Review: Panty Party (Nintendo Switch)

Panty Party is a fast-paced battle game. Fly as a panty in the street and in-between buildings. Search for the enemy panties and kick their butt!

Pros:

  • Anime like graphics.
  • 1.1gb download size.
  • 3rd person (panties) shooter gameplay.
  • 3 difficulties-easy, normal and hard.
  • 3 modes- story, arcade and multiplayer.
  • Dialogue can be set to manual or auto scroll.
  • Japanese voices.
  • Tutorial level.
  • You play as a pair of pants and must destroy all pairs of pants.
  • 17 pairs of pants to unlock, each pair has its own attacks/buffs/abilities.
  • The story mode is 20 episodes (levels) long and you unlock new pants as you play.
  • Cool locations with minimal environmental damage possible.
  • End of a level breakdown showing score/time/injury points/attack points.
  • Hud has a mini-map and a set of icons showing what attacks are charged.
  • Multiplayer–local only and supports 4 players. You can set human and Ai count along with time.
  • Arcade mode takes place on a tournament style table, you pick a route and face off against a random opponent.
  • Levels consist of an initial wave of pants then the boss pants show up with minions. You win by taking out the boss.
  • Happy bouncy soundtrack.
  • Auto guard-happens when you or the enemy hit the floor.
  • Lock on is brief (not sorry).

Cons:

  • No touchscreen.
  • Only one control scheme.
  • No real lock on, you have to stay facing the enemy to keep it locked on.
  • Hard to dodge due to small bullets but also an overzealous dodge button.
  • Very basic shooter.
  • No power-ups.
  • The level goal is the same level after level.
  • No online multiplayer.
  • Not a game you play on public transport or talk about.
  • Your health/lives are not shown.
  • Only a couple of locations.
  • Auto guard sucks mostly due to how long players stay grounded.
  • Plays more like a button masher.
  • Unrewarding modes.
  • Arcade modes reward you with what I think is an ending? I mean all the ones I did land up with a short dialogue about what I did in class today? Not really an ending more a status update I guess.
  • Only 4 players total in mp which includes Ai.
  • Took under 2 hours to unlock everything.
  • No replay value.
  • Forgettable story.

  • 6/10
    Graphics - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Accessibility - 5/10
  • 4/10
    Length - 4/10
  • 3/10
    Fun Factor - 3/10
4.8/10

Summary

Panty wars, that’s a combination of words I didn’t think I would write in a video game review! I mean what can I say? It’s a very basic bare bones shooter of sorts, you get a melee attack and that does play and deal damage better but still. You face off against a group of pants then kill the boss. Do that for a few hours and you are done. Arcade mode feels absolutely pointless, status update/ending whatever your thoughts, you won’t care. Locations look cool and you can in essence fly so verticality is a thing but with only a few levels even that gets tired out. I’m not sure what the game was going for but with one play style repeated until you cry and a very small mp section, Panty Party is a game you don’t actually want to play. I mean you can, but then why? In short Panty Party was a generic uninteresting shooter that overstayed its welcome.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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