PlaystationRevamped9WTF; Work Time Fun, published by D3 Publishing, is a fun and addictive title for the Sony PSP.
The basic premise of the game is mini-games or 'part time jobs' as the idea goes in the game, in which you participate to earn money, which you then use on vending machines which either drop 'trinkets' - basically little items to collect, other mini games, or 'tools' - these are just little extras for everyday use, like the Ramen Timer, which you can set like an egg timer to cook ramen - however, it has a twist, depending on the gender you choose, you either have a video of a bikini clad asian female counting down in amongst many sexual inuenndo comments, or you have a muscly asian male flexing his muscles. Both however, have awful American voice overs, which makes the experience more laughable yet entirely corny.
Moving onto the mini games themselves - these vary considerably so, from a game where you're just putting lids on pens on a production line, to a game where you're trying to get as many people to a protest whilst avoiding the police.
Other things that add to the gaming experience is the email system, however although fake emails, sometimes you get these 'offers' in emails that either take money from you or give you money. You also recieve titles (a bit like PS3 trophies but in game) once you've acheived such and such, like played a particular game 10 times, or earnt $50.
Lastly, there is the ad-hoc mode, which allows you to play some mini games with a partner who has a psp with the same game in the same room. Ad hoc also allows you to give and recieve trinkets in order to fill up your collection.
Overall a brilliantly addictive game at times, although can be frustrating on some mini games which appear to make no sense. And the annoying voiceovers in the Ramen Timer can make you cringe.
Also, if you're in the UK or anywhere other than the USA and Japan, and hoping to buy this, it's a no go unless you import it.
Final Score - 9/10
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AdamB.9The utter insanity, originality, and dark humor oozing throughout WTF makes up for the lack of actual gameplay, which results in the title playing more like a bizarre toy or a sadistic interactive experiment. Most of the minigames are tedious and pointless, and the mission objectives (where you earn special rank titles) are basically impossible. Though WTF is essentially a collection of minigames, it should not be compared to WarioWare or Hot Pixel. It's clearly not for everyone, and it would have benefited greatly from a wider selection of engaging minigames, but overall WTF is worth checking out simply because there's nothing else like it in video games, and for that I give it a high rating.… Full Review »