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I used to love Telly Addicts when it was on TV and ran from 1985 to 1998 and hosted by Noel Edmonds. As someone who loves sitting down and watching TV Programmes I really enjoyed watching and answering questions on anything related. So when I saw Telly Addicts the game available for my PSP in shop for under £10 I thought I'd try it out. Unfortunately for me it didn't really live up to the quiz show which was a real shame.
Essentially the game is a version of the TV show by the same name and the idea and aim is the same too. Players have to answer questions on TV shows to progress through rounds and win points in much the same way as Question of Sport is related to sports. Now I used to like Noel Edmonds on this TV Show as opposed to some he has done in recent years, but when I played this game for a while I began to get irritated by him to be honest.
The idea behind the game is fine as it is with the TV show. If you like quizzes and love TV then you may like this game for a bit. It is a multiplayer game and the fun comes in the fact that you compete against each other to see who knows the most. The questions are varied too and some can be pretty hard too.
There are multiple rounds, good questions and clips from TV shows in the game but unfortunately it's a bit slow and boring after you've played it a few times as there's not much in the way of graphical entertaiment and the PSP can offer so much more.
Try it if you loved the programme but it does start to get annoying after a while I have to admit.
Where to start with this? Telly addicts is pretty much a repackaged version of the old TV show of the same name, the aim being for players to answers questions progressing through rounds to win points as they go along. The host of the game is Noel Edmonds, who is quite popular on UK TV hosting shows such as Deal or No Deal. With that in mind you'd think a prior experience in quiz shows would shine through in content, but with game it isn't so. Not even Noel Edmonds can save this game from being terrible, and once you've played it long enough you'll begin to find our host begins to get a little annoying also.
The idea behind the game is sound. If you'd consider yourself a telly addict (or even watch TV occasionally) you'd be able to participate in this game. It's marketed as a multiplayer game (either for friends or family), the fun being that you can compete to see who's knowledge will come out on top, in either one play through or best out of three. The questions are varied throughout the rounds, so fear not if you find yourself not able to answer questions on a TV show you've never watched, or actors/actress you've never even heard of. Infact, scoring some points is probably the easiest part. Finding friends or family who actually own this game to play with you is going to be the killer.
With multiple rounds, good questions, and clips from TV shows built in you'd think this would be a platform for success or maybe even crawl along at average. The execution is so poor you can't even grant it that. PSP titles are meant to be pick up and play, but I'd advise you to skip over this one. It can be fun for one or two play throughs, but when the PSP can run much more graphical games, you're left wondering why you'll encounter slowdown before clips. The sound however is what you'd expect. The sound alone won't save this game though. Avoid. 1 star.
I was bought this game as a present, was a fan of the gameshow when it was broadcast on tv and this game goes a little way into rekindling the show on a small somewhat hollow level. .
It does make use of the psp game sharing function (never tested this out as the kids were not keen)it does show video images which is interesting throughout the game play to break up the game but tbh I felt like there could have been more within the game play to spurr me on. Perhaps a feature to be able to switch Noel off would have been helpful.
This game is ok for something to play during a tea break or in between games for a quick down time but perhaps not a game for hours of entertainment value.
needless to say it will be on my shelf gathering dust until I feel the need to break out of boredum.
not the best effort in re making old games shows but if your looking for a low effort game this maybe for you.