Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Xbox 360 User Review
Super Gamer Dude
Family Guy Back To The Multiverse from Activision is the second installment in the Family Guy Series and is a follow up to it, and, like the first in the series, also portrays the adventures of all the best loved characters from the popular television shows of the same name.
You can play as Brian or Stewie, and can if you wish, switch between the two, in their mission is to save their world, resulting in a return to the Multiverse in order to save the day. This game is a third person shooter and the levels consist of many different unfamiliar worlds and you battle from level to level in a cartoonish style setting. The player interaction within the game is very comical and certain locations will reveal much humour, and the fact that the game carries on in familiar Family Guy style shows that it was probably aimed at existing fans of the series. This also becomes evident during gameplay.
The weapons used in the game are also well constructed and with many unlockables, challenge modes, and objectives to complete, the gameplay can last for about 7 or 8 hours and is really easy to play. Although the length of the game is short the game is a lot of fun and there are many moments in it when you will just laugh out loud, and that, coupled with stunning levels, outrageous missions, and a good storyline makes Family Guy a great game not only for people who enjoy the television series.
During the game you also have the option to switch between the characters and the sheer number of weapons you can choose is really quite astounding. The voice of the characters has been taken from the actual characters in the television show which lends even more to the Family Guy feel of the overall experience.
Online play me is not possible due to the developers deciding to make this game local play only and this is a bit of a let down. There are however multiplayer and two player co-op modes. But, all said and done, this is a great game and fans of the series will find a great deal of enjoyment here, and those who have not watched the series may be tempted to watch it on the strength of the entertainment value which this game provides.
Family Guy Back to the Multiverse for the Xbox 360 is, of course, a game based on the TV show Family Guy. Players get to play as Brian or Stewie as the pair travel to different universes trying to stop Stewie's rival from destroying their own universe. It is a mix of both a third person shooter and platform.
The player mostly has a choice of the two main characters from the show, Stewie and Brian. However, they can switch between characters at any time letting the new one take over the action where the other left off.
The storyline of this game is simple and is based on episodes from the earlier titles in the series, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Road to the Multiverse." The journey takes Stewie and Brian to an alternate universe where Stewie's half brother is still alive and aims to recruit others to kill Stewie by creating a multiverse remote control. Each universe is modeled on a certain theme. For instance, the first universe is ruled by Greeks, the second by the Amish, and so on. The game simply requires players to complete objectives to get to the end of the game.
There are an array of enemies mostly from the show such as the Giant Chicken, Evil Stewie, Long John Peter, and more. Enemies may also be regular townspeople in the different universes, but they are mostly a part of Stewie's half brother's army. The weapons each character has does depend on who the player chooses during the gameplay, and certain missions will require the player to interchange characters in order to complete certain missions. Stewie has all of what are considered the "cool" weapons like laser guns and other types of futuristic hardware, while Brian has standard weapons such as shotguns, machine guns, and hand guns. The weapons can be upgraded as the game progresses.
Family Guy Back to the Multiverse features a co op mode that allows players to play with others locally offline letting players to work together in order to kill enemies and upgrade weapons. The game will appeal to fans the TV show as well as newcomers, and as long as they like third person shooters, and the game this has a huge fun element and a comical story.