Summary: I had no idea what to expect after all the bad reviews for this product. I did have some initial trouble going through the calibration. I ended up turning down the lighting and replacing the batteries and it immediately calibrated for me. Im not sure which of those did it but I was excited to begin the tutorials. I had a 20 year skateboarding career so i was interested to play a skateboarding game that utilized something besides the WII balance board! This game is great.
Summary: My almost 8 year old opened this from Santa this morning, had it calibrated in about 2 minutes, and he's been shredding for about an hour now. He loves it! Bought it on the deal of the day for $9.99 a couple months ago, and figured if it didn't work we could just blame it on elf mischief. Best $10 gift ever!
Fun Game, ZERO Issues, Plays Right Out of the Box!
Daniel Burke, Amazon
30 September 2011
Summary: Yeah, I'm not sure what's up with the hardware issues others are having, but either they fixed the problem or I got lucky and got one of the good ones. The board calibrates right away (well, it takes a *little* time, you have to do four sensors/tilt directions etc.) and you're off to the races.