posted by Gatasabul (PALM SPRINGS, CA) Jan 14, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Man, what can you possibly say about this game except what a waste of a perfectly serviceable group of mass-produced Blu-Ray disc.
I gave this game a try, I really did. But terrible controls, erratic aiming, and last-generation wonky graphics go hand-in-hand with lame sight gags, jokes that oftentimes are hard to hear for one reason or another, or simply overlap with background dialogue. Oh, and the characters saying the same freakin' things over and over again, especially in situations where the saying doesn't actually even pertain to the situation. So, yeah, I get it. Victory is yours or whatever. Thanks for telling me that for the seven hundredth time for no reason whatsoever.
I remember seeing ads for this a few years ago for the PS2, so it's rather obvious that they decided the best thing to do was to try and make a great game with next-gen tech and...oh, wait, sorry. No they didn't. They apparently just took whatever quarter-finished game they made for the PS2 and tossed it on the PS3 because, hey, who cares, it's "Family Guy!" Someone said McFarlane's rolling in his grave over this travesty, which is unlikely because one, he's not dead, and two, he's too busy laughing it up with his money manager or accountant or whoever covers his finances to even care if this game is good or not. And it ain't.
I think the most harrowing thing of all is that somewhere, out in this vast world of ours, this game is someone's favorite game of all time. And that gives me the sads.
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.