2/5- A collection of mostly failed attempts at jokes.
For the record: I will only be reviewing Ctrl+Alt+Del after the reboot that it had near the end of 2012, so my review only reflects the comic after that time. The comic is a video game themed gag strip about four color-coded characters named Players 1, 2, 3, and 4. It updates 3 times a week and involves swearing and some explicit content.
What Makes It Awesome
Overall this comic doesn’t have a lot going for it. For one, it’s a video game gag strip, a concept that is extremely overdone in general. The particular execution of this concept by Ctrl+Alt+Del in particular is particularly poor, however. Most of the strips’ punch lines are either simply a reference to a game that is lacking in a joke entirely or involve an extremely crude or unoriginal joke. This adds up to a comic experience that generally falls flat. The art, however, is quite consistent and is of a relatively high quality.
I am honestly not a fan of the new Ctrl+Alt+Del. I feel that in comparison to other, similar video game humor strips, it is overall worse. I can’t honestly recommend the comic to anyone unless they really want to read another video game gag strip.
Reviewed by: Greg Bretall – firstname.lastname@example.org
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