Some of you may have loved the yellow-skinned, four-fingered family since 1989. Others may not have been born yet. Whether youâ€™re a gangly teen or a white collar employee, you just wonâ€™t be able to resist the nostalgic appeal of The Simpsons Game.
What can you expect from this iconic American middle-class family? This third-person action game features an original storyline that contains the same humor that makes this family so endearing.
Immerse yourself in the World of Springfield
The adventure begins when Bart comes across a manual that has suddenly dropped from above. He finds out that the manual is a guide on how to use the family’s powers against villains.
These villains include EA execs, the Simpsons’ creator, and other Simpsons characters, such as the Comic Book Guy, Mr. Burns and Sideshow Bob.
Similar to the show, The Simpsons Game pokes fun at popular culture. This time it even pokes fun at other video games and EA, its developer. The outrageous way gaming consoles and video games are parodied will just leave you nearly falling on the floor laughing. The parodies are well integrated in the entirety of the game. Some levels represent popular episodes, most notable of which are The Land of Chocolate and Super Happy Fun Fun Homer. If youâ€™ve always liked the Halloween Specials, then youâ€™ll be more than happy to find that they are well-represented throughout the play experience.
Aside from bringing its own episodes back to life, poking fun at tons of EA properties, and making fun of videogames by mentioning â€œXbox 720â€ and â€œPS4,â€ there are also some incredible cameos in the game. For example, the series’ creator Matt Groening plays a hilarious role. God Himself makes an appearance and manages to add more humor to your gaming experience.
Play with the Simpsons family in this funny adventure game. Get to use Homer, Bart, Lisa, and Marge (Maggie’s somehow sort of an extension of Marge.) They all have general abilities for fighting opponents, interacting with the environment, and finishing puzzles. Each of them, though, have special abilities unique to their personalities. These abilities grow and change as you get through levels the same way the enemies get tougher. Powered attacks are very cool, like Homerâ€™s burp attack which can stun enemies or kill them. Once Homer changes to a new form, you’ll get to use a new set of attacks as well. Characters can also pick up power up items throughout the levels. These items can make them invincible and grant them certain powers for a certain time.
To sum it all up, The Simpsons Game is a great adventure game. The characters’ quest to save Springfield becomes the opposite of a â€œno laughing matterâ€ because of the humor thrown in. This is a multi-player game that you and your friends will love finishing. The funny quips and dialogue make this game a surefire hit to anyone, fanboy or otherwise. Everyone will love the great graphics, familiar character voices and, most of all, the humor reminiscent of the older Simpsons episodes.
Contributed by Ethel Merioles, Product Reviewer