GodisaGeek: "There is so much to love about the Wii U. For one, seeing the glorious technicolour of Nintendo in HD never gets dull, and in that respect, Wii Party U gets things spot-on – it looks terrific. Unfortunately the core game underneath the gloss and stacks of features is no better than the first Wii Party – and in many ways is actually worse. 80 minigames had better have a good strike-rate or they become a procession of annoying interludes; there are only so many ways you can throw a dice and move around a track.
The best that the game has to offer can easily be experienced elsewhere – sometimes with a basic pen and paper. When you find that a party game is becoming a chore, or that it actually insults your intelligence as a human being, then it is time to switch off. If you want to have some fun with family or friends, then you are better served sticking with one of the original Wii Sports titles, which several years on are still the most fun you can have with a Wiimote."