The Simpsons Game
- Play Your Favorite Characters - Battle enemies and save Springfield while playing as your favorite dysfunctional TV family
- The Real Simpsons - With the actual voice actors from the TV show and movie reprising their roles
- Unique Character Abilities - The Simpsons family members have general abilities that can be used to fight opponents, interact with environments and finish puzzles
- Looks Like The Simpsons - Using innovative 3D into 2D technology, the developers have been able to recreate Springfield and the entire cast of The Simpsons as the most visually authentic Simpsons game to date
- Featuring Favorite and Original Springfieldeans - The Simpsons Game features over 100 of your favorite Simpsons characters from the show along with 50+ new characters that were inspired by the fiction
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Platform: PlayStation 3
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While each of the above titles has something to offer, they all ended up with my wife getting frustrated by having to "grind out" a particular level over and over and over again from the beginning until we get it right. Aside from the time trials, the Simpsons is very forgiving in terms of character death, and lets you continue in the level from where where you died - most often without any game interruption or restarting at all.
The "episodes" are challenging enough to hold your interest through the use of humor and standard puzzles, and short enough that you can play for an hour and actually feel like you've accomplished something. This has always been a key area in holding my wife's interest in a game, because if she walks away feeling like she wasted her time... forget it - that game's a goner.
So, if you've been looking for a PS3 game that you get your non-gamer spouse to play with you I think you ought to give the Simpsons a go.
First and foremost is the camera angle. It wants to get in your way quite often, and it can really tick you off when you're doing some of the mor eprecise platforming parts of the game. Honestly, EA is a pretty respectable company with a lot of talent under their leadership, they could have come up with a better camera for the game... one that doesn't remind me of the crappy camera angles mosr 3D games had in the mid 90's. Some people have said this game has sloppy controls. Not really, it actually controls really well, it's just the buggy camera that makes it hard to make precise jumps or get yourself oriented in the 3D world. Another complaint I have is the animation during the cut scenes varies from horrible to amazing. Playing this on my HDTV makes the game look wonderful, especially during cut-scenes. BUT... from time to time the animation is horribly drawn. I don't know if they were trying to recapture how the characters looked during the Tracy Ullman days, if so, that is cool as hell, but they don't really look like the Tracy Ullman characters, so I'm left wondering if from time to time cheap animation was used to save moeny or something. Either way, no big deal as it doesn't occur often.
Does all of the above make this a bad game? Well, my rating for it should clue you in to an answer of "no".Read more ›
Animation scenes are also brilliant. Plays & looks well on my 61" 1080P TV. Also you can play 2 players for all the missions which is sort of fun. This game is a little too hard for little kids but ages seven and up should enjoy it.
-balanced gameplay-not too easy or hard
-well written story with lots of 'inside' gags
-cell shaded graphics looks just right for the Simpson's world
-Several of the cut scenes had some PG language that disqualifies it from being a kids game (can't turn them off).
-people under 30 probably won't get some of the gameplay gags. Not to ruin the surprises but there are some 80's arcade homage's to be found.
Starting with the strengths, the cutscenes look like they were pulled directly from an episode. Character models look great, colors are vibrant, and you basically believe that you are inhabiting the Simpsons universe. Where the graphics fail sometimes is during the gameplay, as some of the character models look way off, coupled with jaggy lines. Over all though, the game looks sharp.
All the voice talent for the show is used here and the result makes it sound great. Music is fun but forgettable, but its the voices that you will remember and laugh at.
Story is blah, save the universe affair. The self-deprecating humor is greatly appreciated from a long-time videogamer and the barrage of jokes make the game feel like an actual episode. So while the story at times is blah or even nonsensical, you'll be laughing most of the time to care too much bout its shortcomings.
So depending on how big a fan you are of the Simpsons and GTA style games (where aside from missions you explore the city on your own) you may really like the gameplay or find it so so. I am not a big fan of trying to collect everything and exploring but to some degree it is more fun than in other games. Maybe that's because you have to work w/ the right Simpsons members to reach items (more on that later) or because its the Simpsons and I am obsessed. The missions themselves are usually bash everything you see, which can play out a little differently depending on which family member you use.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great for all simpsons fans and still a good game for non simpsons fansPublished 25 days ago by reflexpro
Bright colors, charming art, humor, a pleasant diversion. Now if I could just learn to make the characters jump properly - hard with old arthritic fingers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Its was fun and exciting. Finding the collectibles was real challenge in good wayPublished 2 months ago by Fred LaFrance
Good game. Bought it used, and and it arrived fine, and had no problems while playing.Published 3 months ago by Rodrigo Calvo
First off I wanna start by saying I'm a huge fan of the Simpsons since I've been a kid. This game is so much fun. It's filled with adventure and it's very kid friendly. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Malak Charara
This was an awesome game with so many references to old video games and Simpsons episodes.Published 10 months ago by M. Hurstell
I really wanted to like The Simpsons Game, as lighthearted adventure games seem to be hard to come by these days. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Ram