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Ulinox



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:38 am Reply with quote
Dat bad CGI doe..
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Lostlorn Forest



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:23 pm Reply with quote
Lol it's a little corny. On another note did anyone else mistake the thumbnail for saying "Pain on"..? Smile Not a bad advertisement though, I'm sure it will pay off in the long run for Nintendo.
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Shirohae



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:05 pm Reply with quote
Ulinox wrote:
Dat bad CGI doe..


So you expect the Pokemons to be real animals or what??
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Fantastic commercial. Definitely plays on the hype and nostalgia that older players feel.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:41 pm Reply with quote
I found the ad to be pretty boring. Virtually all I got from it is a reminder of Pokémon's 20th anniversary.
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Shadowrun20XX



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:23 pm Reply with quote
Has potential but the CGI doesn't work. Not even a little bit.
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Lostlorn Forest



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:28 pm Reply with quote
Shirohae wrote:
So you expect the Pokemons to be real animals or what??


I think he means something at around this level:



Whereas the CGI in this ad just looks like PS2

Mr. Oshawott wrote:
I found the ad to be pretty boring. Virtually all I got from it is a reminder of Pokémon's 20th anniversary.


Then for the most part it worked Wink But I think they also attempted to arise a sense of fascination in to-be fans and it sort of fell flat. Though with that much pressure (it's Super Bowl ad) it's not a surprise it crushed under the weight.
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Polycell



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:20 am Reply with quote
Ulinox wrote:
Dat bad CGI doe..
Has Pokemon ever had better CGI? I don't ever remember it improving past the N64 level except by growing some antialiasing.
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AnimeLordLuis



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:44 am Reply with quote
To be honest I found the Dragon Ball Z Ford commercials to be much more entertaining than this. Confused
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PurpleWarrior13



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:16 am Reply with quote
Not surprised they went with this approach since this is a Super Bowl commercial, and they spent millions on it, so I'm impressed with what they did produce. I miss the days when you had to watch the broadcast itself to first see these commercials.

At least I thought the "be the best there ever was" line was a great throwback to the classic anime theme, but that's the only bit of nostalgia this really has.
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Dessa



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:22 am Reply with quote
PurpleWarrior13 wrote:
At least I thought the "be the best there ever was" line was a great throwback to the classic anime theme, but that's the only bit of nostalgia this really has.


There's actually tons of little Easter Eggs in there, that's just the most obvious. The official twitter feed was pointing out a bunch of them yesterday.
*When the kid is training in the mountains, the TV shot has a poster for HM03 Surf under it
*The chess pieces had Nidoking and Nidoqueen
*Two of the football players standing next to each other had the numbers "19" and "96" (there's also a "20", but I didn't catch a shot of him next to "16", so it doesn't count)
*The football helmets have the symbol for the Volcano Badge on them

I'm sure there's more, but those are the ones they specifically tweeted out.



For me, I love the CM, and it brought tears to my eyes. Taking something as simple as Pokemon, and using it to inspire all of the other things that you can do, all the other ways that you can "be the very best," was great.
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Touma



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:42 am Reply with quote
That looked good to me, including the CG.
I hope that I catch it during the game because I would really like to see it in HD on a bigger, better screen.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:14 am Reply with quote
Why do they do these nowadays, releasing the commercials even before the Super Bowl

Makes it less of an event
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kamui85



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:58 pm Reply with quote
i wouldn't compare real life sports to playing pokemon.... especially since IV training etc...
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