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Zhadnost: The People's Party -- Studio 3DO

Head-to-head challenges and unique gameplay await you in Zhadnost: The People's Party for the 3DO. Studio 3DO gives you the opportunity to spy on the secret lives of contestants from the Bizzarnian state... Only you can help them fulfill their secret desires, and increase their capitalist wealth.

Zhadnost is a follow-up, of sorts, to the extremely original Twisted. Zhadnost is much more graphically and musically appealing than Twisted, but Zhadnost suffers from load times that are just unacceptable for a party game. Even in light of Zhadnost's shortcomings, Zhadnost exudes class and originality that is rare in today's market.

As far as party games go, this is probably one of the best... You really need to have at least three people, if not four for best play. With only two people though, this game tends to drag a little. Graphics are good, and the FMV sequences are pretty clean. The best thing about this title is all of the little comedy bits, and comments made by both the player characters and the game's "host". Oh, and not to forget the weird clips of video from who knows where (old movies, TV shows, etc...). All of the individual games you play in this title will take you a couple of plays to get the hang of usually, but once all of the players get the idea, gameplay really starts to pick up. Definitely a great party game.

>>>>> 42.5/50 <<<<< E.Phoenix R.I.P.
Graphics 4.5 3.5
Sound 5.0 3.5
Gameplay/Control 4.5 4.0
Longevity/Playability 4.5 4.5
Overall 4.5 4.0
Total 23.0 19.5