Excerpt: Family Friendly Gaming has commended Nintendo for their innovations, and family friendly fun video games. Wii Music considers that tradition quite nicely. I have to admit I was skeptical after seeing this game at E3 in the year of our Lord 2008. I have to apologize to Nintendo because I was a doubting Thomas in regards to Wii Music. Seeing is certainly believing, and so is hearing (in the case of Wii Music). This Wii game is fun for the entire family.
Wii Music Solves The "It's Got Too Many Notes" Problem
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Make a music game, but dispense with all that ''skill'' and actual gameplay nonsense
Graphics: Utilizes Miis in simple environment. Fans of Wii Sports will be right at home
Sound: Random public domain folk and classical songs, Muzak versions of lightweight pop tunes, and some Nintendo theme songs. All being strangled within an inch of their lives
Playability: On a standard television, the control is imprecise.
Summary: Ever wanted to play ''Little Hans'' or ''The Entertainer'' in a video game? Well now you can. Wii Music's song list contains 30 public domain hits, 13 ''contemporary'' tunes, and 7 Nintendo themes. Even if the list weren't terrible, the best sound you can hope to create out of the game edges up to Muzak. If there's any fun to be had here, it's in the handbell minigame or crafting the most obnoxious song possible to annoy your friends and family.
Excerpt: Wii Music is without doubt the trickiest game to review that Nintendo has released. The problems are numerous, with the game seemingly too complex for kids, too simple for experts, not educational enough for wannabe musicians and not enough of a game for everyone else. You could say Wii Music is the culmination of the work Nintendo has been doing with the Wii and DS. Having tried so hard to make games for everyone, could Wii Music be a game for no one?
Conclusion: Other than the addictive gameplay, Fossil Fighters is packed with charm, and that is really what makes the game so addicting. The lack of online play is a little disappointing, but in general, the game is very accessible and even gamers of younger demographics will be able to pick up their trusty styli and jump in on all the action. You had best be ready to get your pickaxe and cleaning tools ready because this is one game you’re not going to want to miss.
Conclusion: Overall, other player’s feelings towards Wii Music will largely depend on what they believe constitutes a modern video game. If you believe games are non-competitive ways to express yourself and where not much effort is required, then you will probably love Wii Music. However, if you believe games are all about skill, scores, and hard work, then you probably won’t enjoy this title at all.
Conclusion: Wii Music is not for everybody. There are no strict rules, you can't lose, and there's no rating system for how well you play through a song. If you're a big fan of Rock Band or Guitar Hero, you're going to be happier just sticking with what you've already got. But if you're a more casual gamer, Wii Music is sure to please. The game is as simple or as complex (to a degree) as you want, and at its core the title is really about making music and reveling in the sounds.