The first reviews are in, and it's not looking good for one of Nintendo's oldest franchises. Back to the drawing board yet again, eh Nintendo?
One of the most disturbing things mentioned is that a lot of the time, the game is not even in widescreen. We can forgive Wii games for not having the greatest graphics, but the lack of widescreen is an obvious left-over from the game's origins on the GameCube. Heck, even some GameCube games managed to support widescreen.
IGN rated the game 5.2 out of 10. Gamespot were a little more generous, giving it a 6.5, but 1up shared IGN's sentiments, scoring the game a 5.5. In short, if you were looking for a reason to pick up a Wii console, Mario Party 8 isn't it.