Vegas Party - WII - Review
Betting, bingo, blackjack. Imagine…you are sitting in front of your tuxedo-wearing dealer holding your cards with shows, extravagant statues and bright lights all around you. Yes, you are partying in Sin City right from the couch in your own living room.
Vegas Party for the Nintendo Wii puts you right in the center of the Vegas world. It is time to win some money and live your dreams - even if it is strictly virtual. Vegas Party offers your favorite Vegas games including blackjack, texas hold 'em, roulette and much more. Although it doesn't have a huge amount of content, it does offer about 15 different mini-games you would see in the casinos in Las Vegas.
Vegas Party offers three game modes, which are quick play, the strip and competition. The Strip throws you on the Las Vegas strip full of casinos, games and lots of money. The strip is actually a game board where you face other players to be the first to the end of the course and also the player to win the most money. It plays like a board game where you roll the dice and you move up the game board spaces. The most important spaces on the game board are building spaces that then take you inside a casino where you will play one of the 15 mini-games trying to get ahead in the money race. It is a very straightforward board game that might remind you of a Mario Party title without the fun.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a little competition but don't want to play on a game board, then you would choose competition. Competition lets you play through all the Vegas mini-games and whoever has the most money at the end wins the competition. Lastly, quick play allows you to choose any mini-game you like and play it as much as you want.
Unfortunately, a lot of things went wrong with this title. Vegas Party is lacking in overall content. There are 15 Vegas mini-games you can play and they do include Vegas favorites, but at the same time you can get through them very quickly. This isn't the only bad aspect of Vegas Party either. The graphics are extremely blurry and the gameplay, especially on the strip, gets very boring and feels like a chore at times.
Vegas Party isn't that much fun and doesn't really have anything going for it. The first play-through of the mini-games is fun, but after that it really loses its appeal quickly.
Overall, the party in Vegas wasn't as good as we had hoped. It is a below-average game that needs much more content for it to even be considered an average game for the Nintendo Wii. It lacks graphical appeal and the board game set-up for the main mode doesn't do the genre any justice and will have even the strongest Vegas game buffs just bored.
The 15 mini-games that support the entire game are good the first time you play them, but will get more taxing as you continue to play them over and over.
Although you don't have to have great graphics for a game to be good, it seems like making a good visually beautiful Vegas could have definitely helped this title.
Mostly fill music and audio filled the casinos, but it is nothing to get excited about.
The concept of Vegas Party has been done many times before especially on the Wii. Mini-game titles are found commonly and this one does nothing special to make it above the rest.
You can play with up to four players on each of the modes making the game a little more competitive. Who doesn't want to kick their friends' butts in texas hold 'em?
Even for big-time Vegas game fans, this game will be overlooked because there are a lot more quality mini-game titles out there for the Nintendo Wii.