Mario Party For Nintendo Switch Should Be Mini-Games Only
Mario party games have been slowly getting worse over the years, Mario Party 10 for the Wii U being by far one of the worst yet, has Nintendo learned from their mistakes? Such as the linear path boards and the lack of mini-games in Mario Party 10, when I say lack of mini-games, I mean how often you get to play them. Will the Nintendo Switch version be any better then the most recent titles? Chances are it will not, there is only so much you can do with Mario Party, changing the theme of the board will only do so much in keeping the game feeling fresh, it is the mechanics of playing on the board that make all the difference and the most important part of all, mini-games, there is no Mario Party without Mini-games.
Nintendo hasn’t been doing so well with the board game style game, so take away the board and just make it mini-games, bring back some of the old favorites like Mario Party: The Top 100 for the 3DS did, in addition of adding some new min-games, the game can be local play, online and allow AI/CP play in case you want 4 vs 4 and do not have enough players, they could even add a ranked mode for those who want to be competitive online. Mario Party needs some type of online function where you can play mini-games against others worldwide, it would be a lot of fun, most people buy Mario Party specifically for the mini-games, so just give us a game without the boards, such a game should do quite well on the Nintendo Switch, I personally would have lots of fun taking it on the go.
I would rather Nintendo spend extra time making some awesome new mini-games and make a good online service for Mario Party, then waste time making a board game that doesn’t work anymore, since they continue to keep out features that we want, adding features that we do not want and they have simplified the board so much, that it is not even fun anymore, no one wants a linear path, there is no freedom in roaming the board to plan ahead, everything is basically handed to you, there is no strategy anymore, it has been overly simplified.
Nintendo needs to go back to the old Mario Party formula or get rid of the board and just make an awesome game solely on just Mini-games, where we can play online with others, at home with friends or on the go in handheld mode.
What are you hoping for with the next Mario Party game? Should they keep the Board?