Wii Sports Resort Reviews (Wii)
|A game with broad appeal, best played in groups||Condemned (75)|
|Another cheap Nintendo cash in.||AkibaTechno (254)|
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Gameblog.fr (Jul 27, 2009)
Enfin, n'oublions pas que derrière ses allures de petit jeu de l'été, Wii Sports Resort revêt une importance stratégique et économique de tout premier plan pour Nintendo. Archétype du titre pouvant dominer les charts pendant de longs mois, il a aussi été conçu pour faciliter l'adoption d'un Wii MotionPlus qu'on imagine de plus en plus indispensable dans les prochains jeux Wii. Ne serait-ce que pour permettre, enfin, l'émergence de gameplays plus pointus. On pourra d'ailleurs regretter une fois de plus que l'accessoire n'ait pas été là dès le lancement, mais c'est ainsi, et l'important est désormais de le voir massivement adopté pour espérer plus de richesse dans les jeux Wii. Mais au-delà de toute considération marketing, n'oublions pas l'essentiel : Wii Sports Resort reste un jeu. Et autant le confesser, il fait même partie de ceux qui donnent du plaisir. Probablement la plus belle des victoires pour un jeu vidéo.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 15, 2009)
Wii Sports was a landmark title, but this sequel surpasses it easily. NOTE: Wii Sports Resort includes one Wii-Motion Plus controller attachment, and this accessory is required to play.
Giant Bomb (Jul 22, 2009)
By offering 12 events and covering a variety of different styles, Nintendo has almost ensured that anyone who remotely liked anything about the original Wii Sports will find Wii Sports Resort to be a lot of fun. On top of that, it's still just as accessible as the original was, making it a great choice if you're looking for games to play with people who don't play a lot of games. You know what? It doesn't even need that layer of qualification. Wii Sports Resort is great.
Official Nintendo Magazine (Jul 22, 2009)
Makes the original seem lacking in every department. A lovely, polished party game.
1UP (Jul 16, 2009)
But despite it flaws, and its disconnectedness, Wii Sports Resort is filled with genuinely fun moments. For the "casual" Wii owner, the minigame collection provides immediate access, and quick thrills, that can be enjoyed for a few minutes, and then put away and forgotten until they next time the Wii comes out for family game night. But even hardcore gamers can appreciate Resort's upgrade of the Wii's motion controls. Like Wii Sports, Wii Play, and Wii Music, this is a game made to be played with friends, and your enjoyment with the title will directly relate to how much time you're able to spend playing it with other people.
Hooked Gamers (Jul 16, 2009)
After having played the game for several hours by myself I took the game over to a friend of mine and we had a go at the multiplayer games available. As one would expect, the game is far more entertaining in multiplayer than it is alone. One of the more surprisingly enjoyable modes was half-court basketball. Frisbee golf, which is played out on golf courses but requires you to select your “club” and toss it through the “hole” can be very competitive and very fun. Despite the unspoken insistence to own more than one Wiimote, a majority of the games allow for pass-the-controller gameplay, something one would not expect given Nintendo’s focus on making gobs of money right now.
N-Europe (Jul 23, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort is truly an experience like no other, offering truly real sports experiences and incredibly fun multiplayer modes. Wii MotionPlus is here, it works, and it's the future. Embrace it with open arms.
Atomic Gamer (Jul 29, 2009)
Even at that, though, I'd say it's worth investing in both the game and a second Wii Motion Plus add-on. If you're anything like the millions of Wii owners out there, you've probably spent countless hours in front of Wii Sports; well, picture that, multiplied several times over due to the addition of some great new games, and you'll get an idea of the entertainment value packed into WSR. Not everyone will love all the games, and again, if you weren't impressed by the original, this one probably won't win you over. However, if you are a fan—and spent as many hours as I did in Wii Sports' virtual bowling lanes—then visiting this Resort is a no-brainer.
Worth Playing (Jul 30, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort includes lots of opportunities to collect points and stickers and improve your in-game rank, but the lasting power of Resort will depend almost entirely on how engaging the games are, and how much of a blast you and your family and friends continue to have getting together for extra rounds. Most of these mini-games fill the bill. Coming straight from Nintendo, the Wii Sports Resort presentation is overall only as good as you'd expect, but that doesn't detract from the actual quality. The MotionPlus does indeed make a favorable mark on the Wiimote control scheme. All you need now is a large, mostly empty room full of avid players — and a raft of those MotionPlus units.
Cubed3 (Aug 05, 2009)
Nintendo has done it again, showing how it is indeed the master of its own technology, whilst also creating a fantastic package that will appeal to all members of the family, no matter what their gaming level, age or gender. Wii Sports Resort is a motion-controlled marvel with a little piece of magic included for each and every one of us.
Armchair Empire, The (Aug 27, 2009)
Lots of fun, there’s really no reason not to get Wii Sports Resort because you get a lot of fun games to play and you get the Wii Motion Plus, which will no doubt come into use with a lot of future Wii games.
UOL Jogos (Jul 24, 2009)
Assim como o primeiro Wii Sports fez com o Wii Remote, Wii Sports Resort cumpre de maneira exemplar a função de demonstrar as capacidades do MotionPlus e ainda desenvolve melhor a ideia da série, apresentando uma grande e divertida variedade de esportes para aproveitar, principalmente em turma.
Nintendo Life (Jul 20, 2009)
The end result is a sports package that's absolutely chock full of sports gaming goodness and enough replay value to keep gamers coming back for more. You might find sports packages that offer up a more in-depth gameplay experience for an individual sport , but you'd be hard pressed to find a package with more variety and fun than the one found in Wii Sports Resort. If you've been looking for an excuse to invest in the Wii Motion Plus attachment, you've just found it.
Impulse Gamer (Sep 16, 2009)
Add in some unlockable content and Wii Resort is a sturdy party game that makes gaming fun once again, without all the convoluted mechanics of many modern titles today. The only downside of Wii Resorts is the limitations of the single-player game, even so, this is another slick game from Nintendo.
IGN UK (Jul 14, 2009)
While the usual group of miserable Wii owners will blithely dismiss Wii Sports Resort as 'just another mini-game' collection', the rest of us can rejoice in a game that delivers entertainment in massive, unbridled waves. It’s true that Resort doesn’t quite strike the balance between single-player and party appeal, but its compulsive score-based structure is a significant step up from its predecessor. Soloists mightn't be captivated by Resort’s slightly uneven game line-up for hours at a time but multiplayer is a different story entirely. Yes, control issues mar some activities but most offer a ridiculous amount of finely-honed, uncomplicated fun. Wii Sports Resort might lack the kind of revelatory innovative oomph that accompanied its forebear's debut but it's still a thoroughly charmingly masterclass in entertaining, accessible game design. It not quite a five star retreat but that doesn't mean we won't be perfectly happy on Wahu Island this summer.
DS-x2 (Aug 03, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort is arguably Nintendo's biggest title for this year and it had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, though, the end product is fantastic, providing a highly polished experience that shows the true potential that the MotionPlus device has. The sports are played out realistically thanks to the device's improved capabilities over the standard Wii-mote and the presentation is top notch, with Wuhu Island being one of Nintendo's best pieces of design work for the last few years. The multiplayer options that made the original so fun are improved upon in every area here and this will easily become to go to title when friends and family are around. Wii Sports Resort is a must have title not only for the casual gamer but also for the hardcore because it is just pure, unadulterated fun that everyone will enjoy.
gamrReview (Sep 01, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort is an incredible value. For $49.99 in the United States, you get the game (which is packed with twelve sports) and a Wii Motion Plus peripheral (a $19.99 value on its own). The game also extends value by adding higher challenge levels, secrets to find, and stamps (read: achievements) to collect. Since Wii Sports Resort is by nature a very social experience, many will find value in the countless hours it will be played with other friends and family. Simply put, this game is the epitome of what casual and social gaming is about. All around, if you own a Wii, you should own Wii Sports Resort.
Play.tm (Jul 23, 2009)
Despite those minor quibbles there's really no reason not to recommend you add this to your Wii collection as soon as possible. Just as Wii Sports was exactly what Nintendo needed to help shift units when the Wii launched so too Wii Sports Resort proves to be a perfect advert for MotionPlus as well as still being a cracking game in its own right. While it's unlikely to cause as huge a revolution as its older brother it still manages to be a tantalising glimpse into a MotionPlus-enabled future while acting as a firm poke in the eye to all the other mini game collections that have swamped the Wii release schedules since launch. Anyone who's enthusiasm for the Wii was starting to wane will find their faith restored as Nintendo, once again, prove that they know best.
GameTrailers (Jul 18, 2009)
What you basically have with Wii Sports Resort is a tour of what's possible with Wii MotionPlus. You can already see the genesis of the next Wave Race, Zelda, Pilot Wings, or Star Fox. Only time will tell if the gadget has more to offer beyond this. Yet, as far as mini-game collections go on the Wii, this is undoubtedly the cream of the crop. You'll be surprised how much fun you have with some events, and how little you garner from others, but there are still some rock solid experiences that you'll come back to again and again when friends and family gather.
That Gaming Site (Jul 19, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort isn't perfect but despite its flaws, it always manages to be a lot of fun whether you're playing alone or with up to four friends.
Gameplanet (Jul 24, 2009)
With its accessible-to-all-ages appeal, sheer variety and addictive, engaging gameplay, Wii Sports Resort is cheaper by far than a family holiday at Club Med… and promises many more hours of fun.
Gamer Limit (Jul 29, 2009)
All in all, Wii Sports: Resort is the perfect game to bring out when friends and family are around for the same reasons as its predecessor – it’s both entertaining and accessible. Despite the mediocrity of some of its mini-games, the more enjoyable ones will keep you coming back for more. If you own a Wii, you’d do yourself a favor to pick it up. The Motion Plus add on is worth the investment, and Resort is an excellent showcase for its abilities.
Retrogaming History (Feb 05, 2010)
Wii Sports Resort è un prodotto d’intrattenimento elettronico realizzato con perizia e professionalità. Gran parte del valore aggiunto di WSR deriva dal controller integrato con il MotionPlus che sfoggia un sorprendente livello di precisione e consente di migliorare nettamente il feeling e la profondità di gioco del predecessore. La mancanza dell'online gaming, alcuni eventi poco azzeccati nella struttura e nell’implementazione del sistema di controllo e l’appeal relativamente ridotto della modalità single player penalizzano solo marginalmente l’ottimo WSR che consente ancora una volta alla Nintendo di realizzare, tanto per rimanere in tema, un clamoroso strike.
Kombo.com (Jul 31, 2009)
All the Wii fans out there reading this probably already own Wii Sports Resort. This is for those of us that might've let our Wiis collect dust a bit too long, or given up on them altogether. Wii Sports Resort is a worthy addition to the Wii library. It'll remind you why you picked up the console in the first place and, more than likely, spark a renaissance of Wii parties. Definitely don't miss this one.
GamersGlobal (Jul 24, 2009)
Unsere Wertung von 8.5 gilt nur für Wii Sports Resort als Multiplayer-Spiel -- dann aber gibt es kaum etwas Besseres, um aus einem verregneten Sonntag ein schönes Miteinander zu machen. Aber sogar allein könnt ihr mit einigen Disziplinen wie dem Bogenschießen oder Wakeboarding großen Spaß haben, auch Golf und Radfahren gehören zu den auch längerfristig solotauglichen Angeboten des Zwölferpacks.
GameFocus (Jul 29, 2009)
More accessible and way more interesting than its predecessor, Wii Sports Resort isn’t only the best compilation of mini-games to be offered on the Wii console in a while but also a great way to display what the Wii Motion Plus accessory can do. However, keep in mind that the real fun of Wii Sports Resort will come out when you play in groups. If you like playing solo, this might not be the best game for you.
Peliplaneetta.net (Aug 07, 2009)
Vaikka peli sisältää niin hittejä kuin huteja, Wii Sports Resort on pitkälti hintansa väärti jo MotionPlus-kapulan takia. Wii Sportsin lajit ovat sangen mainiota demoja siitä, mitä kaikkea lisäkapulalla voidaankaan tehdä - vaikkakin äärimmäisen yksinkertaistettuna. Nyt, jos milloinkaan, Nintendo-kansan on aika ryhtyä unelmoimaan ja visioimaan.
Da Gameboyz (Aug 03, 2009)
I have to say that Wii Sports Resort is a solid addition to any gamer’s library of Wii games. I had my doubts that the MotionPlus would make such a difference, but after playing the games included on the disc I have to say that the future is bright for the new peripheral. Given the price of admission, which includes the game and one MotionPlus controller, I’d say that you can’t go wrong picking up this title as it should keep you and your friends busy for quite some time.
Game Shark (Sep 01, 2009)
Regardless of the quality of the game, chances are it's going to sell about a billion copies and further the argument that casual gaming will eventually bring about the death of the universe. Not all of the sports are winners and having a house full of people is still the best way to get the most enjoyment out of the game, but even with these slight caveats, it's hard not to recommend Wii Sports Resort to gamers of all ages and experience levels.
Gaming Age (Aug 06, 2009)
All together, it's well worth picking up for Wii owners, and a great follow-up to the original. I do hope that we'll see certain events make their way into real games, I can definitely see a new Pilotwings or Waverace stemming from some of the events here, so hopefully Nintendo and other developers will pick up with these ideas and run with them. While not every event in the game is going to please you, I'm sure you'll find plenty of things to like, especially with a group of friends.
Cheat Code Central (Jul 23, 2009)
For a night of casual gaming with friends and family, Wii Sports Resort is great. The inclusion of Bowling and Golf is an added plus, as it would stink to have to swap games in order to play them. If you're in the mood for Wii Sports Resort, eventually people will ask for these old favorites, so you might as well have them on the same disk! All in all, players should be happy with this new offering, as long as they know what to expect. It's an upgraded version of Wii Sports containing two of the old games and ten new ones, with multiple unlockable challenges within them. Just remember to pick up at least an extra Wii MotionPlus when you get it. It's the only way to get the full multiplayer experience!
Game Observer (Aug 01, 2009)
It’s not all fun in the sun, but the easy pick-up-and-play nature and great multiplayer experience of Wii Sports Resort makes it a must-have title for any Wii owner.
Operation Sports (Aug 05, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort is a very good game with some very bad additions. While there were sports that I completely disliked (Frisbee, cycling), I found myself playing others for hours at a time (basketball, jet skiing). The game is very well done, even after taking its shortcomings into account. Most importantly, WSR feels much more polished and complete than its little brother, Wii Sports. Only time will tell if WSR can duplicate the success of Wii Sports, but I have a feeling the game will slowly find its way into many Wii libraries (being packaged with the MotionPlus accessory helps as well). It may not be the perfect game to showcase the Wii MotionPlus -- Tiger Woods 10 easily wins that award -- there is no denying the fact that there is now another top-tier sports game on the Wii. If you are a fan of the Wii and like sports, you owe it to yourself to pick this game up. You will have a blast.
Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Jul 22, 2009)
Far from the simple pack-in that Wii Sports was, Wii Sports Resort warrants the £34.99 price tag with a more substantial and fun offering of games (even if only half of them will keep your interest past the first week), more polished controls (thanks to the new peripheral you get in the box), top-tier visuals on Wii and another brilliant party (or after-party) game to break out with the Doritos.
NintendoWorldReport (Jul 30, 2009)
I can’t complain too much, though, because Stamps are a throwaway feature of what’s otherwise a very robust and enjoyable collection of games made possible by Wii MotionPlus. It’s my hope that developers take these basic ideas and run with them. We may see a new Wave Race or Pilotwings yet, and maybe LucasArts, after studying Swordplay, will give us a lightsaber Star Wars game worth talking about. As always, more people means more fun—bring your friends over for a party game that’s just as enjoyable, if not more so (for more kinds of people), than Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I was lucky enough to review the game while my in-laws, who are not gamers, were visiting. We played every night, and they loved it. Nintendo is trying to reach the non-gamer audience, and Wii Sports Resort is just the prescription.
ZTGameDomain (Sep 01, 2009)
Yes, it may well be a tech demonstration of MotionPlus, but on the upside somebody built a game around it for us to have some fun with, and to experience how much WMP really does improve on the original controls. It is a worthy pick for everyone that enjoyed Wii Sports and likes to play mini-games with friends and family, particularly with stand-out games like the Swordplay, Archery and returning classics like bowling and golf.
Gamers Daily News (Aug 11, 2009)
Bearing in mind that you’re technically paying $25-30 for the games on the disc, and the rest of the price covers your first MotionPlus, Wii Sports Resort is a decent deal. Yes, a few of the games are boring or are taken from the original Wii Sports with only minor differences with the MotionPlus attachment, but most are genuinely fun and show a lot of potential. Plus this makes for a decent party game, letting just about anyone quickly get in and play with some proficiency right away. So long as you understand that Resort is not going to be a fifty hour epic blockbuster game, and is instead meant to be both accessible fun for all as well as an example of the MotionPlus’ capabilities, you’ll be well served by this release.
DarkZero (Aug 16, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort serves as more than just a tech demo for WiiMotionPlus, and more than just a collection of minigames. It does well as a proper sequel to Wii Sports, being easy to pick up and fun to play alone or with friends. There is far more below the surface than meets the eye in this title that is far more hit than miss.
videogamer.com (Jul 28, 2009)
here's plenty here to do alone, but as with the original Wii Sports, Resort is far better when played with a friend. The games generally take a bit more working out than those included in the console pack-in, so Nintendo's latest isn't quite as pick up and play friendly, but it shouldn't take much to get gran and granddad up to speed. All in all there's plenty here to keep gamers happy, the MotionPlus support is extremely good and the game is packed full with the usual Nintendo charm. We're not sure if it'll have the same impact as the original, but it's more or less a dead cert that many Wiis will be coming out of the cupboard for this one.
JeuxActu (Jul 29, 2009)
Alors que l'on ne s'attendait pas forcément à une suite aussi profonde, Wii Sports Resort surprend par la richesse de son contenu, ainsi que par sa volonté à démontrer toutes les qualités du Wii MotionPlus. Evidemment que le disque du jeu contient des disciplines sur lesquelles on ne reviendra que très rarement, mais le tir à l'arc, le golf ou bien encore le basket suffisent à convaincre de l'utilité de l'accessoire, même s'il ne s'agit pas d'une révolution. Avec une durée de vie solide, Wii Sports Resort prend en tout cas la succession de Wii Sports avec brio, même s'il faudra tout de même se procurer plusieurs Wii MotionPlus pour en profiter pleinement.
GameSpot AU (Jul 22, 2009)
And it's the overall accessibility that makes Wii Sports Resort a must-have. Just as the original Wii Sports was a great showcase of what the Wii Remote could do, so too is Wii Sports Resort a great advertisement for the capabilities of the Wii MotionPlus. It may not have lasting single-player appeal, but with so many compelling and downright fun games to play with friends, Nintendo has created another winner that can be picked up and enjoyed by gamers of all levels. If you're itching for a holiday and have got a few friends who want to tag along, then you should definitely drop by the Wii Sports Resort.
4Players.de (Jul 23, 2009)
Für eine kurze Session mit Papa, der Freundin oder ähnlich spielunerfahrenen Gästen eignet sich Wii Sports Resort genauso gut wie der Vorgänger - und diesmal werden sogar ganze zwölf Disziplinen mitgeliefert! Die Klassiker Bowling und Golf lassen sich dank Wii MotionPlus noch präziser steuern und auch viele anderen Disziplinen wie Bogenschießen oder Basketball sorgen für Partystimmung und profitieren von der genaueren Handhabung. Schön auch, dass man viele davon mit nur einer Fernbedienung zocken kann. Leider haben die Entwickler andere Sportarten wie Jetboot und die Fahrradtour mit ebenso ungenauen wie unnötigen Gesten versaut. Auch Präsentation und Langzeit-Motivation lassen zu wünschen übrig. Hallo Nintendo - wir schreiben das Jahr 2009! Die an Erfolge erinnernden Extra-Aufgaben sind zwar ein netter Bonus, aber wo bleibt ein Online-Modus oder eine strukturierte Einzelspielerkarriere?
IGN (Jul 16, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort is a really good follow-up to the game that started Nintendo’s industry shift. It’s absolutely a better design than the original pack-in with a much larger stack of sports-inspired Wii games. Not every game is a winner, however, and a few games that hold promise don’t quite meet their potential.
Fragland.net (Sep 03, 2009)
If we take into account that you need to calibrate too many times and too often will have to wait too long for what in essence is a party game then this holiday resort has too little holiday feeling and casual fun on offer to seduce us to a visit each day off. A bit like going to Turkey with a cheap tour operator, so to speak.
NZGamer (Jul 13, 2009)
If you have spent so long at the helm of Wii Sports that you crave another challenge, then this will be the game for you. If you're a moneybags who never played Wii Sports and wondered what all the fuss was about, then this will be the game for you. If you're a newcomer to the Wii, then there's no reason you can't start here and, well, ditto. If you don't fit into any of these categories, then a knockout archery sim might not be enough, but I'm not going to sit here and run the game down for that. Wii Sports Resort perhaps doesn't go as far as a good sequel should, but it's still - yes, yes - damned good fun.
Jeuxvideo.com (Jul 24, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort est un digne successeur de son aîné dans la mesure où il lui est supérieur à quasiment tous les niveaux. Le Wii Motion Plus a joué un rôle important dans cette progression, sans pour autant révolutionner le party game. On prend toutefois plaisir à découvrir de nouvelles disciplines et surtout, à jouir d'un gameplay moins aléatoire. Il s'agit là d'une nouvelle référence pour les amateurs de multijoueur.
AusGamers (Jul 28, 2009)
All said, Wii Sports Resort is still going to be a worthwhile purchase for anyone that loved the first Wii Sports - it's a fun party game and once again so simple, everyone can play. As disappointed as we are at what this game fails to include, it's hard to deny the fun you can still have with what is on offer. If you're more of a solo (or online) gamer, however, and the novelty wore off pretty fast last time, you might be better off waiting until the MotionPlus gets implemented across some deeper titles before picking one up.
Nintendo-Online.de (Jul 22, 2009)
Eine gute Sammlung überwiegend interessanter Sportarten, die jeder Wii-Konsole anstatt des nun überflüssig gewordenen „Wii Sports“ beiliegen sollte, lautet das abschließende Fazit nach stundenlangen Besuchen auf Wuhu Island. Während Casual-Gamer auch nach Wochen immer noch einmal „Wii Sports Resort“ herausholen werden, dürften Core-Gamer trotz des Stempelsystems aufgrund der Einfachheit auch recht schnell wieder das Interesse verlieren. Die ganz große Partystimmung kommt zudem nur beim Kanufahren auf, da die meisten anderen Sportarten entweder nur zu zweit oder lediglich nacheinander gespielt werden können. Dem Erfolg mag diese Kritik nicht im Weg stehen, doch man schafft es auch nicht, weder die verrückten Hasen noch den grimmigen Mario-Widersacher von den ersten beiden Podestplätzen zu stoßen.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jul 14, 2009)
You could argue that Nintendo has always had two kinds of greatness: the big ideas - things like bottom-bouncing, and trigger targeting - which redefine genres, and then the sharp, unexpected treats that don't change games fundamentally, so much as transform them into something more lovable. It's definitely the second category into which the best parts of Resort fall, and so my updated list of favourite light-touch Nintendo moments is rejigged thus: that palm-reading in Animal Crossing leading to an unexpected bout of clumsiness, playing jump rope with Koopas in Superstar Saga, and skydiving towards WuHu island, connecting hands with falling strangers, before turning, just in time to face the camera. Count down. Big grin. 10 points. Press A to play again.
GameSpy (Jul 18, 2009)
In any case, the good-to-bad ratio is overwhelmingly in the former's favor; the only question most Wii owners need to ask themselves about this game is whether they have enough friendly get-togethers to justify it, as it's made to be played in groups. Give it a shot. Most of the mini-games are surprisingly skill-based, and even Wii Sports haters should find something to enjoy. I definitely did.
Game Critics (Aug 03, 2007)
I am hopeful for the possibilities the WMP could bring to gaming. It could end the waggle-as-button problem by delivering accurate controls in a true three-dimensional space. But unless it's utilized by developers—and not just Nintendo—that's all it will ever be: potential.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Jul 20, 2009)
Några bra grenar, några dåliga alltså. Mycket mer än så behöver man egentligen inte veta om Wii Sports Resort. Wii Motion Plus är inget chockerande revolutionerande, men åtminstone bjuder tillbehöret på en märkbar förbättring i exakthet och i möjligheter (tänk bara på att spelet kräver att alla spelare äger tillsatsen). Även om här finns grenar som flörtar med det meningslösa är de ändå alla fyllda av Nintendo-charm. Här finns en soldränkt ö med ett Super Mario 64-liknande slott. Här finns Mii:s som attackerar dig med skumgummisvärd när du rusar över en bro. Och framförallt, här finns flerspelarmatcher du kommer att ta på fullaste allvar och formkurvor du planerar ta hela vägen upp mot himlen. Lättsamt pampigt, helt enkelt.
Gamestyle (Aug 16, 2009)
Wii Sports Resort is a fantastic showpiece for MotionPlus, and the one thing that Gamestyle takes away from its time with the game is the possibility of what it could lead to. The archery and swordplay makes Gamestyle drool at what the next Zelda game has in store. The power cruising is already half-way to becoming the next Wave Race, and the flying sections lead you to believe that a new and exciting Pilot Wings is on the horizon. Gamestyle remembers having these thoughts when the Wii was first released, however, and no matter how much fun it is, this just emphasises the fact that Wii Sports Resort is indeed a glorified tech demo. It does offer more entertainment than its predecessor, and if you enjoyed Wii Sports and aren’t put off by the price, Gamestyle suggests you make the trip to the Resort.
JeuxVideoPC.com (Jul 24, 2009)
Un nouvel accessoire et de nouvelles activités, voilà une équipe qui devrait vite se placer en tête des classements de vente. Même si on doute encore du réel intérêt du Wii Motion Plus qui, certes, améliore la précision de la détection de mouvement sans, non plus, révolutionner la console. La grosse boite de jeu contenant le nouvel accessoire aura tout de même le mérite de vous offrir un Wii Motion Plus à prix réduit, qui sera de plus en plus utilisé dans divers jeux. Le réel intérêt du jeu réside donc dans ses nouveaux sports, qui plairont sans nul doute aux très nombreux adeptes du premier opus.
Gamekult (Jul 24, 2009)
A l'heure où de nombreux éditeurs nous arrosent de jeux casual fainéants, Nintendo nous rappelle qu'il est aussi possible de viser le grand public avec un produit soigné. Wii Sports Resort est bien le jeu dont le Wii MotionPlus avait besoin pour démontrer concrètement son intérêt dans plusieurs types de disciplines, et la durée de vie de l'ensemble s'appuyant sur plus d'épreuves et de profondeur devrait garantir au titre une certaine popularité. Un achat logique pour tous ceux qui ont apprécié le premier opus et qui sont prêts à investir dans au moins un autre MotionPlus pour profiter de l'aspect multi du titre qui reste plus que jamais son plus gros atout.
Game Revolution (Jul 29, 2009)
In fact, just follow through with your feelings on Wii Sports and you'll be happy. None of the mini-games will make you want to come back to it unless you have enough people around who want to play local multiplayer and aren't in the mood for perfectly fine Nintendo alternatives like Super Smash Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Play, and Mario Party 8. Wii Sports Resort fits into the rotation of party games, but it has the breezy weakness of being lost in the shuffle.
IGN Australia (Jul 07, 2009)
If Wii Sports Resort was to take over from Wii Sports as the pack-in title with the console, it would serve its purpose well. For the time being, however, it’s not, so the questions are: is this game worth paying for, and will we come back to it? The answer to both those questions is ‘no’. For Wii Sports diehards, Wii Sports Resort will be worth a look, but for the rest of us – especially those who’ve thrashed Bowling to death already, this is a patchy offering more notable for its missed opportunities than its successes.
Jeuxvideo.fr (Jul 31, 2009)
Qu'on se le dise, Wii Sports Resort n'est pas un mauvais titre, loin de là. Les quelques épreuves réellement intéressantes qu'il propose sont autant d'occasions de rigoler entre amis. L'apport du Wii Motion Plus en terme de gameplay est d'ailleurs assez remarquable. Pourtant, sur la douzaine de disciplines que compte cette compilation, les épreuves amusantes représentent moins de la moitié du programme. Le reste oscille entre l'anecdotique et l'inintéressant. Dès lors avec une fourchette de prix comprise entre 70 euros (le bundle et un Motion Plus supplémentaire si vous disposez déjà d'une seconde Wiimote) et 240 (trois Wiimotes et trois Motion Plus), le sport en réunion coûte cher, trop cher pour la somme de petits plaisirs offerts par le titre. Surtout quand, une fois de plus, la moitié des épreuves parvient à captiver durablement l'assemblée.
Good Game (Jul 20, 2009)
And not many are party proof. They’re full of redundant setup and calibration steps - why not have a championship mode where 4 people log in and compete in a selection of events? There’s a bit more colour in this sequel but the graphics haven’t changed much really and honestly it’s a little more than a polished tech demo, that delivers about 30% of what it could have been. I’m giving it 5.5/10.
Good Game (Jul 20, 2009)
MotionPlus is great so why didn’t they flesh it out? there’s a real ‘that’ll do’ vibe to this game. Variety is the spice of life, but less is also more Jung, I’d much rather a quarter of the events done right. It’s 5 from me.