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Super Mario Party having no online is one of the most disappointing gaming things this year

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Oct 25, 2017
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I know right away some people will bring up "online isn't the same as couch co-op". Not everyone has groups of friends that are all close by to play games. Like so many others, I have been waiting for classic mario party to come back for so long. Now it finally is back, but with local only, it's essentially worthless to me.

Minigame mode is the only online part, but that isn't mario party, that's just minigames in their own.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
402
Norway
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Not a full-fledged online mode afaik, only some kind of small mini-game rush thing. And yes, I also want the full MP experience online. Got many friends that enjoy Mario Party, but we rarely have time to gather and play it locally.
 

Lord Brady

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Oct 26, 2017
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#9
It has online, but not the full board game portion, which is incredibly disappointing and cost them at least one sale. Two if you count the people that would have also bought it to play with/against me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#11
I don't know if I'd want to go through a 1-2 hour game of Mario party online in standard fashion. A streamlined version had to be done for online. Don't know if this there right decision, but it definitely couldn't be a carbon copy of local.
 
Oct 25, 2017
17,800
Providence / Boston
#12
Yep. I won't be buying it.

The lack of an online board game mode for Mario Party in 2018 is inexcusable. There are absolutely ways that a talented developer can make long-play matches work with online. And they can also create smaller "short burst" games as another option if they put in the effort.

Those who think MP Online is a bad idea? That's fine, I understand it wouldn't be for everyone. But a ton of people would play it.

And if Nintendo expects me to pay for their online service, I expect every single one of their major retail multiplayer games to have online play. No exceptions.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,467
#13
They said they would talk more about online later though. Seems very early to draw conclusions when the game has been shown once.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
17,571
#16
I don't know if I'd want to go through a 1-2 hour game of Mario party online in standard fashion. A streamlined version had to be done for online. Don't know if this there right decision, but it definitely couldn't be a carbon copy of local.
What's the differebe between playing it for an hour with friends local vs online?
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,712
#18
There’s no reason full online shouldn’t be in the game. If you don’t think it would be fun then don’t play it. But it’s becoming increasingly hard to get 3 of my friends + me in the same room to play a video game. Why can’t I set up an online match?
 
Nov 30, 2017
4,256
#20
Minigames is all you need for online with MP really. It's a good compromise. Character and board interactions like stealing stars and other shennanigans have way less impact when you're not in the same room together.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#22
Deal breaker for me. I remember having fond memories of playing Mario Party and Mario Party 2 with my brother as a kid.. and maybe we could recreate that magic in 2018. But nope, just unbelievable that it isn't in the game especially when they are launching an online service this year.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,611
#24
Nowadays a party game without online is really, really hard to play with friends... I don't get it why they do this... :\
Another example is some Playlink games on Playstation, like Frantics & Knowledge is Power, that could have an internet play mode...
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,713
Limerick, Ireland
#25
Minigame mode only. You can't play full boards online.

Hmm Would it work though how long do Mario Party games usually go on for? Usually about 20 minutes or so right?
For a turn based game it might not working especially with people dropping in and out of gameplay and such.

Correct me if I'm wrong here, has any other similar type of game attempted this? Is Monopoly for Switch Online?
 

SG-17

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Oct 25, 2017
6,560
#26
Nintendo is still in the early PS2 era when it comes to online support. Its haphazard, barely functional, just barely unified. I don't understand what's holding them back.
 
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yuoke
Oct 25, 2017
17,571
#27
Minigames is all you need for online with MP really. It's a good compromise. Character and board interactions like stealing stars and other shennanigans have way less impact when you're not in the same room together.
Did you know there's this thing called discord where you can group chat? Also skype. Also smart phones, tablets, etc.
 
Jan 11, 2018
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#29
One word: Expected.

In fact, the most surprising part is that it has any kind of online at all. I wasn't expecting Mario Party to get online support of any kind until 2094.
 
Jun 17, 2018
309
#31
There's almost 0 point to me buying this game now unless I want to play with my brother when i'm at home. I've played quite a lot monopoly (when it works) online with 2 other friends on Switch and that's been great.

That being said I do kinda get it, playing full party boards online isn't the same experience as when you're physically with others but it's 2018, surely you'd want to offer it as an option
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,692
#35
Game is literally perfect for online in full boards and Nintendo decides not to do it? Jesus christ absolute deal breaker for me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
314
#36
Do people seriously want to play the Mario Party board game online? I mean, think about it.

Waiting for your turn and for the minigame to start is already boring locally; the only advantage is the fact that everyone is in the same room. When you remove that, it becomes the complete opposite of fun.

Also, you can be sure that there will be many rage quitters and the CPU will have to fill their place, so you might as well remove the middleman and play the single player mode...
 

BronsonLee

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Oct 24, 2017
10,434
#42
Locking Thread.

This seems like it's following the trend popping up of negative threads about console exclusives, and the game is also not out yet for several months.
 
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