Excerpt: We Ski has to be one of the most amazing video games I have played all year. This Wii video game feels like being on the slopes. I spent quite a few years snowboarding in the Cascades and absolutely love how We Ski feels.
Excerpt: We Ski was one of the great video games to be released on the Wii. Namco Bandai made sure it was approachable by all ages, and skill sets. The only thing I wanted out of that game was snowboarding.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a game that can be played on the Wii Balance Board but that it can also be enjoyed using Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. There is a minor alcohol reference when the player delivers food to one of the characters in the game and the character remarks about how...
Fun but unoriginal arcade sports game for the family.
Common Sense Media
20 May 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a sequel to last year's We Ski, but that there isn't much new. If you own last year's We Ski , you can skip this one. This game does make use of the Wii balance board, if you have one, but you can play it without.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, other than the ability to snowboard and the addition of a second, more open and wilder mountain, this title is essentially identical to what its predecessor brought to the table. As such, owners of the original game won't find a truly compelling reason to pick up the second attempt.
Conclusion: Along that line of thought, I can't wait for the next edition of 1080° to come out! Simply by flipping the Balance Board parallel rather than perpendicular to the player will completely revitalize that franchise.
Excerpt: Oh, skiing. The appeal of strapping my feet to two sticks, and then pushing myself down a big hill never really got my motor running. Sitting around a fireplace in a lodge enjoying some Swiss Miss was always more up my alley.
Conclusion: Set among 4 miles of open slopes set among a pair of mountain resorts, We Ski’s basic control scheme consists of assuming either a skiing or snowboarding position and leaning or shifting weight on the balance board (or moving the Wii Remote and Nunchuk accordingly).
Excerpt: Title: We Ski & Snowboard Platform: Wii One of 2008's sleeper hits on Nintendo's motion-sensing console, Namco Bandai's We Ski benefited from being the first third-party game to support the Wii Balance Board.