130° Is Mario Party 9 a Horse Race?

"One thing that separates video games from other entertainment mediums is interactivity; that is, the ability to control events going on in the game. Several games over the past few years have tried to change this mold by creating a mix of 'video game' and 'movie', where the game attempts to create an experience that it wants you to sit through. The games Heavy Rain (PS3), Dear Esther (PC), and Jurassic Park: The Video Game (PC, PS3, X360) all instantly spring to mind. The common thread among these is that they were all marketed as different, and marketed very similarly to how they turned out, which is completely fine. However, when I played Mario Party 9, I experienced many similarities; the difference here being that it's presented as another party game." --

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