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From the Playstation Blog: " Ever wondered who you really are and what you are better designed for? TestYourself is a series of interactive psychological tests that combine science and fun and give you real scientific analysis of each aspect of your personality and mentality! "
After hearing that, how could I resist? I've always wanted to know who I really was. I didn't even know that I didn't know? TestYourself is a bunch of tests, the first two were released yesterday for $2.99. Nervous System and Intelligence were the first two, but later tests down the line look interesting (How in the hell are they going to test Willpower?)
So, I bought the first two and proceeded to take them, am I who I thought I was? Before you play the game, it will ask you for basic info such as your age and gender, then away you go.
The nervous system tests your reaction speed. There were three tests. Visual Reaction, Audio Reaction, and Tapping.
Visual Reaction- There were three parts to this. The first was to press the button as soon as you see the circle show up on the screen. Very easy. The second was pressing a button based on the color of the circle. X for Blue, Square for Purple, Green for Triangle. That one wasn't as bad as I thought, just made sure not to rush it. The third one was a bit different, you had to press the button based on the color of the circle, but it was going to throw all sorts of shapes at you. It wasn't too hard, although getting used to it was a bit tricky.
Audio Reaction- This test was the same as the Visual, except replacing the circles with sounds. There were two parts, a single sound, and 3 sounds where you have to press the corresponding button based on the sound. I was hoping for a third test where the game would bombard you with random sounds, no dice.
Tapping- Button mashing for each hand for 40 seconds. I was tempted to cheat, but I didn't. Also, I burnt out on my dominant hand. I was a dumbass and tried to maintain a high speed before realizing that 40 seconds of button mashing is a long time.
Analysis- I was expecting a score, instead it gives me this loooooong essay about why my button mashing skills make me a keen observer of weather changes? Um, yeah. It has kind of a Fallout 3 ending where it just pieces random things together to profile me. To be honest it sounded like a bunch of nonsense. But hey, maybe my intelligence is a bit off...
Got some weird flashbacks with this one. There were four parts to this test, only three of them I understood.
The first part was the typical "which image is the next in the sequence" test. For example, one would be clocks, and it would go 3, 4, 5, and you would have to pick the one that said six o'clock. Of course the test got weird with faces and other images that seemed to have no correlation at all.
The second part gave you five images, and you would have to remove two that didn't belong. Again, starts easy enough, but then gets weird. Some are pretty good though, making you feel pretty smart if you figure it out.
The third one gave you a matrix of images, and you had to pick the image that completes it, some were pretty easy, some were kinda tricky. It then expands them to 3x3 matrices, which were pretty tricky. But it kept getting weirder.
The last section...I still don't get. Maybe I'm just a bit slow, but it baffled me. The description was this: " You will see geometric shapes and a dot. Estimate the dot's position against the other figures and select the option, which lets you place the dot as shown in the example." Seemed pretty simple at first read, then I got to the tutorial and just blanked. Did I mention that the game does not allow you to go back and read the tutorial information after you pass it?
I stared at that for about 30 seconds, picked the one on the left cause it kinda made sense. "Well, I can put the dot in the oval and it would be on the opposite side of the stick." Then I just guessed my way through it. Even after reading the recording, I still wasn't completely sure what it was asking for. Then again, isn't that what true intelligence is? Making sense of nonsense!?
After this test, I got my analysis. My intellect is IMPRESSIVE! You hear that? Despite guessing through the last one I am STILL smart! The intelligence one wasn't as weird as the nervous system one (It didn't tell me to take a vacation). I'm thinking of failing the tests just to see what it says, should be interesting. Can't wait for the game to just badmouth me.
That's all for TestYourself, I might do more videos when the new tests are revealed, there is also a social mode which I haven't tried yet. Any new videos will be on my YouTube channel. TestYourself Intelligence and Nervous System are currently on sale on PSN for $3. I mean, if you're interested in this after watching the videos, it might be worth a look, I wouldn't say this is a must buy though.