Holy moly Re:Creators was something else. It was a story that could have been great if half the cast was cut and maybe the length of the show was doubled. There was so much in it that it was difficult to unpack and get a good grasp on.
The story was unique and somewhat interesting, however, most of the plot was conveyed through scenes where the characters stand around and talk. This is something that is pretty boring in live action movies and even worse with animated characters, especially when they have unique abilities. The show looked and sounded good, but the
characters were high key bad. You were given very little backstory for them making it difficult to connect with them or understand why they would actually do something. Each character was also supposed to be involved in a piece of real world media. Had these characters been from actual games and shows it would have been much easier to understand, but that wasn't the case. Some characters seemed like they were inspired by other shows which allowed for a bit of correlation, but it was pretty much minimized as soon as they opened their mouth.
Many characters were on the antagonist's side because "she deceived them" but we still never really knew how she deceived them aside from a relatively generic phrase. "Altair told me all about this world." I kept watching through the whole thing hoping it would suddenly get great, but it was mostly just weird.
I think mediocre sums up this show very well. The story could have been easier to understand if more effort was put into describing the characters in the show. As it is, I had to call on knowledge of what those types of games/shows usually had for a character to have an idea of what was going on the whole time.