Petoons Party – Xbox One Review
Our Xbox One Review of Petoons Party
I always do like a good party game. Whether that`s a game that can played on your own (not a very good party I may admit), with a few mates around over the evening playing local co-op with 4 players, or even jumping online in a party-style game, I have found myself over time becoming more and more loving of the party-games we get to see on console. Over the past few days I`ve had the chance to play with a new party-style game, and that comes in the form of Petoons Party. Across a few different game modes, you`ll take charge of a Petoon, who you`ll take across the board and play a variety of mini games to earn points in order to win. How would it fair?
Petoons Party is developed and published by Petoons Studio, and launched a few weeks ago on Xbox. Petoons Party is a board-style game where you`ll take control of a Petoon, that you`ll need to move around the board using rolling a dice (yes, an old fashioned but lovable part of a board game) and land on spots that`ll give you points. In addition, you`ll also be able to land on spots that take points off other players. But, of course, that may sound like a boring concept for a board-game on console. Along the way, you`ll be tasked with playing a variety of fun mini-games, all of which can score you more points to help you on your way to victory. Over the course of a few different boards, are a variety of different mini-games, and although some of them are similar purely in different settings, some of them offer new games to try, meaning that you`re going to need to get through more than one board to experience them all.
I never really do expect an awful lot from these style games because they are designed for what they say on the tin. To be party games that you can play with friends when your having a party of around. I think of other party games that I`ve really enjoyed on console, and the two most notable ones are probably Uno, and Monopoly, both of which are mainstream in other forms, so I always like seeing original content, and something different.
Of course, if you`re after something that has a proper story and structure to it then you probably are looking at the wrong genre of game. This is a game that focuses on co-op gameplay, and although you can play on your own with the AI, it is a game that is designed to not make you feel too challenged or give you a hard time. It may lead to more competitiveness, especially if you are playing at a party or with friends, but it`s a game that does offer a good variety in its content, including game modes, different boards, and a ton of mini-games, all of which are quite fun. I found myself enjoying them mostly, bar one or two, that I think was solely down to the fact that I wasn’t particularly very good at it.
Don’t go expecting much and the aim has most likely been focused at families and youngsters, in the character design style, you can tell that it has been aimed towards a lower audience, and of course, there are no issues with that.
Petoons Party is a fun party title that offers a good experience, whether that be by your own, or with people in a competitive co-op, and offers a good range of content to keep you going. The variety of mini games is a plus, and all of which are good fun, nothing too boring nor challenging. It is perhaps one of the more pricy games at £16.74 at the time of writing this, but if you`re a family that have young children or you have friends over quite regularly, then this is a party-game that it is worth looking at. I`ve already had one person come over and join me for time on this. I look forward to getting a 4-player game going.
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