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Wii Sports Review

Right, here we are with the Wii launch title of Wii Sports and my first impressions of the experience were ones along the lines of, WTF how bloody simple is this? Which then ranged to, bloody hell how long have I been playing this? Quite simply this game, or technically pack of 5 games, is so intuitive and easy to pick up and play it can be extremely addictive.

So the basis of the controls is using the Wiimote to emulate the movements of said games contained within Wii Sports, for example in tennis you would swing as you would a real tennis racket, or bowl as you would down your local 10 pin alley. Now this you may think is just a gimmick but this is actually may be the easiest control method that the dirty console peasants may have actually invented.

Just be wary of extended gaming sessions as you may feel exhausted and sore after a prolonged bout of boxing or baseball, as unlike other control methods this may get you fit. Yes that's right, a game that's fun and has the potential to keep you fit.

Now the 5 games contained under the banner of Wii Sports are tennis, baseball, 10 pin bowling, golf and boxing. 4 of the sports use only the Wiimote in its control as boxing is the only one that uses the Nunchuck attachment, supplied in the Wii package also available separately from good stockists, so you may control each fist independently.

The graphics are nothing to write home about compared to what the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 can offer but they are functional, complement the style of the game very well and easy on the eye. I mean there's no point in having face melting visuals when the gameplay sucks more than a competitively priced Vietnamese prostitute. But don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the graphics are terrible, far from it, they do look good for the unit and they appeal to a wide audience.

So along side the bog standard single player nature of each sport you can also play multiplayer, the number of which depends on the sport you play. For example boxing is a 2 player split screen affair whilst golf is 4 players on 1 screen taking it in turns to spoil a good walk. Along side spoiling a good walk you may have all 4 players sharing the 1 Wiimote or each player with their own Wiimote as they can easily sync between consoles with ease. There is also a training section so you may hone your skills in each sport also a Wii fitness test.

This allows you to take 3 random challenges to perform, the outcome of which determines your Mii age (a Mii being a character you may create for yourself on the console) which is only available once each day, so again more potential to keep fit.

In conclusion, Wii sports is a highly addictive title for all age groups ranging from little Tommy 2 year old up to grandpa coffin dodger as the extremely easy control method is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play this game.

9.00/10 9

Wii Sports (Reviewed on Nintendo Wii)

Excellent. Look out for this one.

Right, here we are with the Wii launch title of Wii Sports and my first impressions of the experience were ones along the lines of, WTF how bloody simple is this? Which then ranged to, bloody hell how long have I been playing this? Quite simply this game, or technically pack of 5 games, is so intuitive and easy to pick up and play it can be extremely addictive.

This game was supplied by the publisher or relevant PR company for the purposes of review
Neil 'Wedge' Hetherington

Neil 'Wedge' Hetherington

Staff Writer

A purveyor of strange alcoholic mixes and a penchant for blowing shit up in games. Proud member of the glorious PC master race.

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