Nintendo have done it again. This is Nintendo's next big one. Wii Party will sell 10M easy.
I've played about 30 minutes and watched for about 3 hours as a room full of 6 kids and 3 adults laughed their arses off. It was like Christmas. What was supposed to be a "keep them entertained for 20 minutes" turned into a night long PARTY.
It's Wii Play and Mario Party on steroids. If you don't like those games then sucks to be you but if you're a normal person then Wii Party is a must buy. I think there is a gem in here that could possibly be Tetris-level awesomeness. I had no idea how to find it again because half of it was Japanese. It involved directing different coloured Miis into the house of their respective colour by rotating them.
Best use of the speaker in the Wiimote so far. Something I've been hoping to see since Mario Kart Wii. We spent half an hour at least playing Wiimote 'hide and seek'.
There is tons and tons of content. Many are Warioware-esque throwaways but some are incredibly addictive. Plenty of 'waggle' involved but it's mainly well timed 'waggle' like Wii Sports. The most complex controls I saw were dpad plus a button. It was in Japanese and even a 4yr old could grasp it.
I don't know if it's supposed to be a full price or budget game but it should be full price and I want it released in Europe NOW! I thought I'd never want to play a 'party' game again after all the Wii Sports clones from third parties but it's actually damn good. If Sony were to try and copy the sheer amount of ideas in this game and reproduce it in HD it would probably bankrupt them.
Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!