Can you think of a tv or web series about videogames that was actually worth watching? If you’re like me the answer is zero. Most shows related to videogames often pit gamers against each other to see who is the biggest ‘nerd/gamer/etc’. The dialogue is terrible, the cast is wack, and the challenges never live up to the hype. But there is hope. While Game Changers is not our savior, it is a step in the right direction.
Game Changers is based on a simple premise. Take videogame tropes and test them in “real life”. Think Mythbusters meets Wild and Crazy Kids(for you 80s babies). To make the show more entertaining the hosts compete using the trope as the base for the challenge. In one episode the hosts had to complete a parkour course while being chased by a bear. (Video below)
Where It Excels
- Each show is only fifteen minutes
- The show has focus: one trope, one challenge
- Good dynamic between cast members
- Game eccentric without crossing the line
Where It Needs Work
- Written dialogue feels forced and cheesy
- Game references can sometimes be too much
Game changers is a step in the right direction but, the script and certain game references feel cheesy. Taking the focus away from the “gamers” and shifting to the elements of videogames is refreshing compared to the competition shows of the past. If you have a few minutes and need something to watch on the web give this show a try.