Needs a lesson in "Party Games" vs "Hardcore Games"
T. Jacobs "TJ", Amazon
23 June 2011
Summary: Family Game night 2, at least for Wii, is an absolute nightmare. The controls are unintuitive, and more importantly, they are minimally explained/not at all explained at all. Family Game Night inhabits the gaming zone known as "party games" - people are *not* going to be familiar with the controls initially so the game should do everything possible to explain how to move the remote, what buttons to press, for each player, at the beginning of each game.
Summary: Using the remote and explaining to our children was tough. The remote use is more complex than Wii Sports and Resort, which our children love. Don't know how to play sorry and Wii Game Night didn't explain the rules either. You can't import your Mii's so your stuck with characters you don't even know. It was tough keeping track who was "Jim" etc. In the end, I'll just stick to the board games. We got so frustrated that my kids just said, "can we play Mario?" I said yes.
Summary: My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the first Family Game Night and were excited to hear some of the new games on Family Game Night 2. Our enthusiasm was short lived when we got the game. There's really nothing good to say about the game. The controls are extremely clunky and trying to play any of these games became too frustrating. We quickly resold the game.
Summary: I bought this game for Christmas 2009 based on other reviews and wish I wouldn't have wasted my money. It is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to control the thing. Pictureka you try to click on the right thing and it clicks on something next to it. Connect 4 it will never drop in the right slot. Operation...I know they say "it takes steady hands" but I think they designed it for a pediatric brain surgeon. Jenga, same as Operation.
Summary: These games are way better in person and not at all exciting on wii. Jenga is way too hard and not fun for any age. I had much higher hopes for Operation, but they changed it too much. My family won't play this game ever again.