The first few games that come to mind when playing this, are the Simpsons games that were originally released on the PS2, but better. It is just pure Family Guy fun, nothing more, nothing less. Obviously having all the original voice actors and the writers along has helped create something that looks and feels like it’s multiple episodes of Family Guy running back to back.
The main plot line in the game is based around the episode Road to the Multiverse, where Brian and Stewie travel around multiple universes looking for Bertram, who has reappeared from another universe to try and destroy the current one. You get to visit parts from other episodes such as the Cripletron and Evil Santa as well, so there is a lot of variety throughout the game, as well as memories from previous Family Guy episodes. Also it contained a lot of references to popular culture and Robot Chicken as well, which I thought was very well placed.
One thing that I really enjoyed was the variance in the weapons, Stewie gets all the random sci-fi weapons such as the ray gun, whereas Brian gets the standard 9mm and Sniper Rifle. It offers a lot of game-play variance, as you can run around with Brian and Snipe the enemies or run around as Stewie and disintegrate them.
One area that was done extremely well, and escaped the idea of Stewie and Brian dying, was that it had a revive system where it takes 10% of your money to revive you. This is done well because no-one likes the idea of their favourite characters dying. Also when the characters take damage, they both look more beaten up. This all adds to the Family Guy aesthetic.
There are a lot of sub-missions that make the game a little bit more varied, and it adds a bit more re-playability to the game, trying to find all the little extra bits. These all vary from mission, so in the frat level, you go around collecting risqué photo’s of college girl, or in the Christmas level you go around collecting advent calenders.
One thing that was really good in the game was that there was a drop-in drop-out multiplayer during the story mode. It means that you could be part-way through the level and one of your mates could just drop-in. The only problem is that there is only one character on screen, but when another player drops in, the 2nd character just appears. It would have been better if Stewie and Brian were on screen all the time, and when a player wasn’t controlling the character, an A.I was.
Overall this is an extremely fun game and feels like a 10 hour episode of Family Guy. It is extremely funny and witty, and provides some good action for a weekends gaming. Definitely worth picking up.