What does violence smell like? According to the latest gameplay trailer for Party Hard 2, melon bubblegum. I would have thought old pennies and leather driving gloves, but we can’t all get it right the first try.
Party Hard 2 is the sequel to a game starring a man who just got fed up with the kids and their damn noise. Crashing parties for him usually involved a speeding tour bus sightseeing the best clubs… through the busy dance floor.
Now, that same man finds himself out of a job. What better way to celebrate his newfound freedom than saying “hi” to his fellow ex-co-workers the only way he knows how. But this time, it doesn’t look like he’s going at it alone.
I’ve Got The Moves Like Dagger
Coming from TinyBuild Games, Party Hard 2 offers some changes to the formula, though the premise remains about the same. At 3 a.m., you join a loud party, worming your way past security guards and people while planning out the most colorful massacre.
The goal: kill everyone, but don’t get caught. Newly fired from his job, our masked antihero literally sticks it to the man by stealthily moving through the swaying throng of dancers and burying his dagger in anyone who strays too far from the safety of the neon light.
However, there are now more tools at your disposal. And speaking of disposal, important objects, such as barrels to hide bodies, can be quickly highlighted through a new ability called party vision. This should bolster your deadly plans while offering some clues to make your violent spree a tad more streamlined.
Insta-kill, however, is less about the planning and more about knocking out targets, John Wick-style. The ability is displayed as a red circle that grows around you, tagging nearby victims. Releasing it sends you bouncing between the partygoers, ending in a fountain of blood. I can almost sense a tear of joy rolling down Quentin Tarantino’s face.
Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Writing about video games since 2005, Cam has also worked with GameSpot, GamesRadar, and PlayBoy.