In recent years, Mario and Nintendo fans have been a bit disappointed with the developer's efforts when it comes to Mario Party. Nintendo have attempted to adapt the series for modern audiences, therefore ostracising a number of dedicated fans of the series. Mario Party 8 was the real title that demonstrated Nintendo's desire for change.
Unfortunately, when it comes to Nintendo, fans just seem to want what the kind of game that the company originally created, just with HD, better graphics and online features attached. So with this information in mind, let's look at how Nintendo and Bowser can make a smash on Wii U with Mario Part 10.
How Mario Party 10 Can Succeed Like Super Smash Bros. on Wii U
What a number of players are begging for, is a return to form. In order to speed the process of playing Mario Party along, Nintendo introduced the car system, and a lot of player's harbour a great sense of disdain for this introduction. The Classic Mode needs a reintroduction and to be like it was in Mario Party 1-7. It has been confirmed that it will be in Mario Party 10, but in what form?
Well, unfortunately Nintendo is refusing to reintroduce coins and stars. These are probably reason enough to play a Mario game, and to remove them from Mario Party is a sad sight indeed. It removes a feeling of completion and determination from the game, an aspect that Mario Party 9 certainly needed.
Naturally, we'd love to see a combination of both the classic mode and the Car mode in Mario Party 10, but the option is left to the player. Prefer one particular style over another? Then just pick it! That's the way it should be. Another mode we desperately want to make a come back is Chance Time or even Reversal of Fortune from Mario Party 4. It's strange having an updated Mario Party game removing some of the series' greatest attributes.
Naturally though, we do want Nintendo to move with the times as they did with Super Smash Bros. in one great way: Online Multiplayer. Sure, every single Mario title is best payed locally, but our friends aren't always available, and sometimes you just wanna play a Mario game when they don't. Let's hope that Nintendo follows Super Smash Bros. here!
Mario games can occasionally be a source of frustration, but there's nothing more frustrating than the randomness of Mario Party 9. A roll of a die and you lose half of your earnings. How is that justified?! Games should reward skill, that's why we love mastering them. If we are punished for simply rolling a die, what exactly is in it for us? Here's hoping that Mario Party 8 reduces the random nature of its gameplay.
Speaking of gameplay, what do you make of the one car system? I personally had no issues with it, and I enjoyed the pace that it set in the game, but be sure to let me know what you think in the comments!
I'm not totally putting this series down, but it has felt like Nintendo's weakest for a while and it has such great potential! I love the inclusion of playing as Bowser on the Wii U gamepad. The fact that someone can sit there and make every challenge more difficult lends a new layer of enjoyment to the game. It also heightens Bowser's devious nature!
All in all, I'm sure that Nintendo aren't going to make an awful game, but they need to acknowledge the fans of Mario Party in order to ensure that the best kind of game they can make is developed.
Don't or do agree with anything here? Please let us know in the comments! What do you want from Mario Party 10?