8-Bit is Enough starts at the end of the previous episode, picking things up immediately where they left off. As an angry mob swarms Strong Bad, he falls off his couch and bangs into his Trogdor arcade machine. Sparks fly and the arcade machine takes on the essence of Trogdor, becoming the dragon man himself.
But, again, this is an adventure game. So, the pointer-based interaction and slower pace might be something that will not grab the attention of all gamers. What's different this time around, is the game is more liberal about telling you where to be next, making for a more linear experience. This makes the game flow a bit more than previous episodes and eliminates a lot of the second guessing that goes on with this genre. You may see that as a bad thing or a good thing, but, in the end, I felt it helped streamline the experience and didn't frustrate me to the point of taking a break, like some of the puzzles in the previous episodes had.
Like I said, 8-Bit is Enough is clearly the best episode in the series. It has Trogdor, tons of great fan service to gamers, and is a laugh riot. I finished 8-Bit is Enough in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'd suggest you play all of the previous episodes in the series before playing this, but, if you can only try one episode, let it be 8-Bit is Enough.
Final score: 9.5/10