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.
Summary: 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. You can also personalise these characters by using your miis and adjusting clothing, and they can at times be quite funny.
Summary: 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. After a while the game becomes tedious and repetitive and lacks the realism of skiing. While this is the case with most games, family ski lacks the adrenaline factor!
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. Let's face it (and I don't condone it at all), this piste game is far better if you are "piste" - then it's 5 star and a great couple of hours fun.
Summary: 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. I had also heard that it uses some actual skiing techniques which I thought could be very useful. In this area I was not disappointed.
Pros: A basically sound, enjoyable game that all the family can enjoy.
Cons: After the first week the novelty wears off and it goes back in its box for a long time
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. The novelty has worn off and we all agree that its appeal is very limited. We don't ski in 'real life' though so perhaps that's the problem!!
Conclusion: Good fun but does not utlise the balance board as well as wii fit. Its just used for side to side movement unlike the skiing bit of wii fit which uses forward and backward movement too. It definatly feels like the board has been added as an after thought. Fun but in a limited way!
Summary: 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. The game itself is pretty good fun, but there are areas which definitely could have been improved.
Pros: Interesting Concept
Cons: Graphics aren't great, Challenges are Boring