First off Love love love Mario Party, I've played all of them that have been released and I think it's a great series.
What great about this game was the following:
New mini games! They were fun and sometimes challenging because I was too lazy to really read what to do.
The board were great some were longer than others but they were fun and had great quirks that put some strategy into your turn.
Boss fights!! These were super fun mini games and they were game changers for score.
New format, gone is the everyone rolls then let's play a mini game. It's random now which makes the game go quite a bit quicker!
What wasn't so great about this title:
As normal it's a party game so seeing as how I haven't had a chance to play it with more than 1 of my friends I didn't get the full experience of playing with a full group. There is a solo mode and I would say I'm pretty good Mario Party player but on Solo mode too many coincidences of the computer getting the exact thing they need like let's say in 3 spaces something bad would happen. I go third you guessed it they both roll a 1 and it wouldn't happen once during the game it'd happen at least 10 times.
The other thing I'm still on the fence about is everyone moving in 1 car. Gone is the race towards the stars. There are no coins and it's just whomever collects the most mini-stars wins. I think that took some of the strategy out of it and can leave parts of the board unexplored as when it comes to right or left EVERYONE is going the same way.
However as you can see I still rated it quite high and that's because it's still a great game. Not sure if I will be buying it right away as for a single player or the odd two player experience not sure the value is there but 3-4 player experience I would pick it up in heart beat!
Im going to give this game a 6 out of 10 because i have had every single Mario Party and this one was not great like the reast
1- Not everyone should move
2- The high chance of losing half your stars
Over all it is a good game and all
The game itself has little problems except the ridiculous care thing? I have played the other games and highly enjoy them but the whole one car moved everybody wasn't very good... Maybe thats just me and my family but we like to compete but you cant really do that when you move as one. And you can almost always tell who the winner is going to be.