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I never understood why people are always hating on sequels SOLELY BECAUSE they are sequels...
It would be a fair point if the actual quality decline, and, witha few exceptions, its not the case IMO:
(I have played every single one of them, with the exceptions of 8 because no wii :D)
1: Were it a all started. Fun game, not of the best but it was fun at the time. It just didnt aged very well IMO.
2: I am not quite sure why this one seems to be the most loved one overall. Some of the boards were a bit stupid (I have to make especial comments on some of the "?" Signs. What? I have to go to the VERY beggining of the board AGAIN? Oh, and its perfectly possible to fall in the same signs every single time, too. Or in that space map, when the counter hits 0, I lose ALL coins suddenly? Isnt that just A BIT of an overkill? I mean, I would be ok with half the coins, but ALL? Really, Nintendo? Fail design is fail. And thats just a few examples, but I remember those two begin the worst ones. Not that much of a deal but Nobody in my family wanted to play those two maps, and thus we were playing the same 3 maps all over again, it gets old). It gets a big plus for the minigames thougt, They were pretty damm good, maybe even some of the best collecitons of minigames overall in the entire Mario Party series, and thats saying something. Shame the boards killed this one for me :(
3:The best Mario Party so far, only begin closelly followed by 6-7. Its the one I have dedicated more time, by far. Its just awesome. Boards were cool, minigames were cool, all had variety, it also featured Battles (Althougt I belive than 2 also did but we just didnt paid much attention to it), and Duels. As a litte plus the single player was cool, too (Nothing spectacular, but conderating it IS a mario party game after all... yeah). And the Duel Mode... Yeah, This is one of the best IMO.
4:This one... it was... umg, somewhat dull. I dont know why, minigames were a bit dull (Whats with all the button smashing man? Also, there seems to be litte to no interaction between the players themselves. You know, like a duel game were you can punch and kick the others? none of that on this one) As the maps were also a bit dull, for example, on the Toad map, there was that carussell-like thingy than made you move to whatever path it was pointing. Meaning, with a bad luck streak you can be in a 15 spaces box FOR THE WHOLE GAME (it happended to me and the people who I played with too). Not fun at all (Of course that just one simple explample, but you got it right, it was just dull).
5: This one... It had its charm, but it was still slow paced and also a bit dull, althougt much less than 4. Not sure how to explain it, but I kind of had a sort of Hate-Love relationship with this one. Althougt a few minigames were a bit dull, the boards were-for the most part- actually pretty decent. And the Donkey Kong addition was... okey I guess? (Althougt not so much for the guy who played as him... lol).
6:Oh yeah, this is were we got a bit upwards, at least. Great minigames, more varied, the boards were also quite good (Althougt I didnt liked how some of them had "special modes" like thos with the chain chomps than steal stars or something. Give me a classic Mario Party board ok?) Still, it was pretty good...
7: Pretty much the same as 6, witch is completly good. Also added the bowser time events than were cool, as well as duel spaces... yep.
Also, as a sidenote, Chance time no longer exists in 7. THANKS GOD. EVERYONE WHO WE EVER PLAYED WITH HATED THAT SPACE WITH A PASSION.
It was SO FUCKED UP. I mean, yeah, I admit, it was exciting at times, but something it would be cheap as hell, even for the standars of this game. I could understand giving 1-2 stars MAYBE (and 2 stars is already an overkill IMO, but if it happended really rarely then I guess it could pass)., but ALL STARS? ALL COINS? OR EVEN BETTER, SWITCH EVERY SINGLE COIN AND STAR WITH SOMEONE ELSE?????..............REALLY, NINTENDO, REALLY??????????!!!!!!!...
But yeah, those litte chance timers added to the game after all. Lol. Sure enough, with the Duel space you can also lose 1-2 stars too, but at least YOU CAN ACTUALLY FIGHT BACK (unless it is a luck-based duel minigame... but I dont recall there begin any on duels anyway, and even then, I dont belive they happended that often). So yeah.
Wall of text end. Um, also, as a sidenote, anybody does know if Chance Time is returning for 9? XD (And while we are at it, 9 is for the wii or for wii 2?)
edited 7th Jul '11 6:30:13 PM by NONAMEGIVEN
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