Mario Party 10 Reviews
Great party game to play with non-gamers.
Mario Party 10 does not drastically change the mold. It does not evolve things into unfamiliar territory, nor does it become some gaudy, hollow version of its former self. It's simply you everything you want it to be. I cannot rave enough about how important this simple approach is to the survival of Nintendo. Not just for this franchise, but the gaming industry as a whole. Mario Party 10 has reminded me of the purpose and importance of gaming with friends. These are the games that stand out in a field full of tortured heroes, fallen worlds, and apocalyptic destruction, and it is these games people are in desperate need of to get back to basics of gaming – having fun. It might not be that for everyone all the time, but if you ever find yourself on the brink of ending your gaming experience due to one reason or another, grab some friends and punish each other the old fashioned way with harmless fun. Mario Party 10 has that fun in spades, and will remind you why you are a gamer in the first place.
Mario Party 10 still offers the same fun and random time that the series is known for. However, it isn't looking to fix any of the previous flaws of the series. If you want more of the same, with a cool new mode thrown in then definitely check this out.
The new Bowser Party mode puts one player in the role of Mario's shelled nemesis chasing four other players. He's an evil cheater, and he makes the game
Overall, however, Mario Party 10 is a nice entry into the series that makes some nice additions as opposed to just a simple tweaking of the formula. Amiibo functionality adds something different to the mix while Bowser Mode feels like a new and welcome experience, especially when controlling Bowser. If you're looking for fun party game to play with friends and family and want to humor the inner troll within, Mario Party 10 is one bridge you'll want to cross.
Mario Party 10 expands on the ideas ND Cube had tinkered with in the last pair of games, refining the vehicle mechanic and crafting enjoyable, primarily skill-based mini-games to compete in. The inclusion of a more traditional-type mode using amiibo figures is a welcome one, and perhaps something that will be fleshed out further in the future. Lack of online aside, the game is a worthy addition to the Wii U line-up and a game-night roster. Just be sure to stock up on those amiibo!
The reality is that Mario Party 10 isn't a classic game, and it certainly does have any meat or lasting value to it beyond being the most casual of party games that you pop out for a quick bash once in a while. But that Amiibo integration is pure gold, and short of Square Enix following up on the Wii's Fortune Street (or Boom Street, depending on where you live), this will be the best digital board game released on the Wii U during its life.
Mario Party 10 is a game that needs to be played with friends and family which is far superior than the AI. The gameplay is very reminiscent of previous Mario Party games but there are a few twists and turns from Nintendo such as the inclusion of the amiibo and full HD graphics that does give the franchise a fresh coat of paint.
Although Mario Party 10 may not be the best one of the bunch, it still features a large assortment of enjoyable games layered with plenty of fan-pleasing experiences.
It's strange to say, but they've changed the game too much and made it too much based on fate for any semblance of strategy to make a difference. Sure, changing things up in the series once in a while is all fine and good, but when you take it too far, you may lose sight of what you were trying to accomplish in the first place.
Mario Party 9 and go straight to Mario Party 10.
Despite new technology, Mario Party 10 remains true to its roots. New modes add some flair, but odd design choices limit the overall fun.
Despite a few flaws, this is the essential party game for your Wii U.
Mario Party 10 is pretty to look at and it has some interesting modes (like the Bowser mode) to play, but the overall amount of content is a tad bit on the shallow side. The way that player management and competition is handled falls short of Mario Party expectations.
While it doesn't do much to satisfy adult players, Mario Party 10 isn't really meant to. It aims to be a chaotic, haphazard mess targeted toward kids, and it succeeds on that front in large part because Bowser Mode rewards them for being a complete jerk to everyone else. It definitely could use some fine-tuning, however, even bearing its unrepentant commitment to insanity in mind. Amiibo integration is haphazard at best, and the board game metagame breaks down the same way real board games do. Reasonably fun, and definitely more fun the younger you are.
As a total package, Mario Party 10 is still good—very good, even. But it's easy to see where development took a wrong turn, where resources were allocated to the wrong areas, and why the game's stronger points aren't as fully fleshed out as they could have been.
If you've bonded with the series before then it's a small concession to make. However, for first timers, Mario Party 10 isn't the immediate smash hit you may be expecting off the back of Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8. Bringing the game to Wii U has meant a facelift and some nice new bells and whistles to fiddle around with. However, Mario Party 10 is much like the latest iteration of an established board game: although it may look different, love them or hate them, the rules are still very much the same.
The game looks great, of course, with an aesthetic right in line with Super Mario World 3D. And everything is polished enough, functional. It just isn't quite enough game to justify the sticker-price, and certainly isn't for anyone hoping to play solo. I don't say this as someone who yearns longingly for the days of Mario Party yore, but rather as someon who comes to the series pretty fresh, and is still left wanting more.
There isn't much in Mario Party 10 to justify an upgrade over previous Mario Party games, but what's there is still just as enjoyable as before and Bowser Party ensures that at least one of your friends will have a great time.
Mario Party 10 introduces some great new uses for the Wii U GamePad and makes smart use of the Amiibo figurines, but unfortunately its main mode is still bogged down with bad ideas from Mario Party 9. If you ignore the main mode and explore everything else the game has to offer there is definitely fun to be had here, but it doesn't live up to the series' colorful, deceptively deep gameplay history.