Summary: I highly recommend staying away from this game. I wanted to like it, but it just didn’t make the cut. If you’re in need of a fun minigame collection, stick to the first party titles for the time being.
Pros: -Game selection is varied and fairly unique., -Addition of Miis is a welcome addition., -Online play is cool when it works.
Cons: -Graphics are average at best., -Wiimote controls are as bad as it gets., -Online play rarely works., -Gets old very fast.
Summary: The game has a decent collection of mini-games for groups. The problem is so does Wii Sports, the main competition for this game. Plus, Wii Sports comes bundled in with the Wii for no extra cost. Overall, this is a game that is worth a look from groups looking for something new. For everyone else, look for Wii sports fun elsewhere.
Excerpt: Deca Sports 2, the sequel to the original sports compilation title which shipped two million units worldwide, is nearing the bullseye as the upcoming videogame has gone gold. Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, Deca Sports 2 will be available exclusively for Wii September 29th for $29.99.Deca Sports 2 offers a unique mix of classic sports and more unconventional and particularly fun choices,” said Mike Pepe,...
Conclusion: It's impossible to fault Hudson for wanting to tap into Nintendo's success of the Wii Sports franchise. Unfortunately, the publisher seems to have missed the forest for the trees. Putting style above substance, Deca Sports 2 looks a lot like Wii Sports on the surface, but that spark of magic just isn't present here. One or two of the minis can be fun in short sittings (especially with friends), but on the whole, it's a package that lacks a solid fun factor.
Sports party game is safe for kids but a bit frustrating.
Common Sense Media
25 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this sports compilation game features a small amount of cartoon violence in the form of hockey checks and wooden stick fights, but that none of the characters ever appear hurt or in pain. There is online play, but no opportunity for players to communicate with one another, making it safe for children. Also note that there is some in-game advertising that appears in some sports arenas.
Excerpt: "Quantity over quality" defines what Deca Sports 2 is all about. While you seem to get good value for your money in the game's 10 included sports, the selection is decidedly weird and the remote-and-nunchuk control schemes range from average to awful. While you could have some multiplayer fun with a group of good-natured participants, the games are are strange bunch, many of which are poorly represented.
Pros: Packed with sports and game options, Can be fun as a party game
Cons: Awkward control schemes, Almost all the sports are simplistic and repetitive