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The Simpsons Game (Wii)

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By Scott Jones for Crispy Gamer on 18/FEB/08

It's not enough for Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie to simply star in a videogame. In this umpteenth attempt at making a Simpsons-centric game -- some were good, some were bad, some were really, really ugly (I'm looking at you, The Simpsons Wrestling) -- the Family Simpson must also know that they're starring in a videogame.That's right: The most self-aware show on television gets an appropriately self-aware game. Within the first 10 minutes of gameplay, Homer and Bart stumble upon a videogame manual that is identical to the manual that comes packaged with the game, complete with the EA Games logo on the back cover.By reading the manual, the family realizes that they possess superpowers, like Homer's "Homer Ball," Maggie's "Hand of Buddha," and Bart's "Bartman." Flashing pillars of light à la Grand Theft Auto III guide you to your destinations around Springfield. Step into the light, and the game's next mission begins.The Simpsons Game does a great job of recreating a virtua...

The Simpsons Game

The Simpsons Game (WII)

Genre/Style: Action/3D Platform
Release Date: 30/OCT/07
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What's Hot: Captures the spirit of the show; Strong writing; If you like the show, you'll like -- not love -- the game.

What's Not: Confusing level objectives = frustrating gameplay = you screaming like an insane person at your TV screen

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