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.
Summary: Nintendo is bringing you more motion control party game action with the new mini-game collection Wii Party. With over 80 games, Wii Party is fun and there's a ton of variety, but, unfortunately, we've seen it all before.
Pros: A robust collection of modes and mini-games, House Party Mode is an interactive and interesting use of the WiiMote, Easy to jump into the fun
Cons: There's nothing groundbreaking about Wii Party, Some of the Party Modes are needlessly complicated, Mini-games repeat mechanics and can feel monotonous
Summary: Nintendo brings the action into the living room with Wii Party, a game that changes the way people interact with other players. Featuring 13 different party game modes and 70+ minigames, Wii Party can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, regardless of age.
Excerpt: Developed by the same developer that created Mario Party for the Big N, Wii Party is a very similar collection of mini-games. These mini-games allow you to use your own Miis just like Wii Sports, Wii Music or Wii Play. The presentation is typical Mii style, devoid of any specific characterization, but lightly playful. The developer made the game very simple to get the hang of without going into much explanation on how each mini-game works.
Conclusion: So while Wii Party manages to remain entertaining by the sheer numbers of minigames and occasional clever Wiimote usage, the bland presentation and lackluster board games bring it down. You won't be sorry adding it to your party game rotation, but don't expect it to bring the house down.
Pros: Cool use of Wii Remotes, Plenty of minigames, Lots and lots of modes
Cons: Too many random events, Dumb luck-based minigames, Boring presentation