'Monster Seeking Monster' is an aptly-timed spooky, cutely presented and witty dating simulator, where players (the more the better) try and outdo each other by sending enticing messages with the intent of scoring a date.This glorified popularity contest disguised as Blind Date - albeit with a cartoony Halloween theme - adds random secret super powers into the mix to try and spice things up.This more personalised angle certainly tests how well a group of friends know each other, while still keeping the core idea of fun through deception.Complete with a nostalgic, polygonal desktop wallpaper aesthetic (instantly recognisable to older folk like this reviewer, who remembers a time before You Tube or Twitch), 'Survive the Internet' is a topical 'game of two halves', where players twist headlines and comments out of context to make funny news headlines, job postings and other potentially cheeky scenarios; players then vote on the best.Given one prompt - such as 'what is the best---' - each of the submitted answers are paired off, with the goal being to win the bracket; you earn money from correctly predicting who is going to win.
Using the same premise, players can now input answers based on their own personality, opinions or experiences.
While Twitch streamers (and theoretically a group of distanced friends) could play together, part of the allure of the experience is the proximity of its players and the resulting banter around the TV.
Whether it be trying to read someone's reactions to an outlandish yet oddly plausible red herring in Fibbage, or pressing the select button a fraction of a second too late in a certain round of 'You Don't Know Jack', there's plenty of opportunity to bluff, deceive or sabotage while having a good time.
The voiceover work, varied visual styles and stellar soundtrack / sound effects are present again, but the nature of the games themselves do have a more improvisational theme when viewed as a whole package.
The first game in this new set, 'Fibbage 3', is the tried and tested game of 'call my bluff' with a new set of popular culture questions, a garishly vivid 'Austin Powers'-style décor and a new mode, replacing the 'defibrillator' from The Jackbox Party 2.
The hilarity of civic doodle is twofold - the artists facing off against each other do so in real time, with everyone able to see the magic appear before them.