gamers (52%) found this review helpful
As someone who watches Family Guy, I thought this game would be interesting and entertaining. Unfortunately, it is the opposite of what I had hoped.
The graphics are terrible...its like the game was developed by an animator who just graduating from Devry. It felt like it was made for the PS2. The sound in this game is also horrendous. For example, when trying to interact with a character and listen to the instructions they provide, the voices and noises in the background often overlap. If it were not for the captioning, one would have difficulty understanding the objective they are supposed to achieve.
Fans may appreciate some of the one liners found in various Family Guy shows, but they become repetitive and annoying. With a game like this, as a Family Guy fan I hoped newer material was created strictly for this game. The controls take some getting used to and the movement often feels jagged and rough. The layout of the game seems like a maze with little free reign. And I couldn’t count the many times I felt backed into a corner and zapping the characters charging me. Because of the controls, victory wasn’t mine at all.
Now to be fair, I didn't play past the fraternity level so I have no idea if the game improves at all, but all it took was playing that level to feel as if I was wasting my time; therefore I didn't finish the game and returned it to gamefly the next day.
Despite my opinion of the game, no doubt loyal fans of Family Guy may ride it through to its climax (giggity). And who knows, perhaps the game shall improve much more significantly than the amount that I briefly played and experienced. To me, it was as if they rushed to finish this game so they could release it before Christmas.
The best thing one can suggest is for one to rent it for themselves and come to their own conclusions. But if you're like me, renting a game that makes me feel like the time I invested into playing it was a complete and total waste truly grinds
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
The graphics for this title where very similar to playstation 2 graphics. I was expecting much more from this game, the characters run around spouting rehashed tired voice clips from the television show with no originality.The story itself is nowhere near on a level with an episode of Family Guy.The controls were at best awkward and clunky.There is noway to change the view you are stuck about half a mile behind the character you are playing. At best this is a second rate peck and hunt collectibles game at worst it is a pitiful attempt to make a quick buck off the fame of the show so buyer beware of this horrible game.
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
So, in what was completely unexpected... this game was actually good. Even a bit more than good.
First and most important, this game feels exactly like the show. Something most licensed games are terrible at. But from start to finish, this game hits the mark, and that means a lot.
The story is short, but their are collectables and it certainly need to be longer.
Co-Op is great, but it gets crazy difficult. Luckily, there's infinite lives.
This is a arcade game, the classic kind. It's a great experience. No online co-op. No complaining! Not enough games provide a good local multiplayer.
The actual multiplayer is pretty cool too. Reminds me of that N64 era of multiplayer. Good stuff.
So, the game's a bit nostalgic. And you probably have to obviously be a fan of the show to appreciate a lot of the nuances of the game.
Graphic wise, it's probably what you'd expect, but it gets the job done pretty well. Some of the outlines are bit too thick, and it may not always look super smooth. But it's good enough.
The fact is, the game wasn't supposed to be good and it was. Don't pass it up just to write it off as another failed licensed game, because I assure you, that it is not.
Note: GameFly it for sure, it's a perfect rental. Buy it? Maybe not...