Excerpt: Homer is your stereotypical obese male slob, yet he is married to a lovely blue-haired femme, Marge, with whom he shares the burden of parenting two hyperactive kids, Bart and Lisa. (The dog doesn’t count…) They are The Simpsons and if you haven’t heard of them before, you really ought to get a life, seriously. Hot off the heels of the recently released feature film comes another Simpsons video game.
Conclusion: This game is truly emblematic, and that's why it's so good and can be accepted even with its flaws. The gameplay is not the best of the best, but the creativity and wit that has been put into it does it all. If you love The Simpsons, you have to love this one. Just remember that you will need more than some patience to get through it and enjoy it.
Conclusion: Overall, while it does sport some flaws, The Simpsons Game for the DS is a solid gaming experience. Platformers may be an overdone genre of games, but The Simpsons Game does a decent job of providing a good game, while not necessarily an innovative one. The graphics and music are fantastic and do a great job of supporting a slightly stumbling gameplay mechanic.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Although parts of the control are occasionally irksome, and although there's nothing spectacular about the gameplay itself, the originality and sheer imagination of the game's plot, the ideas for the levels and the amusing irony throughout, make this a must-play experience for most gamers. Definitely worth checking out.
Excerpt: Coming off of a pretty successful motion picture debut, The Simpsons are set to make a triumphant return to the video game medium. Not that we haven�t seen Homer and company in game form before, but it�s been awhile since there�s been a pretty high-profile video game release such as this one. With Electronic Arts at the helm, there have been some mixed feelings about how the game will turn out, especially in a portable format on the Nintendo DS.
Excerpt: Once upon a time in what many older gamers nostalgically look back on as the 'golden age of video games', gameplay was - on the whole - a lot tougher than it is now, graphics were a lot simpler, and there was one rule that companies seemed to follow whenever they tried to make a video game out of a successful movie or TV show. That rule? No matter what the subject matter: churn out a crap 2D platformer.