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Fun but needlessly flawed
7 October 2018
Good fun to be had, I've played it 2 player so far. There are a few little niggles though, although these are by no means game breaking.
This could just be me, but I have not found how to play the normal Mario Party setting online with other users which would be the next best thing to a fully local multiplayer.
The computer will instead only let you play various individual mini games with human opponents which kind of ruins the experience and is a total bummer if you have nobody to physically play with at home.
Why omit the mode that the game is named after? Hopefully this will be addressed in a patch as it seems like madness not to include it! I was really looking forward to this when I was at home on my own without anyone to join me.
It doesn't help matters that the AI cheats constantly, rolling tons of impossibly high rolls to catch up, although this is not as bad as something like Mario Kart (being blasted with lightning, blue shells etc at the finish line - don't tell me that I'm imagining this) XD
There are also only a few maps/boards just now which means that things could get boring very quickly if you don't have friends to play with at home.
I don't regret buying it, only these few things stop a good game being a great game. Maybe the game just needed to be rushed out in time for the festive period to maximise sales, and these elements will be added later? It's all very weird. I'm just hoping Nintendo get their act together and focus on finishing what feels like a half baked product.