The controls are used in awkward ways in most of the games. It just is not fun. The air hockey game is from the point of view from the side, not from the player. Very odd. I love Wii Sports, but hate this one. If you are thinking of buying, definitely rent first.
graphics are pretty bad, the controls are jerky and difficult... seems like they spit this one out of the factory real fast just to make a profit. theres only like six mini games from what i could tell, the controls for the basketball one are aweful!! we've been addicted to playing "carnival games" on wii for a while now and wanted to try something new that was multiplayer, just got dissapointed. that game has longevity because of all the unlockables you can earn as you play.... the only fun game in Game Party is shuffle board. Seriously, tho Carnival Games has it's faults, it's so much more fun and engaging than game party.... i'm addicted to the push a prize coin machine!!! :-P go rent that game if you're looking for a fun multiplayer game in this genre!! still doesnt beat the real thing tho.
This game looked like a blast but when you play it really isn't that exciting. All of the games are pretty basic and simple to work with the wii remote. There is really no climax or objective and it doesn't keep tally of your scores even though it ask for you initials. It would have been nice for it to have a little more competitiveness with it. They use the same characters over and over in different clothing to choose from and the locations are a drag. All the characters do the same motions over and over. The music is standard.