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The Simpsons Game Review

I am a big fan of The Simpsons.  I remember watching them on the Tracy Ullman Show, and I

The Simpsons have a distinct look.  While the animation style could be called anything but detailed, there is simplicity to this dysfunctional family that just works.  Translating that to the game world has proved rather troublesome, often giving us characters that just don Despite all objections to the contrary, there is only one way to do a Simpsons game

Nothing destroys an awesome premise and fantastic production values faster than an unruly camera.  The Simpsons must have travelled back to the past to dredge up the camera used in this game.  Keeping the camera focused on what you want if you are anywhere near an object is no less painful than trying to wash a cat.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in the indoor levels, or the Medal of Homer level.  Anything that deviates from the

As I alluded to earlier, the humor that completely saturates this title is pretty broad and often pretty hilarious.  EA picked up show writers Tim Long, Matt Warburton, and Matt Selman to pen an original storyline for the game.  Essentially, the Simpsons discover that they

There is no denying that The Simpsons Game is laugh out loud funny.  Squarely aimed at true Simpsons aficionados, levels like the Mr. Sparkle themed Super Happy Fun Fun Land are an absolute gem to play.  The levels are relatively short, none of them spanning more than 40 minutes in length to complete with the average being closer to half that.  If you

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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