Broke new ground for machinima, but by itself isn't much.
Red Vs Blue
and I go a bit back. The earliest mention I heard of it was a peer quoting this line
back when I was in the 4th grade. And one can't go through a single Halo
forum without hearing a shoutout to it. RvB
's place is cemented in our culture. All I've seen is Season 1, some bits of "Recollection", the PSAs, and Season 9. But while I really enjoy Rooster Teeth
's other work
, I'm not that
impressed by RvB
Firstly, I rarely care about the plot. I understand the storyline well enough, but it tends to bore me. Half of this is because, with the exception of Caboose, I pretty much care nothing about Blue Team, who the story tends to center around. I find the comedic interactions between Red Team funny, and always look forward to their segments, but everyone else, Church, Tucker, Tex, are so unlikeable. None of them get my sympathy because because of how callous
they can often be. Sarge is a funny callous. Church is an annoying callous. I'd prefer Red Team getting the greater focus.
2nd, the new CG fight scenes don't impress me. While our page for Haloid
is overflowing with Gushing, I simply got bored watching it, despite the fusion of my two favorite franchises. Monty Oum
loves reveling in his Matrix-esque
fight scenes, and reveling in cool can be nice.
But since his fights pretty display nothing but one character eternally winning unless he/she picks up an Idiot Ball
, there's no effort in their movements, no strategy, no suspense, and no odds. It's just fighting for fighting's sake, fighting I simply can't take seriously.
Honestly, I find their PSAs funnier, since they're plotless, tend be "comedic interaction" orientated, feature Red Team more, and have the characters offer their own spin on some current issue I'm interested in, and care more about than their plot. I don't have any motive to watch the 7 seasons I've missed, because of Archive Panic
and because I know hearing ClusterFBombs
every episode is going to get on my nerves after a while. When RvB
's focus is just letting the characters do their funny thing, it can be great. But when it tries to shoehorn them into their plot, I lose interest.