Reviews and Problems with Summer Sports: Paradise Island
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A pricey collection of classic backyard games.
Common Sense Media
13 October 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a simple collection of seven classic family friendly outdoor games. It provides intuitive motion sensitive controls for activities including basketball and mini-golf, and can be useful in teaching younger players the rules of less common backyard games such as croquet, badminton, and lawn darts. Note, though, that the difficulty level is surprisingly high.
Conclusion: Summer Sports: Paradise Island is a passable Wii sporting title that brings a few backyard favorites to your living room. Unfortunately, the imprecise controls don't let the game achieve its full potential. Consequently, the title is nothing more than a bit more fodder for Sony and Microsoft fanboys to point their fingers and laugh at. That being said, the gameplay experience is similar to that found in Wii Sports.
Conclusion: For an expensive game you would expect a whole lot more. Paradise Island is another dud, the game offers new kinds of mini games, but they are impossible to play. If you want golf then buy a different Wii game, same goes for basketball. Whatever you do please don’t torture your friends and family with this game, they’ll disown you.
Excerpt: Game - Summer Sports: Paradise Island Genre – Sports – Various Platform – Wii It’s no secret that the Wii is desperately in need of third-party titles. The old fallbacks, Mario, Zelda and Metroid, are well represented on the console, and there’s the ubiquitous Wii Sports , of course, but outside of No More Heroes and Zack & Wiki , there’s not much worth playing that’s not a Nintendo product.