Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 108 - Party Hard

Day 108 features the fantastic Party Hard. It doesn't really seem like a horror game at first glance thanks to the thumping soundtrack and neon tinted visuals, but the twist is you're the one doing the murdering this time around instead of getting chased, so it more than qualifies. Click to read more and watch gameplay.

Party Hard is just a super fun game. I don't even like stealth games very much at all, but there's just something about Party Hard that clicked with me. Sneaking around a party to kill your noisy neighbors with traps and poison and some good ol' stabby stabby is fun. It's incredibly morbid and disturbing to call it satisfying or cathartic, but dammit, it is!

Read our 2016 Party Hard review

The presentation is also really appealing here. The simple pixel graphics do just enough to let you know what's going on without being gory or realistic enough to make the concept off-putting. And the soundtrack is just freaking phenomenal. The fact that the game includes a button just to make your character dance is a good indication that you're supposed to take your time and really soak in the tunes whenever possible.

Unfortunately, I didn't play especially well in this video to really show off the game. You kind of have to be in the right mood and be very patient to really be successful in Party Hard and I was neither, I guess. It's still entertaining, though, even if I don't "win".

Watch Andrew and I play Party Hard here

I highly recommend you try Party Hard for yourself. It's very satisfying and very fun and it's on sale seemingly every other week, so give it a look. It's on every platform these days, so go nuts.