It's one step forwards and two steps back as Mario Party 10 offers three game modes, two of which are utter garbage. If you play Mario Party 10 just for its newest offering, Bowser Party, there is a good time to be had. However, if you devel into the core game mode, Mario Party, or were suckered into playing the Amiibo Party mode, you're going to have a bad time.
+Bowser Party is competitive and frustrating in the way the old games were.
+Bowser Party is ridiculous, over-the-top fun that will have you yelling at friends and the game itself.
-Mario Party is the same co-op, everyone moves together, gameplay that 9 offered.
-Amiibo Party is a prime example of how gimmicky and useless Amiibos can be.
Well, spoiler alert for this review I guess: It's going to be one of those unfortunate middling ones. Mario Party 10 does about 50% of its game right, but continues to ignore the core features that made players like myself fans of the franchise in the first place. Whoever told Nintendo that Mario Party should become a co-op game clearly doesn't understand why we were all playing it in the first place.