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  • Summary: In Afterparty, you are Milo and Lola, recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in Hell. But there’s a loophole: outdrink Satan and he’ll grant you re-entry to Earth. What adventures will you stumble through in the underworld? Every step is up to you.In Afterparty, you are Milo and Lola, recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in Hell. But there’s a loophole: outdrink Satan and he’ll grant you re-entry to Earth. What adventures will you stumble through in the underworld? Every step is up to you. Time to go on the best bender ever, uncover the mystery of why you’ve been damned, and drink the big guy under the table. [Night School] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 95
    Afterparty is a fantastic and incredibly funny tale of friendship and the role drinking alcohol plays in society and the effects that drinking has on us. Night School Studio has created one of the funniest games ever made and their version of Hell is fully realised. The stellar voice acting and writing left me smiling from ear to ear constantly. Afterparty is a joy to play and everyone should take a trip to Hell.
  2. 80
    Night School Studio can toast to creating a funny and endearing tale.
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    77
    Some weird technical mishaps aside, Afterparty is a helluva ride. Night School Studio’s depiction of Hell is wonderfully inventive, quirky, and surprisingly enticing. While it’s certainly up for debate whether it dethrones Oxenfree, Afterparty is a quality followup that will bring a smile to your face. The story is solid with great relatable characters but the constantly hilarious script and dialogue make Afterparty worth sticking with until the very end, even after everybody’s gone home.
  4. Oct 31, 2019
    70
    Some of the best dialogue of the year and an interestingly original portrayal of Hell overcome a slightly undercooked take on classic graphic adventures.
  5. Nov 4, 2019
    70
    I'm torn from afterparty. On the one hand, the crazy characters, along with funny dialogues and completely ridiculous story are an absolute genre highlight. On the other hand, however, what you do in the game is just too much limited. The drink feature is a really funny gimmick, but there is not much depth. Moreover, apart from the decisions on which of the two options you choose, there is not really much to do.
  6. Nov 4, 2019
    70
    Afterparty is a game with characters and writing, with the secondary characters often managing to outshine our two leads, Milo and Lola. Unfortunately a few technical issues with load times, stuttering and long periods of silence do suck some of the fun from Afterparty. Still, it's worth playing if you like your character centred pieces.
  7. Oct 29, 2019
    50
    Afterparty is a game with a desperate need for a skip dialog button, but if one existed the majority of the title's gameplay would be lost.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    So in the grand tradition of only extreme judgement in this red & green world i'm going to be the knight of the tipping order, so as to bringSo in the grand tradition of only extreme judgement in this red & green world i'm going to be the knight of the tipping order, so as to bring this score to balance.

    This game is a continuation of the traditions set by the studio with their amazing Oxenfree adventure game. Notice the genre - both are essentially adventure games sans unbearable perverted puzzles - all of your decisions lead you somewhere (like all good adventure games should), but contrary to some of the "opinions" here - your decisions DO matter and change the story, although not as much as some would prefer. But you can't see everything the game has to offer in one playthrough, as some of your decisions block other paths (think more quantic dream & telltale).

    The story is amazing both in style AND substance, but it is very high-brow and metamodern, brimming with weird puns, existential half-jokes and some serious tone roller coasters. If you understand what i've just blabbered about - you'd love the game, but i can certainly see how it's not everyone's cup of cocktail. Oxenfree was straightforward (yet still on par with Afterparty), but it was something most could relate to. Going through a literal hell pondering Sartre-like question about your own identity and relation to others. It requires you being at least a hipster to try to pass off as enjoying the ride. I still feel a sour aftertaste having to reflect on the game, but that's also why i like it. It's as deep as the setting we play in. Both writing and delivery really sell the extensional motifs.

    The art is good, but that's apparent from the trailer. Mini games or okay, but they fit really well into the story, so don't be too harsh on them. Yeah, they are simple and waste time, but they are unapologetically framed as such, so i can't fault the tiny studio for that. Music is great. I don't think it jived with me at first, but the more i play (and the more i listen to it), i can see how subtly it plays on the emotional strings of your soul under several layers of hip hip hop.

    So if you like to spend you sundays shivering with dread under the sweat-soaked blanket and you are that wallflower who preferred to look at others dance at the disco, while panicking about the choices you've made in your life - Afterparty is for you. Well.. only if you got through it though, if you still battle with anxiety be a tad more careful, as this thing here gets you in da feels.

    Technically though, my ps4 struggled somewhat and loading times are pretty long.
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  2. Dec 2, 2019
    10
    A wonderful narrative, well written and witty! I loved the choice based gameplay and creative drinks and environments! Well worth the playthrough!
  3. Jul 25, 2020
    9
    While it isn't as smooth and engaging as Oxenfree, Afterparty is a great game and one I thoroughly enjoy despite the technical hiccups. AllWhile it isn't as smooth and engaging as Oxenfree, Afterparty is a great game and one I thoroughly enjoy despite the technical hiccups. All the voice acting and humour is solid and perfectly delivered, no line felt badly delivered and constantly made me laugh out loud and in general I've probably laughed the hardest I've laughed at a game since Undertale. The "gameplay" is pretty simple but there's more variety than Oxenfree and every minigame the game throws at you is fun. The only legitimate complaint I have is the performance which I can only assume is the level of detail on display compared to the flat level design of Oxenfree. All in all, an excellent game and I can't wait to see what Nightschool make next. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2020
    6
    It got an interesting premise, but it got a little boring by the end, After the genious Oxenfree this one was a bit of a letdown
  5. Nov 4, 2019
    6
    I played this after having waited years. I am a huge Oxenfree can, and thought this would be as good, but I'm slightly disappointed. TheI played this after having waited years. I am a huge Oxenfree can, and thought this would be as good, but I'm slightly disappointed. The soundtrack is okay. I was expecting the same caliber as Oxenfree, but nope. This game is still really buggy on PS4. It suffers from frame rate drops, when after a patch. The dialogue is okay. Overall it's decent, but it's not Oxenfree. Expand
  6. Nov 1, 2019
    4
    Afterparty a really boring game. The dialog is not funny and conversation are very awkward. Often times confusing. What makes the dialogAfterparty a really boring game. The dialog is not funny and conversation are very awkward. Often times confusing. What makes the dialog even worst is that the game is 5 to 6 hours long. 3 hours of this game enough.

    The characters - I hate them. Lola has no personality other than "Stereotypical independent black woman". Milo is dull. He tries to be funny but it fails every time. I hate that they focus more on him than Lola. Side characters outside of WormHorn you won't remember them.

    Gameplay - A lot like Oxenfree its just walking around. 2 mini games but honestly they ain't great. The game has serious bugs. I got a bug that occur during the end of the game that made beating it impossible. As well as the FPS going to zero crashing my game, even corrupting the file. As well has bug making my screen black. No replay value because all the endings suck. Btw no NG+

    Sound - Music is okay. The voice acting is not. Lola poorly dubbed same with Milo.

    This game fails at everything it tries to do. Even moral values tried forcing you to understand fail flat.
    Don't buy list.
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