I got the game in the mail, grabbed a couple mates, got a pack of beer and sat down to relive our childhood. Unfortunately we should have seen a shrink instead. The controls, for one, really sucked. There were rules, practice and demonstrations for each mini game event but bloody good luck getting the remotes to respond in the way you wanted. It felt as if the Wii was trying to get you to do certain things that weren't even on your agenda, as if the control "tilt right" was macrod to tilt right, go down, do a loop-de-loop and then.... well we don't need to go there.
Graphics? Laggy... for a board game... How do you even DO that?? The sound would cut in and out and there were pauses for 1-2 minutes between switching games. We first thought, oh the disk must be scratched or have fuzz on it. No, it was just a buggy game.
Seriously, after 8 mario party games you think they could have made it work more smoothly on the Wii.
It was equivalent to playing Half Life: 2 on a computer with 256mb of RAM.