Pierre Kirby Approved.
 
HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 You Don't Know Jack!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
polygonalchemist



Posts : 72
Join date : 2011-01-31
Location : Orlando, FL

PostSubject: You Don't Know Jack!   Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:52 am

Anyone else remember this series of quirky trivia games from the late 90's? Well, they just released a new one on consoles and PC.I picked it up for $20 on Steam recently, and it's a lot of fun just like the classic CD-ROM ones.

Gameplay wise, it's about how I remember the originals. The games are a lot shorter, though, with only 10 questions before the Jack Attack. They've changed how multiple players answer, though. Instead of buzzing in, each player enters an answer and is scored by correctness and how quickly they answered. The variety of question types seems scaled down from the older games, but you still get the same kind of humor as before, but with more modern pop culture allusions.

What sucks though is that the PC version is stripped down significantly compared to the consoles ones. This is mostly due to the new play style where players don't buzz in. I guess they couldn't figure out a logical way to have 3 players use a single keyboard for this, so the PC version only allows 2 players. It also lacks online play. When asked about this, apparently the official response from the game's makers was "Aren't PC gamers too fat to fit more then 2 of them around a keyboard?" But at least the PC version can be had for half has much through Steam, so...

It's still a lot of fun, though. The snaky, strange sense of humor from the old games is back in full force, and the questions are still legitimately challenging at times. I'd recommend it, especially if you were a fan of the original games.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Frank Rizzo

avatar

Posts : 1456
Join date : 2011-02-02
Age : 32

PostSubject: Re: You Don't Know Jack!   Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:57 am

Huge fan of the series here! Right now I'm playing lots of Volume 3 and the Movie edition, since Cookie is the host.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
You Don't Know Jack!
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Alibaba'a Jack Ma Drops a Redpill in Davos: The U.S. Wasted $14 Trillion on Wars Over the Past 30 Ye
» Shaw Wallace stall at ‘Pro Foods’ Expo attracts large number of visitors
» Let's file a class action lawsuit against the banks and the US Government, Obama, Jack Lew, etc
» Thomas the Tank Engine thread!
» JKH JkH Jack on move

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Cinema Snob :: Other Stuff :: Joysticks-
Jump to: