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Old 2012-05-30, 03:38   Link #3281
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I honestly don't like AGE's mecha design, mainly due to the lack of verniers and big thrusters ;; the Veigan army has it all covered with their cool dragon theme.

the AGE-2's thrusters annoyed me to no end, they where so tiny, so bloody tiny.

Other than that i honstly prefer the early AGE-3 design over the current one. that Slim-Fat trend AGE-3 has going on at the moment is rustling my jimmies
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Old 2012-05-30, 03:48   Link #3282
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AGE's mecha hit all the right notes for me. I love the diversity between the two faction's MS design philosphy. To say AGE has the worst designs, is trolling. IMO.
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Old 2012-05-30, 03:50   Link #3283
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You may not like it, but disagree with you isn't trolling no matter how much you want it to be.

I found nothing interesting or value when it comes to the design in AGE where as I did in every Gundam series wether I liked it or not aside from Turn A/G Savior.

One of the series has to be the worst, that is just the way it is. To me that is AGE, not because of trolling but simply because I don't personally like them.
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Old 2012-05-30, 03:54   Link #3284
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So you're gonna sit there and tell me that....G-Gundam had better mecha designs than AGE?
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Old 2012-05-30, 03:58   Link #3285
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Shining/Rising/God/Shadow/Master/Nobell/Maxter/Dragon? Without doubt. All of these easily out do anything from AGE to me.

I would say AGE-3 Normal/Orbital/Fortress are better then stuff like Rose/Bolt, but overall the suits that are amazing are amazing with a few that are bad where as AGE that has a few that are okay, but nothing amazing.

I did say in my original post, that if you wanted to argue the Sambero/Windmill gundam then sure, AGE is better then that nonsense but that is exactly what those are even in the Context of G Gundam so trying to argue it is pointless when even G is like bitch please.
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Old 2012-05-30, 06:07   Link #3286
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Are....are you being series right now? AGE has the worst mecha designs?
Well he is talking about his own tastes and everybody have their own cup of tea of what they prefer I guess.
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Old 2012-05-30, 06:17   Link #3287
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For me it has to do with the man behind this particular series.

Hino and Level 5 have continued to make things that I don't enjoy despite repeated attempts to give them a shot and I hate the character and overall artistic design. Taking it one step further this is the easily the worst Mech Design in Gundam save only Turn A and G Savior for me.

As for story? I haven't watched most of it and I will admit the story could very well be one of the best in Gundam. That said I personally don't believe ANY Gundam is all that good storywise and for me Gundam is largely about presentation and AGE fails at that completely.

As for the UC Homages, that really falls flat for me as I'm one of the people who don't care for UC outside of ZZ and Char's Counter Attack. Overall the UC timeline doesn't do much for me and I stick mainly with in the AU series.
Thanks for the answer. I do understand the character design first impressions (I got over that after a couple of episodes) but like many I'm surprised about Age having the worst mecha design in Gundam. Personally, G's design and concept are atrocious.

IMO, the 1st chapter's episodes really lack the oomph to compete with its contempory shows let alone retain those audience who actually gave this show a chance (then abandoned it by Asem's and Kio's time). The previously posted per episode ratings do lean on that.

Bandai might actually go back to the recently working Gundam formulas (00 and SEED) and refuse to try new concepts like Age's generations.
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Old 2012-05-30, 07:35   Link #3288
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Bandai might actually go back to the recently working Gundam formulas (00 and SEED) and refuse to try new concepts like Age's generations.
Which to me is good news....I can't stand the hero I support suddenly becomes sidekick in the middle of the series...imo
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Old 2012-05-30, 08:10   Link #3289
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I don't have the problem with the generations concept, but the way AGE did it...was very questionable. From Flit to Asemu and then Asemu to Kio, even though decades have passed but we barely had any story progression. It is like the nothing major will ever happen between the missing years, not to mention the weird technology progression. Generations is a great idea, just the AGE team failed to utilize it

I got pass the character design quickly, although I have to admit I'm not a fan. The mechanical design for AGE is just ok, some rather good one, some great and some rather generic. It doesn't help that the series has rather bland fighting scenes and the art looks plain bad in certain scenes.

It's a shame to see AGE getting bad ratings, but I can definitely see why. I just hope the next Gundam series will be better
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Old 2012-05-30, 09:09   Link #3290
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Which to me is good news....I can't stand the hero I support suddenly becomes sidekick in the middle of the series...imo
This doesn't seem to be much of a problem as far as Flit is concerned. Some people think Flit stole a decent amount of the spotlight from Asemu in Gen 2 (which affected his development), which I'm personally fine with because I think Adult Flit is kickass and is still prominent in Gen 3 (probably the main-est main character in AGE I guess). Woolf who is a central character in Gen 1 and 2 kept a prominent role in both generations. Grodek lost the spotlight at the end of Gen 1 for understandable in storyline reasons.

Now if you support one of the female characters on the other hand, your out of luck. Though I blame direction rather than the generation concept for that.
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Old 2012-05-30, 11:03   Link #3291
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Don't you guys think that AGE is probably the most misogynist Gundam since... ever?
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Old 2012-05-30, 11:23   Link #3292
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Does anyone know Age's production cost? Considering Bandai's expectation, the budget must have been huge..
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Old 2012-05-30, 16:14   Link #3293
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Don't you guys think that AGE is probably the most misogynist Gundam since... ever?
"Misogynist" means a hatred of women - I don't see all that much hatred there (Yurin getting Lalah'd might qualify), they tend to just be ignored. Shanalua did more in two episodes than any other female character did in the show's entire run.
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"Misogynist" means a hatred of women - I don't see all that much hatred there (Yurin getting Lalah'd might qualify), they tend to just be ignored. Shanalua did more in two episodes than any other female character did in the show's entire run.
I miss Shanalua. T_T

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Does anyone know Age's production cost? Considering Bandai's expectation, the budget must have been huge..
Yeah I got the feeling it would have been huge too. Don't think we'll ever get to know unfortunately.
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Old 2012-05-30, 20:31   Link #3295
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Does anyone know Age's production cost? Considering Bandai's expectation, the budget must have been huge..
Probably as much as the typical Gundam series, which costs twice as much as a regular anime series to make.
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Old 2012-05-30, 20:38   Link #3296
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Which to me is good news....I can't stand the hero I support suddenly becomes sidekick in the middle of the series...imo
>Flit and Woolf
>Become sidekick

You are funny.
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Old 2012-05-30, 22:01   Link #3297
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>Flit and Woolf
>Become sidekick

You are funny.
Anyone who doesn't pilot the main Gundam in a Gundam series but fights on the same side as the one who does will probably be considered a sidekick.
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Old 2012-05-30, 22:06   Link #3298
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Not Flit though.
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Old 2012-05-30, 22:41   Link #3299
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That's debatable.
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Old 2012-05-31, 00:22   Link #3300
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Which to me is good news....I can't stand the hero I support suddenly becomes sidekick in the middle of the series...imo
If you're talking about Flit, he's still the lead of the show, if not "also starring". By now, I think the generations concept increases the heroes count every generation, not replacing the previous one entirely.

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I don't have the problem with the generations concept, but the way AGE did it...was very questionable. From Flit to Asemu and then Asemu to Kio, even though decades have passed but we barely had any story progression. It is like the nothing major will ever happen between the missing years, not to mention the weird technology progression. Generations is a great idea, just the AGE team failed to utilize it
I agree. The generations concept point-of-view is too narrow IMO; they could have also shown what had happened to the previous cast (that they did develop) that supported the Asuno's in their fight, even just in the background (an ultimate victim of a bombardment perhaps).
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