Start the Party! PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2010
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 47
  2. Negative: 9 out of 47
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  1. Dec 16, 2010
    40
    As a Playstation Move launch title, it does a great job of showing off what could potentially be done with the hardware in the future, but as an actual game, it stinks.
  2. Oct 27, 2010
    25
    If you have children, they'll be delighted, but if you're over the age of twelve, the party will decidedly end the moment you put this game in the disc drive.
  3. A shame then, that marvelling at the cartoon tennis racquet pretending to be in your hand is immensely more enthralling than anything you'll actually do with it in the game.
  4. By no means the worst mini-game collection there's ever been but in terms of genuine party entertainment it's only a few steps above the Tory Conference.
  5. An easy to understand but extremely shallow mini game collection for kids.
  6. A terrible clone of Wii Play and Mario Party that never should have left the developer's building.
  7. Start the Party in a nutshell ? Dispensable.
  8. Start the Party is a collection of entirely un-fun mini games for PlayStation Move with obnoxious presentation. A horrible example of the worst that casual gaming has to offer. Avoid at all costs.
  9. Start the Party! is quite a good party-game, which uses the capabilities of the PlayStation Move very well. The problem is that we actually just can "start" a good party with it... You will quickly want to move on to something else, as it quickly becomes tiresome. Blame it on a glaring lack of events and game modes.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 19, 2010
    7
    I have to say, I find some journalists irresponsible for rating this game very low. It's clearly aimed at families, and not at a 17 year oldI have to say, I find some journalists irresponsible for rating this game very low. It's clearly aimed at families, and not at a 17 year old who's out for a blood-splattering body count. Start the Party pull together a bunch of mini games and clusters of micro games where up to four can compete. This is somewhat similar to the Warioware Smooth Moves game on Wii, however, it lacks the staggering amount of mini games which is what made the Nintendo series quite appealing. Start the Party may be lacking in the quantity department, but it sure makes up with player interaction where technically it makes the Wii's offering look like a fossil . The superb use of augmented reality has players looking at themselves on screen, but what really sets it apart is watching your Move controller literally becoming a mole-smashing mallet, a flashlight, sword, and many other crazy items to interact with. Everyone gets to photograph themselves and record their voice for their wacky animated avatar. The graphics are colorful and really well animated, and the host's voice is perfect for this game-show like atmosphere, and at times, quite hilarious. Some games are simplistic and non-memorable, while others are downright clever. Come on, waving an animated portable fan to guide baby birds into nests has got to be seen.. especially when you miss. The game eerily feels tactile at times, between the live interaction and timed force feedback. Will it have the longevity an RPG? Of course not, but open minded adults will have quite a few laughs, and kids will be completely awestruck. Full Review »
  2. dz9
    Jul 26, 2011
    4
    This game has so much potential only to be held back by lazy developing. Seeing yourself on your television interacting with the screen withThis game has so much potential only to be held back by lazy developing. Seeing yourself on your television interacting with the screen with depth-in-reality is awesome!! There is no other way to describe it, and all of the mini-games are enjoyable, some more so than others but each game will at least bring you entertainment. The obvious and most devastating flaw with the game is the lack of playability, there are only a few games with very few variations of the games. Therefore, beating and mastering this game to its full extent will take you 3 hours at the most, you may have a little fun with your family in this title, but after playing through the scarce mini games once or twice, your gonna move on to a much better title and never pick this up again. Full Review »
  3. Sep 24, 2010
    8
    This game has been given some very unfair ratings... For starters this is going to be a great game for: Party's,Kids and the whole family. TheThis game has been given some very unfair ratings... For starters this is going to be a great game for: Party's,Kids and the whole family. The controls work well and the graphics are great. This is a real taster of what the Playstation Move has to offer!!! Full Review »