I'm noticing that its kinda strange that there are very few posts about Mario Party 8. Maybe because it hasn't been released in the UK yet? I picked it up...and honestly its a really good game if you like Mario Party. If you're not a big fan of mario party then the flaws will show a lot more in the game and you won't be a happy camper. Its pretty BS that there is no wide-screen mode...but it helps a ton if you change the aspect ratio of the TV rather than deal with the funky colored bars that they put in during wide-screen mode. I also would have liked to see more innovative games using the remote and less "Hold the remote sideways like a NES controller" games. I have hope that Nintendo will learn from its mistakes and Mario Party 9 will kick some serious ass.