Excerpt: Noel Edmonds scares me. Whether it’s the beard, the crappy jumpers or maybe it’s the zombie-esque way he returned from the dead to stand at the helm of Channel 4’s game show Deal or No Deal. Aside from showing every single day of the week in the UK, the seemingly unstoppable format has been syndicated across the globe, though reports that Noel Edmonds was cloned to host them all remain unproven (and entirely made up by me).
Excerpt: TV game shows usually have fairly simple rules. Most of the excitement of watching these shows is derived from the host and the contestants. Viewers see the excitement and tension exhibited by the contestants and imagine themselves in their place. So what happens when you take away the contestants and prizes, and break the game show down to its few simple rules? Well in the case of Deal or No Deal you find out how boring the game itself really is.
Excerpt: About a year ago, at 4:15pm every weekday (sometimes even the weekend), housewives and children would dash home from work and the school pickup, sit down in the living room with a nice warm ‘cuppa, ready to watch their favourite new game show: Deal or No Deal . It was a show that was strangely hypnotic, I myself found it extremely exciting watching contestants win large sums of money, and I found it even more amusing when they squandered it all, driven by their own greed...
Excerpt: Deal or No Deal presents a bit of a conundrum. Yes, it's a fairly accurate PC-game rendition of the uberpopular NBC game show starring Mr. St. Elsewhere himself, Howie Mandel, and yes, it is a budget-priced game. Fans of the game show are likely to squeal with delight at the prospect of being able to play their favorite game at home--but before you run out and drop a twin on this one, stop and think. Think to yourself, why?
Pros: Howie Mandel is in it, It's got the style and pacing of the show down pat
Cons: Howie Mandel is in it, Once you've played through the TV game a couple of times, the novelty has disappeared, Minigames are pathetically bad, Multiplayer doesn't add much to the overall impression, The people in the game look kind of mutated
Excerpt: A quarter of a million pounds. 22 identical sealed boxes. No questions except one…How many minutes before I get bored? If you’ve never seen Deal or No Deal before, it’s difficult to understand the fascination behind it. The contestants randomly select boxes, do they? Lasts for an hour, does it? Presented by Noel Edmonds, you say?
Pros: Great loyalty to the show, using the same sound, format and even a cast of characters behind those boxes. Good fun for the first few games!
Cons: With no real sense of risk, the game can become quite tedious, meaning you’re unlikely to be rushing back for more.
Excerpt: Deal or no Deal: The official Nintendo DS Game – to give it its full title – is a game about opening random boxes, which as you probably know is based on a show where people randomly open random boxes. The real life version of the show, regardless of what you think about it, what you think of the people who appear on it, or what you think of the people who watch it, is at times exciting.
Summary: Ich bin mir nicht wirklich sicher ob man dieses Spiel braucht. Da es im Fernsehen schon ziemlich langweilig ist macht es auf dem nicht wirklich Spaß, da man immer nur das selbe macht wirkt es sehr lahm und ich kann es nur noch mal sagen es ist absolut langweilig!