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The Simpsons Hit & Run Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Considering all of the mass failures that the Simpsons name has brought to videogames in the past, Hit & Run is a welcome addition that certainly breaks the mold. A few gameplay issues and graphical shortcomings keep the game from being an A+ stellar title, but hardcore Simpsons fans will be more than happy with this baby. If you are a casual fan the length of the game may be a turn-off, but definitely worth a rental at the very least.
Summary: The Simpsons: Hit & Run is by far the best Simpsons game ever created it puts you right smack bang in the middle of the Simpsons universe with authentic environments, characters, vehicles, music, speech and humour. The gameplay is not flawless but it is a fantastic alternative adaptation to the Grand Theft Auto style of games and it kept me coming back and playing until I had fully completed.
Summary: Bucking the recent trend of poor-quality
licensed games, The Simpsons: Hit & Run on the Gamecube is a pleasant
surprise. A humorous riff on the GTA series, this offers players the chance to
explore the city of Springfield in more than 50 missions. Hit & Run mixes
driving and on-foot exploration and allows you to play as Bart, Homer, Marge,
and Lisa. Other characters like Comic Book Guy, Chief Wiggum, and Krusty appear
Excerpt: Ever fancied a trip to Springfield to check out all the well-know haunts for yourself... Well this latest Simpsons title promises to give you the opportunity by delivering a faithfully recreated digital version of the popular Matt Groening world, which plays host to a new mission-based, driving adventure. The Simpsons: Hit and Run has at its core a rather dark story, which tells of strange goings on in the cartoon town.
Excerpt: For more than 14 years, the town of Springfield has provided television viewers with one of the greatest social commentaries ever created, The Simpsons. Much more than a cartoon (as many misinformed critics initially dismissed the series as), the dysfunctional family has survived the treacherous waters of television by humorously tackling issues that everyone can relate to.
Excerpt: If the plotline of Hit and Run sounds like something you’d actually see in an episode of the show, it’s because the script behind the game was created by the writers of the show. In fact, the amount of contribution to this game by the staff of The Simpsons shores up the gameplay immensely. The game starts on a typical early morning in Springfield, with Homer stretched out across the couch in the living room.
Excerpt: The Simpsons have been a series that have brought immeasurable joy to TV viewers all over the world. The nonsensical situations that Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge and Maggie find themselves every week (or if you live in a city like mine, 7 days a week) have entertained fans for the good part of a decade. It seems that while this success has made The Simpsons into a household name, it hasn’t translated well into video games before. I’m sure that titles such as Bart vs.
Excerpt: "Simpsons: Hit and Run" is the latest in a long line ("Simpsons: Road Rage", "Simpsons: Wrestling", "Simpsons: Wrestling") of "Simpsons"-related video games. This still isn't an excellent video game, but it's a very good one that will appeal to hardcore - older - "Simpsons" fans. I say "older", because the game's design is taken from that most controversial game, "Grand Theft Auto III".
Excerpt: Homer was lounging on his couch one day when he woke up to find some huge robotic wasp thing looking at him. Then one could hear a loud *WHACK*, and Homer went back to sleep. It seems that during the night a whole bunch of these robotic wasp things has been released upon the town of Springfield, filming everyone and everything – from people sleeping on their couch to people doing more intimate things on their couch.