When it comes to “party games” there’s a difference between the game being fun or your friends making it fun
Too often I’ve seen local multiplayer games on Switch fall into the trap of tricking themselves they’re really onto something fun, when the core game experience is overly simple and typically not terribly original to begin with. Chomp Party definitely gets stuck in this pitfall, offering up a few different modes that do play differently, as well as a variety of stages (with an ability to make your own), but at its core being a one button and extremely simplistic experience. Let me be clear, whenever you’re playing with a group of friends or family there is the potential for everyone having a great time. The problem is that overly shallow gameplay tends to get tired quickly, even if you may initially enjoy it, so longevity is a killer. Throw in some issues with some colors being very similar and that creating confusion on a typically crowded and chaotic screen and it just lacks in the oomph necessary to make any lasting impression.
Justin Nation, Score: