An easy game for achievement hunters, but is it worth the money and time?
I have two huge issues with this game. (Neither have anything to do with gameplay. More about that shortly.) First, the title. It couldn't have been come up with by a native English speaker. WWTBAM Special Editions. What does that even mean? What editions? This is the only edition of the game. What makes it special? What makes it plural?
This interesting choice of game title leads me to my second non-issue: the voice acting. The only voice is that of the game's host, and at first he seems like an okay guy. Nice voice, no accent. But sometimes... The things he says. Notable examples: When a question is presented, the host will often say, "You don't have to play this." Play what? The game? No, sir, I do not have to play this crappy game. Don't rub it in.
Sometimes, in between you answering the question and the host giving the correct answer, he'll take a deep sniff. It makes you wonder if the voice actor was doing coke to get through the ten minutes it took to record all his lines. There are also several lines in which the host says something unintelligible. I tried to transliterate some of them, but quickly gave it up as a futile task. It doesn't happen often, but it's quite noticeable when it does happen.
Okay, now to the gameplay. WWTBAM is a very simple multiple choice trivia game. You don't need to have seen the show to understand the mechanics, apart from the "lifelines." Lifelines are used to help you answer questions you don't know. If you know how to do a Google search, you won't need them. (If you have troubles understanding the game, you can simply press START at any time, select "Help and Options," and find the "How to Play" tab. It explains everything.)
The graphics and sounds are nothing to write home about, but it's passable for the couple hours it'll take you to 100% this game. Speaking of which, this game's crowning glory is its easy achievements. You can get them all within two hours. The downside is the hefty price tag for such a short game. Is it worth your time and money? Only if you're a glutton for easy 100% games. Otherwise, avoid at all costs.