Wii Sports Reader Review
Wii Sports is a game that comes included upon buying a Wii console. With this game Nintendo more than anything wanted to showcase their new direction with the unique control system. So is it any more than a "tech demo" as some people would suggest? Wii Sports features five sports including tennis, baseball, boxing, golf and bowling each broken down into a different game within the package.
In Wii Sports you use your own created Mii and as you get better your level will go up or down depending on your play. After you get past 1000 you can become a pro staying above that level is the hard part. For each game how you achieve this is a little different depending on which game you're playing.
You are given three innings to beat your CPU or human opponent. The batting with the Wii remote feels fluid and it proves to be satisfying as you hit that elusive home run especially when there's guys out on bases to rack up the points. Pitching on the other hand is not quite as responsive but fun nevertheless and does require careful planning of what you're going to do in tight games. This turned out to be my personal favourite of the bunch.
This is the easiest game to pick up and play and can be fun with other players. Getting strikes everytime isn't as easy as you might think and it all depends on how you bowl. Using a swinging motion while holding the B button release it at just the right time. If you don't your Mii will swing with the air rather than the ball.
It could be considered the game that requires most skill. There's a gauge on the power of your swing hit it too hard and it will swing left or right likely hitting hazards along the way. It's basic in the sense that you only have three clubs at your disposal but you're still going to need to use the right one to have success. The game can be infuriating at times when you take a swing and it comes back before you're ready to hit it but maybe that's just my setup rather than the game itself.
Definitely one for with friends if you're playing on your own as it's not as fun. But I guess that's what this particular game was set up for considering it's doubles.
If you're a workout warrior this is the game for you as it takes it most out of you physically. Set into three rounds it will have you flaying your arms round like some drunk but it's great fun. Can you go 4 games a full 12 rounds against the tougher opponents?
Wii Sports is a nice demonstration of what the Wii can do and it helps that the games on show are fun to play. It would be a bit unfair if Nintendo had decided to put this out as a full priced game as it's basic but can be great fun even more so with friends and it's a game that everyone can play which was Nintendo's objective all along.
8 / 10