Critical Role Critical Role show kickstarter update: Backers have to get Amazon prime to get the show


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Mirtek

Hero
Different question: Is this going to be released world wide? I tried to google whether it will be available on Prime Germany at the same time as on Prime US, but I couldn't find a clear answer.

Does anybody kow?
 

Nikosandros

Golden Procrastinator
Different question: Is this going to be released world wide? I tried to google whether it will be available on Prime Germany at the same time as on Prime US, but I couldn't find a clear answer.

Does anybody kow?
In Italy the trailer is currently on Prime and they state that the series will arrive on January the 28th.
 

How much anime influence would you say is part of the action style?
Impossible to say, since things are so heavily blended these days. What I see is a lot of Studio Mir similarities, which is South Korean, and they are generally not considered to be anime in the geographic sense. But how much have they been influenced? Who knows.
 


Chaosmancer

Legend
I was partial to this one for some character dynamics:


Agreed, that one is amazing.

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How much anime influence would you say is part of the action style?

Did you watch the trailer? Because if you did you would have seen as much of the show as I have, and could make your own determination.

The animation is smooth, the designs are closer to styles considered "anime" than He-man from the 90's or South Park.

If you are asking how over-the-top is the action... again, if you saw the trailer, you'd know as well as I do. There was a pretty intense sword fight and a clash of spells, but no one is blowing up mountains or punching out asteroids.


I guess at the end of the day... I have no idea what you are trying to ask. To me the question comes across almost like "how much American music influence is in the soundscape". There is such a wide diversity of what you could be asking... and it is a two minute clip.
 

Argyle King

Legend
Agreed, that one is amazing.

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Did you watch the trailer? Because if you did you would have seen as much of the show as I have, and could make your own determination.

The animation is smooth, the designs are closer to styles considered "anime" than He-man from the 90's or South Park.

If you are asking how over-the-top is the action... again, if you saw the trailer, you'd know as well as I do. There was a pretty intense sword fight and a clash of spells, but no one is blowing up mountains or punching out asteroids.


I guess at the end of the day... I have no idea what you are trying to ask. To me the question comes across almost like "how much American music influence is in the soundscape". There is such a wide diversity of what you could be asking... and it is a two minute clip.

Fair enough.

From the clip, I'm on the fence about whether or not I think I would enjoy it.

I'll likely try an episode when I'm between watching other stuff and see how it goes.
 



Chaosmancer

Legend
For what it's worth, Reviews are saying Episode 3-4 are when it really clicks into place.
(Similar to how Arcane really clicks at Episode 3 for many)

You know, this is so bizarrely true of so many shows. To the point where I have an explicit rule for myself that if I am watching a new show I have to watch at least 3 episodes, because episode 3 always seems to be the one where things really hit off.

I wonder why that is, between pilots and "explaining the premise" or if there is a third reason for it.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
You know, this is so bizarrely true of so many shows. To the point where I have an explicit rule for myself that if I am watching a new show I have to watch at least 3 episodes, because episode 3 always seems to be the one where things really hit off.

I wonder why that is, between pilots and "explaining the premise" or if there is a third reason for it.
IMO it the logistics of setting up the premise getting in the way of the pilot episode really being It's own thing, and everyone involved is still warming up.
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
Well, you do have to pay money if you for whatever reason can't watch them all within a month, or if you want to re-watch them at some later date.

That, and Amazon hasn't exactly made itself popular as a corporation in some ways/places, meaning there'll be a cohort of people unwilling to deal with them in any capacity.
Interestingly, Critical Role itself is one such company. Their new book will apparently not be released on Amazon.
 


Lanefan

Victoria Rules
You know, this is so bizarrely true of so many shows. To the point where I have an explicit rule for myself that if I am watching a new show I have to watch at least 3 episodes, because episode 3 always seems to be the one where things really hit off.

I wonder why that is, between pilots and "explaining the premise" or if there is a third reason for it.
I suspect a lot of it simply comes down to the cast and crew getting accustomed to what they're doing and, for the cast, figuring out their characters a bit more now they've had a chance to spend a few days/weeks playing them. More than that, they've started to figure out how the characters will interact with each other, beyond anything the script might say.

And with some shows this process can take way longer than three episodes. One could argue it took until the third season with ST:TNG. Conversely, some shows nail it in the first episode and never look back e.g. Game of Thrones (which paradoxically had all its stumbles at the end instead).
 

It could be that with this show the first two episodes are weaker than the third partially because those two are based on events that happened before Critical Role began as a show. From episode three on they have literally hundreds of hours of footage to use as a reference.

I'm also reasonably certain those first two episodes will still be important to help set up something that happens later.
 


teitan

Legend
The Kickstarter rewards never included downloads or DVDs of the show. The Kickstarter was originally help them produce basically a pilot episode and was successful enough to fund a series. Then it got picked up by Amazon. All of the rewards were things like ringtones, plushies, and things like that.

Those that do not have Amazon subscriptions can sign up for free 30 days access via a link provided to backers, so all backer will be able to see it for free. Sure, you won't possess your own copy but that was never promised.

No rugs were pulled out from anyone.
And Prime is offered on a monthly basis and not just a yearly for those who can't dish out the yearly all at once. It also pays for itself on shipping costs alone.
 

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