posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Dec 21, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
Wheel of Fortune for the Wii U is a decent version of the popular TV gameshow. It features Pat Sajak and Vanna White, and the presentation (with the real announcer) is pretty good. But it has some bizarre omissions that make the game lack the fun of the real show. The lack of any voices by the contestants is a real downer (they couldnt get anybody to record the letters, really??). Even worse, no online multiplayer is really unacceptable at this point.
Positives: Voiceovers by Pat and Vanna, nice presentation of the show, decent visuals
Negatives: Contestants have no voices which kill the atmosphere, Pat and Vanna repeat their phrases too often, no online multiplayer
If this was a downloadable game, this would be acceptable. But the fact that its a retail game, I cannot recommend this, and this is coming from a big Wheel of Fortune fan. While the presentation of the gameshow is pretty good, there are too many issues that take away from the fun and atmosphere. The only way this game could have been saved is if it featured online multiplayer, and it doesnt. Lose a turn.