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A gamer who could care less about the Simpsons would probably find this
to be a very bland and average game. A gamer who loves the Simpsons
would probably have some trouble with some of the bad controls and
horrible camera angles, but otherwise enjoy the hilarious dialogue,
Simpsons characters, animation and sets. A non-gamer will enjoy the cut
scenes....heck, who couldn't enjoy those. This game has about 45
minutes of new traditionally animated Simpsons material, and it's just
as funny as the show if not funnier. In addition to that, there's about
30 minutes of computer animated Simpsons cut scenes, which are also
The game itself is unique and fun, but has some problems. Each level, excluding the Land of Chocolate, is a tag team, and both characters need to be constantly switched in order to beat the level. Each character has their special. Homer can become a fat ball and break things, and also later can become the blob, Marge can call together crowds to break and put things back together. Marge also can put Maggie in tight spaces, which features some cool animation from Maggie's point of view. Lisa uses her Buddha powers to use her hands like God and pick things up and move them around. Bart turns into Bartman and can glide around. All these characters are fun to play with, and make the gameplay less repetitive, constantly switching characters. The levels are pretty interesting, ranging from trying to save the museum from bullies, to fighting the Lard Lad donut mascot.
The problems in the game are a few glitches, and some weird controls and camera angles. Some parts that should be easy are difficult because of the camera angle that you have no control over. It can become very frustrating trying to position your character right so you can see your destination. Sometimes the controls are hard to maneuver and take a while to get used to. Bart's slingshot was tricky for me, trying to figure out how many times I had to click the O button before it finally shot. As for the glitches, only one got me, and it was annoying. Near the end of the level, Lisa the Tree Hugger, Bart was shot in the sky, giving me a sky view that could not be changed. I couldn't switch to Lisa, and the only way to fix this was to restart the level.
Coming from a moderate gamer and a huge Simpsons fan, this is a good game. The writing is the best part, game second. However it was still a good game, but with the hilarious cut scenes, it had a lot to live up to.
My rating: *** out of ****. Rated Teen for language, violence, and drinking.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This game turned out be rather fun with all the levels being mainly
spoofs off other games/movies.
The level "Super Happy Fun Fun Game" boss battles being a spoof off Pokemon, especially the game play in them was just pure classic, odd, but classic.
And there were a few things I didn't really expect from the game at all, especially having to battle against Matt Groening in the level "Five Characters in Search of an Author", with him sending clones of both Bender and Dr. Zoidberg after you.
But the final level, after the dance off against God did in fact take me by surprise, having realized that the game was just a mini-game in God's own game, as he would so bluntly put it.
But all in all, it is a rather fun game, fulled with some strange boss battles and 30 odd clichés too 8/10 from me.
I first got this game for the Nintendo DS and I later got it for the
Wii. I enjoyed the Wii version much more, but the DS version had easier
The DS version of the game is a side-scrolling platformer, and it is very fun. However, it is ridiculously easy and it only takes two and a half or three hours to complete. It also leaves out an entire level that is only available on the big consoles and the graphics leave something to be desired. But overall, it was pretty fun, even though I beat it who knows how many times.
The Wii version is much more challenging. I've had it for a while and I haven't been able to complete it yet. The bad thing about the big console versions is that the camera is terrible and sometimes it is impossible to play. The camera adjuster was mapped to the +Control Pad, which is at the very top of the Wii remote and is rather hard to reach while beating up enemies. The gameplay was not very easy as you can tell that the game was not designed for a Wii remote and nunchuk. It is still very fun and it includes the level that was left out in the DS version. It also has many more cut-scenes than the DS version.
Overall, the DS version is the most limited version of The Simpsons Game. If you want to play the complete full version, you should get it for the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360. The Wii version is still brilliant, though. This game is amazing and any Simpsons fan will love it.
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