Your intrepid heroes enjoy pixel good goodness, scream about slowdown, and wonder what went wrong. Party Panic faces the CHAIRQUISITION!
Game: Party Panic
Devel: Everglow Interactive Inc.
Price: £12.99 / US$16.99 / CA$18.99
Wazzat: Party Panic is a crazy online and local-multiplayer party game. Compete against your friends in 30+ rapid fire minigames, race through the brutal Gauntlet, or complete the trophy challenges on Trophy Island. There is even a built in drinking game! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it’s stupid. Grab your friends, pick your characters and get partying in this exciting and panic filled game!
Mandatory Disclosure: The dev sent us keys.
Makes with the working
- I hope you like playing @ 30 because you’re going to be playing @ 30.
- 2160, 1440, 1080, 720 nope, don’t matter 30.
- Worse, it struggles to maintaining THAT even with a GTX 980.
- Hoo-wee that UI is busted
- I think this game might have an issue with 700 series nvidia cards
- Both Empty and I had severe performance degradation on the 750TI and 780TI that wasn’t there on the 980
- If you try to uncap the framerate in full screen mode, the game will break.
- Uncapping the framerate is a bit useless, at least on my box since it only took the FerPS up from 30 to 35-36.
- 35-36 FPS for a game with no textures running on a 4.5GHZ FX8370E and Geforce GTX 1080.
- I thought we were done with Unity games having really terrible performance on Linux…
Shiny / Sounds
- It looks, primitive.
- Clay like beings and wicked simple levels.
- Nothing lazy, just primitive.
- It has some once and wub soundtrack but that can be largely ignored.
- Yeah, the graphics are just kind of there
- Nothing particularly striking. You can customize your dudes with costumes. I picked a weiner man
- The graphics serve their purpose and nothing else.
- The sounds… most of them are also perfectly fine for what they are, but the random screams and guttural interjections by the are completely uncalled for!
- The controls are slippery and we have a word for people who say otherwise, liars.
- That’s when the game bothers to register input in the first place.
- How the hell are you supposed to play this thing drunk?
- On more than one occasion I noticed the game outright ignored my input.
- I’m not entirely sure if it was because of Unity shitty default input handling, the crap performance or a combination of both.
- I’m going to guess the latter.
- Unless you have IRL people to play this with look elsewhere because the online community for Party Panic is D E A D.
- Runs like arse.
- Bugs and glitches galore.
- Shite controls.
- Minigames are not well explained and what explanation there is live on the wrong screen.
- “Built-in drinking game” is nothing more than telling the loser to drink.
- This might appeal to streamers who want to play something that’s busted but still technically playable.
- But even then they might have a hard time with the pricetag.
- I was never really a fan of mario party
- This is mario party, without the board game element, generic characters and a tacked on drinking game
- I suppose if you can get a couple people to play it with you, you could theoretically milk some fun out of it by shit talking each other
- This game makes that incredibly dificult by having a very poorly designed UI that magically resets your preferences and shit performance
- The combined couch-network multiplayer is a nice feature, but it doesn’t really help the game all that much
- I’m a big fan of Yahtzee Croshaw, that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone at this point.
- Unless this your first time watching, at which point I’d have to ask why.
- He says that a game should be able stand on its “single player” to justify its price.
- I never really agreed with that.
- I think if a game is designed from the ground up with multiplayer as its core concept, co-op, competitive, whatever, then it’s perfectly acceptable to judge those games for what they are.
- And Party Panic!, as it is, is a perfectly serviceable party game…
- …If you have a 30Hz TV and have music blaring over the rest of the house to drown out the stupid screams the plasticine men make.
- Otherwise most people will play a, singular, minigame with you and tell you they’d rather help you do the dishes.
- Unless they’re like me and have this reputation of not being terrible at videogames to uphold.
- At that point I’d play the game with you for the sole challenge of it.
- But that has nothing to do with the game specifically.
- It’s a bit of friendly competition, the game doesn’t really matter.
- And at the end of the day, that’s Party Panic!’s worst shortcoming.
- It doesn’t really matter.