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YDKJ supports up to four players (previous PC versions capped at three; the current PC version only allows two, so Wii owners can't complain too loudly) and retails at a crazy bargain $30. At that price the only reason to not own this game is because you actually don't have at least one other human being to play with -- and the off-the-wall humor and zany presentation is so well done that even solo play isn't that terrible. If you have past YDKJ experience picking this up is almost a no-brainer. If you haven't had the pleasure yet, then You Don't Know Jack.
Because the essence of the game itself is so simple, it stands alone without needing anything more complicated to back it up. Although, I've gotta say, the music and little 'dance' sequence you get when Question 3 comes up is super sweet and really catchy. The only thing I wish is that the game had more rounds; some of the earlier versions of the game included three rounds and a Jack Attack instead of just two rounds and a Jack Attack. Regardless though, with this game you've got a fun solo and party game that is more than worth the asking price. I mean, if you're a party pooper then you probably won't enjoy it as much when you're losing. But you're not a party pooper, are you? Good. Then go get Jack and try to show off how smart you really are.
Overall, You Don’t Know Jack still somehow manages to make fans of the original feel right at home, while ushering in a new era of quiz junkies. It’s a shame there isn’t a randomly generated option, but in such a competitive market, I can see why they elected to go the DLC route. If you’re sitting bored in your dorm room with three other friends, or you just want to test your knowledge of irrelevant and relevant trivia, I’d suggest picking up You Don’t Know Jack.
You Don’t Know Jack brings back memories of the classic series with witty writing and some truly challenging and off-the-wall questions. There is just enough diversity to keep things fresh and rounds move by so quickly that it never feels like it is dragging. Presentation and writing are king here. I recommend all trivia buffs pick up this amazing package, especially at the steal of a price at $30.
Cheat Code Central
Jack won't blow you away with spectacular high-definition graphics or a deep and involving story. But then again, it's not supposed to. The essence of You Don't Know Jack is playing with friends, having fun, and getting a good laugh. The little changes of gameplay in comparison to other entries, especially the ability to allow everyone to answer a question, make for a better experience. There's lots of fun and humor to be found in Jack; I highly recommend that you always select "I Don't Care" for choosing a name on local multiplayer. While I won't be having marathon sessions of You Don't Know Jack anytime soon, I can see myself playing a game or two every day for a long, long time.
The 73 episodes will take about 15 hours to get through, with DLC episodes already available. Playing by your lonesome isn't that rewarding and on-line play can be frustrating with all those cheap answer grinders out there. You Don't Know Jack is undoubtedly best played in person, with friends, when you can literally screw someone and force them to answer a question in five seconds. If you have the controllers and the couch, you could do a lot worse.
Game Informer Magazine
You Don’t Know Jack is proof that games don’t need to be excessively complex in order to be fun. Really, there’s not much to it aside from pressing the buttons that correspond with then right answers. Dinging the game on its simplicity really misses the point, though. If you have fond memories of the series or are in the market for an uproarious multiplayer game, it’s time for a Jack Attack.
Each episode takes about 12 minutes to complete, and there are 73 episodes on the disc, making for about 15 hours of amusing quiz content. And while other trivia games repeat questions within a few hours of play, You Don't Know Jack keeps the fresh material coming in a steady stream. This combination of quantity and quality makes it a great value, especially at the $30 retail price. Despite the limited gameplay options, the occasional comedic miscues, and the unbalanced Jack Attack, You Don't Know Jack is a great prospect for parties, family face-offs, and solitary self-assessments.
You Don't Know Jack is a fun, engaging trivia game. It's got a great sense of humor, clever rounds and enough questions to keep you buy for a while. Plus, it's only $30. The downsides are that it's only going to be a blast when you have people over to play and that once you've seen every episode, the party's over. Still, You Don't Know Jack is a fine addition to your library as long as you plan on only touching it when you've got a bunch of in-house friends ready to rock.