Training Room 7 might be my favorite episode of the series from Next Global Crisis. It takes the now-familiar formula of placing two characters in a room and having them participate in a practice bout. This episode, however, features a couple of interesting twists that make it, in my opinion, more entertaining than a few previous episodes. There are also instances of humor that keep things interesting. The actresses look good, the fight is very well choreographed, and I think fans of NGC will really like it.
The two foes this time are Nina Hellfire from Training Room 5 and Bluebird from Training Room 2 and Training Room 4. Nina Hellfire, you may remember, has the ability to cause a burning sensation in her opponents by touching them, and Bluebird… well, I’m not exactly sure what her super powers are, but she looks good in her costume, and that’s the most important thing to me.
The two characters engage in battle, and this is probably one of the most one-sided battles in the NGC canon. Bluebird takes a serious beating. The tables do get turned at one point, and I won’t say who the victor actually is, but the primarily one-sided nature of most of this battle should please fans of lopsided fights.
A few things I really liked about this episode: the acting, fight choreography, lighting, and costumes are good, but they’re always good. This time around, I think the use of slow motion works really, really well at a couple of key moments. I like the first fight move (which is a bit unfair), and I like how the fight ends. Like I said, I enjoyed this Training Room episode as much as any of the company’s videos. I have to admit that at some point, I would like to see new kinds of stories and not exclusively training room scenarios, but that’s just me. These videos seem to be really popular, and as long as people enjoy them, I guess I don’t see why Next Global Crisis should shift their focus onto something else.–