It uses the worst anime tropes, instead of the good ones. Examples include:>Blake has a harem
Harems are shit. Harems are especially shit when the owner of said Harem is a bad character. But they gave the Harem to the worst main characters. Oh joy.>Rivals get shafted
Anime rivalries usually result in some of the best fight scenes between equals ever, but nope. They shaft them. See EM getting sidelined in favor of boring characters like Cinder. Cinder's rivalry with Ruby even gets shafter for a rivalry with Jaune of all people. Jaune can't fight, why give him a rival?>Giving MC a special power
That's fine, so long as they give them a special transformation so the powers don't just become boring one-move and it's over contests. It contradicts their anti-destiny message though.>Transformations are shafted too
This is just retarded. Yang can go Super Saiyan, only not really it's just 1-strong hit which decides a fight. Ruby's Silver Eyes are just a beam, not her going Silver Saiyan. This means fights against grimm and Cinder will be decided by how long it takes her to shoot a single beam instead of a spectacle of Magic vs Magic like you would expect in a fantasy action series. This is just shit. Giving characters a 1-hit move to decide fights makes the whole rest of the fight filler. But the writers decided to use it not once, but multiple times.
Basically they took the worst parts of anime and none of the good parts. It's pretty amazing they managed to do it so frequently too.