Developer: Happy Dance Games
Once in awhile a game show videogame comes out of nowhere to surprise the masses and raises the bar of what gamers can expect from the genre. That Trivia Game…is not that game. That Trivia Game is as generic as its name and barely worth the words I’m giving it time for. With no trial version, gamers who plunk down the $9.99 for this waste of storage space will be more than disappointed. I had to wonder that the reviews that were posted at the day the game launched weren’t by the developers themselves as no one in their right mind would give this game a good review, no matter how much of a trivia nut you are.
The visuals are horrible, with nearly PS One era graphics for the player models, uninspired backdrops, and avatar character choices which include a punk rocker, goth girl, nerd, and even a pirate. None of these fit the game and are more suited for Let’s Make a Deal. The game audio is just as generic with lame background music, and uninspired voice acting for the host which repeats quite often. There is an assorted mixture of trivia questions that cover categories such as TV, Movies, History, Geography, and others. The only problem is that with only slightly over 1,000 questions, the repetition starts fairly quickly, and so does the horror as players realize there isn’t an option for DLC or added content whatsoever. As a matter of fact there isn’t any online support at all, including leaderboards, online play — absolutely nothing. All you receive for your 10 bucks is 1,000 questions on an engine with dated visuals, boring sounds, and uninspired game play that you can share with (or torture) up to 3 other players on your PS4…and that’s about it.
Seriously, there’s nothing else to say about That Trivia Game, as that is the whole kit and caboodle. I thought I downloaded a demo for a moment when I attempted to find more options, but alas this game is as bare bones as you could possibly imagine; I’ve seen phone apps with more depth. In short if you want to throw 10 dollars down the drain, then by all means give it to charity or the Girl Scouts. Here’s a question for you to ponder: what recently released downloadable PS4 title should you pass on by all means necessary? The answer is… That Trivia Game.