I think IGN's score is a bit unfair, they rated it against its predecessors. I think the gist is that if you've played other mario party games this won't be a must have but if you're new to mario party I'm sure it isn't bad. I was a maybe until IGN's review, I probably won't get it though. After buying spiderman I've told myself no games unless they have amazing reviews all around. I'll stick to computer games.