LifeisXbox’s What the Dub?! review | If there’s one game type that we’re always glad to see coming to the Xbox platform then it has to be the party-style genre. These are few and fairly rare to come across. Games like Quiplash or Fibbage pass us by without even getting noticed, or at least, not until they’re bundled in a 4 box set which is called the Jackinthebox set. These are short, fun, and wacky games that are fun to play, with either family or friends. You don’t need a lot of extra hardware, because everything is done by using a mobile app and you can even play if you aren’t together. Just set up a camera, give your fam. the room code, and voila! You are playing together. So each time I see one of these pop up in my store, I rush to test it out. Thus, when we got the opportunity to try out Wide Right Interactive’s What the Dub, my heart skipped a beat. I installed it, brought the girlfriend in and another unnamed player (a tablet that we switched between us 2 because we couldn’t get hold of my daughter), and started our witty adventure! Interested to hear what we have to say about it? If so, grab your favorite bucket of popcorn, a soda and strap in for a short review of What the Dub!
This is a short review, our usual the good, mixed and the bad was difficult because of the nature of this game. We played What the Dub for 2 hours on Xbox Series X
What the Dub is an amazingly straightforward game. The setup is simple: start the game, enter your room code into a website. Wait for everyone to join and off you go. You can choose up to a maximum of 10 rounds to play. Each round consists out of a movie scene after which a certain point the sound is cut out and it is up to you to fill in the blanks. Let your imagination run wild with these as you can make them as silly as you want. Add sound effects or decide if your line is funny enough without? Afterward, you get to choose whose comment was the funniest of them all. He or She who tallied up the most points is the winner of What the Dub!
I had my troubled thoughts though as there is a tiny issue where, if you haven’t touched the controller in a while? Your Xbox thinks you aren’t playing and gives you the normal ‘screensaver’ or the web browser stopped responding and glitched out that round its score count. Which will more than likely be patched when the game launches.
Other than that, I couldn’t think of anything bad to write except maybe, just maybe, a tiny disclaimer. What the dub might not fully sit well with the younger generation. Even though there are 300+ movie fragments in this game, I haven’t come across any newer movies. Most of them are either black and white or from a time where color movies were just starting off. Most likely due to copyright and free-to-use material out there. So, just be sure that you go into this with the mindset of just having fun, and not ruining the newest movies out there with a well-timed fart noise… hehe!
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