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: Gamers who always wanted to try skiing or snowboarding but didn’t want to risk broken limbs might want to give
We Ski & Snowboarding
a try. For all its myriad faults, particularly in comparison with the related but superior
skiing mini-games, the game does provide a fair approximation of...
Pros: Explore at your own pace…which actually turns out to be as much of a con as not., Cute graphics – my personal favorite part of the game was when your Mii gets caught in an avalanche!, Represents something of an upgrade from, We Ski, , for what that’s worth.
Cons: Controls aren’t very well designed., Multiplayer effectively nonexistent (unless you have some very understanding and/or rich acquaintances)., Let’s face it, the best part of the game was getting caught in an avalanche!
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.
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.
Pros: Excellent use of the Balance Board, Local multiplayer, You can do anything and go anywhere right off the bat
Cons: Everything is open from the start, giving you little incentive to keep playing after you've seen all the slopes, Graphics are sub-par, Having to press buttons for certain moves breaks the immersion, Split-screen means slowdown
Conclusion: With such little development time between titles, it should be no surprise that there's not much difference between raised the bar since that first release. Just adding the snowboard, but not making it a completely different experience, wasn't enough to justify a second title, though the addition of...
Summary: We Ski and Snowboard, known in Europe as Family Ski and Snowboard, adds high-performance snowboarding, as well as developed skiing functionality, two new mountains, and a complete snow park with fun boxes, rails and a half-pipe, where both skiers and snowboarders alike can grab huge air and...