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  • Summary: (Also known as "Family Ski") Step onto your Wii Balance Board or grab your Wii Remote and Nunchuk and hit the fresh powder with We Ski. Up to four skiers can experience the sweetest mountain runs in the comfort of their homes as We Ski’s highly responsive and intuitive controls take them down the slopes like never before. In We Ski, up to four skiers can test their skills on more than a dozen runs from the bunny slopes to the most challenging Black Diamonds. Not only can players carve through the trails using the motion-based controls but they can also mix in the Wii Balance Board for a whole new level of realism. Players can ski using their own Mii or create a new character with a host of customizable options including changeable face and body types. Boosting the customization feature, additional skis, poles, goggles, and costumes can be unlocked. We Ski features an entire mountain to explore, complete with a ski school, freestyle skiing, moguls and slaloms, photography, and a variety of other events. Players can even try their hand at night skiing while enjoying the spectrum of fireworks that color the sky. With We Ski no more long drives to the snow will be necessary to enjoy a day of shredding the mountains. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. 100
    We Ski offers an absurd amount of events, objectives, and extras -- and it's all icing on the mountain, as this would be a great game without most of it. The comfortable motion controls ensure that even a simple, leisurely ski around the resort is usually a joy.
  2. Not worth the board for, but a bit of diverting fun for those tired of "Wii Fit." [Aug 2008, p.79]
  3. A gentle, accessible alternative to "SSX Blur." It won't set your world on fire, but hte Happy Ski resort is well worth a visit. [Issue #24, p.64]
  4. Family Ski comes highly recommended – even if only to soothe the pain of yet another blue-shell-related defeat. [May 2008, p.118]
  5. 60
    We Ski put itself in a great position for the launch of Wii Fit, but it’s unfortunate that the core game doesn’t support the well-executed balance board integration with stronger core gameplay.
  6. It's worth buying if you can find it at a bargain price, and works as a decent alternative to Wii Fit for balance board owners. Just don't expect too much.
  7. What looks like an open world, is in fact a closed snowfield that only gives you the illusion of freedom.

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  1. [Anonymous]
    May 16, 2008
    9
    My family and I are having a blast with this game and the balance board isn't even out yet!
  2. DjFIL
    May 16, 2008
    8
    Great controls (even with only wiimote/nunchuck), good graphics (and love that you can use your own mii)... there is a slight lack of events, but that's mostly because it's only 1 mountain with 14 runs (13 available from the start). but overall great little ski game on the wii. Expand
  3. JS.
    May 23, 2008
    8
    I think the professional reviewers have underestimated this game. I've been playing it since 5/21 on the balance board and I find it very enjoyable. One of the better games I have for the wii. Expand
  4. JM
    Jun 30, 2008
    8
    It really is a blast, and feels very much like the real thing (even without the balance board). I wish we could download some other ski areas (even real ones!) for variety's sake. It rewards only the fastest, most reckless skiing, which can easily be transferred to the real slopes and cause serious accidents. What it calls "slolom" is at the opposite end of the alpine racing spectrum - it's pure Downhill, Franz Klammer style, far too few turns. All this said, I'm enjoying it immensely. Expand
  5. PatrickK
    Dec 11, 2008
    7
    I really enjoy playing this with my kids. The motion control with the wiimote/nunchuk is excellent - I kinda catch myself feeling like I'm skiing sometimes. The only downside is that there's only one mountain to ski on - would enjoy more varied venues. And Bandai missed a great opportunity to get creative with wierd/fantastical/out-of-this-world ski areas. Imagine Mario Kart on skis! It's still a lot of fun, and worth the low cost. Expand