There is no possible way to feel as if one was ripped off by playing this game. First, it was free and second, it is so simple to play that a caveman can do it. WiiSports was developed to show new Nintendo Wii owners the entire spectrum of control of the WiiMote and nunchuk. The game does exactly what it is meant to do and as a few extra features players can test their fitness age and play some interesting twists on the five included games.
This game sold over 80 million copies and is the reason the Wii sold over 100 million units and won it's generation. It's the definition of a killer app/excellent launch title, showing everything about the new technology that it can. That, and it's a fun game.
Despite these two solo modes, Wii Sports is really all about getting some friends together and playing a few matches of tennis or bowling. The game isn't designed to be a true authentic sports simulation, it's all about the sheer entertainment value, and this is where Wii Sports really shines.
Wii Sports is neither bulging in features nor graphically impressive, but when you put everything together, you have a fun package that, although better in places than others, is varied enough to keep you entertained for a good while and brilliant in multiplayer.
Wii Sports is a well-known sports game with five activities that challenge your strength and skill with excellent controller integration. The game shines in its multiplayer mode, where you can have fun with your friends. However, the single player mode lacks variety and excitement, as playing all the disciplines once can make you lose interest without any companions. Positive is that the game adapts to your skill level and gives you suitable opponents. A negative aspect is the boxing mode, which is the least enjoyable of all the sports. Wii Sports is a fun and entertaining game to play with others, but it can become dull and repetitive when you play alone.
I guess this wouldn't have been the classic it is today if it were not firstly offered with the Wii console. 'Wii Sports' directly showed that this console was a family console. With these family-frendly graphics, controls and handling it had everything needed to get in everyone's hands. I guess that point is a marvelous success.
The sports proposed are varied. It would have been even better if you didn't have to do the same moves over and over again to progress in the game. Plus at the beginning (before the apparition of the blessed Wii Motion Plus) the moves were not that accurate. Tennis is the mini-game you can play while sitting down and just swing your Wii-mote at the right moment. Golf requires a bit more control but that's all. Music, even if funky and joyful quickly becomes repetitive and uninspiring. It eventually goes the same way for gameplay.
Let's be honest 'Wii Sports' was just a demo and we all played it for a way too long time before major games like Smash Bros and Twilight Princess came to our homes to revolutionize the Wii catalog.
Except for that it is free, there isn't really anything great about this game. Its a tech demo, because there isn't really that fun, nor is there much content. The controls are awkward,slow and imprecise and none of the minigames emphasizes on skill at all (the controls aren't exact enough for skill to play a role anyhow). Overall, this is a real dumb game.
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