“ Manufacturer: Sony / Quiz & Trivia / Rating: E10 - (Everyone 10+),up to 8 players / published by: Sony „
Buzz! is back to bring you another tv style quiz show right in your living room but with questions this time not simply focussed on one topic but does is it a winner or a sinner?
Buzz is the host with the most in this wonderful tv gameshow style console quiz game and thanks to excellent voice work by Jason Donovan Buzz remains one of the central features to the game and manages to once again be a great addition to the game rather than something you just want to switch off after all of five minutes.
This game pack comes with Buzz! The Mega Quiz and a set of 4 Buzz! Buzzers to make for very quick and easy gameplay for the experienced gamer or even those who have never been near a games console before. The Buzz! Buzzers are simple controllers to enable you to answer questions much easier than before and so open up these quiz style console games to all age ranges (no matter how much console gaming experience they have). Each Buzz! Buzzer control has a large red buzzer at the top and the 4 coloured buttons on the main body to allow for a very easy to use control system which does not cause you to strain your thumbs or anything but instead have a simple and comfortable controller which fits nicely in the palm of your hand (no matter if you are left or right handed).
Buzz! The Mega Quiz focuses on general knowledge rather than a selected genre of questions and so has a variety of topics you will cover including TV, sport, science, movies and more. For those like me who have a partner who have a specialised subject (this can be a real hassle when playing movie or music quiz games) this is a really great game as it makes for a more competitive and even contest which allows fun for all as you will always have a few questions you will know.
This game is a game that I have found to have great re-playability as it is jammed full of questions (over 5000 questions in total) and a variety of rounds (9 multiplayer and 3 single player) to ensure that you want to keep playing this over and over again. I have found even after years of owning this game that I still go back and play it as I think it is a brilliant game thanks to the variety on offer.
This game allows for up to 8 players to join in the quiz based fun (simply connect 2 sets of Buzz! Buzzers to the PS2) and so you can easily play this with friends or family to get a great nights entertainment that won't cost you the earth.
Overall for me this is a superb addition ot the Buzz! family of games and probably the best one thanks to the fact it now covers a variety of genres for the questions so makes for a much more level playing field when you take on someone who may specialise in the likes of music when playing Buzz! The Music Quiz. A great tv gameshow style presentation and excellent voice-over work from Jason Donovan allows for another entertaining and fun game which you can play with up to 8 players total for a real laugh and with the Buzz! Buzzers making it easy to play you can have complete games console novices playing in no time. The game is one which will keep you entertained for hours each time and you will keep going back to which saves you a fortune when going out to the cinema and things is so expensive nowadays. A game I definitely recommend to add to your collection.
This is another good installment from the Buzz Quiz range & out of the three I own, I probably think that it's the most fun one. Here's why!
Firstly Each player is given their very own buzzer. The Buzzers have 5 different buttons. 4 equally sized small ones plus one big red one. one of the reasons this one is better than the orginal music quiz is because 1-8 people can play at once all with a buzzer to themself. Music only allows 4 people max
Playing the game is easy. You are given different types of questions which you have to answer as soon as possible so that you beat your opponents & answer more quickly than them. You get more points the quicker you answer as long as you are correct. The questions can be based on audio, video or still pictures as well as being text based.
In this game, you get a wide range of questions from lots of different subjets. There are Music questions. Film questions. Geography, History and Sport. This quiz favours nobody. Young or old. As you as you can answer quickly, you'll be in with a chance.
For me, this one is really great fun. Gathering up 8 people can be difficult, but I have played with 5 people all at once. The game doesn't seem to slow down & the more people who are taking part, the more fun I think you have. Plus there are new rounds & new types of questions in this one. I would recommend this for anyone. This is a great one to start with
The Buzz! series of games is a wonderfully entertaining, enjoyable addition to the PS2's plethra of games. The games have been out for some years now, and new games are continually being released, but for me the best game to date is Buzz! The Mega Quiz.
The Mega Quiz has a little something for everyone, as it is basically a general knowledge quiz, with over 5000 questions available ranging from such categories as sport, music, TV, nature and many more. There are too many rounds to mention available, from Pie Fight to Point Picker, and of course The Final Countdown round.
The game can be played from one player up to eight players, and this is where this game really comes alive, the more players the better. One of the best features of the game for me is the fact that no matter how bad you do in the game, you're still in with a chance come the final round.
The controllers are brilliant, easy to use and are very responsive. I have a number of the games in the Buzz! series, all of which are great, but the Mega Quiz is definitely my favourite, due to it's vast array of subjects. I also find that I don't come across the same questions too often either, this is due to the memory card being able to remember wqhich questions have already been shoen.
This game is excellent, and provides hours of fun for the whole family.
NOTE: This is actually a review for "Buzz!: Quiz TV" for the PS3, but it appears not to be on this site yet, thanks.
Also, this review was originally written by me for Freeola.com, thanks! :0)
Sony's "Buzz" series, launching on the PS2 as a sleeper hit and spawning a number of varied sequels, is seemingly Sony's answer to the "Scene It" quiz available on the Xbox 360, as well as the numerous party titles on the Nintendo Wii. Relaunched on the PS3 with a number of new promising features, such as wireless controllers, online compatibility, and an alluring price tag, the outlook is certainly bright.
"Buzz!: Quiz TV" never veers to far from the successes of the titles that preceded it, but thankfully so - it simply refines and hones a tried and tested formula with a few welcome improvements, whilst retaining the fun and goofiness of the previous efforts (such as the hilariously pompous host of the whole affair). If not obvious already, it is worth mentioning that, like most party games (such as Guitar Hero), Buzz is hardly a paragon for visual excellence, and provides no reason to buy an HDTV, yet in the HD-changeover, it is still a sharp and vibrant game.
The game's format will surprise few - with a maximum of eight players, you can participate in seven rounds of whacky games, in which you build your points, leading up to "The Final Countdown", in which you may very well end up with nothing! Unlike the various topic-central Buzz titles, Quiz TV is a well-rounded general knowledge quiz, and unlike its similar predecessor "The Big Quiz", allows players to choose topics in between each round, a welcome introduction, one must add.
I must note that I have always found "The Final Countdown" finale a tad irksome - it introduces a risk and reward system without any real choice as to avoiding the risk. However, Quiz TV allows a modicum of choice, in that players are often able to stake their knowledge on a particular subject in order to gain more points. This is a welcome addition, and with some refinement (such as the stakes being higher), this would serve well to replace or supplement the current final stage.
It is also important to note that, like previous Buzz titles, intelligence is little indication of who will emerge victorious - several rounds rely on reaction speeds, and in times of desperation, I myself admit to simply bashing the controller in a hope of collecting points, which quite often worked greatly to my advantage. Furthermore, in rounds such as Point Stealer, you'll need to be devilishly sly to survive with your points in tact, as losing players will almost certainly gang upon the winning players. It's mildly irritating that if you hold a significant lead over players, that they can erase that lead simply by answering a few questions in the Point Stealer round, even if their performance throughout the preceding rounds has been mediocre.
The hype for the next-generation iteration of Buzz undoubtedly stems from its online offerings. It cannot be denied that playing online against faceless contestants will never replicate or match the fun of playing with friends in a party atmosphere, but there is so much downloadable content becoming available soon (in way of quiz packs), and so much more promised that it is likely that Quiz TV will remain sustainable over time. Of course, it doesn't seem like the smartest marketing decision from Relentless, because once you have the ability to download more questions, why would you ever want to buy another Buzz game?
Perhaps the most genius aspect of the game is the ability for players to create their own question packs for use online. It is a flaw that these packs are only 8 questions long, but there are no limits as to what questions to create (allowing endless, even filthy, possibilities). Perhaps it is too trusting to allow players to create packs without any sort of verification process, but one hopes that, in the spirit of fun, most players will create fair and accurate (or what they believe to be accurate, at least) question packs.
Hardcore gamers may very well nudge Buzz aside for their Metal Gear Solid or Grand Theft Auto IV's - that's fair enough, yet I, as a fairly "hardcore" gamer myself, have already enjoyed endless hours of fun from the Buzz series, and the newest outing on the PS3 contributes considerably to this. It ventures out with new wings with its next-generation capabilities and shiny visuals, yet never strolls too far from what made the series so enjoyable in the first place - the outright goofiness of it! As with previous titles, its quiz mode is slightly flawed and slanted in favour of allowing losing players to regain a lead, but Buzz is hardly a game to be taken seriously, and as a game enjoyed with as many friends as possible in a party atmosphere, there are no titles on the PS3, and few next-gen titles in general, out on the market that can surpass this.
Welcome to Buzz' best game show yet! The cameras are trained to the shiny new set, and he's got 5000 general knowledge brainteasers for you ? so get those buzzer-fingers ready! Video, music and audio content has been massively increased and the long loading times and wait between games has now gone making this a much faster paced experience.