Summary: Parents need to know that this title is suitable for all ages and promotes social gaming for groups of up to 16 players. The controls are remarkably simple and intuitive, which means everyone from a kindergartener to a grandparent can compete and have fun. Plus, kids will learn rules for a variety of real world games, including darts, horseshoes, and shuffleboard.
Excerpt: Let's just get this out of the way now: Game Party 2 is not a fun game. From its generic title to its recycled collection of minigames, everything about it screams cash-in. Its poorly Photoshopped box sits on shelves waiting for unsuspecting grandparents and casual game players. Do not be fooled: There is nothing that sets this game apart from the dozens of other minigame collections on the Wii. There are better games out there that are more deserving of your money.
Pros: The dart game is kind of fun
Cons: 11 games, three gestures, More than half of the minigames come from the first game, which was cheaper, Lackluster create-a-player, Generic in every way
Summary: is a budget title at $29.99, but it may not be the one you want to pick up. I did want to enjoy this game, but I just couldn’t bring myself to have a whole lot of fun with it. Had it offered 5, more complete feeling games, I may have gotten more enjoyment out of it. Instead, we have 11 games that all feel like they are missing something.
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It may keep kids 6 and under entertained for a while.
Conclusion: Game Party 2 is a party game that should be better. The execution of most of the mini-games is underwhelming with the repetitive gestures used for several games taking most of the fun out of the experience. In comparison to other party games, Game Party 2 lacks originality or uniqueness to separate itself from the pack. For little kids this title offers some entertainment value, however most adults will grow tired of the repetitive nature of most of the mini-games.
Pros: Good social game, Budget price
Cons: Generic presentation, Repetitive control scheme, Some games are tedious, Poor Wiimote sensitivity, Bland graphics
Conclusion: I will be honest I never played the original Game Party, but the fact that this is the second installment just disturbs me. I would imagine that whatever problems there were with the original the developers enhanced them and made them even worse. Game Party 2 is not a game I could ever recommend for any Wii owner and is just another horrible mini-game style arcade game that relies solely on the Wii remote to make it fun.
Excerpt: Since the release of the Nintendo Wii, party-styled games have been all the rage. These games have become so well know for the system that it’s becoming harder and harder to stand out among the pack.