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
Summary: You might think that another minigame collection is the last thing your Wii library needs right now, but it'd be unfortunate if you were to dismiss Nintendo's latest offering on that basis alone. Wii Party is an inventive and varied game that's fun for the whole family to play together and which does some really interesting things with the Wii Remote along the way.
Pros: Huge variety of games that hit more than they miss, Several interesting modes, Charming visual style, Some fun and unique games that focus on the Wii Remote
Cons: A few of the games have some control issues, Some annoying sound effects
Excerpt: Wii Sports, Wii Play or Mario Party. Nintendo’s motion sensored console definately doesn’t have an absence of casual and fun multiplayer games. Who could blame Nintendo though? Their main target seems to be that of a more family orientated or casual gaming audience. Now Wii Party is the latest in the series of multiplayer games that the Wii seems to love. So what is Wii Party? At first glance it seems just like any other Wii Party game.
Pros: Large variety of games, Great social element, Makes fantastic use of Wii-mote
Cons: Can be slow at times, Can get boring at times
Excerpt: With Sony and Microsoft releasing new motion-control gadgets, and sales of its evergreen console finally appearing to have peaked, Nintendo should be feeling the pressure. If it is, it doesn't show in the unpretentious and likable Wii Party , whose accessibility and charm is likely to make it one of the most popular family games this Christmas.
Excerpt: There are a multitude of mini-game collections and a plethora of party game titles filling the Wii-branded shelves of your local games retailer. The genre, although often derided by those that think of themselves as “proper gamers”, is incredibly popular. That being the case, it is perhaps a surprise that it has taken Nintendo themselves so long to weigh in to the market with their own collection.
Pros: Lots of games with lots of potential for fun., The “suggestions” button is a very welcome inclusion., A very good realisation of an incredibly popular genre.
Cons: Doesn’t have much appeal if you’re on your own., Some games don’t involve any skill or ability whatsoever.