Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse
|a game by||Heavy Iron Studios, Inc.|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||4/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.6/10 - 7 votes|
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|See also:||Movie-based Games, Action Adventure Games, Third-Person Shooter, Family Guy Games|
When someone makes a FPS based off a cartoon, fans can be skeptical about whether the game will be any good or not. Some spin-offs are clearly just money makers, but others are really fun and engaging ways to connect with your favorite characters. Although “Family Guy” might seem like an odd choice for an FPS, Family Guy Back to the Multiverse is a surprisingly good game.
The game is based off a specific episode in Family guy, “Road to the Multiverse” in season 8. In it you must shoot your way through 10 levels of action packed with classic Family Guy humor. If you liked the so bad their almost good games of the early 2000s such as The Itchy & Scratchy game based off of the Simpsons, you may like this one.
Not for kids
If you’re familiar with Family Guy, you are probably already aware of the fact that family guy isn’t suited for children. The show itself is already full of crass humor, but the game takes it to the next level. If you don’t want your kids reading crude sex jokes or other inappropriate content, it’s better not to play this game in their presence.
Although the game is full of humor aimed at appealing to Family Guy fans, the humor tends to fall flat over time. Many of the jokes repeat themselves, and what might have made you crack a smile the first time isn’t so funny the 10th time. A few of the special items are genuinely funny. Summoning Ernie the Giant Chicken to peck away at your enemies or distracting them with a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man is amusing, and also classic Family Guy humor. Unfortunately, these opportunities don’t come up nearly as often as the Amish jokes.
It wouldn’t be a throwback to the early 2000s if the game ran smoothly. Family Guy Back to the Multiverse freezes regularly, lags you out of the game, or throws the audio out of sync. This can make the already difficult to use aiming system almost impossible, and forces you to rely on sheer luck to complete the game. The best strategy? Run around in wide circles with the shotgun until the Amish jokes stop.
It’s a difficult task to judge a game that is meant for a specific fan group. To say their jokes are not funny will have a crowd of Family Guy fans saying “You just don’t get the humor!” Unfortunately, while the cut scenes are mildly humorous and there’s plenty of fan service for Family Guy lovers, the game itself simply isn’t that good. With the same jokes repeating themselves over and over again, the game constantly lagging and glitching out, and audio that doesn’t match up to the cartoon, the game falls flat over all. This may be a good game to give away to a family guy fan for Christmas, but otherwise steer clear.
- Lots of fan service for Family Guy fans
- Repetitive humor
- Hard to play
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