Summary: I bought this thinking this game was going to be brilliant as the pictures made it look exciting. We found this difficult to use the controls on this game , no precision in 'throwing' your dart so really you have a hard task of winning.
PDC World Championship Darts 2008 (Wii): PDC Darts - more like BDO darts
27 May 2009
Summary: The PDC World Championship Darts 2008 is, to my knowledge, the only game that tries to recreate the game of darts on a games console (although I do not know why when all you got to do is buy a dart board and darts). The game itself depicts real sports men from the PDC championship (Phil Taylor, Raymond Van Barnaveld, et al); in an almost realistic recreation but some do not have any basis in reality to their real life counterparts.
Pros: Has all big names of the PDC
Cons: Poor control mechanism and player representations
Excerpt: "...The game focuses on the PDC the "glitz and glamour" side of darts, it has the top 16 players in the PDC with numerous formats you can play. The game modes are a plus point of this title with several to choose from witch includes a career mode, exhibition mode and party games. The gameplay lets this game down so badly, throwing the dart is surely the central point of the game and it seems they've just forgotten about it. There are two ways to use ...
Conclusion: This darts game for me was quite hard to master. Your hands have to be very steady with the wii remote. But the hardest thing is that even on easy mode, the computer gets treble or double 20 every time it is so hard.
Summary: This game was nothing like i expected it to be and as i had just got my Wii was looking for some games that you could play as a multiplayer and this seemed like one of the ideal games, as we all love Wii Sports. The controls are a nightmare to use, once you get used to them they are not as bad especially if you use the nun chuck, but compared to other Wii games it takes a long time to master and the graphic are not that wonderful either.
Summary: I was really looking forward to this game thinking that it would work great with the intuitive Wii controls. To be perfectly honest I would rather watch bullseye than play this game. When you play a Wii game you expect the controls to be straight forward, hold the remote like a dart as if you was throwing a dart and then throw, but no that doesn't happen with this game, it either misses the board or misses the place you were aiming at.
Summary: I was really excited when I saw this game. I struggle to find games that my husband and I can play together, but this seemed ideal. However it became obvious very very quickly that this really wasn't going to fit the bill. The controls are really difficult to master and there is nothing to really help. I think I'll trade this in asap.