Excerpt: Wii Sports , the casual-friendly minigame collection Nintendo packages in with every Wii, has some definite shortcomings. But, as a launch title, it showed developers how to take Nintendo's minimalistic remote and create fun, engaging games.
Pros: you're a parent, a grandparent or a recluse.
Cons: Wii Sports could have used more blood, guts and cursing.
Conclusion: For a night of casual gaming with friends and family, Wii Sports Resort is great. The inclusion of Bowling and Golf is an added plus, as it would stink to have to swap games in order to play them.
Best all-ages sports compilation yet -- great for groups.
Common Sense Media
17 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this excellent compilation of sports games plays well across generations from kindergartners to grandparents. However, families with young children may want to skip the sword fighting game because it is all about whacking other avatars with a sword that you wield.
Excerpt: Making the follow-up to the game that convinced millions to buy a Wii can't have been easy for Nintendo. Wii Sports is the very definition of a party game, with the Wii taken out of the cupboard on special occasions just so the entire family of non-gamers can pretend to play tennis, golf, boxing,...
Excerpt: The follow-up to Wii Sports is here: Wii Sports Resort. Is the package worth the $50 price of admission? Wii Sports Resort takes you to a magical island where the sun shines, the ocean is always blue and people are forever friendly. Oh, and they love to play games.
Excerpt: It’s Like… …Wii Sports on steroids. More sports, more motion control, the latter of which is due to the inclusion of the Wii MotionPlus, an accessory that attaches to the bottom of your Wii Remote.
Summary: If Wuhu Island were a real place, I wouldn't mind vacationing there; Nintendo's fictional vacation spot feels innately relaxing. The game's tropical Magnum, P.I. piano music entranced me while I participated in some of the most stress-free minigames I have ever played.
Summary: Although Wii Sports Resort won’t turn the entire gaming industry on its head like the original Wii Sports , it is a fun and addictive romp through twenty-three different mini games spanning twelve categories.