Reviews and Problems with The Simpsons: Hit & Run
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Simpsons Hit and Run
7 February 2008
Excerpt: There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events.
Excerpt: Once again America's favorite cartoon family has hit the console world, and this new game, The Simpsons: Hit and Run , is kicking up as much dirt as its predecessors. With large, intricate 3D worlds, highly detailed vehicles and lifelike character models (well, life-like if we were all...
Excerpt: The Simpson family does GTA 3. Well not exactly, but that's a good place to start. The witty comedy and beloved characters of televisions greatest show meet the interactivity and freedom of a living, adventure filled Springfield.
Excerpt: I'm sure every review for Hit & Run has started off with some comment about previous Simpsons games. The fact is, they were crap, so much so that I'm tempted to use a slightly stronger expletive. All you need know, really, is that you should never, ever buy a Simpsons game - save for this one.
Excerpt: Another reason the game doesn’t flow is the difficulty level - it has more ups and downs than the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Some missions are over way too quickly and left me begging for more, while others had me begging the game to stop with the torture.
Excerpt: When I think of the Simpsons, I think mischief, comedy, entertainment, and fun. Bart causes trouble, Homer says something stupid, Ralph picks his nose, Barney gets drunk, and Officer Wiggins gives law enforcement a new meaning.
Summary: Life is full of cyclical patterns; just take the Simpsons series of licensed games for example. It all started out quite nicely with the launch of the Konami Arcade game, but after that the quality of the games plummeted.