‘Game Party 2’: Break up the party

Mikhail Chernyavsky

As college students, it is safe to say we are always looking for something fun to do. We need something to entertain us.

However, being college students, money can be a hindrance on our fun times. If we cannot afford to go out then we can just stay in and play some video games. The last thing you want is to buy a bad game.

Let me save you some trouble: Don’t buy “Game Party 2” for the Nintendo Wii. It’s not the worst game in the world, but it is just not worth the $29.99.

Like all those who own the Wii, I’m in love with this little white rectangle. I spent enough money on the system to afford wasting more on a poor game.

“Game Party 2” is, well, a party game. The Midway produced game can be played solo, but is meant for socializing.

This game is unoriginal. Eleven of the games are from “Game Party,” and this one only includes five new games. The games are very generic including: horseshoes, darts, ski ball, beanbag toss and trivia.

These are the types of games you can find on free flash game sites. Just Google search any of these mini-games and a handful of sites will pop up.

Most of the games consist of the same hand motions which are easy to figure out. This would be a game for kids and explains the “Everyone” rating.

However, “Ping Cup” is a questionable game to have on here. The set up is, and looks, exactly like beer pong. Not really a game for kids, but still not worth the buy for college students. Who would want to play beer pong on a video game when they can enjoy the game in real life?

“Game Party 2” also has a trivia game, which is the most entertaining mini-game. It includes your generic categories like music and movies. Yet, you quickly run out of new questions. Again, just search online for trivia games, or just get a game like “Scene It.”

“Game Party 2” is not worth the $30. Do yourself and your friends a favor, take the $30 you saved from not buying this game and get yourself some alcohol. Play a few rounds of beer pong and you will enjoy yourself far more than playing “Game Party 2.”

Mikhail Chernyavsky can be reached at [email protected]