Review: Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse

Family Guy Back to the Multiverse CoverRemember that one episode of Family Guy where Stewie and Brian go to a whole bunch of different universes where one distinct detail is different, like if the show were animated like a Disney cartoon, or if dogs had humans as pets? Activision sure hopes you do, because there’s an entire game surrounding that concept. Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse captures the highs and lows of the TV series it’s based on, as well as all the negative connotations one usually associates with a video game based on a show.  Uninspired gameplay, recycled jokes, and incredibly offensive humor ensure the stereotype persists.

 


Yeaaaahhh… there’s really no reason to play this game. It’s offensive, repetitive, and in many cases simply not funny. The only redeeming factors I could muster from the mess, and I mean the ONLY ones, are stellar voice acting work done by Seth MacFarlane and the rest of the Family Guy series cast, and a decent variety of settings and overall visual presentation. Everything else is awful. Not only is the game not fun to play, but it’s ridiculously mean and crude, and not in the way the TV series tries to be funny, but in a tasteless manner.

Trust me. This one isn’t for you. Even if you’re a Family Guy fan.

The best level of the game involves a future where alien chickens have enslaved mankind.
The best level of the game involves a future where alien chickens have enslaved mankind.

Read my full review of the game at Machinima’s Inside Gaming Daily blog here.

Laters,
Jsick

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Jsick

I've been writing about video games for years and playing them even longer. You'll find me playing all types of games, old and new. Mega Man III is greater than Mega Man II.

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