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Finally here is a Simpsons game that will appease both gamers and Simpsons fans. It might not unseat the mighty GTA franchise but for younger gamers who don't have to worry about excessive violence (it doesn't get any worse than a typical Itchy & Scratchy episode) this is perfect. It will also appeal to those old enough to enjoy the more mature titles, and to those who want to enjoy Simpsons humor that is much funnier than even the most recent seasons.
Overall, The Simpsons Hit & Run should appeal to a huge portion of gamers, including fans of the show, fans of GTA, and fans of fun videogames in general. Never before has Springfield and its many off-the-wall inhabitants been so faithfully reproduced in interactive digital form. Those who have been anxiously awaiting the next sequel in the GTA series or just pining for a Simpsons game that doesn’t suck should definitely check this one out.
In short, this game is in many ways a love letter to Simpson fans, and is generally funny in a way that even those who are only vaguely familliar with the series can still appreciate. And while the game itself may not win any awards for originality, it is still a solid title that's fun to play, and it does its license proud. What more could you ask?
With a bit more polish, it could've been a surefire winner. Regardless, it's fun for any age and an absolute must-have for Simpsons fans.
Overall, The Simpsons Hit and Run was a major improvement from it's predecessor, Road Rage. The graphics are nicely done (though the frame rate can be troublesome here and there), the voices and music are just right, and the game play is really quite entertaining. I'd recommend this title to all Simpsons fans, new or old, and anyone who was a fan of the GTA series. The Simpsons: Hit and Run is available for Playstation 2, GameCube and Xbox - you can't go wrong with any version.
It's been over 14 years now since the weekly television debut of The Simpsons, and over that period of time, more than a dozen video games have carried the license of the seemingly inviolable Simpsons franchise. However, with perhaps the sole exception of Konami's 1991 arcade action game, The Simpsons, none of these games have ever managed to really capture the sharp humor and unique personalities of the Springfield universe, and none have really even proved to be much in the way of fun either. Thankfully, this trend has finally come to a close. The latest title to use the Simpsons name is The Simpsons: Hit & Run, an action adventure game that borrows heavily from the gameplay style and design of the recent entries in the Grand Theft Auto series and, in so doing, finally manages to bring the world of the Simpsons to life with proper justice.
"Hit & Run" prova que o nome dos Simpsons não é uma maldição para games. Apesar de não ser o próximo "Grand Theft Auto", é um divertido jogo de ação com bastante variedade.
Overall, where can we go with this? It is a great cartoon spin off, and really is good fun to play. That's a bonus. Whilst the game isn't serious, or terribly challenging--which might deter the hardcore--it is The Simpsons. Existing fans of the cartoon (and there is a monstrous number of them) will love it. No question about that. There is very little in the way of violence, like GTA, so it is more suitable for children. At the same time, there is something uniquely satisfying in kicking a pedestrian and watching him roll around waggling his arms in a cartoon fashion. Great fun, enjoyed by all and a great spectator game- borne out by the fact that it was still in the top 20 for seven months following its release.
The number-one dysfunctional family in America makes a solid road trip around Springfield. The Simpsons video-game license has languished in the crappy exploitation category for so long that it’s easy to expect another bland hack-job to sully the reputation of television’s finest show. But lo and behold, this time something went right even the Comic Book Guy would be stoked.
With the current generation of game consoles, developers working on Simpsons tie-ins have seemingly been content to combine the gameplay of successful franchises with Simpsons audiovisuals, changing just enough of the core elements to avoid pesky lawsuits. The Simpsons Skateboarding was Tony Hawk's Pro Skater meets The Simpsons; The Simpsons Road Rage was Crazy Taxi meets The Simpsons. And now we have The Simpsons Hit & Run, which is Grand Theft Auto meets The Simpsons -- and the most entertaining Simpsons game ever made. Not just because the GTA gameplay formula is so potent (which it is), but because it makes such brilliant use of its tie-in material.
In the name of everything that is wrong with videogames, how is it that America's most wonderfully dysfunctional 2D family has finally landed a videogame that's worth its weight in pixels, parts and flat-meat Krusty Burgers? After years of miserable, half-realized, floundering attempts at videogames, how is it that someone has finally, finally created a videogame, with the Simpsons in it, that's any good? God only knows.
Après plusieurs essais souvent très loin d’avoir été transformés, voilà enfin un jeu estampillé Simpsons réussi. S’inspirant sans honte de GTA, il en résulte un jeu fun et amusant, qui a su fidèlement retranscrire l’ambiance si particulière de la série. Bien sûr, la réalisation est loin d’utiliser la totalité des capacités du monolithe noir mais reste finalement plus qu’acceptable. Malgré quelques défauts (caméra et IA), l’expérience mérite d’être vécue pour n’importe quel fan de la série. Pour les autres, un essai devrait vite les convaincre, à moins qu’il soit allergique à tout ce qui touche de près ou de loin à cette série.
There really isn't much more to say about the game. If you are a die-hard Simpsons fan, than this is a must have/rent, and even if you are not and just want a fun driving game, this one is for you. With plenty to go back and do, such as buying costumes or getting the collector cards to unlock the multiplayer modes, the Simpsons Hit and Run gives you everything you need.
So though it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, The Simpsons Hit and Run takes a known gameplay setup and gives it the proper Simpsons touch. Full of humor for all and geeky references for some, this is a solid game that’s sure to entertain. For the avid fan, this game is a definite winner, while for the rest of you it makes a fine rental. It might not be as good as BoneStorm, but it's way better than Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run is really a product of its time and will likely be remembered for what it does right fondly versus being a continuously played classic like some games are.
J'aurais bien aimé mettre plus mais franchement le jeu souffre de problèmes techniques et de misions très répétitives. L'univers du show est bien retranscrit mais une fois de plus voilà un jeu qui n'utilise pas à fond la richesse de l'animé dont il s'inspire. Un titre charmant, mais malheureusement beaucoup trop redondant.
Simpsons Hit&Run n'est pas le mauvais bougre, mais il reste un peu trop léger. Malgré une ambiance fantastique, une fidélité rarement atteinte pour un jeu dérivé d'une série, il n'en reste pas moins assez limité sur le plan du gameplay. Même si les missions sont loufoques, elles restent finalement de simples poursuites, destructions de voitures assez lassantes, pour peu de missions à pied. On appréciera cependant le côté complètement décalé de l'oeuvre, pour peu que l'on soit fan de l'univers des Simpsons, rendu ici très fidèlement. Même si les missions sont assez pauvres, le fan pourra donc à loisir se balader dans Springfield, remplir les missions annexes qui trouveront peut-être grâce à ses yeux. Malheureusement, du côté technique, on se retrouvera aussi avec un jeu assez limité. Animation pauvre, graphismes pas toujours très fins, commentaires trop rares des personnages... Simpsons Hit&Run laisse un arrière-goût de mal programmé. Dommage.
"Why can't anyone make a decent Simpsons game?" has been the plaintive wail of millions of gamers for over a decade now, tired of being fed licensed pap year upon year. With such a fantastically rich property to draw upon, it's almost criminal that various developers over the years have been able to get away with this systematic trashing of the brand. The depressing thing is every one has sold very well; Simpsons Road Rage has sold over 1.8 million in the last year alone for gawd's sake. What about this year's model?
Problemet med Hit & Run är att det lätt blir långtråkigt och snabbt börjar gå på rutin. Att grafikerna av någon anledning inte valt att använda sig av celshading förbättrar heller inte saken. Spelet är bra på pappret men lyckas i praktiken inte vara mer än medelmåttigt. Till och med ett Simpsons-fan som jag själv tröttnar relativt snabbt på de rutinartade uppdragen, åtminstone om jag spelar längre i ett sträck. Efter att ha läst sig till alla spelets förtjänster blir man således besviken när man verkligen spelar det.