I don't normally read 'gamestm' magazine (http://www.gamestm.co.uk), but we went away for a couple of days at the weekend so I thought I would use some of my Christmas money and treat myself. I have to admit that my main reason for buying it was that Chaos Engine by bitmap brothers was featured in the retro section – an amazing game that almost made me fork out for a new joystick so that I could get somewhere near completing it, I didn't fork. Anyway, so I was browsing through the reviews of more current games, looking at the scores and possibly reading the final paragraphs, when I came across a 1/10. Yes, 1 out of 10. That's pretty bad, in fact I have not seen one for a long time. To quote the anonymous reviewer's final comment 'A genuinely unpleasant and hateful game'.
Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse is this hateful game. I have never understood why anyone would want to watch the tv Tramadol series, so I was very happy to read that this reviewer shared my views. The offensive humour of the tv series is what really grates on me, I find it basic, cheap and crass. And it seems that this 'humour' has been multiplied (in the wrong direction) in this game. To quote the 'gamestm' review again '…it is one of the most genuinely insulting, vile and crassly offensive pieces of so-called entertainment we have ever seen'. I have to admit that I am tempted to experience such a shocking game, but I don't want give anyone involved in this any money whatsoever, so I think it will be a short youtube session instead.
So to conclude, I am very happy to read that this sort of aggressive, hateful product has been shunned by a well-known gaming magazine and hope that the people involved will question whether this is really what they want to be contributing to society.