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This is another good installment from the Buzz Quiz range which is now starting to gear up for the go on PSP!
Playing the game is easy. You are given different types of questions which you have to answer as soon as possible. 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. You use the circle, square, traingle & x buttons to answer the questions so it is easy to answer quickly
Because this is a general knowledge version of Buzz, 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.
There are two ways to play on PSP. You can play alone. This is OK, but to be fair it's all about High Scores & you can get 100% on the game very quickly in this mode. The alternative is playing against friends. The game is capable of allowing 4 players at once, from one copy of the game, as long as they all have a psp. As with all the over Buzz games, this is where it's at it's best.
I would recommend this game to people who like quizs, or to people with friends with a PSP. It is good, but the PS2 versions are better purely because it's a lot easier & cheaper to have multi player games and Multi Player is what this game is designed for!
I am an avid fan and with my friends and a regular attendee at our local pub quiz, so when I recently got hold of a ps2 slim, I decided I needed to get myself the Buzz quiz games. Having got these and thoroughly enjoying them, I noticed that there was a version for the PSP, so naturally I had to give it a whirl.
Upon loading up the game, I was presented with the familiar (if you've played the ps2 versions) quiz show stylings of the graphics, which look very much like your typical television quiz show surroundings. In addition to this there is the ubiquitous Buzz who hosts the show and comments on how you are doing as you play the game and his proportionately impossible assistant who explains how each round works.
The Buzz series on the Playstation 2 were party games, ie ones mainly played by multiple players. They used a great peripheral, the Buzz buzzers, wired controllers with a big red button and four coloured buttons for choosing answers.
The move over to the PSP, whilst incorporating multi-player play (which I have to say I've not tested), has seen more on a concentration on the single player aspects of the game. Obviously there is no quiz type peripheral for this game, instead answers are assigned one of the hugely famous playstation button symbols (square, circle, triangle and cross), with the player selecting answers by pressing the button linked to the answer they want to give.
If you've ever watched a TV quiz show, you'll most likely be familiar with the gameplay of Buzz. It's a multi-round quiz format just like you'd find on TV, with each of the rounds offering slightly different gameplay and questions on different subjects. The game requires you to get at least a bronze in each of three rounds which will unlock a quickfire round which in turn unlocks the next set of three rounds until you get to the final round.
The question rounds take several forms, from quick fire rounds where you have to answer as may questions as you can in a time limit to rounds where you have to identify people/objects/places etc from images which are gradually revealed - scoring more the quicker you get the answer right.
The range of subjects covered is pretty large and covers sport, geography, history, music, film and TV so anyone with a reasonable range of knowledge can play.
The differing nature of the rounds helps keep you interested and increases the challenge of the game as different rounds require different wasys of thinking etc.
My only real criticism of this game is that although the answer choosing via the shape buttons is fairly simple and clear, with the button configuration (ie in the diamond shape), and tghe answers being in a straight list, I did find myslef from time to time pressing the wrong button during rounds which were against the clock as I was in such a hurry to answer. ON the whole though you will get used to the system and soon you will find yourself answering very quickly.
If you enjoyed the Buzz games in the past I'm sure you'll enjoy this version. The change in focus to single player mode from the very much party orientated previous games is succesful I feel and necessary really as most handheld games are only played by one person at a time really.
The graphics are in keeping with previous versions, a charicatured televison quiz style set and presenters. They work well and while are nothing too special, they fit in with the theme of the game well and function well.The sound also fits in to this category, nothing too special but works perfectly.
I would heartly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a quiz!!!
I brought the game after loving Buzz Quiz TV on the Playstation 3. I was a little confused about how the game would work with no buzzers but the game works great. However, the game does have some problems. Most people will still love the game making it a great purchase for quiz fans on the go.
The graphics are very good and very impressive. The game has no slowdown and runs very smooth. There is no delay between pressing the buttons and they being received, it works very well.
The game works great and is very easy to buzz in. The game has some easy controls meaning anyone can play. The questions also have various difficulties for everyone. Challenging enough not to make it easy but easy enough so nobody gets bored and annoyed.
The game has a great wifi feature meaning you can play with friends. This is very fun and a exciting battle to see who is better.
However, the buzzer noises and the sounds get repeated very quickly meaning you will get bored listening to them. The questions and cutscenes are also completed if you play it a lot.
The questions also repeat after awhile meaning it will get boring after a couple of weeks.