The Guy Game
|a game by||Gathering|
|Editor Rating:||4/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||6.1/10 - 25 votes|
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Before moving forward with this review, I need to present you, the readers, with three simple questions to help you determine if you should continue reading:
1. Are you male between the ages of 18 and 24?
2. Is Howard Stern your idol?
3. Do you consider quality television to be reruns of MTV's Spring Break in Cancun?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Guy Game may be just what you are looking for. Tapping in to college age males and adolescent immature love of boobs, publisher Gathering and developer Top Heavy Studios are hope to score big combining drinking, trivia and naked women with videogames. Does it work? It all depends on your answer to the three questions.
First off, going in to this review, I had no idea what type of game The Guy Game was. We have seen adventure games like Leisure Suit Larry and biking games like BMX XXX that take the sex angle but The Guy Game opts for a more traditional trivia game wrapped around actual video shot on location at spring break. The core of the game is comprised of text screen trivia giving the user the opportunity to answer as quickly as possible coupled with high quality video of 'spring break hotties'? asked the same question. The quicker you answer the trivia question, the more money you win. The object is to walk away with the most cash at the end of the game. Oh yeah, did I mention if the girl gets the question incorrect, she has to flash her boobs to the crowd?
In addition to the above trivia contest, the player gains bonus points by guessing if the girl (or girls) answered the same trivia question correctly. If you guess correctly, you earn bonus points. These bonus points fill the 'flash-o-meter'?. What is the flash meter you ask? Well, as I mentioned above, if a girl answers a question incorrectly, she is required by law to flash the crowd. What I did not mention was that until you fill your 'flash-o-meter'?, your view of the goods is blocked. Obviously there is no better motivation to do well at anything in life than the opportunity to see boobs. To top it off, if you manage to fill the meter, you unlock the hottie challenge, which is a collection of various competitions where the girls battle it out jump roping, hula hooping, sack racing and other assorted challenges all topless.
This is where the game falters a bit. While I think it was a good idea to make you work a bit before you get the full peep show, the way you unlock the unobscured view ends up more blind luck than skill. There is a 50/50 chance that the drunk chick will know that a Granny Smith is an apple but your flash meter depends on guessing correctly. In addition, I intentionally placed the word 'hotties? in quotes because I do not vouch for their definition of hotties. While some of the girls are decent, others are downright unattractive. While it does not detract from the game, it does detract from the reward.
There are also a number of mini games which are variations of skee-ball and are mildly entertaining. In addition, there is a version of a drinking game called Presidents and Aholes which is a mildly amusing party game. Overall though, I can't say the game is a recommended buy but if you answered yes to the questions at the beginning, you should be amused. If the game was $20, it would almost be a no brainer purchase for any college guy but at $40, I would say rent it for the weekend get it out of your system then head back to your Girls Gone Wild DVD.