Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 Reviews – GameSpew

It may be simpler than Trivial Pursuit, but Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 still worth considering if you like quizzing with your friends.

It really isn’t Trivial Pursuit except in name, and bears little resemblance to the classic board game. If you’re a traditionalist, stick to the board game version. But if you’re just looking for a fun new trivia game you can play at game nights with friends and family, Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 definitely worth a visit.

Up to four players can play (or more, if you’re willing to team up), competing to be crowned the quiz champion. Or whatever title you wish to give yourself. Rather than playing like a digital board game, Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 is framed like you’re on a game show, complete with a host voiceover and a fancy TV. It all looks pretty cool, to be honest; bright, vibrant colors bring it to life, and a selection of beautifully crafted character models inject some much-needed personality. It’s a shame you can’t create your own characters, but that’s hardly necessary.

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Rather than spending each round answering simple questions, you’ll play through a variety of round types. Along with a simple general knowledge round, you’ll also be pitted against your opponents to quickly select the best answer from a list of possible answers. And in another trick, you’ll have to string together the correct answers to succeed. If you’re wrong, you’re out of the game.

It all adds up to create a fun and varied quiz game experience. You can choose whether you want to play a short (three rounds) or long (five rounds) game, and there’s even an option to opt for standard questions or family questions. Standard is for adults, while Family is designed to be easier, giving younger family members a fighting chance.

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However, we have found, as is often the case with these types of games, that the questions are aimed more at an American audience. We had no idea of ​​American Civil War generals or NHL team leaders of the past. On the other hand, we did receive a question about art installations in the UK, so perhaps we were unlucky with the majority of the questions we were asked.

Trivial Pursuit Live! 2The questions are drawn from the standard Trivial Pursuit categories: Entertainment, History, Arts & Literature, Science & Nature, Geography, and Sports & Recreation. This is where the similarities to the original game begin and end. You do earning coins, but these come after accumulating a certain number of points rather than mastering a category. So if you don’t know anything about a few categories, it doesn’t matter. There will be a mix of everything you’ll be asked to do throughout a round, and sometimes you’ll have the option to choose a category of your own as well.

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If you don’t feel like playing Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 as a board game, you can take action online and compete against other players. There’s also a built-in Twitch streaming mode if that’s your thing. But that’s all in terms of the modes – it feels rather light on content, and we think after a short game or two you’ll probably have enough game play for one session.

We enjoy a good board game, and Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 fits the bill pretty well. If you relish general knowledge quizzes, there’s a good range of questions on offer and some interesting rounds to take part in. It’s also all very well laid out, with jazzy visuals and lovable character models. But if you’re expecting something resembling a classic Trivial Pursuit game, this isn’t it.


Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 review – score from GameSpew

This review of Trivia Pursuit Live! 2 is based on the PS4 version, with code provided by the game publisher. It is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Stadia.

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