Summary: Parents need to know that Wii Sports is a virtual sports game that everyone from 5-year-olds to grandparents can enjoy. It comes bundled with every new Wii console. While the multiplayer mode is the most fun feature, parents should make sure that all players have enough room to move and swing their arms. The only violence occurs in the boxing game, which parents of younger kids can skip.
Conclusion: Wii Sports is the perfect Nintendo Wii pack-in title for its full use of the remote and nunchuk, and ability to get players off the couch and physically playing. The games are overly simple, though, at the same time, easily accessible by anyone of any age. A sequel with expanded options, more stats, and even deeper gameplay should be a foregone conclusion and an instant best seller. For now, this little gem is the pride of the Wii console.
Pros: Bowling, Baseball are classics, Full use of Mii's, Can get physically tired while playing, Accessible to anyone, Console pack-in!
Cons: Visuals and audio too simple, Games could be deeper, Some control quirks, especially in boxing
Excerpt: Whoever owns a Wii console already knows what I’m talking about. For all the others let’s just say that this review also provides a very good reason to buy a Wii for yourselves. The facts... The game was first released in 2006 with the Wii console included in the pack. It’s been bound up with it since then. The purpose of the game is mostly to make the buyer of a Wii console accustomed to the Wii remote and the innovative kind of gameplay it has to offer.
Pros: Great multiplayer experience, innovative controls
Cons: Poor graphics, motion-sensing system doesnt work well at times
Conclusion: Overall, the game is the perfect choice to show the powers of the Wii and deserves its spot of packaged title. Wii Sports will engage new members of your family into gaming. The design doesn't scream gamer and it doesn't look too low-brow, so it's the perfect family game. The Wii is realizing its potential and Wii Sports is the perfect introducer.
Excerpt: So launch day (or Christmas day, or a Sagittarian birthday) comes, you frantically wrestle the Wii out of its box and set the thing up. Then you spend five minutes or so in awe of how perfect the controller feels, how small the console is and so on. Then you rummage about in the box and find Wii Sports lying there, staring back at you and psychically imploring "play me, ONM reader".