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Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (Wii)

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The Video Game Critic
The racing events deliver a thrilling sensation of speed thanks to some dramatic blurring effects. Half-pipe events require you to contort your body quite a bit, and you can get a pretty good workout in the process! A split-screen mode accommodates up to four-players. The soundtrack is an upbeat, eclectic mix of the old and new, most notably the Blondie classic "Call Me". It's difficult to find fault with this game, and even the user interface has been cleaned up from last year. If you want to hit the slopes without leaving your house, this may be the closest you're going to get.
83
3D Juegos
Con este título, Shaun White Snowboarding se convierte automáticamente en una de las mejores sagas de snowboard existentes en el mundo del videojuego. Para los que ya hayan probado el anterior, World Stage puede sugerir algunas atractivas novedades (personajes, pruebas y algunos elementos de personalización), pero para los que no conocieran el papel del snowboarder en Wii, esta es una excelente oportunidad para comprobar su excelente apuesta de juego arcade. Imprescindible para los amantes de la nieve.
83
Worth Playing
Ultimately, gamers who have already played the original Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip will experience a sense of déjà vu when playing Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage. After all, the controls, graphics and most of the sounds remain the same and, at first glance, the changes made to the game seem minimal. Give it some more play time, though, and you'll notice that most of those changes are improvements and make World Stage the better game to own. Snowboarding fans, both of the arcade and simulation variety, would do well to pick up this title. Here's hoping, though, that a possible third game in the series will expand upon what the game can do instead of just giving us more of the same.
81
GamingXP
„Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage“ gefällt mir, denn es scheint seine Grenzen zu kennen und versucht nicht zwanghaft mehr zu sein, als es ist – ein durch die tolle Steuerung und die passende Atmosphäre punktendes Videospiel mit netter Story.
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9lives
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage bouwt verder op zijn voorganger en biedt een beter totaalpakket aan als zijn voorganger. Het mist hier en daar nog de puntjes op de i, om van een echte topper te kunnen spreken. Zo is de massa aan accessoires leuk, maar bieden ze geen echte meerwaarde op de pistes. De grootste vernieuwing die er eigenlijk insteekt is het gebruik van de Wii Motion Plus waarmee je zelf tricks kunt maken en gebruiken. Dit jaar geen tijd of budget om in de Franse Alpen te gaan snowboarden? Dan is dit misschien wel een volwaardig alternatief.
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4Players.de
Im Schnee nicht viel Neues: Ubisoft macht bei World Stage genau dort weiter, wo man beim Vorgänger aufgehört hat und präsentiert das gleiche Snowboard-Programm in einer etwas anderen Verpackung. Trotz des Innovationsmangels bekommen Wii-Besitzer ein tolles Arcade-Erlebnis im Schnee, das vor allem mit einem Balance Board Spaß macht - auch wenn die Steuerung gerade bei den immer noch recht wenigen Tricks nicht immer akkurat funktioniert. Schade ist, dass man immer noch keinen Onlinemodus bietet, doch entschädigen dafür der Splitscreen für bis zu vier Spieler sowie die Hot Seat-Duelle. Was man sich beim MotionPlus-Zwang für den Trickomat gedacht hat, bleibt mir ein Rätsel, doch verbringt man die Zeit ohnehin besser in der Kampagne und bereist mit der lustigen Boarder-Truppe die acht Länder.
80
Operation Sports
Shaun White World Stage is meant to be played with a group of friends and family. You can ride in some cooperative events or do some competitive ones -- it’s all about your preference. The snowboarding techniques are simplified and do deliver a nice responsive feel on the Wii balance board. This is an overall fun game, and it is fun for everyone. While it may be aimed at the younger crowd, play this game with friends and family and you will have a good time.
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Official Nintendo Magazine
Very little has changed with the actual fundamentals of the game though. Scrape underneath that new jet-set wallpaper and this is basically last year's Shaun White - but don't go to too mad with the scraper, we think its new look suits it rather well.
80
GameFocus
For those looking for a fast and fun snowboarding game on the Wii, Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is the game to play. The wonderful course designs and various events are more than enough to keep you coming back for more. While the short length of the Story mode may let down some, if you can get some friends over to play with you, you will quickly lose track of the time.
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Gamernode
All in all, SWSB:WS has been a real surprise for me. I love the SSX games and Amped 3 was a delightful piece of insanity injected into snowboarding, and SWSB:WS brings all these elements, while adding its own spin to the genre with its unique controls and fun progression system. If you love snowboarding or just want to try your hand at virtual snowboarding, grab a Wii Balance Board and hit the slopes. You'll be glad you did.
80
GameZone
With existing content that is still great and a new stunt creation feature that is awesome and amazing, Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is a great sequel to a really great game.
79
GameTrailers
Apart from MotionPlus support, there isn't a whole lot new in World Stage. Ubisoft has certainly played it safe with a short and unimaginative campaign. But it's hard to knock the Balance Board controls-they totally make the Shaun White experience, and make it a pleasure to revisit the virtual slopes, sameness and all. The game is much harder to recommend if you can't play it with a Balance Board, though. If you're thinking of going at it with a Wii remote, then knock an entire point off our score.
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Vandal Online
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage es un interesante juego accesible para todo el mundo por su control y la sencillez de su planteamiento. Quizás les sepa a poco a los más expertos del género (aunque siempre podrán escoger los niveles de dificultad más elevados), pero para los que quieran diversión rápida acompañada de gráficos desenfados, sin duda este es su juego, sobre todo si lo compartimos con amigos. Quizás se eche en falta modo online (sólo podemos comparar nuestras puntuaciones) o más novedades respecto a la anterior entrega, pero en general estamos ante un buen juego que nos proporcionará muy buenos ratos sin complicaciones.
78
Digital Chumps
All things considered, World Stage is better than its predecessor in nearly every way—but it’s also a year later now, and the improvements, while palpable, are still marginal. The biggest deficiency is still the overall amount of content; in spite of the well-implemented track variations, it’d still be nice if there was more, especially at a $50 price point. Even the soundtrack, while certainly catchy and appropriate, isn’t nearly as robust as it needs to be. But having said all of that, this is still a solid third-party offering, and perhaps the best extreme sports game on the Wii to date. If you once found yourself addicted to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and 1080 Snowboarding, you’ll appreciate what’s been done here—but you’ll be left wanting more.
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IGN
Shaun White was good fun on Wii last year and it's still a nice ride a year later. Not a lot has changed, though, and you may be a little underwhelmed if you've already been down the mountain. I also want to stress that this is a kids' game, although it's one of the better kids' games around. If you're looking for a simple arcade racer, Shaun White is your man.
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Multiplayer.it
Sostanzialmente Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage si presenta troppo simile al predecessore. Da un lato è una garanzia per chi non ha avuto ancora modo di giocarci, dall'altro è troppo poco per chi ha comprato il capitolo originale. Le difficoltà dovute al controllo tramite Balance Board non sono state risolte del tutto, e sebbene il coinvolgimento sia assicurato, per le prove più faticose si dovrà ricorrere al controllo classico. Anche sul fronte tecnico i miglioramenti sono minimi. Si può arrivare alla fine del gioco in 4-5 ore senza troppi problemi; sbloccare tutti i bonus e gli obiettivi secondari invece, richiede altro tipo di impegno. Chi cerca un gioco di snowboard di stampo arcade troverà quindi in Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage un valido candidato, incapace però di far fare alla serie il salto di qualità auspicato.
75
Extreme Gamer
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is a fun game that will likely please anyone wanting to have a light-hearted snowboarding experience on their Wii. Keep in mind that World Stage is aimed at the younger audience so don’t expect the same showing as last years Xbox 360 or PS3 version. This being said, playing World Stage with the balance board is the way to go and it is surprisingly responsive. The value is in owning both the game and the balance board. Gamers who want to play this one without the Board can still have fun, although it really doesn’t have the same impact. I love what Ubisoft Montreal has done with the Wii version of Shaun White, and until Shaun White Snowboarding 2 is released, World Stage is where I’d put my money.
75
GameSpot
You can play through the whole Career mode cooperatively, which works really well. In trick competitions, everyone's point total feeds into the group's, so if one person is struggling, everyone else has to step it up a notch to grab a spot on the podium. You can take part in four-player competitive battles as well, and you'll feel an evil glow when you nudge your buddy right when he's trying to land a trick or force him to wipe out right before the finish line. World Stage, like its predecessor, is a well-made representation of the winter sport that is easy to pick up, and it's satisfying to work your way to the top of the rankings. However, since there aren't any huge differences separating it from last year's release, anyone taking control of Shaun White once again will have a sense of deja vu. But for people new to the series, or anyone itching to take to the slopes again, this is a really fun take on the sport with excellent controls.
75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage does have a couple of differences to its predecessor, namely the Motion Plus trick creator and the world-wide scope of its levels. However, beyond those it feels mainly the same, and seeing as we've played through Road Trip only a year ago, there's an overwhelming sense of 'been here done that'. That doesn't stop the game from being fun for newcomers, or for kids who'll most likely be the ones who extract the most out of this title, particularly if they have a Balance Board and Wii Motion Plus. The gameplay is smooth, the visuals are slick, but the advances from last year's title are only really cosmetic, which make World Stage a fun ride, but not a lasting one.
75
Spazio Games
In questo caso Ubisoft ha preferito andare sul sicuro proponendo solo piccolissime variazioni alla formula vincente vista l’anno scorso, rischiando però di deludere tutti i fans originali che si troveranno su piste diverse ma con le stesse meccaniche già viste nel 2008. La mancanza cronica della modalità online poi sta cominciando a farsi sentire. La combinazione di questi fattori garantisce il divertimento a chiunque non abbia mai provato a scendere sulle piste virtuali insieme a Shaun White e ad una Wii Balance Board, ma impedisce a chi l'anno scorso si è presentato ai blocchi di partenza, di rivivere l'esperienza di meraviglia se non tramite un marcato senso di deja vu. La serie ha ancora moltissimo potenziale da esprimere e per questo motivo, fermarsi troppo sugli allori del passato non sembra una buona idea.
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Armchair Empire, The
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage may appear to be a kids game and while it’s certainly kid friendly I think it’s going to appeal to snow boarders of all ages. So grab that balance board and hit the slopes. At least if you fall off the ground won’t be cold.
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Eurogamer.pt
Sentir-se-ão muitas vezes a lutar pelos mesmos feitos, repetidamente, tentando alcançar o primeiro lugar, indispensável para pular mais um lugar. E nessa fase começa a escassear a oferta, com poucas alternativas para lá do “hot seat” em “versus”, ainda que num assomo possam ser desbloqueadas novas personagens e um guarda-roupa volumoso. A música aqui escolhida colhe mérito por se ajustar à modalidade, com temas de agradável ritmo e bem moldados às descidas vertiginosas pejadas de acrobacias. Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage nesta versão para a Wii é seguramente uma das melhores opções do género. Desfrutado apenas com o controlador Wii remote a experiência fica aquém de estabelecer uma inovação no género, mas tendo por base a utilização da balance board em colaboração, proporciona um despique inovador, altamente apelativo e simples de executar, numa clara recuperação das memórias dos salões de jogos.
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Eurogamer.it
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage è in conclusione un titolo godibile, capace di intrattenervi lungo la non troppo estesa modalità carriera, ma dotato comunque di una sua personalità. Il target di riferimento è chiaramente quello dei teenager, ma rimane nonostante tutto una buona occasione per rispolverare la pedana griffata Nintendo. Vista la natura spensierata della serie, non ci sarebbe dispiaciuta una svolta arcade ancor più marcata, ma si può sempre rimediare con il prossimo episodio.
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videogamer.com
The complete lack of newness doesn't make World Stage's kid-centred, "hey dude!" arcade racing bad. Like its predecessor, World Stage is one of the best multiplayer racers on Nintendo's family-friendly console. But you can't escape the feeling that it's a lazy effort. The lack of full MotionPlus support might have been excused had the game offered more, but as it is, it can't be ignored. Young budding snowboarders will likely find much to enjoy, but for everyone else, only the party-focused multiplayer is of worth. Our boards are crossed that Motion Plus is less of an afterthought in the next Shaun White.
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Cheat Code Central
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage for Wii is another quality boarding title. However, the few improvements don't add up to a lot more than what was available last year; this really isn't a very inspired sequel. As such, owners of Road Trip need not shell out the dough for this newest version. If you haven't played the original, World Stage does incorporate Wii MotionPlus into the fold and the difficulty level has been increased, so you'll have a more enjoyable time if you plan on playing the game from the couch or are simply looking for a decent challenge.
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XGN
Alles samengenomen is Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage een leuk spel dat je ook in de koude winterdagen kan boeien. Vooral de wereldsteden, en de realistische besturing zullen je een hoop plezier geven. Het missen van een online multiplayer en de mogelijkheid om met meerdere Balance Boards te spelen stellen je alleen wel een beetje teleur. Toch is het een leuk spel die zeker het kopen waard is.
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Gamekult
On prend le même, Shaun White, et on recommence. Tel est le créneau de ce Shaun White Snowboarding : World Stage, un prolongement assez opportuniste plus qu'une véritable suite. Tout ce qui était réussi dans l'épisode précédent l'est aussi dans ce numéro 2 et, pas de miracle, ce qui faisait tache n'a pas été amélioré. Entre le contenu du jeu toujours un peu chiche et la tentative avortée d'intégrer le Wii MotionPlus dans le gameplay, rien ne justifie de repasser à la caisse pour les possesseurs du premier opus. En revanche, les autres y trouveront un jeu de snowboard toujours accessible et particulièrement fun à la Wii Balance Board.
60
Meristation
Divertido pero de moderada calidad. Emocionante pero para nada espectacular. Asequible para cualquiera pero repetitivo en cuanto se juega un par de horas. Shaun White no merece tantos "peros" y esperábamos mucho más del sucesor de uno de los juegos para Wii más frescos del invierno pasado. Con una estética y un planteamiento nuevos, la joven licencia de Ubisoft no ha sabido reinventarse lo suficiente en esta secuela. Si os gustan los juegos de snowboard, hay otras opciones en Wii algo mejores, aunque para jugar en familia destaca World Stage por su extrema sencillez. Sus modos multijugador son lo mejor del juego ya que permiten carreras y competiciones de hasta 4 jugadores, pero no despuntan en ningún sentido ni proponen nada nuevo. White esta vez protagoniza un juego bueno, simplemente. Esperábamos más de él.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
Despite that, at just two games in, Shaun White's ideas are starting to look a little thin on the ground. You'll still likely enjoy playing World Stage for the four or five hours it will take to see a fair amount of what's on offer, but when it's all over, it may be harder to argue that the game itself is particularly special.
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Game Informer Magazine
One new feature is World Stage’s create-a-trick mode. If you have a Wii MotionPlus you can design your own moves by having your boarders replicate the motions you make with the Wii remote. It’s a nice concept but it’s hard to translate your trick ideas into the real thing. The other Wii peripheral World Stage uses is the Wii Balance board, but you should just stick to using the standard remote. You might as well ride a peanut-butter covered skateboard down an elephant’s back for how impractical and testy Shaun’s controls become on the balance board.
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Play.tm
While I can appreciate the attraction Wii-owning Shaun White fans might feel when faced with the latest entrant in Ubisoft's burgeoning snowboarding franchise, there's simply not enough new and worthwhile content in World Stage to justify me doing anything but twisting consumer shoulders towards last year's offering instead. The original is near identical in terms of design, presentation, modes and gameplay; and, what's more, it can be snapped up for a fraction of the asking price slapped on World Stage.
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1UP
Snowed in, school closed, and stuck at home? Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage might be the game for you. While not flawed, it's devoid of substance. For the rest of us, there are superior options -- from this generation as well as the last -- to indulge in armchair snowboarding thrills.