, they certainly aren't the best of what the show has to offer, and since the episodes (for the most part) aren't in chronological order after the first two episodes, you can just skip to the good ones. I'd recommend "Lesson Zero" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3F49D1WiQ4) and/or "Party of One" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1EPEBW9IcU) since those were my favorites, although "Suited for success" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IbSVL4W9DM ) was actually the one that started me off. If you still don't like it after that, then its just not for you.

Posted by Sawboss

All my friends seem to be into it, but I have resisted the pull. I watched a couple episodes, it is a quality kids show that def works in some solid older humor. I just rather play videogames with my time :-P.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

No blood? Fuck this shit.

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