The party doesn't stop with Party Hard 2

Written by: Carlos Zotomayor

Games | Feb 15, 2017

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No matter what you say, the birthdays you had as a kid will be the best parties of your life. Excluding the presence of clowns, children's parties have everything you could ever want: toys, games, friends, cake - all of which you can get before 5pm.

The parties you have as an adult are quite different. You have to wait until everyone is available (which is usually way past your bedtime), pick out a venue, and drink alcoholic beverages as a means of reducing your cognitive and motor skills to that of a child who has had better parties in his ten-year-old lifespan that you ever will during your quarter-life crisis.

Party Hard, a 2015 indie title by Pinokl Games for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android, let you play as a person who has had enough of his neighbors' late night celebrations. Instead of asking them to keep it down or investing in a pair of earplugs, this disturbed resident thinks that the only way to get a good night's sleep is to cut out the middle man and silence the party... forever.

The game was a lot of fun, mixing a dark narrative with a lighthearted graphic style and scenarios that included dancing bears that could talk and the first appearance of Gordon Freeman since Half-Life 2: Episode Two.

Its sequel, Party Hard 2, takes on an entirely different story.

Instead of hankering for some shut eye, the driving force behind Party Hard 2's antagonist is much more complicated. Having been denied his Christmas bonus (which he no doubt planned to spend on presents for children at an orphanage), this anti-hero takes it upon himself to attend a variety of corporate parties to exact vengeance for those unfortunate orphans.

Featuring an entirely new engine that allows 2D characters to mesh with a 3D background, the game definitely looks like a visual step up from its predecessor. Apart from that, it looks as though new moves (such as the ability to kill two people simultaneously ala-Assassin's Creed 2) will make their debut in this seasonal tale of unconditional love, celebrations, and murder.

Party Hard 2 has currently been announced for a summer 2017 release on the PC and will be available to play in its alpha stage. 

About the author: Carlos Zotomayor

Zoto can see your underpants. Mmm... tasteful.

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