Video-game based shows aren’t usually as good as “Arcane”

Jonathan Zorc , Staff Writer

“Arcane” is best described by the community as one of the best video-game based shows possibly created in recent history. Although there is little competition, compared to a lot of failed video game movie spin offs, this is seemingly a one in a million chance to even be good.  

But I assure you, this series is more than just good, with its amazing character development and heart-breaking moments, this TV series caught the attention of the entire gaming and TV communities.  

The show is based on a popular MOBA-based game, League of Legends, with a little over 11 million players per day, it’s hard not to have heard of it. There is a big community surrounding the game, including Esport tournaments happening several times a year with huge prize pools. Although the game itself might get a bad reputation, concerning itself with more toxic game environments compared to other multiplayer games, the story is what we are really focused on today.  

“Arcane” is set in the city of Piltover, which names itself “the city of progress” and has very smart scholars and intense technology. What the city doesn’t show you, is what they call the undercity of Zaun, where our two main characters are raised.  

The two sisters, Vi and Powder, are born into this poverty and learn to steal and live under the radar. This is the basis of the story, in how the girls spend their relationship with and apart from each other, creating addicting drama and colorful characters.  

As much as I want to tell you the entire story, I wouldn’t want to spoil the fun and binge that I went through for an entire day. The episodes are about 45 minutes long, having nine total and have no dull moments in any of them.  

Personally, I have never played “League of Legends” either, which should give you even more of an incentive to watch a bit of it yourself. I never knew anything about the characters or what the game was about when walking in, and I have to say it is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time.  

Rotten Tomatoes gives this show a 100%, and I couldn’t have agreed more, with an audience rating of 4.9 from nearly 17,000 ratings. So make sure to give this one an honest try, it’s definitely worth your time.