Conclusion: The saving grace of The Way of the Dogg, by far, is the music. Listening to classic Snoop is never a bad thing and the music selection is really quite good. I was happy to hear Deathrow Snoop when I started up the game rather than the new Snoop Lion stuff. The other fun bit has to be the character bios in the gallery section, Snoop’s alone is worth the price of admission as it is so strange and ridiculous that I actually laughed out loud.
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.
Excerpt: Kurios gekloppt wird, wenn man dem Way of the Dogg folgt: Wie der Name vermuten lässt, ist HipHop-Ikone Snoop Dogg mit dabei – als chilliger Lehrmeister einer Kampfkunst, mit der Ihr knapp zwanzig Gegner im Rahmen einer dümmlichen Story ausknocken sollt. Wer aber eine Art ” Def Jam ”-Beat’em-Up erwartet, liegt weit daneben, vielmehr standen unverkennbar Elite Beat Agents und PaRappa the Rapper Pate.