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Trivia Pursuit has been around for - quite some time. No other board game I can think of mixes fun with knowledge. Players race around the board to pick up the six wedges and back to the center. A lot of what makes the game great is put into the Wii version of Trivia pursuit; you get to go around the board by simply flicking the Wiimote to roll the die and pointing to the highlighted square you want to go to. There's some great visual questions that isn't in the original board game. But there are some limitations here. First off, typing in your answer is tough to do with the Wiimote, so the questions are answered via multiple choice. True fans of the game might be turned off by this feature. Also, Trivia Pursuit is meant to be played multi player. The half baked attempt at single player by clearing the board just doesn't work for me. And I would've like a bunch of different genres - not just the Genius edition and the Movie Pack. Still, if you're a fan of the game, and you've got some friends, Trivia Pursuit for the Wii is fun - it just doesn't quite live up to the classic board game. RENT IT.
It was okay when I played by myself, but when it was with someone else it kept having problems. The classic version was okay, but the quick multiplayer version had some tasks that wouldn't respond with the remotes.
As some other reviews have pointed out, the text in the game is way too small. On my 47 inch HDTV, I could barely make out the writing. Of course the entirety of the gameplay is based on answer trivia questions, which are not read to you, but written in that small font. Why the game makers would not include an option to change font size is a mystery.
This is far from the only problem with the game. The hosts commentary gets old very fast, and the controls are difficult to pick up. Some questions require you to drag a slider using the B button, then hit A when you choice is set. Hit A accidentally first, and you get the question wrong.
A much better quiz like game for the Wii is Scene It.