Last night I bought Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! off of PlayStation Network.
Wheel of Fortune is pretty good, though it, and Jeopardy, have no host or announcer presence whatsoever. There's no Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell, Alex Trebek or Johnny Gilbert anywhere to be found in these releases.
There are also no prizes. There's no prize wedge on the wheel, there's no prize puzzles, and as yet I've seen nothing but cash in the bonus round.
But for 15 bucks you get a pretty good simulation of America's Favorite Game.
Jeopardy!, on the other hand, 10 bucks of disappointment.
As I already mentioned, no Alex or Johnny, no "THIS...IIIIIIS...JEOPARDY!" no nothin!
Also, they've taken away the wheel of letters used for spelling out your answer, a staple of the old PS2 version, and replaced it.
...with multiple choice.
The thinking man's game show has been reduced to A, B, C, or D.
This'll learn me to not read the reviews first.
Ah well, the both of 'em cost less than half a typical PS3 disc-based game.
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