I’ve followed the League of Legends esports scene for more than a decade now, and playing on-and-off for longer. The lore videos and cinematics which Riot releases were also engaging to me, and sometimes I wish they were longer. Yet, I’ve only watched Arcane a week ago…
Boy, was it good. And not at at the “adaption of videogame” level good, but stands its ground against the vast ocean of television compendium level good.
Everything from character development to music to art design and the story lines, I found it airtight against most trite criticism. It shows rather than tells, and assumes the viewer is an adult. The detail in each frame of animation can only be fully appreciated only on a second or third time around. The trials and tribulations which Vi and Powder/Jinx goes through can be felt.
I wished I watched it sooner.