The model detail has improved by leaps and bounds. The CGI goop has a much better look to it and the Grimm models are shaded better. The ground and world textures have better shading and more details as well.
The fight scenes haven't changed that much but the character animations are better.
The series got a major upgrade to animation and scenery. In season 1, backgrounds were simple and generic since they were just starting out. Now, the background have shadow, texture, and more vibrant colors. The character models have a slight upgrade; though, it will take some time to get used.
All characters have a change in attire. Jaune is wearing Pyrrha's scarf around his waist and used Pyrrha's weapon as a blacksmith combined and upgraded his weapon. I find that touching.
For the villains, they didn't really stand out aside from the Salem who reminds me of Star Wars character.
Good episode. I see they didn't fix their audio issue with balancing background music with SFX sound and character voices.
While i think they meant for the scene to be touching Jon training and being depressed to a recording of Pyrrha's voice is honestly depressing and a little creepy. I'm also having a hard time taking Jon seriously especially this episode when he said "i always lose everything" - of course Pyrrha is going to die when you dont stand guard like the Prof told you to! though its all because of plot.
I think Jon is going to become uber badass soon, likely because of Pyrrha's spirit or something along those jedi-like lines.
Wiess's character development is actually nice and from the opening song its clear that we will see some interesting development in her summoning powers.
A bit somber episode for Jaune, but it felt really uncomfortable to see him train with Pyrrha's video played on loop.
Plus side, got to see more of Weiss's family. The show suffers from lack of backstory and world building which they used extras in season 1 and 2. The whole Dust and war thing just flew over my head. I honestly don't like the story of RWBY since it's bland. I'm watching it for the characters and fight animation which Monty is known for.
I have mixed feelings for this season. There are several different things that have been improved but there are also parts that have taken a hit. It's nice that the RT team is expanding the environments and backgrounds however they are incredibly lacking right now and really really empty (boat episode with that gross water). The writing doesn't seem as good and the story is a little muddled. However it is interesting to see character progression of the rest of the RWBY team. We are learning a out Wiess's family which is nice because her character was hard to love. Blake is going on a journey to find her way and it looks like we will learn more about her past. Yang has had a complete character change. She is no longer the fiery (pun intended) girl we once knew. Ruby is traveling along the same progression path as before with a new team. They really upped the detail for character models (new cute outfits)
I forgot to comment on Ep.3. The trouble is that the episode wasn't that memorable. It didn't do much. It focused on Blake and why she distanced herself along with a monkey guy whose name I forgot as well as showing Yang getting a prosthetic arm. The 4 main girls all split apart after that event, so the story is slowed down as the girls try to move forward and get their own "healing" in some manner.
However, the slow down might kill the story a bit as story isn't as strong. The characters are great except for the villains. The side characters well only Jaune had some growth and Pyrrha, but she's dead now.
Latest episode introduces Blake's parents, they look a lot more older than Ruby and Yang's uncle and aunty or whatever they are, Crow/Qrow and Raven.
The show tries to touch social commentary with Blake mentioning second class citizens but they didn't do much. That bites Blake a bit when she implies that all White Fang members were bad after blsming all of them for the deaths in Beacon. However, those guys are suspicious with their conversations so a bit bad writing there.
There were weird Son Goku ship tease with the parents expressing opposite views of him with Blake, the mom likes him but the dad doesn't like him.
Didn't have anime today, and I forgot about RWBY. Checked it out. While Weiss's scene had character development, it was a bit cliche.
The 2nd half which had the battle which is RWBY's strongest point, fight choreography, was decent. I was wondering why Crow and Ruby had a hard time fighting together despite being close family members.
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT