Reviews Comments: Good, clean, nostalgic fun.

Good, clean, nostalgic fun.
I could spend all day and hit the word count limit here trying to explain the wonderful, endearing comedy that Brawl In The Family represents, so I'll try and keep it short and simple.

The comic itself is primarily gag-based, but the gags are always inventive and clever, and never feel stale. Even the old "kirby eats something weird" premise is kept continually entertaining thanks to it being twisted, subverted, averted, zig-zagged, and played straight in every way imaginable. It's very hard to find a comic like this that can continually produce good jokes without resorting to taking advantage of "dirtier" subject material like the inevitable sex jokes that most gaming webcomics use. Ironically, despite its simple premise, the humor is far more mature than most video-game based strips out there.

The strip has a talent for putting a smile on your face, not just from the one-off gags, but also from the surprisingly engaging story arcs that involve Nintendo characters. These often taken on a "slice of life" feel for the Nintendo universe, and the characters and interactions between them feel very believable and true to their origins.

So, between the nostalgia, clever one-off gags, and endearing multi-strip story arcs, this comic is perfect for any Nintendo fan looking for some good laughs. It's one of the best videogame webcomics on the internet today, and well worth an Archive Binge or two.


Plus, how many other webcomics do musical episodes?
comment #2866 Tangent128 14th Jun 10
The reason I like Brawl in the Family: It's a webcomic my little brother can read.
comment #5627 Scardoll 4th Jan 11
Just did the Binge after reading your review. Took me 5 hours. There is little like the horror of realizing halfway through that the comic is actually twice the length you first thought it was. But it was worth it!
comment #13582 Tuckerscreator 1st Apr 12

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