His speech is subdued and lethargic.
The light from the explosions reflects on him.
SE <<Sounds of continuous firing and explosions>>
Shinji:“Target in the center, pull the switch.
Target in the center, pull the switch.
Target in the center, pull the switch.”
(repeat until C-027)
Soluzar: ph34r Robo-Shinji!!! :D
Shin-seiki: Uh, Shinji, the idea is that you pilot a "robot", not that you are one…
Reichu: …unless you manage to get kicked by EVA-02 in Girlfriend of Steel 2. (Do you really want to know? )
HeWhoPostsStuff: I think he looks more corpse-like than anything else… The way those shadows are placed make his face look bony and stretched, almost zombie-esque.
Reichu: In any event, you rarely see his eyes this vacant-looking.
tv33: Considering he is playing what is probably the most advanced video game in the world, you would think he'd be more excited…
Reichu: An ordinary boy Shinji is not.