Conclusion: With a little more love, Way of the Dogg could have be a pretty cool rhythm game. Even if its framework is a silly attempt to pasteurise Snoop’s waning branded image and cultural relevance, the basic pitch is still solid and curiously inspired. But in practice, Way of the Dogg’s lifeless rhythm styling and maddening technical hiccups join forces to forge something truly ghetto.
Excerpt: Considering his storied career and many indelible hits, it makes perfect sense for Snoop Dogg — or Snoop Lion, circa his current reggae phase — to headline a music game. What’s surprising about Way of the Dogg , however, is that it’s such a haphazardly constructed rhythm experience. Timing your button-presses to the beat-matched prompts is the objective here, with the trails of icons shown atop crudely animated fighters trading blows.
Excerpt: What do you get when you mix Snoop Dogg with the fighting genre? If you answered Tekken Tag Tournament 2 , you're not exactly wrong, and we couldn't fault you for playing that game over Way of the Dogg . Combining Snoop Dogg, fighting games and the music and rhythm genre gives you the Doggfather's new game, and it's not quite as bad as it sounds.