Despite the harsh reviews there are some irrefutable facts.
The game requires buzz controllers. If you don't know that, now you know. Don't rent unless you have them.
This game was meant for more than one player. You can play single player, but most modes require either playing online or with more than two local players.
The major graphics change makes sense if you think about it. One major gripe about Buzz 1 was that Buzz would announce every round the same way each time, because there were prerendered animations. Now they use the ingame engine for Buzz's dialog. This means that while the speech animations don't match up as well, at least Buzz doesn't say the same thing over and over ad nauseum.
Here's the bottom line. If you've never played a Buzz game, play or buy this one instead of part one. If you liked part one, you'll like this one better, probably. I did. If you didn't like part one, this isn't going to change your mind.
posted by northforty (ATASCADERO, CA) Dec 17, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
gamers (38%) found this review helpful
I rated this game 1 out of 10 because I couldn't play it without the buzzers. Why can't I use the four buttons that come on my PS3 controller instead of the four buttons the special controller has? ooohhh I know why! Because they want to nickel and dime an extra $20 out of you....
gamers (36%) found this review helpful
This is more a response to a few upset renters. They are wondering why gamefly would rent this without the controllers. The answer is simple.
Gamefly rents the media, and you supply the medium. Think about it: if you rent a PSP game, should they ship a PSP for you? Howver since you dont have a PSP, should they not allow others, who do own a psp, to rent it?
Perhaps Gamefly should place stickers on games that require accessories. (likea camera, flightstick, or buzzer) But ultimately it is not their fault to keep the renter educated on what the game requires to play.
As for the game: More of the same. If you played the last Buzz then this is more of an upgrade question pack. I will say that is is better than the recent "Scene It" release. Due to a better variety of gameplay. But I agree with most who think this could have been an upgrade rather than an overhaul.