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« on: July 19, 2004, 09:21:51 PM »

I have almost finished Simpsons Hit and Run for X-Box. And I daresay, this is the best Simpsons game ever released. Now, that isn't saying much - but the game is absolutely fabulous, and a joy to experience.

The game looks like a simple Grand Theft Auto clone. Sure, it borrows the formula for that kind of game - get in car (you never steal them, people will give you a ride), drive it around, smash into stuff, evade cops, do missions, walk around, get in another car.

But the game excels in its humour. Simpsons fans will enjoy this game immensely. There's fun racing missions. A few collection missions. And there's very few truly aggrivating moments in the whole game. Usually if you find yourself stuck on a mission, the game will let you skip that mission. Awesome.

And Simpsons fans will get an extra special payoff at the end. If you're a simpsons fan, you won't be disappointed playing all the way through to the end - the game's last level (there's 7 in all) is really cool.

Now, there are a few downsides and disappointments. Most of them minor. For starters, the first three levels all have different areas. The next three levels revisit the first three levels. They change the objects around a bit but the layout is the same otherwise. That's a slight disappointment. Also, gameplay variety doesn't change much. You drive around. You pick stuff up. Drive some more.

But all the characters are voice acted. And acted well. There's lots of gags to see. Lots of tributes to earlier episodes. (You know you want to see Frostiliccus) A great mish-mash of characters to enjoy.

From what I understand, from other people I know who have played the game, they typically got to the same point I did the first time through - a few levels in, found the game got old, gave it up for something else. And I haven't heard much about it in a long time. However, definately a game worth checking out.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2004, 10:48:17 PM »

I have wanted this one for a good while now.  I should have just bought it when it came out.  Now, since I waited this long, I want to continue to wait for it to drop in price to the $20 mark (used).  Hopefully we aren't too far away, but it still goes for $39 (and only a couple dollars cheaper, used) everywhere I've looked.

The PC version is already $9.99!  For some reason I want it for the Xbox.

The one thing I heard was some of the missions can be quite difficult.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2004, 11:07:23 PM »

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The one thing I heard was some of the missions can be quite difficult.


There are a few where I'm left wishing for a few more seconds. ('helping' otto drive the bus to Krusty studios comes to mind)

I'm surprised that it still goes for $40USD new. I havent seen it in used games at EB much though, so it must be something people are keeping.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2004, 11:38:51 PM »

Definitely an awesome game and well worth the full price I payed when it was new but I also can't believe it still goes for that price now.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2004, 02:20:52 AM »

Yes, the missions can be difficult, but if you try it so many times it'll ask if you'd like to skip it.  smile  Frustration abated, off you go to the next Simpson adventure
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2004, 02:55:05 AM »

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Yes, the missions can be difficult, but if you try it so many times it'll ask if you'd like to skip it.  smile  Frustration abated, off you go to the next Simpson adventure


I don't think it does it for the end missions though, does it? (The autotopsy part 1 - 3) I've had trouble on part 1 and haven't been able to get it to skip
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2004, 03:21:38 AM »

No, the primary missions and boss stuff it won't skip.  Gotta do em or gameshark em
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2004, 04:30:56 AM »

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Yes, the missions can be difficult, but if you try it so many times it'll ask if you'd like to skip it.  smile  Frustration abated, off you go to the next Simpson adventure


Do you miss out on anything if you choose to skip them?
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2004, 01:35:37 PM »

I got a free copy of this from Vivendi, but I only played the first level.  Personally, I thought that the Simpsons license would hold me in it, but it doesn't.  Then again, I don't really like GTA3 types of games.  If ever a game could have used cel-shading, this is the one.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2004, 03:05:18 PM »

That last mission was insanely tough. You have to be perfect and know exactly where every shortcut is to get through it at all. I hate missions like that, and it's the only knock I have against an otherwise stellar game. smile
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2004, 09:47:17 PM »

i think the same thing, im not on the last mission yet, but there are alot of missions that you can just by knowing the shortcuts and thats all.
good game though, i paid 30 for it and im having a great time with it, i dont feel hosed at all.    biggrin
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