Overall, Wii Party U is a very fun party game, but the mini-game options aren't as attractive as in the original and Mario Party 9. It is way better to play them in the TV Party mode, which offers more varied experiences and a cleaner progression. Single-players are limited in what kind of partying they can do in Wii Party U. Of course, fun can still be had, but laughing and playing with others makes a huge difference. The GamePad and House Party games are really worth checking out, though, and show some really clever uses of the tablet controller. For all the smaller missteps that Nd Cube took, there is no doubt that Wii Party U proves that great times are ahead.