Review: Garfield: The Search for Pooky

Review: Garfield: The Search for Pooky

You know what? This blog needs more bad games. Here’s one I don’t even own!

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Year: 2005

Played on: GBA via VirtualBoyAdvance

Developer: Interactive Vision

Publisher: The Game Factory

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Yes, it’s probably¬†worse then the movie.

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Date posted: November 18, 2017

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PREMISE

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You’ll see this picture every time I get lazy and decide to not finish the game because I am a terrible person.

I cheated. Not only did I use an emulator, I went against the rules and didn’t beat the game. Before you say anything, let me make my case against Garfield: The Search for Pooky. IT STINKS!

Garfield, for the five people who don’t know, is a comic strip character created by Jim Davis. He’s a fat orange cat who likes lasagna, but hates Mondays. Hooray.

Even though he’s unfunny, he has quite a following, and has movies, cartoons, books, and what not made based around him. This, sadly, also includes video games- only one or two are worth mentioning (Garfield: Caught in the Act for Sega Genesis and…. and….. crap, I can’t think of anything else!) Everything else, for the most part, is frankly- crap. Today, I will be looking at one of these pieces of crap- Garfield: The Search for Pooky- one of the worst GBA games I every loaded up on VBA because I too, am a cheap piece of garbage- just like this game!

I’d put what you do in the game in this section, but I decided to put most of it in the CONS section below. That’s how much I care about this miserable pile of drivel.

The only other thing is that playing though the GBA library, I came to a horrifying conclusion- The GBA has a lot of s@#tty games on it! Shovelware as far as the eye can see- just as much as the Wii, it seemed. While it had its share of good games, I can see why people consider the GBA so poorly- it just has piles of trash on it! It deserved better- it really did! It defiantly didn’t deserve this s@#t!

PROS

The only good things about Garfield:TSFP is that it’s graphics aren’t particularly horrendous and that eventually ends.(at least I hope so!) Yes, the graphics look ripped straight out of the comics- a little TOO ripped- it look like the game designers just cut him out of a still image! Wait a second…. they did, didn’t they! F@#K! This whole game just belongs in the CONS section!

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It…look…ok…I think? Also, remember when Garfield had to fight bees? Me neither!

CONS

For the first levels of this waking nightmare, your tasked with collecting mice and bringing them to a cage. Sounds like fun? WRONG! The cage is always at the most inconvenient spot you could think of- at least its somewhat consistent, as its always lying on the floor (where this game would probably be if I owned a copy- I imagine throwing it in the garbage, missing, and just leaving it there because I just don’t give a s@#t.) Anyway, the level design, (if you can call it that- it usually means someone actually put some thought into it) is atrocious- just a bunch of platforms you jump though. The only obstacles in your way- bees and crumpled up newspaper- that hurts you. That’s it- that’s most of the game! Trade the bees for random falling objects, and the newspaper for bottomless pits that blend in with the background, and you have a real bad game on your hands!

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See that number? 434? Thats how many collectibles their are- in the first set of levels! Why?

There are also collectibles in the form of food. Guess what food wasn’t present. Take a wild f@#king guess. That’s right, billy! Lasagna! His F@#king trademark- non-existent in his game. Maybe it was in one of the unfunny cutscenes that I skipped. Who cares? Nobody is going to play this pile of s@#t- thank god! Not only are there a lot of these non-lasagna collectibles, they don’t seem to do anything. What the f@#k is the point? The first level has 434 of them. 434. What were they thinking? Do they really expect me to collect this s@#t?

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This is the last level of the game. Can you tell? IT LOOKS THE F@#KING SAME A LEVEL ONE!!!

Also Garfield starts with nine lives. GET IT? NINE LIVES? ITS BECAUSE HE’S A CAT! LOL! SO FUNNY JOKE! HAHA! JIM DAVIS IS A COMEDIC GENIUS LOL XD!!!!

Is yes, that’s mostly the entire game- except you stop gathering up mice, thankfully. Instead, you have to make your way though poorly-designed levels with stupid objectives. The level design is consistent through-out- a pile of platforms with piles of s@#t on them- fitting for a pile of s@#t!

FINAL VERDICT

As you can probably tell, I hated this game. It was just a lazily designed piece of hot garbage that needs to be avoided. If you want a somewhat decent Garfield game, then just play Garfield: Caught in the Act for the Sega Genesis- the only¬† “good” Garfield media to exist, with maybe the old cartoon (not the new French one that is also hot garbage). Oh and Lasagna Cat. A postmodern masterpiece, if I ever did see one!

“But Champ1822! You didn’t play though it all the way! How can you say its bad!” Look, guy, or whatever your name is- I don’t care! The game gave a really bad impression from the start, and digging around in it made me realize that there is nothing of substance here- I did not need to finish the game to know that it was not worth my time- and your time as well!

You see, life is way too short to be wasting your time playing shitty video games. This is kind of why I started this blog- as a warning. An alert to tell others what I think is good, and what I think is bad. So go out there, and actually play a good game for a change!

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Agree? Disagree? Good! Leave a comment about how terrible my taste is in the comments below!

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