Generation 5

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Caldwin

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I just happen to think of something. G1 was (primarily) a television series. G3 was (primarily) specials and webisodes. G4 was (primarily) A television series. Now so far G5 looks like some specials and a web series. There seems to be a cycle.
 

Shadewing

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With how Hasbro is handling things, I could see them doing something like that. Rather then releasing multiple $40 games, release one with occasional DLC that connect with key events in some fashion, like this one connects to the festival in MYM.
 

CoffeeHorse

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I just happen to think of something. G1 was (primarily) a television series. G3 was (primarily) specials and webisodes. G4 was (primarily) A television series. Now so far G5 looks like some specials and a web series. There seems to be a cycle.

Even G5's setting is doing the G3 thing, starting with an earth pony town and adding the other tribes, with some growing pains.

And G4's setting had a Tirek...
 

ZakuConvoy

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G3 ALSO had some lore that the different Pony tribes were originally connected, but were separated due to some undisclosed cataclysm. I think that was in Runaway Rainbow. (Thanks for forgetting THAT one G3 Spike. Proper table manners were MUCH more important!).
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(Let's see here...Earth Ponies, Peagasi, Unicorns, probably the Breezies...I don't think we ever got the other two Tribes. Seaponies and Twinkle Eyes maybe? Or Flutter Ponies?)


As for DLC...I don't know. It seems like it'd be pretty easy to create new "hub worlds" around Zephyr Heights. Or the Unicorn village. And it seems like it would slot in pretty easily. Since, I assume they made this game in around 6 months, they might even be able to do it fairly quickly. I guess it depends on how well the game actually does.
 
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Shadewing

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FInally got around to playing the game, and wow... I wasn't really expecting alot... and I think I actually got less than that... The story is about as flat as the gameplay. Literally no challenge, not sure you could lose even if you tried. Also wondering if this is actually canon, and if so, where it fits in. Becuase some things makes it feels like it would take place after MYM, except that it takes place during the festival.

Also, I would have loved to actually see Sprout in his disguises. But that would have actually required some effort.
 

ZakuConvoy

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It is a very short game, yes. But, given this might have been made in less than a year (maybe even less than 6 months)...it's at least not BROKEN, anyway. They could build...something from the bones of this game.

If we're counting this as canon, I think it HAS to take place AFTER Make Your Mark. Sunny gets the power to make supersized springy sunflowers and Hitch talked to the boundary blocking bunnies, neither which was a possible power they possessed before the special .

As short as it is, maybe we can say MYM takes place in the morning, and MBA takes place in the afternoon of the same day. That's not a great fix, but it's the best I've got.
 
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blueskyscribe

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Yeah, as far as fitting into canon goes

Sunny has Earth pony magic from the start of the game, so that would place it after the MYM special.

IMO it would make more sense if they'd had the MYM special and the video game cover the same event. Like, have the same antagonist (Posey or Sprout, choose one) and imply that the video game is like a novelization, even if some stuff is slightly different. Because otherwise you have the Earth ponies forming a surly mob twice--once with Posey and once with Sprout--which isn't a great look.

Could it be that Sprout was originally intended to be the MYM antagonist and it was changed at some point? When it was too late to change the video game?

I'm just trying to understand, lol.
 

Shadewing

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So came across this todayIMG_20220611_120712740_HDR.jpg

Not only has Hitch, but Sprout as well. First time I've seen this or any Sprout toy.
 

Caldwin

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I've seen it a couple times at Target, but my display space has moved more towards TMNT and MotU. Did you nab it?
 

Shadewing

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Yeah, Target is where we found it. My roommate nabbed it, as well as a small crystal collection Hitch that neither of us knew existed either; which gives him the mane 5 in both large and small sizes.
 

CoffeeHorse

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Sprout!

Does any text on the box call out Sprout's villain status? If not, this is interesting.
 

Shadewing

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Sprout!

Does any text on the box call out Sprout's villain status? If not, this is interesting.

Roomie hadn't thrown the box away yet, so I managed to check. And all it has is his name "Deputy Sprout" nothing about his moral alignment or anything.
 

blueskyscribe

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Yeah, it came out a little before the movie, I had the ponies from that set lined up to watch it with me, lol. Maybe they wanted to avoid spoilers.

Amazing mane quality on the 6" G5s. It's sooo silky and it holds its shape well, like G1 hair.
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