Best all-ages sports compilation yet -- great for groups.
Common Sense Media
9 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. This game comes bundled with the new Wii remote add-on called the Wii MotionPlus and it must be played with that add-on.
Excerpt: Reviewing Wii Sports Resort is not only a privilege, but is also a daunting responsibility. On one hand Wii Sports Resort will most likely be the biggest game this year by both sales volume and consumer awareness. So the onus is on me not to disappoint the readers. On the other hand this game is the first true test of ability for the Wii Motion Plus peripheral.
Conclusion: Wii Sports Resort is a grander endeavor than its predecessor with three times as many mini-games and a couple extra coats of polish. It is not a "perfect game" by any means, but was it worth the wait and does it warrant an upgrade? I would say so since my original Wii Sports has yet to leave its case since Wii Sports Resort dropped in.
Pros: MotionPlus works great with infrequent recalibration, 12 games have something for everyone, Flower stamp achievements, Improved visual diversity and audio, Simple and addictive as desired
Cons: No carry forward leaderboard, No online play, Some mini-games need more work
Summary: Wii Sports Resort takes the inclusive, fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level, introducing a whole new set of entertaining and physically immersive activities.
Excerpt: Back in '82, my brother and I had a months-long debate over which game console we'd request from our parents as our “big” Christmas present; he wanted the Atari 5200, and I was all about Colecovision. Our preferences had nothing to do with brand loyalty, hardware horsepower, or even the promise of each respective system's game line-up; nope, it was all about the all-important pack-in title—the 5200 was bundled with Pac-Man , and Colecovision with Donkey Kong .
Excerpt: Back in '82, my brother and I had a months-long debate over which game console we'd request from our parents as our “big” Christmas present; he wanted the Atari 5200, and I was all about Colecovision. Our preferences had nothing to do with brand loyalty, hardware horsepower, or even the promise of each respective system's game line-up; nope, it was all about the all-important pack-in title—the 5200 was bundled with
Summary: Wii Sports was a proof-of-concept that turned into a phenomenon, propelling the Wii up the sales charts, heralding the new future of videogames, opening up the industry to a brand new audience, and further such hyperbole. And while its successor, Wii Sports Resort, can't possibly make the same initial impact, it's significant in another way: it completely renders the revolutionary Wii Sports obsolete.
Pros: MotionPlus's accuracy enables great gameplay, Plenty of sports, including variations on most, Wahu Island gives everything a cohesive feel
Cons: Cycling and canoeing are realistically exhausting, Wakeboarding announcer needs to calm down, Flying makes us sad that there's no new Pilotwings yet
Conclusion: Wii Sports Resort is, without a doubt, the most anticipated game to come out for the Wii this summer, and it definitely has met, if not exceeded, all expectations. The fun and charm from the original is back and the improved controls don’t ruin from the experience at all that is to be had with the 12 categories of minigames. In fact, if there’s anything to complain about with the game’s depth, it’s probably the possibility that it might be too much to swallow.