Activision: Making A GOOD Licensed Video Game Is Hard
As a general rule, games based on TV shows or movies haven't been so hot. A few have bucked the trend but for the most part...
And that's why the latest PlayStation Blog post by Activision lead producer Andy Owen is just so encouraging. "Family Guy" fans shouldn't be cringing when the game comes out. Embrace it!
Heavy Iron Studios realized that if they created a sub-par game, the fans would hate it and as fans themselves, the developers would hate it, too. So in short, they knew that if they were to undertake such a project, they'd have to "do it right." Here's part of the rundown:
"We knew that if we were going to do this, we had to do it right. Everything from the script to the presentation to the way it will make you feel playing on your couch at home had to feel like Seth MacFarlane took a coding class and made it himself. If we wanted to create a genuine Family Guy experience, we needed to be faithful to the show’s spirit, and we needed the people who make Family Guy to be involved from the ground up."
Yep, so expect all the references you know and love, and expect a quality game that is actually fun to play. It's coming to the PlayStation 3 on November 30, and don't forget that the game supports local co-op play as well. By the way, there was an old Family Guy game that came out back in 2006, but it was an example of the mediocre production I'm hoping Heavy Iron Studios avoids.
Related Game(s): South Park: Back to the Multiverse
10/26/2012 11:38:29 AM Ben Dutka