Volley 3 by James Hutchinson
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The Fall

There we go, a perfect perspective change, though instead of moving the camera, James moved gravity. That's the kind of thing you don't see anywhere but in animation. Hopefully, they remember to jump just before they hit bottom, or at least Big Jill doesn't smash li'l Bucky. Whatever happens, he's going to bite his tongue off when they stop. Volley 3 is often a bit weak as the reality of the time crunch sets in, but James responded well to the challenge and made some quick but smart/dramatic changes to the existing content.

Unless that umbrella gets a lot bigger, these kids are in trouble. Save them, Trevor! Will this be a pattern, James puts our protagonists in peril, and Trevor rescues them? Maybe it's time for Fly Guy to make an appearance?

Soundtrack to this volley: "S.O.S." by the Breeders, but the way they used to play it live before Last Splash came out, with more screaming.

Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by Bryan Bedell.


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