Excerpt: There is no need to spend thousands of dollars to get to a tropical island to play sports this winter, you can do it all in the comfort of your own living room with this sequel to Wii Sports and the new Wii Motion Plus bundled along with it, which is a good idea mainly because you can’t play the game without it.
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.
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. As though I were vacationing with my therapist, the game kept reminding me to take a break and stretch my legs.
Excerpt: Premier titre a être sorti sur la Wii, puisque vendu en bundle avec la console, Wii Sports n'a eu de cesse de faire des émules. Pourtant, il ne s'agissait à l'époque que d'une simple démonstration de ce qu'était le gameplay de la Wii et de faire découvrir au commun des mortels la reconnaissance de mouvements. Wii Sports ne proposait alors que cinq épreuves, à savoir le baseball, le bowling, le golf, le tennis et la boxe.
Conclusion: What you basically have with Wii Sports Resort is a tour of what's possible with Wii MotionPlus. You can already see the genesis of the next Wave Race, Zelda, Pilot Wings, or Star Fox. Only time will tell if the gadget has more to offer beyond this. Yet, as far as mini-game collections go on the Wii, this is undoubtedly the cream of the crop.
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. If you're in the mood for Wii Sports Resort, eventually people will ask for these old favorites, so you might as well have them on the same disk! All in all, players should be happy with this new offering, as long as they know what to expect.
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, bowling and baseball. For many people the Wii is Wii Sports, so much so that other games might as well not exist.
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. This game comes bundled with the new Wii remote add-on called the Wii MotionPlus and it must be played with that add-on.