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Decent, but not Extraordinary
on October 8, 2009
I waited to get TPIR 2010 edition after reading good reviews about the previous edition.
Let's break it down:
Graphics: Nothing special. It appears that this game, along with Press Your Luck and Family Feud 2010 all have the same basic graphics. Good but not great.
Fun: I really enjoyed the pricing games for actual products- and actual video from the game show. My only complaint is me wanting to be more accurate in the pricing games- for instance they show you a bag of IAMS cat food and ask you to price it. I have 2 cats- I know cat food, but I didn't know what size bag they were talking about, and ended up being way off in the price. It is minor details like that that can be a bit frustrating, especially if you consider yourself a pretty good shopper!
I played this game alone and with my husband. If you play alone you get two options: three strikes mode and classic mode.
Classic Mode takes you through an entire game show. So, if you don't get off contestants row the first time, you have 5 more chances. I preferred Classic mode.
Three Strikes Mode: In 3 strikes, you go through multiple segments of shows until you get "3 strikes" It was a little confusing at first, and then I just found that the game dragged on. With classic mode, there was a definite end point- so if I had dinner on the stove or a dog to walk, I could plan on it "after the show" Whereas with 3 strikes, you keep playing and playing and playing.... I honestly got burned out playing 3 strikes mode.
Party Mode is the mode you play with up to 3 other players. One of you wins, does a pricing game, and then back to contestants row you go! Fun, and it can get competitive, but nothing to write home about.
Overall, it's a decent game. It's not a game I could play for hours on end, but every once in awhile, it could be fun. This is also a really easy game to share with other couples on game nights, etc.