Here are some notes and observations about Ludia/Ubisoft's release, Family Feud 2010!
- The music used in the menu is the Combs music. Most music in-game is from the Karn era.
- The game is faithful to the pre-Bullseye format, down to round five (and beyond, if necessary) being sudden death. If both families can't provide a correct face-off answer, the question is thrown out.
- During the Fast Money round (in which you're given 90 seconds, a bit too high in my opinion) the point values of the answers you gave will be revealed even if you reach 200. Unless you gave it, the #1 answers are not revealed.
- The set is pretty well designed - everything is very pretty and accurate.
- A nice touch is that your character actually smacks their plunger when you press the corresponding button, even if you're a little too late.
- When it comes down to your family, the captain is your created avatar; the other three members are randomly assigned.
- The recognition system is *usually* really good... almost too good. (Example: In one question, I typed in "rock"... it gave me "Accident" on the board which, I assume is because it's a synonym for "wreck" which kinda sounds like "rock." ) On a related note, it did not give me "yard stick" when I typed "yardstick" and on one question, no "cop" for "police officer."
- If you provide an answer already on the board, it doesn't notify you... it just gives you a strike.
- Single player mode's goal is to win twelve episodes, each against a family with a small backstory. Solid mode, nothing too fancy. Each episode you successfully complete earns you extra pieces for the avatar.
All in all, a pretty nice effort by Ludia. I would say it's *just about* worth the twenty dollars. When compared vs. the versions produced by iWin, like Double Play: Family Feud and Family Feud II [Game Download] and Family Feud: Dream Home [Game Download], each has its pros and cons so it probably differs by each person and what he/she is looking for on whether or not you want those or this. There's definitely some things that could be improved upon but it's probably the best in-store platform release of Family Feud to date.