The previous two PS3 entries in the Buzz! series, Quiz TV and Quiz World offer fantastic multiplayer fun, with Quiz World proving significantly to be the the better of two. Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz however is absolutely shocking. Most annoyingly, it's a music quiz, yet the music clips are not licenced and it's often difficult to recognise music that you'd know instantly if it was the original being played rather than the ultra-cheap bargain supermarket budget covers this game offers instead.
The regular quiz mode appears to offer no additions or improvements to Buzz! Quiz World other than adding your own faces to the characters with the PlayStation Eye, and creating your own buzzer noises, and the Move mode is completely tacked on and pointless. It's a pass the controller job, so you have to wait around while other people are taking their turns, and the Move mini-games themselves, of which there are only four, are really quite uninspiring. You get to hit the correct answer with a hammer, or shoot the correct answer with a laser, or pull the metal bar with the correct answer on with a magnet, see the theme here? But just to shake the format up a bit you do get to use a dart to pop all the balloons with a wrong answer on rather than just popping the one with the correct answer. Wow, excellent innovation there. I simply cannot understand why the developers felt the need to add any Move elements at all when the title already uses it's own custom, fun to use specialist periperhal, especially if this is the best they could come up with.
For round the TV I cannot recommend Buzz! Quiz World highly enough, whereas Buzz! The Ultimate Quiz feels like a cheap rush job that does practically nothing to evolve the series other than shoe-horning in four very tedious Move mini-games. It hurts that I've had to rate this one star as even that is too highly praising this game. Please stay well clear of the Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz.