gamers (53%) 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.
posted by Gatasabul (PALM SPRINGS, CA) Jan 14, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (50%) 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.
posted by StarRaven (BOYNTON BEACH, FL) Dec 3, 2012
Member since May 2011
gamers (43%) 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...