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MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity (Windows)

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Written by  :  Zovni (9350)
Written on  :  Mar 05, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

An example of how to treat licensed material

The Good

When dealing with licensed games you'll find that very few manage to capture the spirit and originality that made the original concept good (see: recent star wars games). Virtual Stupidity is one of those few, in fact, it's probably the most faithfull licensed title ever released, featuring all the wacky characters and situations from MTV's show, and producing a hilarously funny gaming experience. It's easy to get into, excellently scripted, and fun to explore and solve. Just like every good adventure should be.

The Bad

Some of the puzzles in the game border the completely illogical, and feel sometimes forced. Technically the game's just ok, the video compression rutines could have been better, I mean, even for the time the videos are excessively blurry, but that's it.

However the worst thing about this game is what I said earlier: this game is completely faithfull to the tv show in mind and spirit. So if you think Beavis & Butt-head are the most brainless inmature pieces of excrement ever spawned from MTV you ain't gonna have a good time with this game.

The Bottom Line

An extremely funny adventure made for those that quite simply, are "cool". If you are into it you'll have the time of your life, if not, this game's really not for you.