Homestar Runner is something closely associated with my college years, as my friends and I would crowd in each others dorm rooms to watch the latest SB e-mail. As soon as I graduated I sorta dropped off, which seems to have been a bad idea, because there's apparently been a lot of goofy stuff since (Senor Cardgage!)
Telltale's game, though, is really excellent, though I've only played bits of pieces of it. The last episode is definitely my favorite, for all of the video games references.
Post by Sketcz-1000 on Aug 29, 2010 3:32:17 GMT -5
The Homestar Runner explanation proved a fascinating insight into what (I presume) was something very specific to America. At least, I've never heard of it in Europe until now. Most interesting!
The explanation of its surreal humour, and delivery via something like email, not to mention the humour actually deriving from responses to emails, makes it appear to me to be vaguely analogous to the UK teletext Digitiser phenomenon at the turn of the last millennium. Which being confined to UK teletext broadcasts, is entirely unknown outside of that grim, rainy little island.
I'm kinda amazed that I've never ever heard of this until now. Shame on the printed gaming press for not mentioning it over the years.
"Possibly the only dismaying aspect of excellence is that it makes living in a world of mediocrity an ongoing prospect of living hell." - Harlan Ellison
I'm a MASSIVE H*R geek. There's not a thing I don't like about it... except that Modestly Hot Homsar in SBEmail #99 kind of gives me the jeeblies. But I digress.
I just woke up, but I have caught a couple of errors. Where it says Strong Bad is based on a character from "Pro Wrestling," it should be "Tag Team Pro Wrestling" (the Data East one) to distinguish it from Nintendo's Pro Wrestling. Also, where it talks about Dangeresque 3, it should say "confusingly named" instead of just "confusing named." Minor nitpick, I know... and maybe the current word is valid as it is, I'm not sure.
Also, a note for the site: Now is a good time to catch up on H*R for those who've been away from it for a while. There hasn't been any updates in a real long time due to one of The Brothers Chaps having a baby, so the backlog of stuff to view has stagnated for about eight months up to now.
This game confirmed that I definitely don't like adventure games. I loved the first episode (firstly because I love the series, and secondly because it has very little pixel hunting and obtuse puzzles) and I beat it. But I have no interest in playing the following episodes even though I have them all. Really well done games, though!
Post by bioniccommando83 on Aug 30, 2010 22:40:47 GMT -5
I was wondering and hoping someone here would do a write up on these games. While I haven't played them myself due to the lack of a Wii on their initial release, being a long running HR fan (originally having found the site through a link at the Castlevania Dungeon for something related to Simon's Quest), I have flipped play throughs on Youtube just to check out the action. The last game definitely has the best- particularly the Zelda reference (Hey! Listen!) as well as the KoT's Wolfenstein appearance.
Haven't had a chance to check this game out yet. I really wish they'd put it on the 360 for Achievements, but what can you do. As a bit of an aside, I'll always associate Strong Bad (and Homestar, by extension) with Lost Odyssey. I was playing that game about a year ago, and my wife decided to catch us up on every single Homestar / Strongbad episode that had been made up to that point. Good times, man.
Herr Braun is perhaps the world's leading expert in laser weaponry, and his presence in the Kavango means that the Soviet bloc is planning some sort of laser mission.
Wow, actually after reading this in-depth, I've noticed quite a few typos.
After recruiting Matt Chapman, Mike's younger brother and thereby forming The Brother Chap (or TBC), they decided to take their characters to the internet in the form of Flash animations.
That should be "Chaps."
Strong Bad, who wears a mask and boxing gloves and was modeled after a character in Data East's Tag Team Pro Wrestling game for the NES.
The "and" should be replaced with a comma.
Among other things, this case is responsible for in-universe spinoffs such as Teen Girl Squad, a sketchily drawn comic book illustrating the antics of stereotypical adolescent girls, obsessing over girls and randomly getting killed...
That should be "boys," though they DO obsess over a cheerleader by the name of Mindy. lol
...Cheat Commandos, a heroic squadron of action figure...
Should be "figures."
Limozeen, a semi-actual rock band almost akin to Spinal Tape...
That would be "Tap."
Each episode SBCG4AP is more or less isolated from each other, as each tells their own story without linking into one great big overall narrative.
This should be preceded by "of."
The story takes place in their home nation of good ol' normal Free Country USA for the first episode, but it eventually becomes a broken nation with several subdivided territories
I think all highlighted in red can be removed.
The only thing he's really concerned with is eating, andc even MORE eating.
This seems to be some sort of error in translation from Word to HTML.
He also directed, and the actors keep botching up their lines during the production with not-so-obvious cuts made over them.
I realized this should either be "obvious" or "not-so-subtle."