Family Guy: Uncensored is an arcade game by Glu. $4.99
$4.99 for an arcade game that is just about playing different mini games you say? What if I said that the game followed a story of why the power went out in Quahog? Well Giggity! Thats exactly what this game is! Follow the story of Peter Griffin as the power going out ends up in seven unique mini games that are played out over 40 levels. This game features all the characters from our favourite comedy show and the mini games feature around many of the in-show battles such as Brian vs Stewie, Peter vs Chicken and special appearances in multiple levels by Bertram, Evil Monkey, Quagmire and many many more! Really when you hear of a game like this I automatically think its just going to be a shameless rip off that abuses the fact that they have a popular brand name in the title. Luckily though Glu have been able to make this game into a very respectable arcade game that will provide lots of laugh for the Family Guy enthusiast.
Glu have been renowned for creating games that have great 3D graphics, such as Glyder or crisp 2D graphics such as Super KO Boxing 2. Family Guy has taken on the classic 16-bit gaming look, which I was surprised with. Generally I am against this but the game actually looks pretty good. While the game seems like something off a mobile phone, the graphics are still very detailed and work well for a game like this. While I would have preferred smoother and more detailed characters, as the background environments are nice and smooth, they work quite well for a game like this. The game runs very smoothly all the time and I encountered no glitches or lag what so ever. The game grows on you with how detailed the environment is, and really needs a bit of play to get used to the graphics.
The controls are very hard to explain as every single mini game has different controls to all others. Some games require swiping while others require a D-Pad or even tapping on enemies. Before each game however it always explains the controls in detail so you know how to play, which is a very good thing. For what I believe is a mobile game, the game has been equipped well to handle the touch screen, which is something quite a few games haven't been able to do. All in all the controls are very good and easy to pick up and use straight away.
Family Guy: Uncensored as I said follows the storyline of a day in the life at Quahog. Today though it seems as if the power went out. You follow the life of the Griffin family, whether it is Stewie trying to get his money back that he loaned to Brian, Chris using his imaginative or Peter trying to save Lois from Quagmire the game is great fun and has all the laughs that we have come to know and love. There are a variety of quite challenging mini games to play through with the various characters. Right from the start the levels were very hard to compete and generally took quite a few attempts to complete. This is a good thing because games with brand names generally become quick, easy and very simple games that get boring. Realistically the appeal to getting this game compared to other games is the Family Guy theme, just as RealArcade's South Park adventures are so popular. I didn't really like the mini games in the South Park games but luckily I have so far thoroughly enjoyed what Glu have offered.
Family Guy: Uncensored may seem a bit pricey for a game full of only mini games but this can be overlooked if you enjoy the theme of the game. With the amount of content I would probably have this maybe a bit cheaper but with the Family Guy theme this is a game that many people, including myself, would be happy to pay higher to get. Glu haven't disappointed in creating an addictive game that is sure to give you the giggles at many points in the game. As philospher Peter Griffin famously said, "Let's drink until we can't feel feelings anymore!"
I would recommend this game if you enjoyed- South Park Mega Millionaire
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