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By Stuart Andrews

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Wii Sports Resort

Summary

Our Score:

8

Needless to say, Wii Sports Resort looks, feels and sounds ridiculously jolly; it's the kind of place where Mii's gather to shoot the breeze in tropical shirts and natty shorts, playing golf and practicing archery against a backdrop of bright blue skies and sparkling seas. Visually speaking there's nothing here that you couldn't have seen on the GameCube five years ago, but what does that matter? People clearly feel comfortable with the Wii Sports/Wii Fit look, and Wii Sports Resort fits right in with the house style.

It's still possible to moan about Nintendo's latest. In fact, the same old criticisms that have been thrown at Wii Sports, Wii Fit and the Wii itself still apply. Sports Resort offers little to those who bought a Wii for a new Metroid, Mario or Zelda and have been smarting at the lack of big franchise titles ever since, and there's no question that many of its pleasures are short-lived, even superficial.

Played on your own, as a single player, you could get all you wanted out of it in the space of a weekend. But then, why would you play it on your own, as a single player? Haven't you got a family to share it with? Some housemates who might want to get involved? A few mates who might come back and play after a night out at the pub? On those terms it's brilliant value, offering both more activities and more enjoyable activities than Wii Sports, and more good, honest living-room fun than most games outside of a SingStar or Guitar Hero. For that reason alone, it's another unmissable Wii game.

Verdict

With MotionPlus and a better all-round games selection, Wii Sports Resort deserves to be the new Wii flagship game. Other games offer more long-term depth or visual splendour, but few can consistently deliver this much fun.

Overall Score

8

Technology changes, and so sho

July 24, 2009, 12:20 am

If ever a video review was required...

Vorix

July 24, 2009, 1:24 am

You shoot with a bow in archery. A gun is fired!

InGames

July 24, 2009, 1:37 am

Just been playing it with the family and must say I enjoyed it :-)

aporiac

July 24, 2009, 1:54 am

"...those who were getting board of the Wii..."





Isn't it Wii Fit that comes with the board? :-)

BobaFett

July 24, 2009, 5:14 am

@aporiac, I think that pun was fully intended.

Nick Hustak

August 14, 2009, 5:32 pm

There is a serious issue with the conrols _constantly_ getting out of sync. It's been posted all over the Amazon forums - and it's evident they knew about it due to the many 'if the controller doesn't feel right' screens that you are subjected to constantly while playing the game. You can't go through one serious sword fight in the horde mode without it de-syncing. I have two controllers and both exhibit the problem - it's not a defect. It's very disappointing in an otherwise cool item. I'm not saying don't get it, but be aware any serious waving around will require you to re-sync it (which either requires pausing the game and placing the controller on a flat surface or, depending on the game, you can quickly use the up/down buttons to sync it) It borders on making it unusable.

BrawlTri

August 31, 2009, 2:16 pm

For people who dont know this comes with Wii motion plus which is a add on that makes more presicion and 1-1 gaming.





This is a great party game. It has great graphics all well animated and one of the best for the wii. It improves on wii sports dramticalty with 12 differnt sports . 2 which were from wii sports orignal but have been enchanced. these are golf and bowling.


the other 10 are :Swordplay,wakeboarding,frisbee,archery,basketball,table tennis ,power crusing, canoeing, cycling, air sports.





Cycling has had bad reviews but to me i enjoy it and its actually quite good. The ones underlined are probley the better of the 10.





This game really shows what the wii motion plus can do. It is its first ever game from nintendo to use it and i cant wait for future games. Whether you get 1 or 2 motion plus its a great purchase. The game isnt just a great party but it shows what it can do.





You might aswell get this for futher games - grinder, red steel 2 etc.





Bad- After talking about all the goods , we have to have some bad. The single player experince is shallow because there is no online support at ALL!! Sad so by yourself is no way as satsifying as with friends and family.


basketball isnt that great, and wakeboarding is too simple for my taste.


But overall this game is very fun to play. I give it a 8.8 out of 10!!


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