Summary: My roommate just bought this game for the XBox, and it clearly explains why our society has road rage. Don't get me wrong, as I do love the Simpsons and regularly TIVO it. However, this game is not exactly user-friendly. Let me start off with the graphics in Road Rage. For the Xbox, they are rather disappointing and the animation felt out of touch for the cartoonish Simpsons.
Summary: This takes a while so be patient. Pros: 1. First Simpsons title since 1998 2. Much Better than Simpsons Wrestling 3. Real voices by simpsons actors. 4. Many a shortcut on this game. 5. a fun 2 player game 6. some good jokes... Cons: 1. ...that get repetitive faster than the color commentator on NHL 2003! 2. graphics look like Robotech:Battlecry meets Superman (boo hoo hoo!) 3. difficulty settings are just too easy (its actually easier to get $$$ on hard) 4.
Summary: I have been a simpsons fanatic for the past 5 years and am humiliated by this ...video game. for 1 thing the Simpsons is a great show so it shouldnt have a scummy video game like this one. they must have been on a low budget making the game. Here are 5 good reasons why this game shouldnt have been invented 1. The graphics are bland, their entrances to the car are absurd. (Hans Moleman doing a flip into a car?!) 2. The mission mode is unbelieveably sinchy. 3.
Summary: I initially held off getting Simpson's Road Rage after some mediocre reviews. Well, after this self-imposed waiting period, I finally broke down and bought it. Man am I sorry I did! The graphics don't take advantage of the Xbox's capabilities. The controls are buggy. Most annoyingly, as much as I like the Simpsons, the phrases are too repetative and the gameplay is just plain boring! Save your money. Rent it if you have to, but do not buy it.
Summary: I rented this one and I'm glad I did. You might enjoy a rental, as well. If you absolutely love The Simpsons (like me) and think there's no way you wouldn't enjoy anything Simpsons related (come on, you've got the first season on DVD, don't you?), you will still be disappointed. If you aren't convinced, I still say rent it, just so you are sure. It is not as horrible as Simpsons Wrestling. This game is at least playable.
This game is a rental (from a huge Simpsons fan)...
John Evans, Amazon
11 December 2001
Summary: Graphics are well done, although you'll never get the level of character detail found on the actual Simpson's cartoon... Gameplay is very straightforward although I was able to get the car "stuck" easily by going off some jumps and flipping over. However, the game lacks the depth that games SHOULD possess for the XBOX platform... there are only 5 town areas and they are very quickly covered. Replay value is very low.
Summary: The Simpsons: Road Rage is, at best, a Crazy Taxi wannabe. This is the worst title I've played on the Xbox yet. The Crazy Taxi premise is okay - CT is one of my favorite games - but Road Rage suffers on many levels. The voice talent, while authentic, is very limited. Characters start repeating phrases within the space of a single run. It's annoying. The graphics are a cross between bad cel-shading and an intern's first attempt at 3D extrusion. Blech.