Conclusion: Wii Sports Club mostly succeeds in refining the classic Wii launch title thanks to smart use of the GamePad and Wii MotionPlus. While the inclusion of online play creates some issues with the slower-moving sports, it’s still a fun addition for Tennis and Baseball.
Pros: Great use of MotionPlus/GamePad, Golf and Baseball, Online Tennis
Cons: Bowling and Golf online, Boxing is still terrible
Five sports games get Wii U athletes on their feet.
Common Sense Media
7 August 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that Wii Sports Club is a cartoon-like collection of five different sports games. While it's all quite family-friendly, the boxing game does allow players to punch an opponent from a first-person perspective.
Summary: Wii Sports is an undeniably important game to the whole of gaming history. Its status as a pack-in with the original Wii was responsible for getting the console into millions of homes (and breaking a few TVs), but it also signaled a significant change in player demographics that had been a long time...
Pros: Easy-to-learn controls, Simple, fun games everyone can understand, Enhanced motion controls and new mini-games add greater precision
Cons: Online play is garbage, Awkward pricing structure, The GamePad detracts as much as it enhances
Excerpt: The question Nintendo is now asking, by releasing a high-definition, online-enabled update of its iconic, motion-controlled mini-game collection, is how many people are looking to pay $40, 8 years later, for essentially the same games?
Moving in the wrong direction – Wii Sports Club review
8 August 2014
Summary: Rather than advancing upon the legacy of its predecessor, Wii Sports Club comes off more like an HD remake of the same old game with some additional motion plus and gamepad support. While this may have been a groundbreaking package eight years ago, today it feels altogether lackluster.
Pros: Online multiplayer makes winning much more satisfying, Some creative use of the Gamepad in Golf and Baseball, Interesting minigame and training options
Cons: Feels like a lackluster remake of an old game, Boxing is awkward and unresponsive, Not enough variety, the five sports get old quick, Only Baseball and Golf utilize GamePad functions
Excerpt: Wii Sports Club began life as a rather interesting eShop initiative by Nintendo, as sports from the original Wii pack-in were gradually released with multiple purchase options — timed passes for a small amount or a permanent pass for fairly standard download price.
Conclusion: The classic tennis, bowling and golf games from Wii Sports mark their return with slicker motion controls, GamePad integration and HD visuals. But the limited online-friend setups and time it takes to get into games defies the greater potential locked within.
Pros: HD visuals add a layer of sheen, New modes are fun, Classic Wii sports gameplay, Clubs aspect is a good idea
Cons: Pricing model may not suit all, Lack of real GamePad functionality, No real sense of an online community, Lack of online options