Wii-Sports Resort Tips is a Sporting game available on the Wii.
Wii-Sports Resort Tips is a Sporting game. Sports games recreate a wide variety of real life competitive activities. Depending on the sport, these will either have an action or strategy focus. Popular sports games are often released on an annual basis, each year the game receives new player rosters and game improvements.
We have our reporters and community keeping an eye on Wii-Sports Resort for you, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments as they happen.
Wii-Sports Resort is still the most captivating experience on the Wii, and for good reason. Nothing better demonstrates the Wii's ability to entertain a wide range of gamers. With the MotionPlus Wii-mote attachment it offers divinely nuanced controls to create the King of motion controls. It'll be interesting to see how Kinect's energetic or Move's depth-aware motions compare to MotionPlus' fidelity.
The only down side is the cost of getting set-up with the controllers. To play two players you need two MotionPlus add-ons, Wii-motes and Nun-chucks for some games. To play four players you are look at around GBP200 just for the controllers, excluding the console itself and the game. Although a 360/PS3 would be cheaper, they don't offer this one-to-one sporting experience. At least not until the PlayStation Eye or 360 Natal comes to fruition.
Wii Sports Resort Cycling recreates the mesmerising sounds and sights of cycling, but didn't quite deliver the competitive riding experience I was hoping for.
Thank you, Nintendo for making a cycling game. There aren't enough of them out there. Obviously, Cycling is only a small part of Wii Sports Resort but it is by far my favourite bit. That's probably because I'm just a little bit biased, but I don't care.
Most people's first exposure to active gaming was probably Wii Sports, now we have Wii Sports Resort with the new MotionPlus add-on to enhance controller accuracy. Here I'll give a rundown of the 12 mini-games and assess how good they might be for keeping active, using a pulse monitor to get an idea of the calories burnt. For reference, while sitting on the sofa reading a book, the pulse meter thinks I burn about 1.5 calories a minute.
We will split the games into three groups. Balance and Control, Semi Active and Active. This will give you the sport trainers low down on how Wii-Sports resort stacks up.
Wii-Sports Resort takes the Wii-Sports seed of genius and cultivates it into a fully grown gaming tree. Whereas the launch title was a magical place to visit, Wii-Sports Resort is somewhere to loose yourself for days. Experts, novices and everyone in between will be hooked for a good long time.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge wince that first motion validating outing for Mii's in the Wii-Sports games that came with your console. Wii-Play showed that even a sketch of an idea could be enough to drive strong controller sales, and still ranks in the top selling titles each month. Wii-Fit in particular has seen Nintendo better incentivise and gently encourage players towards activities they may like.
Wii-Sports Resort combines exuberant physical game shows of the 90's (think Gladiator and It's a Knock Out) while honing the Wii controls to near perfection. Finally, a Wii-Sports beater, even if it is by Nintendo again..
OK everyone, at the time of writing Wii Sports Resort has been out for a month, and it's not quite long enough yet to really know if it will be a massive industry hit. My betting though, is that it will, especially when compared to the original Wii Sports, which revolutionised the industry but left us seriously wanting.
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