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Console Obsession (Apr 08, 2008)
Nevertheless I came into Buzz! Quiz TV as a series virgin and came back out with a big grin on my face. The game is fantastic in itself (particularly played in a group as it's a rather lonely experience otherwise), but there’s also so many possibilities with creating and downloading questions, and so much fun and humour to be found in the rounds that it makes for one of the PS3‘s best games. The series has definitely managed to remove a barrier that so often divides those who play games and those who don‘t, and I’ve now seen the proof myself, that within mere minutes, absolutely anyone can get hooked on Buzz!
GameZone (Oct 06, 2008)
Buzz Quiz TV is a solid and entertaining game. The PS3 version clearing outshines the PS2 iterations, and the incorporation of online multiplayer, as well as the wireless controllers, is a definite boon. This is a whole lot of fun.
Gamer 2.0 (Sep 29, 2008)
While there’s not that much competition out there for Buzz! Quiz TV so far this generation, there is certainly a reason that the series is on its seventh console iteration with Quiz TV. Offering a ton of questions on the disc, a ton more from the users themselves, and a ton of official question packs available on the PlayStation Store, it’s going to be quite a long time before you find yourself getting bored when you see the same question about Futurama for the fifteenth time. It would be nice to have a bit more customization to what events you want in your game, but what’s here is fun enough to stave off that concern until an update or sequel. Trophy fans will enjoy seeing this as the first PS3 retail game to launch with trophies, though you need to update your game when you first put in the disc. If you’ve been waiting to flaunt your unrelenting knowledge of cartoons or fashion labels, this is your time to shine.
Jolt (UK) (Jul 03, 2008)
A next-gen version of one of Sony’s most popular franchises was inevitable, but rather than getting us all excited over HD video and Blu-ray storage, Sony has actually released what amounts to a very modest update to the series. Truth is, Buzz! Quiz TV is none the worse for it, because the core product is still a very good one and the basic price is still the same. The slick studio graphics and optional online features are all that really set it apart, so there’s not a huge point in upgrading if you already have a Buzz! game or two, but at least PS3 owners now have one to call their own.
83 (Aug 16, 2008)
Buzz! Quiz TV is essentially the same game as on the PS2, but the addition of custom quizzes, online gameplay and improved visuals makes this an essential purchase for those with lots of friends and those who like trivia games. Family friendly entertainment at its best.
Quiz creation is handled at the easy-to-use, and anyone can play them for free. I just wish you could create a custom quiz playlist.
82 (Jul 28, 2008)
Buzz was the best quiz game around in the last generation of consoles and there's nothing here to suggest it's going to be ousted from that position anytime soon. It may be basically still the same central game but the addition of user created content and wireless controllers make it feel like a step forward for the franchise, albeit a slightly hesitant one. With the few niggles fixed and some extra work put into the slender online options you'd be talking about pretty much the ultimate quiz game, as it is this there's room for improvement but what's here is still huge fun.
81 (Jul 08, 2008)
Obwohl die Serie mit "Quiz TV" einen Schritt in die richtige Richtung macht, wirkt der Titel nicht ganz ausgereift. Warum dürfen neuerdings lokal nur noch vier Spieler antreten? Warum lässt sich das Quiz nicht den eigenen Wünschen anpassen? Warum können zwei lokale Spieler nicht gegen zwei beliebige Onlinespieler antreten? Warum lassen sich die MyBuzz Pakete nur als kompaktes Quizhäppchen spielen? Fragen über Fragen, die uns nicht mal Showmaster Buzz beantworten kann. Dennoch ist auch "Buzz! Quiz TV" ein äußerst unterhaltsames Spiel, das sich wunderbar für einen Quizabend mit Freunden eignet. Für die Zukunft erhoffen wir uns sinnvolle Erweiterungen, die nicht nur den Fragenkatalog sondern auch das Gameplay erweitern.
81 (Jun 27, 2008)
Buzz! Quiz TV is certainly a game which will appeal to the same audience as Singstar and in the future Little Big Planet. If user generated content is the way games are going then this is certainly a step in the right direction. If you are not a big fan of casual games then you will probably want to steer clear of this, but for people who enjoy a social gathering at home now and again, this is probably as good as it gets.
VGNZ (Aug 08, 2008)
Buzz Quiz TV is a worthy entry in the series that not only offers a new set of quiz questions, but enough new technical features to put it well above its PS2 predecessors overall. There are still some noticeable limits with what is on offer and the problematic exclusion of quiz customisation options is disappointing. Despite this, Buzz Quiz TV is still well worth the time of series fans and quiz fanatics.
Computer Bild Spiele (Jul 02, 2008)
Es sieht etwas besser aus als die Vorgänger für PS 2 - ansonsten hat sich Buzz - Quiz TV nicht groß verändert. Warum auch? Das Buzzen mit Freunden macht nach wie vor eine Menge Spaß, während der Einzelspielermodus eher langweilt. Aber das liegt in der Natur der Sache. Dagegen ist der neue Onlinemodus für Spieler mit Internetanschluss eine deutliche Bereicherung. Besonders, wenn die 5000 Fragen (und Antworten) des Einzelspielerspiels bereits bekannt sind. Und darin liegt der entscheidende Fortschritt.
GameSpy (Sep 25, 2008)
Buzz! Quiz TV makes for a great PS3 debut. It's a natural fit for online multiplayer, user-created content, and downloadable trivia packs. Although trivia packs haven't arrived as of the time of this review, we've tried the other sections, and they work well. "Sofa Vs. Sofa" makes a good debut, although there are some minor issues, such as game format and voice chat, that we expect to see improved later. That said, we've run this game through its paces with people from all walks of life, and it's passed with flying colors. If you're looking for a great party game, but you need a break from plastic musical instruments, Buzz! Quiz TV makes for a fine diversion.
Thunderbolt Games (Jul 12, 2009)
Despite Buzz! Quiz TV’s shortcomings it is a very competent game. It’s not often that a title can appeal to everybody and for it to be easily played by everybody. The Buzz controller is as simple to use as can be and it’s always clear of the task at hand. The new additions of downloadable question packs and MyBuzz! reduces the likelihood of repeating questions and the online play gives the single player that much needed extra boost. The rest of Buzz’s appeal is the people you play against, it’s our natural competitiveness that makes it instantly addictive and it’s bound to be a firm favourite at any social gathering.
Cheat Code Central (Oct, 2008)
The questions you need to ask yourself before deciding on this purchase vs. one of the PS2 offerings is: Do you have a spare $60 in your pocket? Do the old wired Buzz! controllers really bug you? Are high definition visuals important to you? Does online gameplay sound exciting? If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, you should probably go ahead and do it! On the other hand, if you're happy with wired controllers, paying less money, and playing just with friends in your own living room, then the upgrade to Buzz! Quiz TV may not be necessary.
80 (Oct 07, 2008)
I had no prior experience with the Buzz! franchise before the PSP and PS3 versions. I can see why these games are so popular, they are fun with friends. There is plenty of entertainment to go around and I, for one, will be back to test my wits against all challengers.
Extreme Gamer (Sep 30, 2008)
Buzz! Has made a splashing debut on both Sony Platforms. Each version has their own unique features that make them worth the purchase. On the PS3, wireless controllers, trophy support, and MyBuzz online makes Quiz TV worth the upgrade on the new platform. On the negative side, Buzz! Quiz TV can be too repetitive with its talk show host loopy chatter and its limited delivery models. This is a minor flaw that will hopefully get some more consideration in the future. As for now Buzz! still provides enough variety in the questions that you won’t mind another bombtastic round of Short Fuse.
80 (Jul 21, 2008)
Buzz!: Quiz TV is gewoonweg de beste Buzz!-game op de markt. Het concept staat nog steeds als een huis en staat garant voor vele uren spelplezier, met je vrienden of online tegen anderen. Het is echter wel jammer dat je nog steeds vragen ziet langskomen die je al beantwoord hebt en kun je het online helaas niet met groepjes tegen andere groepjes opnemen. Deze kleine minpunten nemen echter niet weg dat Buzz!: Quiz TV de beste quiz-game op de huidige markt is.
80 (Jul 02, 2008)
Buzz! Quiz TV isn't quite the brilliant PS3 debut we wanted it to be, but it's still one of the best quiz games on the market. Its superb production values and impressive online functionality, including user created quizzes, make it a must own for anyone who watches quiz shows on a regular basis or anyone who fancies themselves as a bit of an egghead. The wireless buzzers are the icing on the cake. Although not a reinvention of the formula, we'll be playing Buzz! Quiz TV for many months to come.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Jul 03, 2008)
Buzz! has moved up for the next-gens with dedicated online play. Not only is online multiplayer well catered for with Sofa vs. Sofa, but the user generated content in MyBuzz! Questions is an inspired inclusion. Buzz! was already at the top of the quiz games mountain, but Quiz TV has made that particular peak a stratospheric climb.
80 (UK) (Jul 03, 2008)
Best to think of this release as planting a seed, rather than an end in itself, with potential to grow into something quite wonderful with some canny updates from Relentless and a dash of imagination from the players. For now, it's nothing more, or less, than the most polished and entertaining quiz experience on this generation of consoles.
GameCell UK (Jul, 2008)
And so Jason Donovan makes his next gen debut in Buzz! Quiz TV. And in answer to your first question: Yes, it is just a hi-def version of the tried and tested buzzer-based quiz format. But it's been polished in every conceivable way.
NZGamer (Jul 09, 2008)
All psychotic fantasies aside however, Buzz! Quiz TV is an excellent party game that is sure to entertain a wide audience. The four wireless controllers mean that there will be no more PS2s being dragged across the living room floor when a player forgets he has a Buzz controller in his pocket and goes for a drink. Sony have even been considerate and ensured that the older, wired Buzz! controllers from the PS2 are still compatible with the PS3 version. Up to eight players can partake in a quiz by passing the controllers around and Quiz TV is sure to get palms tenderised by the end of the evening. Even if you fancy a quiet night by yourself you can still crank Buzz! Quiz TV up to expand your brain power. Or perhaps just to memorise all the answers for that next big party coming up. We all know there’s no better way to impress a date than to kick-ass in Buzz! I hear it’s hotter than speaking fluent Elvish.
AceGamez (Jul, 2008)
So we're back to that question once again: should you buy Buzz!: Quiz TV? Well, if you enjoy testing your trivial quiz knowledge against all-comers, posting brain teasers online and keeping an eye on just how well everyone else is scoring from all over the world then you're sure to love this game. You already know whether or not it's the type of game that interests you, all you needed to know is that it's worth a look - and now you have a resounding "yes" as the answer. It's not often we get a chance to review a game that delivers all it has promised and just a little bit more, but Buzz! Quiz TV is absolutely one of those games.
IGN UK (Jun 24, 2008)
It’s easy to be dismissive of a title that’s so keen to court the casual market, but underneath the toothsome grins and lite-pop soundtrack is a daring conviction to embrace the world of user-generated content – and that comes with what remains a characterful and competent quiz game, that while never moving on too far from the original format, is still one of the most wholesome and entertaining party games available.
PTGamers (Aug 05, 2008)
A Relentless não se desviou um centímetro da fórmula vencedora de Buzz. Os fãs agradecem as melhorias tendo em vista o maior foco na comunidade, nomeadamente a possibilidade de jogar online e a produção dos seus próprios questionários. No entanto, achamos que é pouco ambicioso e falta um sistema de comunicação e suporte para o EyeToy, para que as partidas online fossem mais “familiares”.
GameSpot (Jul 09, 2008)
Trivia gurus may still find Buzz! Quiz TV a walk in the park, but it nevertheless serves up an interesting array of questions for the party crowd. At its core it's just more of the same, but the series' PS3 debut offers a few unique, new peripheral features that make it worth the upgrade. If you didn't like previous iterations, it's unlikely that you'll enjoy Quiz TV, but if you've yet to pick up a copy of Buzz, this version is the best yet.
It may not have reinvented the quiz game genre, but ultimately you'll find that Buzz! Quiz TV is an excellent game for the family or your next social gathering. The addition of four wireless controllers means that there will be no more PS2s being dragged across the lounge room floor or that you won't spend more time untangling the controller's cables than actually playing the game. For those that aren't interested in the new controllers, thankfully Sony's consideration has ensured that their wired PS2 counterparts are still compatible on the new hardware. Whether you're by yourself or playing with a large group, Buzz! Quiz TV will have you ensure that expanding your general knowledge can be a pleasurable experience.
Gameplanet (Jul 29, 2008)
Sure, it’s a revamped version of the ‘same old, same old’; however there are enough new features in Buzz! Quiz TV to make it worth your while. It’s still a great party game and as always manages to poke fun at the entertainment industry whilst testing your grey matter and reaction times (and sometimes friendships) to the max. Buzz! titles have regularly rated highly with social gamers and braniacs, and we predict this one will be no exception.
Power Unlimited (Aug 15, 2008)
Briljant hoe zo’n simpel spelletje iedereen (inclusief ikzelf) uit z’n vel kan laten springen als kleine kinderen die geen ijsje van mamma krijgen. Hoewel de vernieuwingen nihil zijn, vind ik het wel grappig dat je je eigen quiz kunt maken. Uiteindelijk gaat het er in mijn optiek om hoeveel plezier je tijdens het spelen van een spel hebt. En dat gaat met Buzz! Quiz TV absoluut goed komen.
70 (Jul 04, 2008)
Fort de ses nouvelles fonctionnalités online, Buzz! Quiz TV s'avère pourtant assez décevant pour les habitués de la série. Trop frileux en termes d'innovation, il ne fait aucun effort pour optimiser le concept qui a fait les beaux jours des versions PS2. Cependant, si on ne possède pas cette console et qu'on est à la recherche d'un jeu convivial et accessible sur PS3, on peut se laisser tenter les yeux fermés.
Power Unlimited (Aug 15, 2008)
De ultieme partygame voor een avondje flink doorhalen met een zooi vrienden. De Buzz-formule had eerlijk gezegd nauwelijks verbetering nodig, dat neemt niet weg dat de Big Quiz wel érg weinig vernieuwingen kent. De optie om online te quizzen is leuk, al wordt het spelen tegen drie gezichtsloze tegenstanders nooit zo tergend spannend als met een paar maten op de bank.
Gaming Age (Sep 25, 2008)
Buzz! Quiz TV is everything you would expect a new-generation version of Buzz! to be. The slick package and general knowledge/pop culture-theme is very casual friendly, and the new wireless buzzers peripherals really make the game. It could have used a little more variety out of the box, in terms of gameplay types and topics, but what is included will undoubtedly last until the next full-featured installment.
Power Unlimited (Aug 15, 2008)
Er zitten maar verdomd weinig opties in Buzz, waardoor de replay-waarde volgens mij bijzonder laag is. Dit is bovendien een game die je NOOIT in je eentje zult spelen. Met vrienden is lol echter gegarandeerd en bovendien wekt het een bizar extreme vorm van competitief gedrag op. Het is wel een van de weinige games waarvan ik echt verdomd chagrijnig kan worden als ik verlies... Dan is het echt een kutspel.
Gamekult (Jul 07, 2008)
Avec ses 5.000 questions déclinées en une multitude de thèmes et de sous-thèmes, Buzz! Quiz TV est sans conteste le plus fourni d'une série parfaite pour les soirées entre amis ou pour jouer en famille. Néanmoins il est loin d'être complet. Radin sur les options de jeu, très proche des précédentes versions, voire inférieur sur certains points, Buzz! PS3 est un jeu prématuré, privé d'une multitude de petites options qui, si elle avaient été présentes, auraient pu faire de ce titre un nouveau mètre-étalon Next Gen du party game. Malheureusement, Quiz TV boude la plupart des nouvelles possibilités qui lui sont offertes et le jeu en ligne va en décevoir plus d'un malgré un bon réseau communautaire. Au bout du compte, le titre n'apporte pas beaucoup plus à la série que ses graphismes HD, une certaine forme d'exhaustivité et trop d'attentes, qu'il ne parvient pas à combler pour l'instant.
IC-Games (Jul 06, 2008)
Ultimately Buzz: Quiz TV plays like a hollow, broken shell of a once classic game with so much potential yet very little of it actually realised. Buzz aficionados are probably going to compare this with the series they love and will more than likely end up a tad disappointed. We can see Relentless recovering from the dire situation once they get enough feedback from the fans; we just hope the ingredients that’ll regain Buzz’s throne don’t end up being paid downloadable ‘extras’.
Power Unlimited (Aug 15, 2008)
Buzz! is Triviant op een computer en ik haat Triviant. Het is niet zo dat ik de triviale kennis niet bezit om het te winnen, maar ik gebruik mijn consoles niet voor verbasterde bordspellen. Schaken, dammen en Mens Erger Je Niet hoeven ze van mij niet uit te brengen op een console. Daar komt nog eens bij dat er geen verbeteringen in de Buzz serie zitten. Online quizzen? Je eigen vragen verzinnen? Daar hoef ik geen game voor te kopen toch? Dan doe ik wel mee aan Lingo, win ik ook eens wat.