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The Price is Right Decades

Not Rentable
Also on:Xbox 360
GF Rating
4.1

112 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

4 controllers???

posted by jay1313 (BROOKHAVEN, PA) Feb 20, 2012

Member since Sep 2009

you seriously need FOUR controllers to play with 4 people.... P.I.R. 2010 lets you use 2, 3, 4 players with just ONE controller... Who the heck has 4 wii controllers? I suggest sticking with 2010 , it's great for parties.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

To be fair.

posted by dgolightly519 (PRESTON, ID) Feb 2, 2012

Top Reviewer

Member since Oct 2011

To be fair, this game does have some nostalgic value.... Good stuff ends there.... I still hate it. Not only does it repeat and go over instructions EVERY game with no skip ability, but a whole multiplayer game takes something like 6 minutes (if you drag it out) and play is limited to putting in bid numbers (even for games that would ordinarily require a tv show contestant to move). From a Price is Right TV show lover.. give this game a pass unless you absolutely must see it for yourself. I wish I could give it only one point, but I'll give it TWO for nostalgic value.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

I didn't expect much, but I was disappointed

posted by MichaelO (PITTSBURGH, PA) Nov 8, 2011

Top Reviewer

Member since Sep 2010

For the most part, you can imagine what this game is. You play the initial showcase, then one pricing game (Plinko, etc.), then spin the wheel, then play the showcase showdown. The single player game is exactly this against AI opponents, with nothing more and nothing less. It's fun for an hour or two and then you get bored with it.

One creative addition here is that each match is set in a particular year. For example, you might be playing in 1976, in which case the set looks retro, the prizes can be pretty funny (a Chevy Nova, an ugly plaid patterned sofa, a first generation personal computer, etc.), and the pricing game might be an old school one. This is pretty neat.

Unfortunately, the game really disappoints on multiplayer. In an effort to involve everyone in the game, all players move on to the pricing game, regardless of who wins the initial showcase. This is a disaster. These pricing games were not meant to be played by multiple people, and it doesn't work at all. The worst part is the showcase showdown. For some bizarre reason, (in multiplayer only) players bid on the same showcase instead of two different ones, which totally changes the strategy. For some reason the game makers felt like they had to change the game for multiplayer, and in so doing, they ruined it.

In summary, we mildly enjoyed the single player game, but the multiplayer was a disaster. This game isn't all bad, and might be worth a rent, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it.

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