The Best Red vs. Blue DVD. Ever. Of All Time |
The Red vs. Blue short video series has been entertaining gamers for nearly a decade and with more than 120 episodes spanning ten seasons on the internet airwaves, the folks at Rooster Teeth Productions felt it was finally time for a best-of DVD release spanning the series’ entire run. The result is a bargain-priced DVD that is chock full of fan service moments, but one that is a little on the thin side for the passing viewer.
For those not in the know, the Red vs. Blue phenomena started when Halo fan and Drunkgamers.com lead Burnie Burns realized that with the help of Halo’s multiplayer engine, a few networked Xbox consoles, and a handful of controller-clutching friends, he could produce a series humorous “machinima” movie shorts which became known as Red vs. Blue – representing the colors of the warring factions in the Halo universe.
With the help of the early G4, Red vs. Blue quickly became an internet sensation, and Burns and friends formed Rooster Teeth Productions, and the group delivered a 5-season saga called The Blood Gulch Chronicles, all filmed using the in-game engines of Halo and Halo 2. The later series, The Recollection and Project Freelancer, were produced using the Theater Mode of Halo 3 and Reach – the result of which is an amazingly cinematic production rivaling that of the big-name studios.
Red vs. Blue: The Best Red vs. Blue DVD Ever, of All Time is not your standard Red vs. Blue offering: rather than delivering a single season or complete series, The Best covers only the best moments of Red vs. Blue’s decade-long run, as voted by the fans. These featured snippets are delivered with the trademark cringe-worthy Red vs. Blue humor in the form of an Academy Awards styled award ceremony (i.e. the “Oscars”), with merits given for achievements ranging from the tame “Best Public Service Announcement” and “Best Quotes” to the ironic “Biggest Asshole” and “Worst Visual Effect”. It is all delivered with tongue firmly planted in cheek, and they have done a great job not letting bits drag on for more than they have to.
The Best RvB does about as good a job as it can at introducing newbies to the series’ bevy of distinctive characters – that being said, considering the series’ extremely long run, it still will best enjoyed by longtime fans who will require no such introductions. The DVD contains enough spoilers, character-dependent situations, and “inside jokes,” that the best of The Best of RvB (pun intended) risks flying completely over the heads of those who have not yet been indoctrinated by Red vs. Blue. The solution? Get online, and watch the entire series, then take a gander at this gem to see what your fellow fans have determined to be the best moments in their favorite series. At a bargain price of only $5 for just shy of 2 and half hours of content, viewers could hardly go wrong with The Best Red vs. Blue DVD Ever, of All Time.