This is Vegas Updated Hands-on

Fighting, gambling and partying in America's fave city

By now you%26rsquo;ve read about thenvisioned by This is Vegas%26rsquo; developers: open world on the bottom, Vegas style in the middle, and partying at the top. At Midway%26rsquo;s Gamers Day, we got a full serving of partying with a dash of Vegas style, but no open world play (ie, driving and shooting) was forthcoming.

Our demo began with a look at the party scene, which takes place in a dance club environment filled with interlinking mini-games. Your goal is to get 1000 party points in 10 minutes. Your DJ friend lays it out for you: keep the drinks flowing, the dance floor hot, and the losers out. The dancing mini-game plays like a golf swing meter %26ndash; tap your button when the marker gets to the middle %26ndash; and can be comboed for maximum value. Keep doing it right and you can drop a Buzz Bomb, which will result in the entire dance floor busting out into synchronized dancing. This is a huge multiplier for your party points total, as you score for everyone on the floor.

To keep the drinks flowing, you play a Tapper-esque mini-game sliding up and down the bar serving patrons. You can either serve a beer, pour a cocktail, light a cigarette, or attack depending on a color-coded prompt. Missing cues results in wacky mishaps, like lighting hair on fire or smashing people%26rsquo;s heads into the bar.

Inevitably, you%26rsquo;ll have to fight a few %26ldquo;cheesy bachelors%26rdquo; who bring down the party and do serious damage to your party point total. These must be dealt with immediately, or you%26rsquo;ll never get to 1000 points and the wet tee-shirt blowout that follows. Before you get too excited, know that there was nary a nipple to be seen. The shirts actually darkened, and the whole scene felt a little, well, uncomfortable. So back to the %26ldquo;cheesy bachelors.%26rdquo;

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