Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse – Review (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: Licensed games, particularly those for licenses that aren’t necessarily action packed, can be tough. Half the time it’s just re-purposed jokes slotted in wherever to make for what is essentially an interactive clip show episode and the other half of the time it’s just generic genre fare with the license du jour slapped on it like a coat of paint.
Excerpt: Referring to the gameplay as “interactive” is being Warren Buffet-level generous. Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is basically a series of fetch quests where you run back and forth past badly lip-synced NPCs spouting off lame Family Guy phrases. The game also has a manual camera, which is a big pet peeve of mine. With as far as we’ve come in game development, it really seems lazy at this point to have a camera that only has manual options.
Conclusion: I know this game wasn't made to win awards etc but in my opinion it's little more than an insult to the fans who've stuck with the show over the years. I am a fan of the series so my review isn't biased. I wanted to like it but I simply couldn't. I couldn't even bring myself to finish the achievements. Pros: -Some occasional humour. -Some good times to be had on multiplayer IF you have friends over. Cons: -The entire game.
Excerpt: When Back to the Multiverse was first announced, we weren’t quite sure why the world needed a new Family Guy game. After playing it, we’re no closer to figuring that out. Even when playing to the show’s strengths, Multiverse doesn’t work. The series’ best characters (talking dog Brian and talking baby Stewie) are the campaign’s stars, but their repartee is drowned out by awful humor spouted by enemies and NPCs.
Pros: + Occasionally funny and fun to play.
Cons: ? Would this game have been better with cut-away minigames?
Excerpt: For those not familiar with The Family Guy TV series do not fear. The game, Back to the Multiverse, successfully gets you up to speed with what’s important via a brief introduction in the story mode. For the sake of not confusing such uninitiated readers further, the basic cast comprises Stewie (a walking, talking baby genius), Brian (Stewie’s friend, a talking dog) and Bertram (Stewie’s half-brother baby nemesis).
TV show shown as violent game pushes cultural insensitivity.
Common Sense Media
14 December 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is based on the cartoon TV series Family Guy . In this game, players take on the role of Stewie, a baby who acts and talks like a grown-up, and his human-acting dog friend Brian. The duo must work together as they travel to a variety of parallel universes and try to rid the world of enemy forces. One of these universes is a hypothetical world in which everyone is handicapped and bound to a wheelchair.
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Xbox 360 Review
14 December 2012
Excerpt: Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is unique in the sense that it’s directly linked to two episodes of Seth MacFarlane’s cartoon sitcom. Fans will remember the Road to the Multiverse as well as The Big Bang Theory episodes, and this new Family Guy game has links to both of those. So, the game does have one relatively unique thing about it, although little more than that.
Review: Family Guy: Back To the Multiverse is a licensed project gone horribly bad
9 December 2012
Excerpt: Playing through the abysmal Family Guy: Back To the Multiverse , I couldn't help but be reminded of some of the Acclaim games of old – you know, the games that merely existed for the sake of their license, offering nothing substantial to the gaming industry. I mean the old South Park games, Total Recall, Judge Dredd…just plain drivel.