By Dalai 11 Comments
On a large pile of money!
Wii Party was announced today to little fanfare, quite strange for a game that is guaranteed to sell 20 million units in a year's time. After the success of Wii Sports Resort, Wii Play, Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Party 8, and dozens of party games on the Wii, Nintendo may have finally run out of ideas. Wii Party is a party game that for me is about 3 years too late and almost comical in its timing. Nintendo might have started the minigame explosion these past few years, but everything about Wii Party screams generic minigame cash-in. It totally looks like Nintendo never got on the minigame bandwagon and decided to release their own cookie-cutter party game.
And it's totally gonna work. It's going to be a best-seller, a mainstream media darling for a few days, and most likely a good game. I'll likely get it because I'm a brainwashed robot zombie, but Wii Party is looking like the most unnecessary game of the year.
At least I can fall asleep at night knowing Mario, Metroid, and Sin & Punishment will be here soon. Which reminds me, I really want to do another Mario Galaxy run before Galaxy 2 comes out.