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Feels slighty incomplete for the price but I still like my favorite gameshow!
on October 29, 2009
When I bought The Price is Right 2010, I was surprised at how slow the game moves and the fact that it feels incomplete. You hear the host, but don't see him. It would be great if they took samples of Bob Barker and Rod Roddy. It has elements that you would see on the TV of the actual game. For [...] on the Wii, the price feels very steep as compared to the PC. Same thing goes for Press Your Luck 2010. Between the 2 games, you are paying over [...] and after you play, you also feel gipped. From the popular TV show of the 80's, the game is similar to its Wii counterpart.
Unfortunately, those who love realism will be somewhat disappointed. You don't see the host as the case on TV (R.I.P. Peter Tomarkin who was the host of PYL in the 80's). The game moves at a slow pace. Just as on the game show, the first round has you answer questions. To buzz in, you move the Wii controller down like a fly swatter. You don't type in the answer, you are given them in multiple choice. So even if you don't know the answer you have a quick 25% shot at getting the question right. After you answer, the game eliminates the obvious wrong answer; the cpu has a better chance than you in fact. Somewhat disappointing. In the real game, you actually needed to know the anser. When the question round is over, the contestants are turned around to face the famous board. Don't expect too much animation. At the beginning, when you are making your character (very limited options but there are unlockable items), you can also set your mood. While "Pressing Your Luck," you might see your player as well as the CPU move their lips and hear faint sounds of," come on, come on, no whammies" but what you or they are saying, is not in sync with what comes out. The controller is responsive although it vibrates (feels awkward). If you land on a vacation prize, all you hear is what it's worth. You are given the opportunity to play or pass as in the real game. The whammy animation is ok. It's not as smooth as what you would see on TV. The music, ha a slight hint of what the real theme song is, but it seems a little blaaaah. For this price, I would recommend that people who love Press Your Luck or have a passing interest on it, to rent it and if you like it, wait for the price to come down. The price is very steep. It's crazy that between The Price Is Right, Press Your Luck, and Family Feud, you would be paying over $120 (even more adding tax and shipping). A big turn off. I bought The Price is Right and Press Your Luck because I had gift certificates; so I didn't pay anything. If I didn't I would of waited. Also, I bought them on the Wii because they can be tradeable. Lastly, it's more fun if there is more than one player.