Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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A new way to play sports games
Wii Sports (Wii)
Member Name: autumnleaf
Wii Sports (Wii)
Advantages: Easy to play
Disadvantages: Gameplay experiences lack a little depth
Wii sports introduced a whole new way of playing sports games with its inclusion of motion controls. For those that have no experience of playing games with motion controls, this is an excellent place to start due to its ease of accessibility and family friendly style interfaces. Players are able to use their own Miis for an added bit of fun and personalisation. There are 5 games to play here so I will review each individually.
A simple concept here really, grab a nunchuck in one hand and a wiimote in the other and then punch the air with them! Each player has a split screen view of the action in an almost-first-person style, so moving your fists forwards will inflict strikes on your opponent. Overall this feels fairly accurate at first and provides a great deal of fun, but after a while you soon find that you character may produce punches that you didn't feel you executed. Still good fun though.
I find myself playing this the most. It is very simple, just move the wiimote in a motion similar to how you would bowl, using the trigger to signify when to release the ball, and that is it! It is possible to add spin and get really accurate shots. This game feels like it uses the wiimote the best and that you have a really fine control over the game
This is another good effort, with the majority of shots feeling like they are true to your motions. Predictably you simple swing the wiimote to take your shots. There isn't a great deal of depth to this game, do not go expecting the sort of experience you will get with a game like Tiger Woods, but it is a nice addition to the collection.
The weakest of the bunch for me. I found it incredibly hard to hit the ball, to the point where I could barely even play it. I could easily play through an entire game without hitting the ball.
Whilst this is initially quite fun, it soon becomes frustrating. The players move themselves around and all you have to do is perform some kind of motion when the ball gets close to your player. The timing of your swing dictates the direction of the ball, since the wiimotes cannot be read with enough accuracy to place shots otherwise. It is still good fun but often shots can be wild and frustrating.
Overall, this is a good package and a great introduction to the world of motion gaming.
Summary: A great introduction to motion gaming for all the family