WTF: Work Time Fun PSP

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. Bdub2291
    Oct 18, 2006
    8
    This game becomes addicting, almost like a second job. I just.... need... to cap.... 3000 more pens..... It seriously should be considered. Although some will argue that the presentation is the only redeeming feature to the lackluster and tedious minigames, this is really a game of what you choose to take out of it. If you really feel like putting forth an effort to master the minigames, This game becomes addicting, almost like a second job. I just.... need... to cap.... 3000 more pens..... It seriously should be considered. Although some will argue that the presentation is the only redeeming feature to the lackluster and tedious minigames, this is really a game of what you choose to take out of it. If you really feel like putting forth an effort to master the minigames, it's a great experience. The offbeat and strange presentation drives as a motivation to do tasks like putting caps on pens in a factory, playing old fashion "stab between my fingers with a pencil" game (only with a knife), and sorting chicks into boxes that are labeled, "boy", "girl", and "heaven. It's strange fun, but it's fun. Expand
  2. AdamB.
    Apr 24, 2009
    9
    The 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 The 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. Expand
  3. PlaystationRevamped
    Jul 9, 2009
    9
    WTF; 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
    WTF; 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

    Review Source: http://www.psrv.co.uk/index.cgi?board=rdr&action=display&thread=3952&page=1
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  4. Jan 19, 2017
    10
    You think this is a frackin' game? Yes and no. Not everyone has made contact with low paid, bad jobs, but if you ever had contact, you can definitely relate to the content of "Work Time Fun". Starting with the title and ending with the whole content, this game is sarcastic without mercy. The mini games (jobs) are creative, yet dull, yet entertaining, yet torture - it's genius! SometimesYou think this is a frackin' game? Yes and no. Not everyone has made contact with low paid, bad jobs, but if you ever had contact, you can definitely relate to the content of "Work Time Fun". Starting with the title and ending with the whole content, this game is sarcastic without mercy. The mini games (jobs) are creative, yet dull, yet entertaining, yet torture - it's genius! Sometimes you see yourself smiling and then you realize how wrong it is. This game is a gem for your collection, but also a dirty rock. You have to play this piece of art to understand my statement. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#40 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    53
    Why my laziness? Because some of the "minigames" here are actually mind-numbing test of mental endurance, about as fun as working in an Indonesian sweatshop. [Nov. 2006, p.134]
  2. Game Informer
    70
    As is, it falls well short of minigame standards like "Brain Age" or "WarioWare". [Nov. 2006, p.144]
  3. 65
    The game's premise is ingratiating and deliciously creative, and so is the delivery.