Gamespot: Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1 Review

Over the past two years, Sam & Max has shown that short, humorous games can be commercially viable when released as a series of episodes. Continuing this trend, the webcomic Penny Arcade recently took their own characters and unique brand of humor to the downloadable game stage and met with a good degree of critical success. Now the characters from have made their bid for episodic gaming glory with Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. There are a few laughs to be had in the first episode, Homestar Ruiner, but ultimately, the game falls flat. The open-ended point-and-click adventure play makes a poor vehicle for the site's quirky humor.

The Good:
* Familiar characters and locations
* A few hearty chuckles.

The Bad:
* Humor does not translate well to new format
* Pointing and clicking becomes tiresome quickly
* Less fun than watching video shorts on Homestar Runner Web site.

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