Well, we may be a couple of days into the Van Houten Multi-event, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reflect back on the mini-event that just left, Summer Games. No time like the present to share some thoughts on the mini-event.
As I did with mini-events prior, I’m comparing this mini-event to other mini-events. It’s the only fair way to assess each event, to compare it with other like events. So, comparing Summer Games to other mini-events, and reviewing it in the same light…
Not a terrible mini-event. It wasn’t spectacular by any means, but it also wasn’t awful. Just kind of middle of the road.
The prize track was an improvement from the Pride mini-event, in that we got a new character, but I wasn’t a fan of the decorations. Kind of lame and destined for storage.
Now let’s get into the Good, Bad, and Ugly…
-Patriotic Homer is probably my favorite costume for Homer. His donut eating and flag-waving animations are the best. And his phrases make me giggle every time!
-Full character for Springfield on the prize track. Stephanie Brockman was a nice addition, with fun animations. Nice to have a full character as a prize again, especially after no new characters with Pride AND the Game of Games Sequel.
-The dialogue was great, what else is new? Lol
-This event started two days later than it was supposed to. Which meant we had two days fewer to finish. Not that finishing on time should be an issue, but it would have been nice if it started on time.
-While I understand they program these events months in advance, the topic was a little sad. With COVID canceling the Olympics this year, and the Summer Olympics are my favorite, it was kind of depressing to be reminded of it. While I appreciate the writers trying to tie it all together and have it makes sense in the COVID world, it was still a bummer.
-The decorations on the prize track. The useless podium and the dancing kids? Come on. How many crowds/groups do we really need in Springfield? And a freaking useless podium? What a waste.
Overall I give this event a B-. Decent, but not great. I’ve scored it slightly higher than I did the Pride Event for two reasons…Stephanie Brockman and Patriotic Homer. Those two alone made this event.
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