So I finally got around playing Firewatch the other day. I used to look down on so-called “walking simulators” – which I still do in some aspects – but the less time I have to play games the more I start to appreciate titles which allow me to sit back and get the whole experience in just a few hours. Not only is Firewatch easy to digest, it’s also fun to boot.
With Mario Party 9, the iconic couch PvP series ditched the ruthless winner-takes-all gameplay in favor of making everyone feel like a loser in a crappy wagon mode that nobody asked for. I’m pleased to report that Super Mario Party is a return to form with proper boards, classic rules, and plenty of 4 player shenanigans.