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Wii-Play: Motion has been released on Nintendo Wii and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"Wii-Play Motion sounds like another derivative Wii game, but is actually another helping of family gaming magic..."
- Family Gamer (Wed, 06 Jul 2011)
Wii Play: Motion resolves the Wii's fiddly pointing mechanic with an update of the launch title that now leverages MotionPlus. It joins Wii-Sports Resort and Wii-Party to create a tour de force of Wii minigames.
Wii Play: Motion offers 12 new games that involve the Wii-Remote's enhanced abilities with the MotionPlus block attached. This enables the console to accurately detect both orientation as well as motion.
This solves much of the frustrations with the fiddly pointing mechanic of the original Wii-Play games. Activities include catching a gust of wind by tilting an umbrella to fending off garden pests by swinging a mallet.
Like the original game, Wii Play: Motion comes packaged with a Wii Remote, this time though it is the enhanced Motion Plus version of the controller.
Wii Play Motion is released in the US on the Wii on June 13 2011, with no date confirmed for elsewhere.
With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.
But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.
Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: