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.
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 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: Nintendo's given us the opportunity to play sports, conduct an orchestra, and even shed unwanted holiday weight from the comfort and convenience of our living rooms. Up next is Wii Party, a collection of mini-games that expound on the foundation of accessibility, versatility, and fun. Is it time to make some noise? Namesake aside, Wii Party is an entirely different fiesta from the pudgy plumber's party games.
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