posted by Guardian42 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Oct 13, 2007
Member since Sep 2007
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
Mario party is Mario party. Simply put. If you missed the other seven, then this may actually feel fresh to you. for others that played even one before, it's simply the same game element with new, wii specific minigames. The new games are moderate. Nothing feels fresh nor sets the game apart. The single player element is here again, as well as several different party elements. Games go slow as you wait for each player to hit the die and move. Also, the game does not run in widescreen, and if you try, the game cheats by putting a border on the sides to fill in the gaps. A decent party game, but too slow and nothing special. Also, to play with four, you'll need wii motes for all.
Come on, people! It's a board game on your tv screen. What could be more fun than that? My family had a blast with this game. The only drawback is that we were smacking each other with the remotes because we were so into the mini-games and things got a little out of control. It is more fun to play with 4 people. The computer cheats (or at least that is what we like to think).
You can have quite a bit of fun in MP8 if you have a few friends to play with. You will do everything from shaking pop cans to sawing wood in the MP8 mini games and the Wii remote makes doing this very fun and easy. Non gamers should have no trouble picking up MP8 and playing which makes it a great choice for parents looking for a game to play with their kids. The mini games maybe great but the same can't be said for the party boards. If you have played any of the previous Mario party games you probably will feel a bit let down by the party boards in MP8 they feel like they have been done before and been done better. Luckly you can go right for the fun and set up a game without the party board and just the mini games. Don't count on being blown away by the graphics in MP8 it looks about the same as the GC Mario party games which is fine a party game doesn't need to be on the cutting edge of graphics. There are some frame rate slow downs as well but nothing that really effects the game play. In closing if you're looking for a game to play with family and or friends MP8 is a good choice.