Friday, May 07, 2010

Will it be another Wii Sports or another Wii Music?

Which is another way of saying, will Nintendo's latest Wii XX title--called Wii Party--be a massive success or a massive failure?

I'm guessing it's going to be another example of the former, but it's hard to say that with any certainty when I don't quite understand the focus of the game. I know it's going to be a "collection of party games," but the games mentioned during Nintendo of Japan's investor briefing yesterday are more than a bit incongruous. Bingo, "Compatibility Check," "Mii Allignment" and roulette (among others)? It's like the title is going to be one part Clubhouse Games, one part Wii Fit and one part Wii Play.

Don't worry, this screenshot doesn't make much sense to me either.

Considering Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata told investors that the company is "developing [Wii Party] with the intent that every Wii player will be able to find a game that can be enjoyed," I guess the incongruity makes some sense.

Still, I kind of hope the title ends up having some sort of "hook" that ties together all of its seemingly disparate parts.



Viewtiful_Justin said...

If that's all it is, I most likely won't be buying this one...but knowing Nintendo, they've got something else up their sleeves.

Bryan Ochalla said...

It'll definitely have more than the four games I mentioned, if that makes any difference. The article on mentioned about 10 games, I believe -- I didn't mention all of them, though, because, well, I was lazy and because I didn't recognize most of them :)