Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP wears its indie cachet on its sleeve, with a soundtrack composed by Canadian songwriter Jim Guthrie, and a script penned in slacker linguistics that complement its obscure postmodern take on the mythic quest. To say that it’s a shoo-in for numerous indie game awards this year is an understatement. But is really worth all the hype?
Strong Bad, the lucha-libre-masked antagonist of the Homestar Runner series of Internet cartoons has a simple task in Telltale’s game: knock the snot out of Homestar Runner. If you think this should be an easy task for an evil wrestler, think again. His adventures will take you through castles, conga lines, and kitchen cabinets, all in the name of great villainy. It’s been a while since Strong Bad has graced our computer screens and we were a little worried that his insulting songs and constant bragging might have lost some of their charm, but simply put, they haven’t.
Those of us in high school in the ’80s remember that speed as the key to time travel for Marty McFly and his pal Doc Brown in the Back to the Future movie. Telltale Games decided to bring this favorite pop/sci-fi blend to the computer screen for the enjoyment of all ages with Back to the Future: The Game. And bless them, they hit that magic speed again.