Summary: Haven't used this product yet. I was really looking forward to using this on christmas morning, but couldn't as I didn't have a nunchuck. If only this had been recommended when I bought family ski and balance board. Now I have to wait to January 3rd before I can use it.
Excerpt: As I love skiing so much I decided to buy this game to bring a bit of the slopes back home and I must admit I think its pretty realistic. The greatest surprise was how good the visual quality was of the resort and slopes and their realism, if you ignore the cartoon characters.
Excerpt: While Family Ski can be an amusing game, It is in essence a more child-friendly game than an activity for adults. As a one player game it has moments of amusement and the use of the balance board works well (there is a chance for snow boarding as well as skiing) but it is short lived.
Summary: Simple graphics and mediocre music (let's be fair - annoying music after 5mins) It is still a relaxing way to spend 15-30mins if you just want gentle fun. Balance board is a must. The little games within it are banal.
A good try at a decent skiing game, but the makers seem to have lost inspiration half-way through.
10 February 2009
Excerpt: After hearing about this game from a few friends and having some skiing experience I decided I would get this game for the kids so that they could experience a part of the sport before we go away next year.
Summary: When we first got this game we thoroughly enjoyed playing it. The kids loved creating the characters for everyone in the family and we all had great fun tearing down the slopes. But now, only a couple of months on, we never get it out.
Excerpt: In Family Ski for the Nintendo Wii, you can use the 'Balance Board' which comes with Wii Fit, to (in theory) have a fun and lifelike skiing experience. In fact, Family Ski is the first standalone game which incorporates the balance boards abilities.