Excerpt: In recent years Nintendo has become the king of party games. So when they release a new party game, families take notice. Wii Party is the game that families will enjoy playing for years to come. Wii Party is split between party games, house games, and pair games. The diversity of the mini games in Wii Party is simply astounding. There should be diversity when there are over eighty different mini games.
Excerpt: Wat krijg je als je de omkadering van Wii Play mixt met het concept van Mario Party ? Juist ja, Wii Party. Na de jarenlange heerschappij van Mario Party (Lees: na de uitmelking van 8 games) moeten ze uiteindelijk toch bij Nintendo gedacht hebben om het over een andere boeg te gooien. Eén ding staat al vast: de Wii maakt zijn reputatie van party console opnieuw waar. Of Wii Party een goeie zet geweest is, dat lees je hieronder.
Conclusion: If you approach Wii Party as a single-player affair, you’ll likely find a package that is only moderately entertaining at best. Bring it with you to Thanksgiving or some other social gathering, however, and Wii Party will light up a room. Whether it be a sleepover for the little ones or a family get-together, Wii Party is something any and all Wii owners will want as part of their collection.
Excerpt: La Wii accueille son énième party game. Il aurait été possible de s'enthousiasmer si, comme il y a quatre ans, Nintendo nous offrait une petite révolution, un renouveau dans le genre du mini-jeux. Et bien non, Wii Party n'innove pas et propose de façon très banale quantité de petites activités sympathiques. Les amateurs du genre apprécieront, à n'en pas douter. D'autant plus que le titre dispose d'un contenu particulièrement riche.
Mighty mini-game collection with loads of ways to play.
Common Sense Media
7 December 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Wii Party is a mini-game collection designed for multiplayer use. There are solo modes here, but to really enjoy the game, it should be played, as the title suggests, with a full party. Several modes can not be played solo. As far as the content goes, it's all pretty tame. Slapstick violence occurs here and there, but there's nothing graphic.
Excerpt: Wii Party is enjoyable among four friends or a smattering of casual party-going gamers who have never played it before. It's simple and therefore accessible to a casual, partying crowd, but this simplicity limits the long-term value. So, unless you are constantly having parties and inviting new people who have never played it, this title will probably be collecting dust before long.
Excerpt: Mini-mini-mini-games. If Wii Party were a natural disaster, it would rank somewhere up there with the Haiti earthquake. If it were a fast spreading lethal virus, it would surpass the Black Plague and go on to be rivaled only by one other: the eagerly anticipated zombie apocalypse that will no doubt end us all. No matter how I choose to describe it, I know one truth: Wii Party has got to be compared to something really big.
Pros: Amazing variety, Attention-holding casual games, Good use of Wii functionality, You've seen most of these games before
Conclusion: Wii Party is destined to split opinion; experienced gamers looking for an arena in which to flex their prowess will be left sorely disappointed and will find much to criticise; there’s no question that some games can feel unfair, and the board games are from the 1-step-forward-6-steps-back school of gaming.