Excerpt: I have to admit Wii Play Motion has turned out to be a disappointment for us here at Family Friendly Gaming. Not one of the mini games sticks out in our minds. There are twelve mini games in Wii Play Motion.
Exciting showcase of wacky mini-games with one shooter game.
Common Sense Media
22 September 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Wii Play: Motion is a collection of mini-games created to highlight the abilities of the new Wii Remote Plus (although the games are all quite enjoyable on their own).
Excerpt: The Wii is going through a software drought; games worth playing are few and far between, but Nintendo has a solution, a solution to stimulate a console that only has a handful of new titles worth even glancing at.
Summary: Twist, turn, and move like never before with 12 games that use the Wii Remote Plus controller. It’s a new realm of motion-controlled fun! In each game, you’ll use the controller to immerse yourself in the action!
Conclusion: The problem with Wii Play: Motion is not in what the game actually is but in its execution and in its timing. Sure, bundling a controller with a game that shows off the many features of the controller is a great way to get a new peripheral out to the consumer in the form of a bargain deal.
Summary: The 12 titles on offer in Wii Play Motion surpass their predecessor in creativity but are just as mediocre in their simplicity and limitedness. Each activity feels like it could be so much more, either as a smaller part of a larger mini-game compilation or as the foundation of a full, unique title.