Among the many Super Mario games that solidify the fans’ love for Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario Party and its update are the most confusing at present.
The Super Mario Party has been the best of the animated plumber spin-offs to many. Among the many Super Mario games like Strikers, Olympics, Tennis, and Kart, Mario Party was deemed the odd one out in the bunch. This update adds to its already complex gameplay.
The Super Mario Party was released in October 2018 and has received little to no support from fans. This update, according to them, makes it worse.
Super Mario Party Complaints
Fans claim that the Super Mario Party is “confusing” because of many reasons. The most notable criticism of the game is that it only has four (4) boards, fewer than usual. To add, it has less variety, decreasing the effect of peak enjoyment. The game has a linear progression, and the loops are simple, not complex enough to excite the players. For instance, if the play reaches 30 turns, selected boards will erode then transform. However, since most players prefer sticking to the default 10, these effects do not come into the spotlight and are not often played.
Additionally, the non-board competitive modes prove that the game is not fun enough. It only contains lifeless re-imaginings that result in losing in free play.
Furthermore, fans branded the solo mode as “bare-bone.” On a side note, it is encouraging it in a new version, a strangely stripped-back version of the experience. For sure, the Mario party will take this mode and build upon it. Similarly, the river rapids mode should have been better if it has more variation aside from the river itself. Still, the mode is fantastic (but not enough) considering the teamwork, coordination, and communication practiced by the players.
Besides the Mario Party boards issue, fans complain about the online play addition. This recent update makes the game even more confusing and frustrating.
The fans suggest that it would be better to add the online play during the launching or a post-Christmas patch. The update is very untimely. Worse, this is the only major update in 30 months.
What the fans expect for this update is new additional features or title changes that will imply improvement. Now, the fans are still confused as to the update’s importance.
With this confusing update, many wonder why Nintendo does not put much effort into making the game better. Despite it not being prioritized, fans are still hopeful for a better gaming experience. After all, Nintendo will delist the game if they see it as not relevant anymore, but it still is, so a chance at betterment is possible.