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on 9 October 2008
Before owning a PS3, Buzz! on PS2 never really appealed to me - after buying the main game, additional quizzes were a hefty £20 each - this would mean a spend of nearly £200 to have all quizzes available, not to mention the spaghetti of tangled wires from the controllers!
This PS3 version can be picked up for as little as £35 WITH the 4 wireless controllers if you shop around.
I would strongly suggest getting your PS3 online with this game as, not only does it (obviously) enable you to play other people even when no-one else in the household fancies a game, but, more importantly the online functionality provides you with (free) updates. To date this has meant another 4 playable characters (Napoleon, Mexican Wrestler, Female Vampire and Cavewoman) and additional outfits for the original characters too.
You can also download additional quizzes from the PSN site at prices between £3.50 to £4.99 - VERY reasonable compared to the previous PS2 additional discs costing up to 6 times that.
You can also write your own quizzes and upload them to the site so that anyone out there can also play your quiz! This is a great feature for niche interests.
Buzz! now utilises the PS3 Trophy system too, so that you can gain bragging rights against your friends as to who has unlocked the most in-game awards.
On the downside, it's a shame the quiz formats are a little stale after a while - point builder, pass the bomb, fastest finger, pie fight, high stakes and then the final round - same thing everytime. It would be nice if a download patch had some new formats for quiz rounds, but maybe that will come.
As for playing online with others, it's fastest finger, all that apply and then high stakes and then it's over after 18 questions.
Longevity is key though and we still dig Buzz! out for a game at least a couple of times a week and that's 2 months after buying it.
There's something there for all ages and the ability to create quizzes can even be used as a good and fun way to help your kids learn - whether it be utilised to teach spelling, history, etc - the possibilities are multi-faceted.
I never was a quiz enthusiast, but Buzz! seems to have converted me!
I would recommend it (wholeheartedly if you have your PS3 online).