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Review: Test Yourself Psychology

Posted by on May 24th, 2011 | 0 Comments | Tags:

Test Yourself: Psychology isn’t a game per se.  It’s a collection of rudimentary Psychology questionnaires in which you test yourself.  See what I did there?

The…thing…has four modes to choose from: Social, Self-Test, Training, and Practice.  Choosing Self-Test takes you to one of seven types of tests to choose from.  They are: Nervous System, Intelligence, Memory, Attention, Emotions, Will, and Creativity.  Nervous System didn’t sound like it would thrill me, and I already know I’m a genius, so I scrolled past the first two options.  I was disappointed to find out that the remaining 5 categories are “Coming Soon” as in “Pay-for DLC.”  Guess I’ll never know how creative I really am.

Moving back to Nervous System and Intelligence, the tests consisted of some button mashing, reaction rating, and mental rotational tasks.  I know some people enjoy these kind of puzzles, but you have to be willing to sit there and well, test.  I was impatient the first time I took it and the game ended up calling me dumb is so short of words.  These tests allow you to take them once a day, but you can access them in practice mode.

Social has some odd kind of feature that reminded me of an old myspace survey or something.  You can score your friends on a 24 question test that scores on a gradient scale.  “EEEASE is… A. Quick Light Lightning OR B. A bit retarded.”  After completing the 24 questions, your friend’s score is graded on Nervous System, Intelligence, Memory, and Attention.  After the scores and a summary of what the scores mean is posted, you can then send your friend a message over PSN.  This will do two things.  Unlock a trophy for you, and spam their inbox telling them to go to a website.  When they go to the website, it tells them to get the game to see their score.  Not a fan of that kind of advertising.

Though the 2.99 price tag may seem like a deal, you’re only scoring 2 packs of questions…and they’re not that fun or in depth.  Coming not only from a reviewer, but from a guy with a degree in Psychology, there are better, more worthwhile tests out there (many of them free).

A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for review purposes. For more info on our review policy click here. This review is for the PlayStation 3 version of the game.

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  • Mild Social Aspect turns into Advertising Ploy
  • One of the tutorials didn't make sense
  • Testing doesn't mean Fun