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Cette version Xbox est identique à celle sur PS2. Le graphisme, les modes, le nombre de personnages... Tout est pareil. Dommage mais l'essentiel, c'est que Simpsons Road Rage ne perd pas de son intérêt ni de son humour omniprésent et néanmoins excellent.
I could mark off for lack of originality, but after suffering through Simpsons Wrestling I’ll gladly settle for a competent rehash.
Simpsons Road Rage is surprisingly entertaining in short bursts, but the charm tends to wear off fairly quickly thanks to the lack of variety on offer. Missions, locations, music and voice acting all get repetitive after just a few hours, and there's little incentive to keep you coming back long enough to earn the $1m you'll need to win the game. It's probably worth renting if you're a fan of the TV series, but it's hardly a must buy.
If you are a big Simpsons fan you might want to check this game out just for the cool voice acting and the impressive character models. Otherwise, chill out the next few months and wait on Crazy Taxi Next from Sega.
Road Rage is exactly like Crazy Taxi, though without the fine tuning and sweaty stress. It's a simple game, without the challenge or the depth of the game it clearly apes, but of course, with many more jokes about alcoholism and emotional abuse. The appeal of the game comes in the license, and I mean that sincerely. While the gameplay isn't going to grab you, your Simpsons geekiness will be totally fulfilled in the amazing detail given to the tons of referenced jokes and buildings from over a decade of the show.
The game can best be described as Crazy Taxi in Springfield. Montgomery Burns has replaced the city's transit system with a series of radioactive busses that are causing havoc throughout Springfield. Naturally, the Simpson family springs to the rescue and decides to raise the necessary $1 million to buy back Springfield's transit system from Burns. Initially, you assume the role of Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge, and Grandpa as you ferry fares to and from various famous locales such as the Quick-E-Mart, Android's Dungeon, and Moe's Tavern within a certain amount of time.
De Simpsons verdienen echt beter dan dit. Wanneer men Road Rage met Crazy Taxi vergelijkt, scoort deze laatste op alle punten beduidend hoger. Misschien spreekt dit spel de allerjongste gamertjes wel aan maar voor alle anderen: de tekenfilmserie is VEEL beter.
This is a game for those who are still obsessed with Crazy Taxi and have longed for a two-player version of the game ever since its release. Everyone should rent it first, though I'm sure a few non-CT obsessors will enjoy it.
Simpsons Road Rage plays like a stripped down version of Crazy Taxi. As any one of a cast of characters, you’re tasked to drive around Springfield, picking up customers along the streets and racing them to their destinations before a timer counts down. Depending how quickly and efficiently you complete each trip you’re awarded money and extra time before you head off to find your next customer. To add to an otherwise simple concept, Road Rage challenges drivers to achieve certain goals, such as not hitting any more than three cars, or destroying Mr. Burns bus stops, while en route to the passenger’s location.
This game probably lacks the most in the graphical aspect. The game look cartoon-ish, but that’s a given, and it is supposed to be that way, so it doesn’t affect my view of the graphics. What does affect it, are the dozens of graphical glitches that there are in the game. It is totally pathetic. You can go through people, trees, other vehicles, through the ground sometimes, and any other obstacle that gets in the way. Many trees will get knocked down, but for many of them, you’ll just go through, and that’ll be the end of that.
Ahh, the one part of the game that was original: the sound, specifically the voice-overs. All the Simpsons cast lent their voices to the game, including Nancy Cartwright and Dan Castllaneta. The game characters all talk once inside the cab, which is pretty cool. There are lots of different lines as well, so it doesn't get very repetitive until you are well into the game. The music is nothing that you even really notice while playing, which is kind of a let down but it establishes the realism of the Simpsons well.
I would half-heartedly recommend it for the die-hard Simpsons fan that wants to own everything they put out. Or if you are the kind of person who wants an easy game that can be beat by just spending enough time doing the same thing over and over again, then this game will probably raise your self-esteem. In the end, I wouldn't buy this game. It was poorly done and it's a disgrace to the "Racing" category of games. I wouldn't even bother renting it, because you will likely find yourself saying what I did: "Boy, I wish I had those hours of my life back."
Les Simpsons continuent sur leur lancée de jeux moyens avec ce Road Rage sans aucune originalité et à la réalisation maladroite. Seuls les plus grands fans de la série trouveront un quelconque intérêt à ce titre, les autres préfèreront sûrement le troisième volet de Crazy Taxi...
The load times aren't great, but they are much improved over the PS2 version (15 seconds per load versus 30). Even so, the loads definitely interrupt the flow of the game. And why in the hell does the entire stage have to reload when you select "retry"? That's just lazy programming right there! The audio track features a lot of humorous lines from all the characters, but they tend to repeat a lot - sometimes even twice in a row! The split-screen mode for two players is mildly amusing but nothing to write home about. Simpson's Road Rage is a lighthearted driving game that's seems instantly fun at first, but can't seem to maintain its momentum.