Next Global Crisis has made its latest video—Season 2, Side Mission 4—available for members of its Discount List (sign up here). It’s a nice episode for fans of Athena and two-vs-one combat, and is a solid addition to Next Global Crisis’ Side Mission series.
Review by HM
Season 2, Side Mission 4 is, in my humble opinion, the best episode of NGC’s Side Mission series. Athena is a super-hot heroine, the plot is intriguing enough to sustain one’s interest, and I personally enjoyed watching Athena face off against not one, but two masked thugs.
I don’t want to give anything away about the storyline, so I’ll just say that the plot for this episode involves the contents of a mysterious envelope which may or may not contain a clue about the recent death of someone in the NGC story world. Athena wants answers, and her search has led her to the location of the video, and from there the story involves Athena’s attempts to acquire said information. She encounters a masked henchman, and one thing leads to another, and lots of fighting ensues—first involving Athena vs. one opponent, and then leading to a two-on-one situation (which I’m always in favor of…)
I found the fight choreography to be more along the lines of the best NGC episodes than I expected. There’s been some talk lately about some of the fighting in a few recent episodes perhaps not being quite up to the usual excellent NGC standards, and while there might be some truth to that, I did not find the fight scenes lacking here; in fact, I thought the fighting and editing was very well done. The henchmen are appropriately menacing, and Athena really finds herself in a tough situation and subjected to a variety of punches and kicks and holds. Fans of NGC’s work should thoroughly enjoy this episode.