Well another season of Video Game High School has begun and It's pretty dang good. We once again are introduced and follow gamers Brian D, Ted Wong, Ki Swan, and Jenny Matrix through the final season of the series. The first episode has epic fights, political scandal, and much more, ultimately, a great way to start us off. 8.5/10
Episodic Review: VGHS S3:E2
This episode is odd. There are many short, albeit character defining, stories rolled into this episode. There are defining moments for Ki, Shane, and Wendell, then, one for Jenny, Brian, and finally, Ted. This episode also marks the first use of american licensed music, using the song "Growing Old Is Getting Old" by the band the Silversun Pickups. Ultimately, while confusing in scale, the episode remains enjoyable, and possibly one of the funniest of the season. 8.5/10
This episode is actually very serious. It's also done well. As a central character is changed, we see it through the perspective of Ki, Brian, Jenny, Ki's parents, and Ted. This is done very well and is quite emotional. Now, that doesn't mean you won't laugh your face off occasionally. Arguably the best episode of the whole series, at least, the season. This one's my favorite. 10/10
This episode returns to VGHS and we witness Ki rediscover herself, Brian and Jenny make up, Jenny reconciles with her mom, and, we witness the series' first recorded f-word! A nice follow-up to episode 4, this episode offers another glance at Shane *ahem* Pizza. Also, a full cameo from the Silversun Pickups, the band featured prominently in episode 2. 9/10
VGHS Series' Finale
It's sad to see the series end. At least it goes out with a bang. Culminating in a large scale 32 on 32 player battle in Field of Fire (the FPS game in VGHS), featuring all the minor characters we've come to know and love. It also has the best Brian Firenzi Law moments (Wait in the car, Brian!) and some excellent teamwork to produce the final episode in the series. Well done, Rocket Jump, well done.
PS: congrats to Josh Blaylock (BrianD) and Johanna Brady (Jenny Matrix) on two good years of marriage!