Family Guy: Quest for Stuff is a game developed by TinyCo (with the approval of FOX Networks) that brings the environment of the well known (and controverse TV show) to a strategy (“esque”) SimCity type of game. Some say that is a blunt flat-out copy of the The Simpsons: Tapped Out game, but although it has many elements in common, FG: Quest for Stuff has a few tricks up its sleeve to be more interesting. Curious to know why? Just keep on reading to find out.
FG: Quest for Stuff is, as its name suggests, a game in which your main focus is to collect various items that will allow you to complete the quests that will pop up in order to unlocks certain features (from buildings to well know characters) with the sole purpose of restoring Quahog to its former glory.
The quests (and their completion) will allow also to level up your profile, enabling you to access exclusive content and of course more quests, because it is all those quests, you know? Quests that interestingly enough (but well thought-out nonetheless) are always related with events that are happening in the show, so you are able to create a follow-up story to a certain aspect that you have seen previously.
With a simple Drag-N-Drop game style, you are able to rearrange Quahog as you wish from reconstructing Spooner Street as a diehard fan or, just for the sake of it create a parallel universe Quahog, it is entirely up to you.
An important aspect to mention is the fact the you’re able to define the pace of the game, by which I mean that since the quests are time based (the character takes a certain amount of time to perform an action), FG: Quest of Stuff is not one of those games that isn’t constantly bothering you with notifications “ordering” you to play. You can either choose short timed actions or, if you are too busy, make a character perform an action that takes all day long.
It also has a fairly common social component in which you are able to visit your Facebook friends Quahog and help them with their tasks with fairly good rewards of coins or even clams.
I would say that this game is as long as your patience/enthusiasm is up and running. There is always something to do, and TinyCo has always something new to deliver, from one-time only special missions to free in-app expansion packs (e.g. Halloween themed pack) with new characters and themed missions. For me, the developer team nailed perfectly the timing to release a new expansion pack when the previous starts to hit a slope. In sum, they are able to keep you entertained.
Battery and Performance
Although its simplicity, FG: Quest for Stuff is highly demanding on hardware specs (don’t be surprised about sudden lags due to processing issues) and also demands to be constantly connected to the internet, however it does not take a great toll on battery life even with the background (time framed) actions.
Graphics and Sound
For a simple SimCity type game, FG: Quest for Stuff actually presents high resolution graphics (if your device supports it) to a point that if you zoom in to the max you’re able to view what each character is doing (animations) with no dropped frame rate or even aliasing (and actually is something i recommend to do ever so often in your favourite characters due to how high quality and also quite comic they are).As for sound features, you can rejoice as the whole cast lent once again their voices to their respective characters with some exclusive content for the game. The soundtrack however is a bit disappointing since it only uses only one background and generic that may become boring after a long time playing it.
Adds an IN-App Purchase
Luckily FG: Quest for Stuff is an ad-free game and just for that alone is a good reason to play it since you don’t have to close an ad every 5 seconds, however, as any freemium game now available at the Play Store, in FG: Quest for Stuff you have two types of currency: coins, the standard currency that allows you to buy buildings and decorations, and the clams, the paid currency that allows to access special characters and also to speed things up when it comes to quest completion. However, this paid content doesn’t affect the whole experience of the game because you’re still able to enjoy most of the content at a slower pace and most importantly the players preferable characters are available freely.
Video of the Game
In short, Family Guy: Quest for Stuff is fan pleasing game that allows you to interact with your favourite characters at your own pace, while you are also to reconstruct Quahog at your own taste.
It can be a blunt copy of The Simpsons: Tapped Out, the exclusive content and humour of the series as well as ever renewing content of the game makes it a good choice for players of various types that enjoy the show.
Note: This gaming was tested/reviewed using a LG G3 device.