Summary: I took a chance when I saw some of the reviews here. Thanks everyone! This is a surprising winner. Terrific graphics, challenging gameplay (different difficulty levels) and especially the reasonable price, make this a wonderful extension of the wii sports/mario&sonic olympics type games. So far we have focused on a few of the events, though we have looked at all of them. The speedskating was the first one we tried. It was great for my 6 yr old. He wouldn't stop playing.
Summary: After reading reviews on Amazon and other sites I picked this game up. It lives up to the reviews and more. I just finished a 2 hour game session with my wife and we had a blast. The graphics and sound are great and so is the control. The sense of speed on the luge, skeleton and bobsled is amazing (press the 1 button for a 1st person view with insane speed). There are lots of nice little effects when you are performing extremely well that add to the sense of excitement.
Summary: We are relatively new to the Wii so I can't compare it to all of the games out there, but I can say that so far it is a blast for our family and a clear favorite for both the adults and kids. We have played the speed skating, downhill skiing and the luge games and are already addicted.