Family Guy made its name on TV by being simultaneously derivative and edgy; it riffed on The Simpsons’ formula of an animated nuclear family with a drunken, lovingly-dumb father, but its gags went further or weirder. And it did it well. So you might have reason for thinking that Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff—which takes its cues from The Simpsons: Tapped Out—might also push boundaries and poke fun at conventions. You’d be sadly mistaken. The Quest for Stuff is a shallow, money-grubbing, cynical, and downright boring freemium city builder with few redeeming qualities.
We’ve got a wide array of interesting new releases on deck this week, including the officially licensed R.B.I. Baseball 14, long-awaited free-to-play motorbike platformer Trials Frontier, and the new Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile. And if none of those catch your eye, there are seven other intriguing options in the mix. Be sure to keep an eye out for full reviews of some of these titles in the coming days, and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.