posted by SirSnacks (PERTH AMBOY, NJ) Nov 28, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
gamers (20%) found this review helpful
Ok, so going in I knew this wasn't exactly the next game of the year, and going in I wasn't expecting much. But playing this game I would say it lacks ALOT of polish you would come to expect from any video game, let alone from EA! The menu systems make no sense, and adding players took a good 5 minutes. Now, I have been playing video games since atari, so I consider myself to be atleast handy with setting up these sort of things. The strange thing is this game is probably meant for the casual video gamer who probably doesn't play much other games, maybe for a family with kids. It is because of this I would expect it to be so easy to pick up, but I have to be honest. Its one of the worst and poorly made video games I have ever played. Ex - When your playing "Life" you get a card that says " Share the Wealth". A fancy animation happens, but then its the next persons turn. What does that card mean? Who cares. Next! Speaking of the animations, they actually slow down game play so much that playing a turn is longer then actually playing in the real board game. Maybe thats cool the first few times, but after a full cycle of seeing them all, I found it very frustrating. While trying to play Yahtzee, the game offered no help as to what ANY of the buttons do, and only showed the game rules, but not the game controls. I would say this game is worth $5 tops.
I rented this game just to play it with my girlfriend and her little brothers, and as family-friendly party-style game, it fits the bill - for a bit.
If you like the Game of LIFE, you will have a blast playing it on the Xbox with the addition of new twists and mini-games.
Yahtzee Hands Down!: 4/5
Yahtzee Hands Down is an interesting twist - it's an odd combination of Yahtzee and Poker. It is a little confusing at first, but once you get the hang of things is very fun for 4-player action!
Absolutely nothing like the board game. No guidance initially led to a couple of wasted practice rounds trying to figure out how to play the game on the console.
Lousy DDR/Guitar Hero style rip-off.
Mouse Trap: 3/5
True to the board game, fun for the younger ones!