Reviews and Problems with Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge
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Lady GA "Lady", Amazon
27 November 2009
Summary: My favorites are the ski jump and the downhill skiing. I have learned quite a bit about skiing from this game (grew up water skiing, not snow). I would like for the events to be longer in length - to produce a more sustained workout. But, overall I enjoy this game.
Summary: There is a need for patience to get the hang of the controls but after that this is really a fun game.... After having gone through all 15 games once I think the alpine skiing and bobsledding type games have the most replay value. I have to agree that there is not much to the ice skating game; after playing it three times I don't think I will venture that way too often. The downhill races, whether skiing or bobsledding, are a lot of fun and get my game adrenaline going.
Summary: We haven't tried all 15 events in Wii Winter Sports yet, but wife and I completed the 7 event competition earlier this evening. My second day of playing with it, her first. It took 55 minutes to complete the 7 event competition although there were a few pauses, as reported by the game itself. I'm not sure if it stops timing during pauses, but it wouldn't have made much difference either way. We were both breathing hard and sweating (and I swim about 500 yards each day).
Lots of variety, some events too challenging to be fun for kids under eight.
23 February 2008
Summary: Except for figure skating, most of the events are lots of fun. The actions required in figure skating seem to have no relation whatsoever to the actual sport. Excelling at some of the events is quite difficult. There is a high degree of arm movement required in many of the events, although leg movement is unnecessary. Our favorite at this point is downhill skiing. Ghost competition against a family member in split screen is especially fun.
Summary: This game does take some patience in learning and getting better at each event. However, you'll find that many of the events are rather fun, such as the luge, bobsled, cross country and ski jumping (although I'm still trying to figure what makes me really jump farther). Especially notewothy is the curling. You can actually play a full 9 frame match with 8 stones each frame, either against the computer or another team.
Summary: I'm amazed at how realistic the downhill racing feels. The rhythym and excitement of htting the gates is intoxicating. Something I wouldn't dare do with this 60yo arthritic body. But it brings back many thrilling memories of younger, stronger charges downhill. Other sports are fun too Some of the instructins are inscrutable. I've done curling a few times but don't have a clue how I got it started. That's frustrating! WHT DON"Y THEY EVER TELL YOU HOW TO EXIT THE GAME!!!
Summary: For once, it seems Conspiracy has done something worthwhile. Conspiracy is the publisher for this game, known to create the most painfully bad experiences on the Wii to date (seriously, check reviews of their other games). But, this game is surprising well designed and thought out. The graphics are actually up to par with the other Wii games on the market.
Summary: The first Winter Sports title on the Nintendo Wii is a very solid one, especially at the budget price. The presentation is very solid. The game runs with a widescreen mode, has smooth graphics, and good sound. In addition to the in-game music, there are two witty European commentators that provide some interesting and funny banter. There is a very neat opening ceremony, and medal ceremonies complete with national anthems. Load times are minimal, and bugs are non present.