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Simpsons Game Planned By EA Games

Post by Meteorite » Fri May 11, 2007 3:09 am

Props to Steve, for linking the countdown timer to this in chat last week.

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I really like the new look, but I am concerned about the part where Homer looks like he's rolling around like a Katamari ball.
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Post by gkscotty » Fri May 11, 2007 10:54 am

Gah, I meant to point this out a few days ago when I saw it on Kotaku.

Basically the gist is the family are trapped in a game and know it's a game. Hence they are able to use that to aquire the sort of powers game characters have and try to get out. Each level is basically a parody of a specific game or game genre. I don't think Homer's similarity to a Katamari in that level is accidental.
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Post by Sheana_Molloy » Fri May 11, 2007 11:40 am

That's actually a pretty interesting game premise.  Color me curious..
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Post by Meteorite » Fri May 11, 2007 1:46 pm

gkscotty wrote: Gah, I meant to point this out a few days ago when I saw it on Kotaku.

Basically the gist is the family are trapped in a game and know it's a game. Hence they are able to use that to aquire the sort of powers game characters have and try to get out. Each level is basically a parody of a specific game or game genre. I don't think Homer's similarity to a Katamari in that level is accidental.
Okay, I've just gone from concerned to anxious to play.

I see that the demo is on the XBox 360.  Any info on if it'll be on other systems, or is that too early a call to make?
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Post by c_nordlander » Fri May 11, 2007 2:24 pm

I heard it's also for PS2.

I've only really skimmed the description, and it sounds mildly interesting, but not really more than that. I like Marge's ability, very Jedi-like.

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Post by Morpheus306 » Tue May 15, 2007 5:14 pm

It's planned for all systems and they even got the studio to do all the storyboarding for the cut scenes.  EA really wanted it to feel like the show so they commisioned artsits(including me) to storyboard it simpsons style.
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Post by Archonix » Tue May 15, 2007 6:45 pm

Ahh, the inside scoop! :) I'll look forward to this one.
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Re: Simpsons Game Planned By EA Games

Post by Tyrannus » Wed May 16, 2007 8:45 pm

Oddly enough, there are people on other forums that actually critisize the graphics, despite how close to the show's style it is. They even said it like the  graphics from the Family guy game which was horrendous (but then again, Family guy itself is horrendous, go figure). Of course, I'm not one of that lot. I love the "2D, yet 3D" feel to the game.

I'm quite pleased it isn't a adaption of the movie. But I hope there will be more characters this time, in "Hit and run" I'm pretty sure some characters as important as Edna and Fat Tony (he was mentioned once but that doesn't really count) were missed out and quite frankly, it was a dissapointing part of an otherwise good game.

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Post by c_nordlander » Wed May 16, 2007 9:02 pm

I very much like the graphics, they're on model from the show. I didn't like the 3D-ness of "Hit & Run", and don't get me started on the Futurama game. This may be 3D, but it doesn't look like it, which is the important thing to me.
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Post by Officer 1BDI » Thu May 17, 2007 4:05 am

"All systems" means PC as well, correct?

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Post by gkscotty » Thu May 17, 2007 10:37 am

Nope, no PC version right now.
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Re: Simpsons Game Planned By EA Games

Post by Officer 1BDI » Thu May 17, 2007 5:53 pm

D'ohhhh....

Maybe I'll be arsed enough to by a Wii someday and see what I've been missing all these years, living in a console-less home.

I've never been a fan of the cel-shaded 3D modeled games (the Futurama graphics always looked horribly fugly to me); it alwasy comes across as horribly awkward and blocky to me.  The screenshots don't make the graphics in this game look horrible, but I have to reserve judgement until I see the game in motion.
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Post by djwhitaker2004 » Sat May 19, 2007 7:30 pm

Xbox is about to make a limited edition of the Simpsons console. I just hope Wii will do the same, I just do have one yet.
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