“Family Feud II” is the latest edition of the Family Feud famous series. For those who have played the previous editions of this game, this new edition may be disappointing since it has no major changes with respect to its old counterparts. All the game is pretty much the same, even the interface and environment where the game develops is almost the same too. For those who haven’t played the previous editions, let’s tell that “Family Feud II” takes you to a TV show in which you are one of the contenders. The game is organized in successive rounds, getting harder each time. The introduction of the game assembles the introduction of a real life TV show, with loud music and an enthusiast host.
While this new edition doesn’t have much of a change, it still offers the good things like the multiplayer option. You can play Family Feud II with a friend or relative, or even you can form two teams to compete. This multiplayer option is limited to two players at a time, because that’s the way in which the contest is organized. In the case you create teams, there will be more than two people playing, so it could get pretty fun. Needless to say, you can still play it alone if you prefer. In that case, you’ll be playing against the computer. Your score is compared with the average score instead of being compared with your opponent.
The game goal is to test your “common sense” and the one who supposedly have the most “tuned up” common sense win. Why do we say that? Let’s see how the game works. Each round places a question for you to answer it. But what makes an answer right or wrong is the fact that it matches (or doesn’t) the answers of a hundred people who have been surveyed before. So the game organized the one hundred answers in descendant order. The times one particular answer was given is the score you get if you answer that too. In the first round are selected the first seven most popular answers, in the second round are selected the first six, and in the final round of each episode are selected only the first five. As you can see, it gets harder for you to guess the correct answers.
Each time you miss a correct answer, or you run out of time before answering, you get a strike. If you get 3 strikes you lose.
When you enter the game you will be seeing a Welcome Screen containing the main menu. This menu offers the following options:
- 1 Player: this option allows you to play in the solo mode. Here, you will be playing against the average score.
- 2 Players or Team: this option allows you to play in teams or against another player. Here you will be playing against your opponent’s score.
- Options: from this submenu you will be able to set some options to run the game the way you like it most. Some of the parameters are related to visual effects, music, sound and else.
- Rules: it shows a card-style help information screen where you can learn the basics of the game.
- High Scores and Quit: no further explanation required.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the system requirements, is not that big computer that you need to run this game. Take a look to the list:
- Windows XP
- Processor speed: Pentium 3, 700mhz
- RAM: 128 MB
- Hard drive space (uncompressed): 15 MB
- 16 MB Video Card
- Any sound card compatible with DirectX
- DirectX 5 or better
- Easy to learn how to play the game with using the help
- Affordable price
- You can play in teams
- It’s available only in English
- It’s almost the same than other versions of the game
- Use on network is not supported