Game Party II
Great Party Game
If your looking for a great game to play with family and friends, this is it. The games you get to play are fairly realistic and the controls are pretty accurate. Its fun for hours on end and its replay value is great. The graphics could be a bit better but the fun value you get from the game more than makes up for that. The character selections you get to choose from are a little lacking and it would be nice for a better more realistic selection, but that still doesn't take away from the excitement of the games. The shuffle board, lawn darts, and horse shoes are by far the best games on the disc, but the other games are not far behind. Overall i would rate this game very high and would recommend it to anyone that wants great game to play with family and friends.
I suppose the game is alright, but it is extremely repetitive with poor graphics. The graphics don't bother me too much, as I don't play the wii for that, but the game play is quite boring. If you reeeally like playing games where you throw things, then this is for you. Otherwise, steer clear.
Great family party game!
This is a fun social game for family, friends and groups of any kind. My in-laws in their seventies had a blast with us on this game while playing with their kids and grandkids alike! Grandma got a sore shoulder from horseshoes! It truly is a "party" game. Wii Sports is great but it doesn't compare to this for variety. These are the types of games you grow up playing with the family! This game is at least as interactive as Wii Sports (if not more) due to the variety of games and varied use of the controllers. As stated above the controls for a few of the games do require a bit of "learning" but are similar to other Wii games for most. Darts and QB Challenge use the controller in an inverted position that is easily learned by kids and adults alike. Lawn Darts, skeet (skee) ball and Horseshoes are all the same motions as bowling in WiiSports. Sensitivity of the controllers is apparent and control of right or left motion is accurately reflected in your results. If your arm is "drifting" to one side in horseshoes or lawn darts this is apparent and easily correctable as the controls are extremely intuitive. The Trivia Challenge is also a lot of fun in a more traditional "board" game style. For families, friends, relatives and groups this game is hours of fun! I would recommend it for "kids" of any age as it is very "party" friendly and appropriate for families.
Passing on this one
I found Game Party 1 to be a major disappointment. Shallow gameplay, N64 level graphics, music and sound that'll make you cringe and gameplay that had me shouting at the remote at every turn. The shuffleboard was the only decent game, and the action on that was still awkward. Wii Sports set the bar very high on pick-up-and-play mechanics and effortless actions. Anything less - and this is WAY less - is just not gonna fly. Bottom line: Game Party 1 was not fun and was very frustrating. I don't anticipate a big upgrade in these problems with Game Party II.
Think Again Before You Buy
I was looking for a fun social game to play with family and friends, something comparable to Wii Sports. First of all, I must admit Wii Sports is an outstanding game to be included in the initial purchase. I had high expectations in finding a similar sports game that was as interactive as Wii Sports. I purchased Game Party II under the assumption Game Party I was good enough (although I never heard or played this Game Party I) to provoke a second version of the game. Overall the controls are difficult to use. You have to hold the controllers with the buttons pointed upwards. Every game requires a different movement of the arms and wrist while trying to keep the buttons pointed upwards. The game includes darts, lawn darts, puck bowling, skeet ball, something equivalent to beer pong (without the alcohol) and a few others. There didn't seem to be any sensitivity in the controllers, other than a forward motion of your arm/wrist. The only variation was the speed of your forward motion. The game did not seem to control right or left motion, strictly the speed of forward and back. Therefore, I was greatly disappointed to the point I tried to return the game for a full refund because the sales associate informed me the game was outstanding. I would only recommend this game for children who are learning the basic controls of the Wii module. The game is very kid friendly and kid appropriate. However, if you are looking for a game equivalent to Wii Sports, please look elsewhere.
Not as bad as they say
My main interest in the Wii is games that can be played with my family, who are all adults. Game Party was recommended to me by a friend but when I read the details and saw that not all games were multiplayer, I was unsure of the purchase. Then I stumbled across this version and was delighted to find that all of the games here included multiplayer. We had a blast playing darts, ski ball, their version of beer pong... There really isn't one game here that we didn't find worthy of purchase. We found the controls to be very easy and intuitive. You're really making the motions you would if you were playing the games in real life. They aren't as crisp as Wii Sports, but there is definitely side to side motion as well as forward force involved. And anytime the onscreen guide isn't clear enough, there are detailed instructions in the user's manual. The graphics and sound are average, there's nothing outstanding there. I enjoy that you can create your own player for the game (think Miis) and that it saves your stats. You do have to choose your player each time you start a different game (unlike how it remembers your Miis), but that's only a slight annoyance. I'd say the only issue we really had was how to score in certain games. The game itself does not offer an explanation and in some cases the manual was only slightly more help. It took us forever to figure out shuffleboard since none of us had ever played it before. All in all, a worthy party game for the Wii. If any of the games interest you, I would definitely recommend the purchase!
I can't wait for This game to come out! The first one was so great and I am still playing it! The games are fantastic and it is great for parties. Darts and shuffleboard are my favorites. One thing I hope this new one has is the ability to play as your own Mii. That's the only thing I didn't like about the first one. I do wonder however what kinds of games this new one will have. I want it to have arcade games and bar room games.
Game Party II
I can't wait for Game Party II to come out, I own Game Party 1 and let me tell you that it is a great game and I know that I will love to play Game Party II. I am so excited I can't wait for this game to come out I bet you that it will be just as great as the first one!
According to Midway's announcement it will have these games. 11 Games In All: Bean Bags, Hoops Shoot, Horseshoes, Ping Cup, Lawn Darts, Shuffleboard, Puck Bowling, Skillball, Quarterback Challenge, Darts, Trivia
Better than the first, but huge improvement room
The game is ok. There are more games now than before and more characters and unlockables. I wish the tournament mode was also single player. Definitely for the party people.