"The Price is Right Decades" is the latest video game iteration of the longest-running show of its kind. And the reason it's called "Decades" is simple. You play pricing games from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s - games like Money Game, Plinko, Ten Chances, Punch-A-Bunch, and 3 Strikes. And how long you've been around makes a huge difference - stuff didn't cost as much in the 70s as it does now, so you have to remember which decade you're playing in to be successful at this game. Otherwise, you can wind up overbidding a lot.
The game's graphics are a big clue to which decade you're playing in, as well. The game set for the 1970s looks much like the set did when TPIR debuted on CBS in 1972, with lots of brown and yellow and orange. The modern day set looks just like what you'd see on TV now, with all sorts of color to take advantage of high-definition broadcasting. In that regard, and with regard to the game selection, it is very authentic to the show's heritage.
I have not played this game in multi-player mode. But I can say in single-player mode, if you play the computer in the Showcase, it shows two distinct showcases. I've never bid on the same showcase as the computer. The game works well with the normal controller scheme. I don't have a Kinect on my Xbox 360, and to be blunt, a Kinect is really not necessary for enjoying the game, which is why I'm preplexed as to why another game in this particular genre, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", requires Kinect. (I've been a contestant on the real-life "Millionaire", and though I enjoyed the experience, it's not one I'd want to replicate at home.)
Although it helps to be a fan of TPIR, this game is, I believe, fairly easy to pick up and play. I have enjoyed having it in my collection and consider it a worthwhile purchase.