Reviews: Eight Bit Theater
Ultimately never goes anywhere
Talking badly about Eight Bit Theater feels a bit sacrilegious. Starting in 2001 it's one of the oldest and longest running webcomics around and it's 9 year run created 1200+ comics. It can legitimately claim to be the inspiration for so much that went after it and references to Black Mage or Thief or Fighter or Red Mage will still instantly clue a lot of people in on what you mean. But after reading it all through from start to finish, I can't help but feel my time was wasted. That's not to say it isn't funny, in fact there were two sections that were so funny I was literally laughing out loud for page after page. But two sections in over 1200 pages is pretty thin. The problem is two things
- All the jokes are character based.
- The characters never change.
This is the greatest web comic I ever read. It's hilarious, and well... hilarious. All 4 of the main characters have incredibly interesting strips that focus on them, and nearly any joke involving them, if it's fighters' stupidity, black mages' evilness, theifs' backstabbing ways, or red mage's obsession for stats, it gets me to laugh out loud. But the 'Heroes' aren't the only funny ones. The dark warriors are also hilarious with their utter stupidity, or misfortune. This is by far one of the greatest parodies to me that I've seen in my life. You should read this web comic. Other ones like Bob and George, or VG Cats are decent, but this outshines them by far. Some of it's episodes can be to long, for my liking, but everything else is so well played out I rarely care. It is more then enough to get a 9.5/10.