May 25, 2014
This is one of those series designed entirely to appeal to the fantasies of nerds rather than actually be about anything. The protagonist is a generic nerd who's good at video games and has poor luck with women. So of course a naked lady shows up, insists that he immediately touch her breast, then gives him super powers that draw upon his gaming skills. And of course she constantly has to be rescued to show how heroic and many the protagonist is.
Most of the runtime is made up of fight scenes, which are mostly directed competently, but the punch is taken out
of them by the fact that the protagonist tends to win by pulling out powers that there was no previous indication that he had. Like he suddenly has ice powers a half hour in. They try to have some mystery in the plot as to why this is happening, but it's still very bare bones, and the answer doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
I do have to say that the pacing is about what it should be, and they keep it from ever quite getting boring. Sadly, I almost wish the writing and directing were worse, since that might have made it bad in a more interesting way. What we have here is more forgettable than anything else.
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