A while back it was announced that the Stella series would be discontinued, which caused many fans to be extremely let down and saddened.
It sounds really cheesy, but Angry Birds Stella was actually a really great game. While the game featured the same slingshot based gameplay, it was still its own indivisual game and it really had a spark to it. I really didn't expect it to be sucessful, but for some reason the fans fell in love with the characters, and fanart and support for the game began shooting out like crazy. I wasn't convinced that there would even be enough material to make an entire seires, but after the animated series I did eventually fall in love with each of the characters and their distinct personalities.
I even liked them significantly better than the actual Angry Birds characters, as I found the original flock to be very plain, and when Rovio tried to add these "fun personalities" it just didn't work at all. The Toons series, especially, was so boring.
Back on track, when they announced that it would be discontinued, they loaded out fake *additional word for feces* like "Oh, Stella and her friends will continue their adventures in the POP! game and the animated series!"
Yeah, you can guess what happened.
They removed absolutely all connections to Stella and the POP! game, removing all the characters and adding the typical Angry Birds face to it. Then they added unbelievable in-app purchases and loaded out effortless levels every single day, choosing to neglect the other games just so that they could take the easy route through this game. At this point I just deleted the game.
As for the animated series, no offense, but Season 2 absolutely SUCKED. They had so much material to work off of, but they just completely ruined it. There was no actual plot, and it seemed like they just wanted to get it over with the whole time. The plot and its execution was honestly just terrible and reminded me of the Toons cartoons. I was so gutted at how ready Rovio was to just get rid of the entire series, especially since there was so much potential.
They really did have something special. All their intentions were fulfilled. The games were successful. The fans (along with the entirely new fanbase) were happy. Everything was working out beautifully. But it brings up one question: What happened?
Honestly, if it comes to me, I think that Rovio is just too obsessed with the actual Angry Birds Series to ever let anything take focus away from it. Especially something like Angry Birds Stella, which took away focus from the actual Angry Birds games, and while everyone was asking for an Angry Birds Stella update, along with requests for Angry Birds Space and other classics, they began spewing out more *another word for feces* like their 20 new games that I honestly don't care about.
Angry Birds Stella is just something that shows that Rovio has absolutely no eye for potential and what people actually like.
(as in, who the hell would ever want to play "angry birds evolution)