If youâ€™ve been playing these episodes as they come out, youâ€™re probably already way ahead of me on the whole â€śshould I play this one?â€ť thing. Believe me, the games donâ€™t change that much from episode to episode, so thereâ€™s no one better than you to tell you whether or not youâ€™re going to enjoy this installment.
If you havenâ€™t played any of these games, then you should probably head on over toÂ my review of the first Strong Bad game.
Anyway, let me actually give some review to this review. Youâ€™re going to see a lot (like 90%) of the exact same stuff youâ€™ve seen in the other episodes. You still get the photo booth, collectibles, minigames/diversions, etc., and the same humor youâ€™ve grown to love (or at least grown accustomed to). Itâ€™s fair enough to say that the only real â€śnewâ€ť thing you get in each episode is a new bit of storyline to play through. This isnâ€™t a bad thing, since this episode doesnâ€™t drop the ball itâ€™s been juggling for two other episodes.
I actually prefer the story in this episode to episode 2, although episode 1 is still the best, in my opinion. This episode has you setting up a battle of the bands in order to earn a sack of cash to pay for repairs to your precious gaming console. Thereâ€™s no nobler goal, to be sure. The story is fun to play through, even though the puzzles are rather simple, much like in the previous two episodes.
At times like these, I start wondering what else I can say to fluff out my review. Iâ€™ve already added a good amount of fluff, considering the point I wanted to make was â€śIf you liked the previous episodes, play this episode. If you havenâ€™t played the previous episodes, play the previous episodes before deciding whether you want to play this one.â€ť Thatâ€™s two sentences, and this review is already five paragraphs long, so yeah, fluff. Fluff fluff fluff.
OK, thatâ€™s enough fluff. I think this is a good enough size for a review, considering the tiny size of these episodes. Especially since this episode is so similar to the previous two. Hereâ€™s a bottom line for good measure: I like these games. They are funny and enjoyable to play. They arenâ€™t the most challenging games, but they arenâ€™t frustrating and they donâ€™t suck up my whole life like some bazillion-hour Squeenix title. Play the first game and, if you enjoy it, keep on playing! Itâ€™s totally worth the nine dollars or however much it costs.
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