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Critic Reviews

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Game Shark (Jan 07, 2009)
Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People finished with a bang. The series started off well with Homestar Ruiner and found its pace with Strong Badia the Free. Although it dipped into a surprisingly disappointing low with Baddest of the Bands, the series redeemed itself with Dangeresque 3 and wrapped things up nicely with 8-Bit is Enough. If you haven’t bought the series yet, now is the time to do so. Consider it a post-Christmas present to yourself!
95
Video Game Generation (Dec 15, 2008)
The first season of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People ends with its best episode yet, full of clever parodies of the gaming industry and plenty of fan service for longtime Homestar Runner fans. Since there’s no real continuity between episodes newcomers can start with this episode without missing much, although it benefits the most from having at least some prior knowledge of the franchise.
90
While 8-Bit is Enough is comically not as complex a game as some of the earlier entries, it delivers non-stop laughs that the gaming community in particular -- especially those who are also Homestar fans -- will find truly humorous. Even non-fans will find lots to laugh at here. While it is certainly an experience that gets burned through and then is over, this entry is an interactive Strong Bad movie containing some of the best humor the Homestar creators have ever conceived. It is worth the ticket of admission more-so than any other episode in this series because it drowns its players in so many references and gags that the humor hardly lets up, making it a very fitting end to this Cool Game for Attractive People.
90
Cubed3 (Feb 03, 2009)
Telltale Games and the Chapman brothers have ended the first Season of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People on a major high, with this last episode proving to be the wittiest, most engaging and laugh-out-loud hilarious of all five outings.
86
IGN (Dec 15, 2008)
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People has been consistently entertaining, and "8-bit is Enough" is a more than fitting sendoff. This episode is truly bizarre, but still very funny. Both Telltale and Homestar creators the Chapman brothers have really taken the time to craft the games that Homestar fans want to play. Even if you're not a fan, if you enjoy retro gaming you'll probably be amused by all the 8-bit gags here. It's a little disappointing knowing there isn't a new Strong Bad episode waiting for us next month, but we're happy to have had the chance to try and handle his style.
84
Cheat Code Central (Dec, 2008)
After five months of digging into each episode of the highly amusing series, it’s disappointing to see it drawing to a close. Still, 8-Bits Is Enough offers a satisfying conclusion rife with gaming nostalgia and Strong Bad’s trademark ridiculousness. While it’s hard to say whether Telltale and the Chapman bros will eventually cook up another batch of gaming episodes, surely there are plenty more absurd adventures worth exploring.
83
1UP (Dec 16, 2008)
Granted, that's just a small portion of the overall experience, which generally doesn't stray from the point-and-click, puzzle-solving mechanics established in previous episodes, but I didn't feel any of the malaise towards actually playing 8-Bit Is Enough as I had with the last couple episodes. Maybe it's the spot-on humor based on the industry I work in, or perhaps just accumulated experience from the earlier episodes, but whatever the reason, 8-Bit Is Enough certainly embodies the maxim of saving the best for last. Well, until the assumedly in-the-works second season rolls around.
80
Nintendo Life (Dec 15, 2008)
Episode 5 is about videogames – that can only mean good things! It’s no longer than any of the other episodes, nor is there more to do, but it’s got more jokes than any other entry in the series, plus we finally get to see Trogdor in 3D: what more could you want? Sadly, the ending does not hint at a second series of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, which is quite a shame – we can only hope Telltale and the Chapman brothers agree to another!
80
8-Bit Is Enough should be a no-brainer for any fan of Homestar Runner, with its inclusion of Trogdor, Stinkoman, Peasant's Quest and even Marshie. But, like Dangeresque 3 before it, other gamers won't feel left out either, with the vast array of videogame references ranging from Donkey Kong to Portal. It's not a long game, clocking in at around the 3-4 hour mark, nor is it going to convert people who think the 'S' in Strong Bad is for 'Sucks', but for the uninitiated it's the best example of the series as you're likely to get. It's as weird and as funny as we've come to expect in this series, and if this is the last we see of Strong Bad and his pals, then we can remember fondly they went out with a burninate rather than a chair-scoot.
80
WiiWare World (Dec 15, 2008)
Episode 5 is about videogames – that can only mean good things! It’s no longer than any of the other episodes, nor is there more to do, but it’s got more jokes than any other entry in the series, plus we finally get to see Trogdor in 3D: what more could you want? Sadly, the ending does not hint at a second series of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, which is quite a shame – we can only hope Telltale and the Chapman brothers agree to another!
80
Gamervision (Dec 16, 2008)
As a season closer, 8-Bit is enough is all that you could want from a Strong Bad game. Filled with references to earlier episodes, better and more polished gameplay, and as epic of a story as could be expected. Though it doesn’t tease another season at the end, the episodic adventures based on the Homestar Runner cartoons won my heart by the end, and while it’s definitely time for a break (and time Sam & Max to return), I’m anxiously anticipating Season 2, if I’m still attractive enough.
70
Adventure Gamers (Dec 15, 2008)
As the series finale of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, 8-Bit is Enough doesn’t offer much more than previous episodes in terms of length and extras, but what’s provided certainly ranks at or near the top of what the series has offered all season, and the variety of locations, art styles, and characters surpass any episode yet. It’s still a little shallow in the gameplay department, but right down to the closing credits, it’s a lovingly thorough ode to retro games, and an amusing final adventure with some of the most colorful, acerbic, and silly characters you’ll ever virtually meet. If you can appreciate those things, then consider this game more than worthy of its pixels.
70
Jolt (UK) (Dec 15, 2008)
Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People Episode 5: 8-bit is Enough shows an obvious fondness by the game’s creators for classic videogames, but that’s not really represented in the gameplay, which has sadly run its course here. Fans will still want this episode, not only to complete their set, but because the dialogue and story are still entertaining. As long as you’re happy with that and don’t mind some missed opportunities, you shouldn’t be too disappointed.
60
Gamekult (Jan 09, 2009)
On aurait aimé une fin en apothéose, c'est un épisode bilan, avec beaucoup de références aux précédents chapitres et à la série dont le jeu est originaire. Les amateurs apprécieront tout de même, à condition de bien maîtriser la langue anglaise. Cette saga épisodique s'est en effet coupée d'une large partie du public francophone, en ne proposant que des versions sous-titrées dans la langue de Shakespeare.
45
Destructoid (Dec 20, 2008)
I'm really at a loss for things to say about 8-Bit is Enough, because its flaws feel so self-evident and all-encompassing: none of the jokes are funny (I say this as a longtime Homestar Runner fan), the puzzles are horrendous, and the execution doesn't live up to the (at times interesting) premise. Overall, 8-Bit is Enough is a remarkably depressing way to end this charming, if flawed episodic series.