VGHS - Season 2 (2013)

Episode 1

In the first episode of Video Game High School Season 2, we see our three main characters, Brian, Ted, and Ki, in a new world, playing together like they would in normal day-to-day life.

The show does a great job of expanding on the world and characters introduced in the first season, making them feel more complex and relatable.

One of the standout moments of the episode for me was the introduction of Brian D's character, The Law. This character added a new dynamic to the show, and I found myself eagerly anticipating each of his appearances.

The portrayal of The Law was spot-on, and I thought the actor did an excellent job of bringing the character to life.

Another aspect of the episode that impressed me was the high frame rate (HFR) used in the game footage.

After listening to the creators talk about it in a recent Rocket Jump podcast, I can see the benefits of using HFR in a show like this.

While I don't think it's necessary to watch the series in HFR, I do appreciate that the creators used it as an added feature rather than a marketing gimmick.

Overall, I thought the first episode of Video Game High School Season 2 was a great start to the new season. The show continues to push the boundaries of what a web series can be, and I found myself thoroughly entertained from start to finish.

If you're a fan of the first season, or if you're just looking for a fun, action-packed show to watch, I would highly recommend checking out Video Game High School Season 2.

Episode 2

In this episode of Video Game High School, we see Mary Matrix in her role as coach, but so far, her character is underwhelming.

She's supposed to be an amazing FPS player, but we haven't seen any evidence of that yet. I'm hoping she will do something to impress in future episodes.

I also had mixed feelings about Brian's janitor role. It could work, but so far it hasn't been very interesting.

The best part was when Dean Calhoun pushed the mop over the desk – I haven't laughed so much at a blank expression in a long time.

What really impressed me about this episode was the podcast that discussed the editing choices. The panel explained that they were considering using multiple close-ups and other shots for the scene where Brian exits the janitor closet with the salad, but ultimately decided on a single take.

I thought this was a great decision because it preserved the natural, realistic feel of the scene.

Overall, I was a little disappointed with this episode. It didn't grab my attention, and I didn't find the humour very appealing.

It's possible that this episode is aimed at a different age group, or that it just didn't resonate with me personally.

Episode 3

This episode of Video Game High School was a great example of the show's storytelling abilities. The lack of video game footage allowed the characters to take centre stage and develop in interesting ways.

The highlight of the episode for me was the scene where Jenny and Brian wake up together. It felt real and natural, despite the fact that the set was a complete fabrication.

Another highlight of the episode was the development of the arcs between Jenny and her mother, Mary Matrix, and The Law.

The former was a bit repetitive at first, but the episode ultimately provided some much-needed insight into the relationship between the two characters.

The latter arc was also intriguing, as it finally provided some direction for The Law's character.

Overall, I thought this was a strong episode of Video Game High School. The characters were well-developed, the storytelling was engaging, and the VFX were impressive as always.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the season continues to unfold.

Episode 4

In this episode of Video Game High School, I found the opening scenes to be a bit stilted and lacking in engagement. I'm not sure where the series is heading, and I'm struggling to find a reason to root for the characters or be invested in their stories.

However, there were some standout moments in the episode, such as the drift scenes and the comedy with the bomb disarming.

One thing I really enjoyed about this episode was the soundtrack. It added a lot to the various scenes and helped to build suspense and create a sense of fun.

The visuals were also well-done in some scenes, such as the kindergarten setting, but I found the extra wide angle shots to be jarring and out of sync with the rest of the episode.

Overall, I thought this episode was a mixed bag. While there were some great moments, I still feel like the series is lacking a clear direction and sense of immersion.

I hope future episodes will address these issues and improve upon the strengths of this episode.

Episode 5

As a longtime fan of VGHS, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of each new episode in season two. However, after watching the latest episode, I must say that I was left feeling a little disappointed.

While the action scenes and visual effects were as impressive as always, the plot and character development felt a little lacking.

I found myself losing interest in the soap opera-style drama and longing for more of the video game-focused storylines that made the first season so engaging.

Additionally, the inclusion of younger characters and a more child-friendly focus seemed out of place and did not mesh well with the mature tone of the series.

I understand that the creators are trying to appeal to a wider audience, but I would much rather see them stay true to the show's roots and deliver more of the high-quality content that originally drew me in.

Overall, while this episode had its moments, it did not live up to the high standards set by previous seasons.

Here's hoping that the rest of the season will deliver more of the gaming and action that made VGHS a hit.

Episode 6

As a long-time fan of the series, I was excited to see how the second season would end.

I had my doubts about the direction the show was taking, especially with all the drama and lack of video game scenes, but this episode proved me wrong. It was everything I wanted and more.

The character development was spot on, especially with Ted and Brian.

I felt for Ted when he was replaced by a girl in the group, and Brian's realisation that he was more alone than ever even though he had the girl was heartbreaking.

The Law's vomiting and self-awareness of his own pathetic-ness was also a highlight.

The VFX in the combat scenes were amazing, especially The Law shooting fruit.

Ki and Ronin's fighting VFX could have been better, but the story of Ki needing to find out what she needs to do in order to be great made up for it.

Overall, the ending of the season was disjointed and could have been better, but it set up a promising third season.

I can't wait to see what's in store for the characters and how their stories will continue to evolve.

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