The world is full of awful videogames based on decent television shows – you’ll remember Krusty’s Super Fun House and that dodgy Futurama game. The last thing we need is another bad videogame like that.
So the news that Family Guy is going to be turned into a series of videogames by 2K Games fills us with the sort of cold cold dread that only comes when you know you’re going to hear Stewie Griffin saying the exact same pithy line 97 times in a row because there’s part of a game you can’t get past.
2K Games yesterday announced its plans to develop and publish a
series of Family Guy (DVDs) videogames to probably every single console known
to man, starting with a current-generation game being released in
Autumn of this year. And Christop Hartmann, managing director of 2K
Games, seems pretty pleased about it.
"The irreverent and satirical humour from Family Guy that has
made the show a smash hit opens up exciting and untapped possibilities
in game development. We are looking forward to bringing the colourful Family Guy
characters to life in a one-of-a-kind action/adventure style game."
exactly does that mean? Does it mean that 2K Games have made the Family
Guy videogames with the mistakes of Bart And The Beanstalk, Bartman
Meets Radioactive Man, Bart’s Nightmare or any of the other seemingly
quickly knocked-off Simpsons games in mind? Or that rubbish Duck Tales
game for the Megadrive? Or any of the other times that brilliant cartoons have been turned into dreadful, lame videogames?
Probably not, if the Family Guy videogame publisher is anything to
go by: it’s High Voltage Games, who previously made Leisure Suit Larry:
Magna Cum Laude – a game that appealed to confused 14-year-old boys and
nobody else. So we won’t hold our breath that the Family Guy videogames
will be very good – after all, when a cartoon gets turned into a game, it always ends in disappointment.
An Aqua Teen Hunger Force videogame, though, that’d rock.
[story by Stuart Heritage]