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POSTED 15/10/10


START THE PARTY!

Sony
PS3/Move

Brit dub dude Gary Clail once declared there’s something wrong with human nature. We know exactly what it is – the propensity for many to feel that getting their heads on telly is awesomeness.

Such folk are certain to worship Start the Party! (the mark of exclamation is a part of the title, not us fumbling to engage warp drive on the hype machine), for it actually gets their heads on telly.

It’s kind of a souped-up remix of PS2 Eye Toy Play, but with added PlayStation Move cleverness. As the title essentially blatantly declares, it’s a collection of mini-games. The cover boasts 20, although if you’re alone only nine are accessible – unless you go the ‘beat the clock’ route where you may chance upon something else. Still, again regarding the title, this is aimed at more than a party of one, so we’ll not harp on.

A reasonably varied mix of simple diversions is offered up, from Choplifter-inspired rescue efforts to bug swatting, a touch of Tony Hart Vision On-styled painting (with musical homage), wielding a fan to waft chicks (the feathered variety) into nests – or chop them into fluffy explosions if you’re of a more sadistic bent – fruit ninjaing and such. The twist is that the funkified Move system changes the vision of your controller onscreen into appropriate tools – hair clippers, a crocojacka toothy-peg brush, a big mo-fo mallet for whacking the snot out of moles, etc.

It’s a pretty fabbo tech demo, but as a game there’s limited lastability for the intended audience, groups – especially as it’s turn-based, which extricates much of the sociability, stomps on it and then slags in its face. Meanwhile, playing solo for more than 15 minutes is a new form of torture that we hear the United Nations is considering blacklisting…

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