So, I came across this series because I was a fan of Monty Oum - this guy made the Dead Fantasy series, basically a fan animation involving Dead or Alive characters fighting Final Fantasy characters. No plot, just lots of well-choreographed action. Monty was great at that. And I grew up watching Reboot and Beast Wars, with questionable-quality CGI action being part of my childhood. And so, I happily watched the first two seasons of his series - part nostalgia, part genuine interest. I came away with... mixed feelings. I think it actually doesn\'t have enough action, especially coming from a guy who made videos that were nothing but action. The first season opens well with the first episode, but the excitement immediately drops. The episodes are short, but even then not much happens. You have to wait until episode 7-8 to get the next good fight scene, and then nothing else for the rest of the season. Season 2 is better, more scenes, better choreography, improved animation. Season 3 continues the trend as well, as does season 4. But... what hasn\'t improved is the writing. The character development, plot, and writing is... okay. It\'s a small web production, I\'m not expecting the next Breaking Bad. So it\'s fine and forgivable for the amount of manpower they had. But it really straddles the line between a homage to anime tropes, to just being cliche. In fact, a lot of lines of dialogue are very predictable. Moreover, a lot of character development or worldbuilding is just.... forgotten or dropped. For example, within the first few episodes in season 1, we learn Ruby is a huge weapons geek and built her own weapon. Aaaand then it\'s never mentioned again and that aspect of her character plays no role in the story ever again. In season 4, they spent a solid 5 minutes telling some legend... that directly contradicts \"supplemental facts\" they released sometime around Season 2. They\'re trying to build a big grand world with a huge cast of characters, but at the same time are clearly having trouble keeping track of it all. The writing and character development suffer for it. All in all, it\'s okay. But you always have to add \"...for a small independent animation group\" to qualify every bit of praise. Honestly... I think ReBoot and Beast Wars were better.
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