• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2010
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17

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  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 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. Expand
  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 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. Collapse
  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. The controls work well and the graphics are great. This is a real taster of what the Playstation Move has to offer!!!
  4. Oct 3, 2010
    5
    An ok game that is more for testing out the move's capabilities. Novelty tends to wear off quite quickly but it deserves a playthrough. It is fun for the whole family but I think is generally for younger players but it does not alienate older players. Hardcore games however, might want to sink their claws into something a little more substantial. So in essence its not a bad game, just not very big or exciting. I enjoyed the painting section though. Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2012
    10
    I love the Party Games, is funny can play with friends or the family, I think that the mini-games need be funny, and Start the Party! have a really amazing mini-games, I feeling funny when I play this game. Is a great job of SCEA.
  6. Oct 7, 2012
    5
    The controller is an impressive example of what she has it and is convincing. Unfortunately, the single player mode for a short time like that. Of boring, ensure that only the changing colors on the Move controller for mood
  7. dz9
    Jul 26, 2011
    0
    This 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. Collapse
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
  1. Jan 4, 2011
    50
    Look out for this one in the bargain bins.
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    53
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  3. Jan 4, 2011
    70
    At its heart, the game features a collection of mini-games which some work and some just don't. Just like all casual party games, Start the Party does target the younger gamer, more specifically those under 15.