This is almost like the time they made a Facebook game out of a popular TV show. Except it isn’t.
Family Guy Online isn’t your standard social grind. It’s not even a Facebook game. It’s a graphically convincing free-to-play browser-based RPG with plenty of character, TV-showness and gameplay challenges.
The game begins with the player creating their own avatar based on familiar characters from the show. You’re not exactly one of the Griffins, but you look like you might be. These are, essentially, classes.
In any case, inside the persistent world, the Griffins are big players. These NPCs send you on quests and challenges which offer rewards including funny clips from the show and points towards upgrades and items.
Quests include the kind of goofy nonsense and weirdness that has made Seth MacFarlane’s show such a cultural touchstone for our times, and fans will recognize the jokes – chasing Greased-Up Deaf Guy down the street, for example or rescuing a midget from a well. Expect giant chickens.
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