Reviewed: November 1, 2008
Released: October 27, 2008
First of all, if you have never been to the website www.homestarrunner.com and are curious about this gameÖwtf?
Iím assuming that anyone even remotely interested in playing Strong Badís Cool Game for Attractive People (or SBCG4AP for short) has been a fan of Strong Bad e-mails for quite some time. I know thatís why I got picked to do the review for the game.
Based in the world that we have grown to know and love over the years, including such lavish locales as Strong-badia (pop: tire), Bubís Concessions stand, and of course, the Stick, this game takes you (in episodic form) on an adventure where you play as Strong Bad and get to interact with all of the memorable characters from the Homestar Runner world.
Episode 3, Baddest of the Bands, is about Strong Bad attempting to put together a Battle of the Bands concert judged by none other than Limozeen, in order to raise enough money to fill a sack-o-cash to pay Bubs to fix his Videlectrix Fun Machine. Once again, hilarity and ridiculousness ensue right away and continue on to the end of the episode.
This game is your typical point and click adventure. You navigate your way around the different locations in the game by clicking on different objects or characters in order to interact with them in different ways. Doing these things in the right order, you solve different puzzles and complete different tasks. What makes this game stand out from other point-and-click adventures, is the humor that we have all come to know and love from Strong Bad and crew. Usually, point-and-click games are made or broken by the world they are put into. SBCG4AP is made by the world of Homestar Runner.
One of the best things about this game is that the creators took the 2-dimensional world that we are so familiar with and completely 3-dimensionalized it! Even the characters are completely modeled in three dimensions which makes you feel even more like you are somehow living in the same world as the rest of the crazy characters youíre used to watching in flash video on the website.
This is the only area of the game where I felt the game lacked a little bit. I donít know if it is because Iím used to hearing each of these characters voices over a lower-fidelity flash video, or what. But what I found was that the characters voices all seemed a little different to me than what I am used to. They sound a little digitized at times, making it almost seem like its not the same people doing the voices. Ultimately, however, I think it is just a different way that they recorded them, because there is no way someone else could imitate Strong Bad and friends as well as they did in this game.
For 35 bucks for five episodes of the game, or for 9 dollars just for episode one, I feel like the value of this game is really high. Especially if you love the website. I know I would be perfectly willing to shell out a mere 35 dollars for basically a ton more Strong Bad content than I could ever get from the weekly updates that you get on the website. Iíd pay it if only just to support the creative efforts of the people who are behind creating the website in the first place. The game is just a bonus.
Sometimes it is fun just to sit down and get entertained by a simple point and click adventure game instead of aggravating your carpal tunnel by playing more and more first person shooters. And it doesnít hurt that the story is funny as all get-out. By playing SBCG4AP, not only will you be made more attractive and cool, youíll also be having a good time.
In the end, if you are reading this review, youíre probably curious about the game because youíre a fan of the website. If you like Homestar Runner and Strong Bad and the Cheat and so on and so forth, there is no reason why you should not get this game. Youíll love it, trust me.