Excerpt: The Family Guy animated TV series certainly has a ‘love or hate’ kind of effect on its audience. For those of you that ‘get’ its twisted, illogical sense of humour, there aren’t many shows around that can match its entertainment value. On the other side of the coin, you have people who find the constant changing of scenes to jokes, which are completely unrelated to the main plot odd and bewildering.
Conclusion: The Family Guy game was created for the fans only. The graphics and sound aren’t too bad. There seems to be a slight delay in the mouth movements that can bother some people. All three of the game types in this game needed to be polished before this game hit store shelves. The game in general is boring and short; all you need is a solid two day rental to unlock everything.
Summary: This release does an excellent job in
recreating the feel and attitude of the series. It's not watered down, and
some sequences feel a bit more adult and extreme than they would on TV,
which makes the game feel less compromised than it could otherwise. Most
licensed games fall into the trap of trying to shoehorn their source
material into unoriginal genres while ignoring the elements that made the
license successful in the first place.
Excerpt: Family Guy Video Game! is something fans of the show have been wanting for a while now and it is finally here. Although the game has a few flaws, what it offers feels very much like a really long Family Guy episode. From a graphics standpoint, Family Guy isn't pushing any new boundaries by any stretch of the imagination. Like most games based on cartoons, everything is done in a cel-shaded fashion and the series' simple, detail-free style is duplicated very well.
Excerpt: As one of the funniest and most popular shows on television, "Family Guy" has acquired hordes of fans nationwide. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before the crazy Griffin clan hit the video game market, because expansion immediately follows widespread popularity. The show could offer a strangely unique foundation for a game, perhaps better suiting the interactive venue than something like "The Simpsons.
Conclusion: By all accounts, a video game that wants to take a comedic slant should be fun to play first, and funny second. Family Guy gets that backwards and suffers because of it. Sure, there are comedic-minded games that have skated by with mediocre gameplay and a bevy of laughs, but those games have tended to be far more original and clever than what Family Guy offers up on the comedy front.
Pros: An amusing storyline rife with offensive humor, Great voice work from the cast of the show, Attractive cel-shaded graphics., An amusing storyline rife with offensive humor, Great voice work from the cast of the show, Attractive cel-shaded graphics.
Cons: None of the gameplay styles are developed enough to be fun for more than a few minutes, Too many weirdly frustrating moments in what is otherwise a pretty simple game, A hefty chunk of recycled dialogue from episodes of the show, Frame rate chunkiness and lengthy loading times., None of the gameplay styles are developed enough to be fun for more than a few minutes, Too many weirdly frustrating moments in what is otherwise a pretty simple game, A hefty chunk of recycle...