Conclusion: Sony really put their time into bringing the great trivia experience from your living room to your pocket. The only downfall is the advertised online play doesn’t work (or just no one plays it!)
Excerpt: Genre: Trivia Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Relentless Software Release Date: September 23, 2008 As far as trivia games are concerned, the Buzz! series has been a huge hit for the PlayStation 2.
Excerpt: I can imagine the boardroom meeting Sony had with Buzz! developer Relentless Software. After hours explaining to the Sony execs that there's only so much you can do with a quiz game, the idea of a PSP version came up.
Excerpt: Saying "quiz game" to a person doesn't automatically elicit a strong visual response. Maybe a host's face, or a lovely lady that turns over letters on the far side of the stage? The modern game shows are often like elaborate set pieces, as in the case of American Gladiator , but the quiz show is a...
Summary: The $64,000 question for this game show-inspired video game is whether or not it makes for a good portable game, and unfortunately I have to say that it doesn't. I definitely enjoyed answering questions on the go, but clearly this isn't the way to put it all together.
Excerpt: Sony's line-up of party games is no doubt stellar. Featuring the likes of SingStar and Buzz!, both titles have been keeping gamers busy in their living rooms for extended periods of time. But let's take the experience away from the couch, and onto the road, as Sony's Buzz!
Conclusion: Buzz! Master Quiz is a modest, safe approximation of the console games. It's neither as good nor as varied as them, but the multiplayer options can be entertaining. Just don't use it as a replacement for the console games and you'll be fine.
Excerpt: Have you ever wanted to be on a game show? I know I have. I was an expert at home player of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for years and knew in my heart that I could win the million easily if I ever got on the show.
Summary: As sat there unwrapping Buzz! Master Quiz I only had one thought: How are they ever going to turn this crazy four-player party game into a PSP game? I've played and enjoyed buzz (I even reviewed a few months ago), but the idea of bringing this franchise to the portable market seemed ridiculous to...