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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The objective is to win virtual money while trying to think like the masses, guessing the results of survey questions. It suggests that appearing on a television game show would be fun.
Positive Role Models
The families players assume control of seem happy. Players have limited control over their reactions. They can set whether their team tends to smile or sneer, but it has almost no noticeable effect on their animations.
Ease of Play
There are no in-game tutorials or instructions, save a couple of animations showing Wii remote movements. It’s pretty self-explanatory and intuitive, but it would have been nice to at least have been provided an onscreen description of the specific differences between, say, single-player and party mode.The game supports use of 2 Wii remotes.
Violence & Scariness
Not an issue.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some very mild but obvious double entendres, like one survey that has players trying to think of words that can be used to describe both mattresses and bodies (answers include, hard, soft, firm, and flat).
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Players can enter any word they like as a potential survey response using onscreen keyboard. However, as none of the popular answers contain curses, profane responses will always be wrong. That said, some answers may include words like “burping,” “bottom,” or “flatulence.”
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Products & Purchases
This game is a direct spinoff of the long-running game show. Blatant merchandising.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Players can enter words like wine, beer, or smoking, and they may appear as popular answers in the survey results.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Family Feud: 2010 Edition, based on the popular television show of the same name, is a fairly blatant example of cross platform merchandising. Like the show, some of the game’s humor has a vaguely mischievous feel, as in one question that asks players to come up with words that could be used to describe both a mattress and a body, and another that requires players to think of sounds over which they have no control. Also, some survey answers may reference alcohol or tobacco (“smoking” and “beer” are among legitimate responses to some survey questions).
Is It Any Good?
We have one question for Ubisoft: Why no John O’Hurley? He -- along with some of the program’s more outrageous contestants -- infuses the show with personaility and warmth. Without him, it's just about answering survey questions, and the fun of seeing how close you can come to guessing the minds of average Americans has its limits. Plus, coming up with all of a survey’s answers on your own rather than relying on a group of four brains can be challenging -- especially when you need to race the clock to enter each answer.
That said, it's not all bad. The game pretty much nails the look and feel of the show. The set is authentic and the survey questions and answers have a familiar flavor. And thanks to a predictive text entry system (players punch in letters using an onscreen keyboard and the Wii remote’s infrared eye), players can actually respond with whatever answer they like -- just like the show -- rather than selecting from a group of suggestions, which would have been an easier, lazier way to design the game. A bargain price might have tipped the scales in the game’s favor -- especially for show fans -- but its steep $39.99 tag makes it hard to recommend.
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