I downloaded the new Wits & Wagers Arcade game for XBOX 360 last night. The download was easy through the arcade. The game itself looks ok. You select between 1 and 4 local players, and then join the rest of the players to the game online. I found games easy enough last night. You select a “character” to represent you, basically you select a head. Your head then gets thrown on a body in each round, and the bodies sort of dance around. It was distracting, un-necessary and in general poorly executed. This would have been much cooler with Wii style Mii’s. On the XBOX, I would have preferred just a static Gamertag or something.
The game play is fine, and is basically the same game you get on the board. The game played through ok, although perhaps the ability to visit Wikipedia in the time they allot to answer questions means that the timer should be set to less. In the last round, when you can bet unlimited money, I think it was very obvious that a player had looked up the answer. The player had two from the same XBOX and both of them immediately put all of their money on the one answer. Everyone followed suite, and sure enough it was a perfect guess. Maybe the game needs to integrate the XBOX camera so you can see who is cheating. You vote at the end for the player who made the game most enjoyable…not sure what that was about.
Regardless, I would say the game is an enjoyable online as it is off. I would prefer to play with a selected group of people though, as oppose to random. If you have the game, and want to play, look my up on XBOX Live. My gamer tag is Uncle Elwyn.
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