927 of 1,033 people (90%) found this review helpful 6 people found this review funny
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
This game is pretty much what every man should strive to be, A fab godess of fashion. I once was a young boy that would only play anime girl and watch action figures but then this game came along to changed my life forever as i realised that i had purpose. My purpose you ask, to be fab and pretty to be able to date Ken and to be the best BarbyDoll™ there ever was. I love this game its almost as good as Gone Home but i think its pretty much GOTY in all fields.
Now i will go into detail to why this game is so good and beats others like Skyrim and Bioshock Infinite for they are ok but nothing compared to this game and its amazing gameplay, masterfully written story, and its great graphics. Now listen by now you must be saying "this guy is crazy its just a game for little kids" but this game is deeper it explores the human condition and to why we love others. Barby is not a doll she is a statement that tells us that h-human emotion (sorry i got choked up there) and how easy it is to tame. This is where Ken comes in he is the beast inside us all for he wishes to tame Barby(Our emotions) but never will for Ken is feral and does not understand Barby's complexity.
The other cast represents the hopes of our emotions and how consumerism is taking those away from us by not taming the feral beast that lives within our hearts that beat to the rhythm of the earth. The earth cries as it sees these girls(our hopes) being taken away by the guitar man at the beinging but they wish to only feel free and to stride with Barby and her own emotions.
The house is actaully the galaxy we reside in and all the mini-games represent inventions made by our greatest aspirations. for example the garage mini-game this represents Eli Whitney inventor of the cotten gin but more importantly interchanegable parts and how emotions are also interchanegable like the parts created by Ken(The beast inside us). The universe must go on, so must Ken(the beast inside us) so he must continue to invent and to improve upon our emotions for it is what every beast must be enslaved to do by our own hopes and dreams.
So remember when yolu play Barbie™ Dreamhouse Party™ you are not playing a video game or reading a book. you are changing the very universe by experiencing the interworkings of ourselves. I would go into further detail but some might think im over analysing a tad. God speed fellow Dreamhousers.
360 of 405 people (89%) found this review helpful 31 people found this review funny
1,586.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
There are some ruthless, cruel, challenging, post-apocalyptic, undead, 'run for your life' games out there. Killing Floor, Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil Revelations and Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army are games that leave you unsettled. Part of what makes them so good, is their ability to lull you into a false sense of security and then the zombies swoop without warning. Barbie Dreamhouse Party however, should not be considered one of them .... it is far, far scarier! Yes! .... you read it right .... Barbie Nightmarehouse Party is another level of horror. It leaves you in a panic, trying to anticipate where the monsters will attack from and when. Be afraid, be very afraid!
So why is it so scary:
* Well for starters, the walls are pink!...PINK! That colour is evil!
* The horse, Tawny, has makeup on. MAKEUP! Why is a horse wearing makeup? Tawny must be an evil creature, masking undead scales, underneath that camouflage, ready to attack, when you least expect it. Zombie games do that; they ambush you when you're not looking. I'm watching you, odd-toed ungulate mammal!
* The game has karaoke dance events! What sorcery is this? While you partake in these activities, I suspect the zombies are roused from their sleep, by this ceremonial dance, and are preparing to attack from their hidden dark alcoves. Be ready for them!
* You don't get chainsaws, rocket launchers, m99's or aa12's to defend yourself. If/when things get nasty, you get combs, hairbrushes, and nail files for weapons. Make sure you get to the hairdryer first, because that's the closest thing you'll find resembling a gun.
* Barbie's closet is endless! That is sorcery for sure, because closets are not endless. It is well known that zombies jump out of closets too. It's always a closet .... but an endless closet is mind-bogglingly formidable! It might mean .... (pause) .... ENDLESS ZOMBIES? Stay away from the closets!
Now some might argue that I've been playing zombie games for way too long and it has warped my perception. I'll admit that I'm still yet to trigger the horde of monsters, but I've only played for roughly 1000 hours. Trust me however, because I have experience with zombie games and Barbie will transform into the giant boss monster you'll have to fight at the end (probably the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man). Watch her closely, because when she approaches you about the subject of glitter, the final battle is likely to begin! Good luck!
P.S. Post-apocalyptic horror aside, this game is well packaged and professionally done. At the time of purchase, I considered it to be overpriced, but it was new. I'm sure that will change over time. I bought it, despite it's cost, because humour is great value when it's priceless!