posted by GunslingerFox (KINGWOOD, TX) May 29, 2011
Member since May 2011
Different rules and pointless mini games taint some classic board games. Even though it claims to have original mode, this still includes many needless changes. It is sad because the graphics and avatar support is pretty nice looking. The elevator music that plays during most games is a drag with the exception of Twister which has a couple nice tunes which you do a guitar hero rip off to.
I understand the desire to adapt and make these titles more video gamey, but they should have added the option to play these with the original ruleset they were ment to be played with.
out of the package, it seems like a well thought out game. Life, Yatzee, Mouse Trap, Clue, and Twister seems like a good bunch of Hasbro games. Ran into an issue first go round. Life followed the regular game pretty well with a few minor flaws in the way cards are handled. Twister, on the other hand, is just another type of guitar game everyone knows so well, just put in a dancing form with the XYAB buttons. Mouse Trap was confusing at first but soon became partially enjoyable. problem with that was that it was all a game of luck, no skill involved. Clue was the best by far. they improved on the original clue game to make it go just a tad bit faster but added more to the fun factor. Yatzee was actually Yatzee with cards. VERY CONFUSING!!! the instructions were very unhelpful and hard to understand. when it came to playing, you HAD to have at lest 30 min dedicated to 1 round. Yatzee disappointed because i love yatzee with dice.
Summary- Life good. Mousetrap ok, all luck. Twister another timed button game. Clue welcome if improvement over the original, exspecially for younger ages. Yatzee, actually yatzee with cards was hard to understand and took WAY too long to do anything.