Excerpt: The armchair sports fan has been treated to weeks of professional darts over the last month (what do you mean you didn't watch it?) and the 'Let's make darts popular' Premiere League Darts has been pulling in new fans, so there's no better time than now for Oxygen Games to release its latest sports sim.
Summary: The first PDC Darts hit the PC and PlayStation 2 in late 2006, and although it had a budget look and feel, it wasn't a terrible game by any means. With the Wii and its motion-sensitive controller arriving not long after, it was clear that there was potential for the game to make the jump to Nintendo's console, and now it has. The result is PDC World Championship Darts 2008, in which you use the Wii Remote to throw darts with some of the world's best players.
Pros: Play as 16 PDC professionals, Variety of multiplayer games
Cons: Annoying controls, Downright ugly, Overly repetitive dialogue, Menus are confusing and hard to navigate
Excerpt: The ‘Home Darts Board Center’ is available from Woolworths for £24.99 which to myself, is quite a bit of money. It does include a compact wooden cabinet with an official darts board inside, some darts and a pen and board rubber with a wipe-clean white board for scores. Now, I may be wrong in thinking this but from the offset, with a recommended retail price of £34.99 for PDC Darts Championship 2008 for the Wii, I think my money would be going to Woolworths.
Excerpt: You’d have a better time down the pub… I’ve never actually played a darts videogame before, except as a mini-game within another title, so PDC World Championship Darts 2008 is a first for me. Without having opened the box, I was quite excited to see how the game would take advantage of the Wii remote and its motion sensing capabilities.
Pros: You don’t have to leave the house, Recognisable faces