posted by Macrosax (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Oct 22, 2006
Member since Sep 2006
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
The game follows the TV Show very well. I am also impressed about how they got all the voices from the actual actors for all the characters. The games three story lines are all challenging enough that you don't just breeze through on the first try. It is definitely worth the rent just so you get to see the story line, But the game's not long enough for a purchase. There isn't a whole lot of replay value either unless it suddenly becomes your favorite episode of family guy.
Family Guy is a pretty good game ,(as far as based on TV shows go). It has all the characters and original voices. In the game you play 3 of the characters, Peter,Stewy,and Brian. Each of the characters plays differently. Peter's part play like a side scroll beat-em up. When you play as Peter, in his role he gets a blow on the head and he thinks Mr. Belvedere stole his family and he goes around beating up the elderly,children, and adults trying to find him. The controls are a bit weird here, but o.k. Stewy plays like a platformer and 3rd person shooter. In this part Stewy tries to defeat his sperm brother Burthrum. Stewy's is not good, it sometimes doesn't even work when you have more than one enemy. The platforming parts are good, even though the camera does screw up once and a while. Brian is a stealth game, in this segment Brian is accused of inpregnating Mr. Putersmitz dog, so he has to find the real father of the puppies. The controls are really great, my only complaint is that when you get spotted you have to start all over again. Just like the TV show the game has cut-a-ways, But in the game there interactive like a minigame. The graphics are good, they have a shell shaded look like the TV show. The really bummer in this game is that you can beat it really fast and there's no real replay value. Overall Family Guy the video game is for the fans,you will get some laughs.
The main characters are Peter (Fighter) Stewie (Shooter) Brian (Stealth) The side games are simple and silly but fun and funny. One side game, Peter explains that they couldn't afford anymore side game so if you just press any button and you win.....um yeeeah, I guess you have to play the game to see the humor. Peter's final fight is between his human sized chicken nemesis...great fun. I have not played this type of game in years. I am more of a Splinter Cell, Halo, GTA type of gamer but this game was a breath of fresh air and has encouraged me to play more of these types of games. I recommend this game whole heartedly to everyone, especially Family Guy fans. Don't always go by the Game Fly rating. If it looks fun check it out.