Excerpt: Family time has been instituted on the Wii U with the release of Wii Party U. Families can enjoy eighty all new mini games. Wii Party U includes House Party Mode, TV Party Mode, and Gamepad Party Mode. Wii Party U includes single player experiences.
Summary: The Wii U’s biggest problem is confusion. The average consumer just doesn’t understand what it is, and frankly I can’t blame them. The Wii was simple—wave the magic wand to play sports, cook, drive Mario Karts, shoot bad guys—and it came out during a simpler time.
Summary: Parents need to know that Wii Party U contains more than 80 mini-games. Players use a handful of modes and can use an interactive board game or a game show-type setting or just play one game at a time.
Excerpt: Unfortunately a large chunk of Wii Party U is boring and uninspired. And it really is unfortunate, because upon booting up the first of the bigger games – Highway Rollers - I felt I was in for a Mario Party -styled treat.
Conclusion: With friends or family, Wii Party U can be a lot of fun. Not all of the minigames are great, some aren't necessarily worth a second look, but for a casual, laugh-filled gathering, Wii Party U has enough quality content and variety to provide an entertaining time.
Summary: Nintendo has a storied history with multiplayer games. Back in the days of the Nintendo 64 and the GameCube, its power to get four people in a room together was unrivaled. Now, every console supports four or more controllers, and the online arena makes it easier to play together than ever before.
Conclusion: Concept: Another packaging of minigames by Nintendo; this one splits the difference between Wii Sports and Mario Party
Graphics: The visuals are crisp and colorful, and the Miis provide some visual humor
Sound: Forgettable, chipper video game Muzak in the classic Japanese style