One of the very first Wiiware titles at launch gets a much-needed sequel in TV Show King 2. The original was a decent trivia vehicle that we thought was okay, if somewhat overpriced for what it offered. There was so much room for improvement that we were glad this got a second chance. But is TV Show King the Second a worthy heir to its father's throne?
The original TV Show King released along with Wiiware back in May of 2008. We were unimpressed and branded it "amateurish" and criticized its graphics and jerky frame rate. But one of our biggest problems with the game was that it is simply not much fun to play a trivia game by yourself. As a result, online play is absolutely essential to ones enjoyment of a game like TV Show King as online play is becoming the norm for multiplayer games today.