Summary: Always enjoyed Mario Party, and while I'm usually not against changes in games to keep things fresh, and that Mario Party has always been partially random, this one takes it too far. Too much of the game is based on the dice, very little is based on skill, even in mini games. Moving around the board together isn't fun and you get bonuses in mini games just because it is your turn. Even after getting 9, I've played 8 a lot more than 9.
Summary: My sisters and I love Mario Party, especially 8, but we were tired of playing the same boards over and over again. So when we received this game as a Christmas gift we were pretty excited... unfortunately this game is just plain boring. I feel that a lot of the competitiveness and strategy has been removed from the game. All of the players travel around the board together (and the boards are pretty linear for the most part) and candy has been removed from the game.
Well, not as good as Mario Party 8, and that is sad. :(
22 January 2013
Summary: Ok, where to start..... So this is not Mario Party 8 for the Wii. Small things have taken over this game. First of all they have taken away the flick of a wrist to hit the dice block. Secondly you are all riding in a car and not running around individually. So no more challenges by landing on blocks with each other. The game play is ok but as a long time Mario Party player (seriously, I'm 38 so I've played them all) the game feels rushed.
Summary: If you have little kids who aren't competitive, this is a great game. If you are maybe an older kid, don't buy this. I love the MP series, but seriously no matter what you do, the whole game is chance based.
Summary: I was so looking forward to this game I pre-ordered it, but after playing it I wished I had rented it first. It doesn't even deserve to be in the same class of games as Mario Party 8. I never played any of the earlier Mario Party games for N64 and Gamecube, but if this one was supposed to be a throwback to them I'm glad I never did.
Summary: This game eliminates a lot of the skill base that was required in MP8. So much of this game relies on pure luck that it gets frustrating for my friends and I who loved to test our skills in the previous version. I also am not a fan of the "travel together" system. Overall, my rating is based on my strong preference for MP8. The pros to this one are the changes in scenery and the hope that the Mario Party series will live on.