First of all I want to pass two comments on the episode/series what have you. One, I don’t know if its on my end or the video, but I’m convinced the audio and video are out of sync by a few milliseconds and it’s head wrecking. Two, I don’t see why this needed to be kickstarted based on this episode. The production value is pretty basic, she’s sat infront of a blue screen for the entire thing and has a few images pop up and some screen wipes to videos.
Overall, the presentation is very lacking.
As for the material itself, well it’s not anything brilliant at the moment. It’s basically her saying “this is stuff that has been going on in history since roman times and here’s some examples of it happening in video games”. She says near the end that it’s one of the most widely used tropes in video games, it is, but it’s also one of the most widely used in any entertainment medium ever since we started telling stories.
What the re-releasing of old games on digital platforms has to do with anything I don’t know. These games are hd remakes in some cases and straight up “ports” in others with almost zero changes put into them. Asking them to be changed is like asking kids not to read Tom Sawyer with the N word in it.
Her examples using Mario and Zelda games, aren’t great, since those two series have essentially been the retelling of the first game over and over and over again. It’d be like pointing out a trope about Romio and Juliet and then complaining about it being used in every movie or play that uses that story as it’s basis.
So first episode, a whole lot of nothing to be honest and I really don’t think after seeing the end product that she actually required a kickstarter for it.