Excerpt: The latest game in the popular Buzz! series comes included with over 5000 questions split over a number of categories, but in no way does it end here, it also aims to have future downloadable question packs (cheekily there were four packs on the PlayStation Store the day before the game was released, to purchase) and one of the best things is that you, me, the man next door and pretty much everyone else (with a broadband connection and PlayStation Network ID) can dream...
Excerpt: Buzz! Quiz TV is not competing with Killzone 2 or MLB: The Show for time in your PS3. In fact, this game was released last September, well before those titles even came out. Buzz! also battles against the Scene Its and Trivial Pursuits of the world.
Pros: Plenty of quesitons to answer., Gives you the full game-show experience., Completely upgradeable.
Cons: Changing batteries will be a pain., Single player is shallow., Price for sports questions may be steep.
Excerpt: By Ned Jordan Buzz has been around on the PS2 for a while, but it's taken almost two bull years for it to make its debut on the PS3. With Buzz Quiz TV the quiz show game finally goes next-gen, but how next-gen is it?
Excerpt: As a developer it can't always be easy to come up with new ideas for sequels. Relentless Games, the studio that brought us Buzz! on the PlayStation 2 must have had a hard time when planning Buzz! Quiz TV for PS3. There's only so much you can do with a quiz and seeing as the PS2 games nailed the quiz show formula it's hard to bolt on new features rather than re-invent the wheel. For anyone who has never played a Buzz!
Conclusion: Buzz! Quiz TV is a show stopper. Invite friends over, throw some chips on the table, warm up the blender, boot up Buzz!, prepare to hear all about what a "wonderful party" that was. Buzz! was a good game on the PS2, and it's excellent on the PS3. From the wireless controllers to the HD graphics and online gameplay this is probably the best trivia game/game-show that any console has ever seen. Scene It? looks dull in comparison. Though not perfect, Buzz!
Pros: Buzz! Quiz TV may beat out Rock Band as the ultimate party game, New Wireless Buzz! controllers are worth every penny, With over 5,000 questions, downloadable packs, and user created content you won't get bored, Who knew a trivia game could look this good? Buzz! is great in HD, New game modes, like Sofa v. Sofa, Buzz! Quiz TV may beat out Rock Band as the ultimate party game, New Wireless Buzz! controllers are worth every penny, With over 5,000 questions, downloadable...
Cons: Only one online player per PS3 seems like an oversight, Game modes and audio may get repetitious, Game only has one difficulty setting, and it seems a bit too easy at times, Single player wouldn't feel so lonely if you could play with AI opponents, Only one online player per PS3 seems like an oversight, Game modes and audio may get repetitious, Game only has one difficulty setting, and it seems a bit too easy at times, Single player wouldn't feel so lonely if you coul...
Game show sim lets users create their own quizzes.
Common Sense Media
23 December 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that this a quiz game for older players that has a significant online component. Players not only go up against other people online, but also download original quizzes written by other players. These quizzes are automatically scrubbed of profanity then vetted by players, who can report or recommend each one after they try it. Still, there is no guarantee you won't run across some offensive content.
Excerpt: BUZZ! Quiz TV for the PlayStation 3 is the natural evolution of SCEA's BUZZ! series to high-def. The latest iteration in the BUZZ! universe looks really sharp and clean and your host, Buzz, is just as snarky as ever. Your avatars, of which you can choose the hot chick, the clumsy nerd, the vampirella and many others (11 in all), all look good and will do crazy things while they are waiting to answer questions, depending on which button you press.
Excerpt: Now it’s not that Hot Wheels: Track Attack is a particularly bad game – the graphics, sense of speed and controls all do passable jobs without especially wowing. It’s just not a very good game. In fact, it’s less than that, it’s mediocre, lazy and utterly uninspired. But why? All the components are there for a fun little racer; unlike many Wii racers, car handling is surprisingly reliable, there are stacks of cars to unlock and it’s incredibly easy for any age to pick up...