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Kimyonaakuma

@toiletduck Okay but not amazing. This game just doesn't have great models or textures in general, the gameplay is pretty good though!

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ThanosReXXX

Instead of retyping an entire post, I'll just copy/paste what I wrote in the comments section of the article dedicated to this trailer, which is now posted on the front page, also because people keep comparing this to Wii Sports Resort, which is only correct on a very superficial level:

ThanosReXXX wrote:

Well, if we're gonna compare this game with Wii Sports Resort, then we might as well give that a bit of a closer look...

People that liked Wii Sports Resort should, by all rights, LOVE this game, since it's much better than that. Where Wii Sports Resort just offers a menu screen on which you can select a bunch of mini games, it's not a connected world at all.

Go Vacation however, offers an actual group of islands that your character can physically travel around in to go to other events and areas, and you even get to create and interior-design your own living space there.

On top of that, it has WAY more activities than there are in Wii Sports Resort, and the whole vibe of the game, and the way it is constructed, really makes it feel like you take your selected character(s) on an actual holiday, instead of just playing a bunch of otherwise completely disconnected mini games.

Because that's the case, the game also offers options where there isn't any pressure of having to win, such as is more common in Wii Sports Resort (and in other sports related games), meaning for example that you can just choose to spend some time strolling, driving or riding around on a horse, to discover the various parts of the islands, or you can do some relaxing scuba diving (which also includes an option to search for treasure chests, if you still want to make something competitive of it... ).

The home building/interior designing has a bit of an Animal Crossing vibe, and then there's of course the quite elaborate player customization options, also something not present in Wii Sports Resort, which means that in a direct comparison, Wii Sports Resort is actually quite bare bones...

So, all in all: more mini games, more variety in activities, some competitive and some just relaxing, customization options, real time island travel, and each island is different, so you can go from the beach to snow-peaked mountains, and from a city environment to the woods, so it should at the very least offer a couple of interesting activities for most people.

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RR529

Pre-Load is now available on the eShop!

I'm actually thinking about getting this, but I have a few questions for the people who've played the previous iteration...

1. Does it have Bowling, Tennis, and/or a Skii-Ball like game? For personal reasons I'm not fully comfortable with mentioning here, my mother will be staying home from work until at least September, but she can (and has to) move around the house. She liked Bowling & Tennis on Wii Sports, and figured this could be a fun way for her to get up and moving (as for Skii-Ball, she just likes it).

2. How worthwhile is it for single player? In case she doesn't want to play, this still needs to offer a decent experience for myself. I'm not expecting it to provide a difficult challenge or anything, and for the record, I had no problem with the 10 hour runtime I got out of Kirby, so if it can offer even that I'd be satisfied.

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ThanosReXXX

@RR529 This Go Vacation Wiki page lists everything there is to know about the game.
http://govacation.wikia.com/wiki/Go_Vacation_Wiki
There is also a category "activities", which is divided per region/island you can visit, so you can check which activities can be found where.

EDIT:
Oh, and personally, I've found it to be VERY worthwhile in one player mode. It's literally like taking your in-game avatar on a vacation, because there is SO much to do. I've spent many hours just swimming, skiing, driving, and walking around the islands and finding and trying out all the other activities.

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construx

I think some people misunderstand this game's concept.
It's essentially the "holiday Grand Theft Auto", without the delinquents and the violence!
You can go wherever you want, do whatever you want, in a non-violent setting.
If you like the freedom of GTA games but don't like the criminality depicted there - this game is probably for you!

I played it on the Wii and enjoyed every minute of it. Since I can rarely take a real vacation, I thought this was the next best thing.
I started the game and I was already on vacation! It contains all the fun, without all the stress. I hopped up on my jet ski and started exploring the beautiful tropical setting. In the middle of the sea, I turned it off and just relaxed. Stress was immediately leaving my body.
And when I was done relaxing, I had tons of fun activities to do.
Scuba diving? This way, please!
Jet ski racing? Start your engines!
Your hands are becoming crinkled from the water? Dock your jet ski and start exploring the island in front of you, with your dog buddy!
Do you want to go deeper, maybe hunting for treasure? You can get a buggy!
Did you discover the highest point of the island? Relax with a breathtaking view! Then glide down if you dare!

Whatever you do, wherever you go, activities await. You actually get a deeper control system for a lot of them if you play them more frequently!
Found one you really like? Try to be a master in it!

Everything I described here, is just a teeny-tiny portion of the game. You will have four locations (and if you want to open all of them, you have to show some progress , just like in GTA), with unique activities and transportation methods at your disposal.

You can even have your own villa! And you can decorate it!
And of course, you can fully customise your appearance in the game, too!

All in all, this is a complete holiday simulator (not a minigame collection).
I used to like the Sims games - but they can be a chore to play...
Not this one! This one has all the fun and none of the stress.
A joy to play, and a real gem in the Wii's catalog.
I hope it will shine brightly on the Switch, too.

construx

RR529

@ThanosRexx, @Anti-Matter, @construx, thanks for the info.

It looks like it only has Tennis out of the games I mentioned, but it still looks like it has a ton to do, so I still might get it (it'll definitely be a nice change of pace from the more actiony games I've been playing pretty much all year long), and I'm excited to hear the Switch version will apparently have fishing (too bad it doesn't have regular Golf, but Mini Golf should be fun).

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ThanosReXXX

@RR529 You're welcome. And It does indeed have fishing, and the Switch version also has a photo mode, like Pokémon Snap, so you just travel around the island area, and can take photographs, which again, is just like being on vacation.

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SuperJoon

This is on my list to get, not sure ill get it when it launches as have other things to do. But might get it next month for when I go away on holiday. Vacation on Vacation.

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gcunit

I picked up the Wii version just this week and had a quick go tonight. Seems like a great concept, but I think they're missing a trick by not having online multiplayer. Imagine being able to meet others in the game, chat and then take part in activities together.

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RR529

@gcunit, I believe the Switch version will have online (I think I saw 2-4 players online listed in it's features). Whether that means you'll be able to explore the island with your friends, or if it's just multi for certain activities remains to be seen, however.

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Benjoo

I think I might pre order this game for me and my 2 daughters (3 and 5). We try and play Mario kart together but they struggle at times. Think this open world approach might be more entertaining for them. They love adventuring. And this would be my answer to rainy afternoons.

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toiletduck

This looks like a lot of fun, but it also looks like a game I'll play with friends one night and then drop forever. I'll probably wait for some positive reviews, a price-cut and/or (preferably) a demo to try the game.

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ThanosReXXX

@toiletduck It all depends: if you liked Wii Sports Resort, and played that more than once, then you'll also like this, and since there's MUCH more to do, you will probably play it more than once, because you won't even be able to sample all the activities in one sitting, and some need to be found as well, so some exploring is needed.

And I've actually also enjoyed this game when playing alone, because it's very relaxing to just wander or drive around the island area, and take part in some of the various activities, and it's more of a connected world, instead of just the separate mini games on offer in Wii Sports Resort.

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Hikingguy

@ThanosReXXX You are so correct. People love to compare this game to Wii Sports Resort, and although art style and Mii's and Wii era are similar, Go Vacation took the "pick a game select screen" of Wii Sports Resort and made it into a fun open world. Where getting to each mini game is just as much, if not more fun than the mini games. It was fun to play with my son, who was about 5 or 6 at the time when we originally got the game. And he would play for hours and hours. And my daughter still plays the original to this day.
There is just so much more to do in this game than Wii Sports Resort. I find that they are really hard to compare.
But if the multiplayer online aspect hinted at on the eShop ends up being true, I will have a lot more fun with this game as we will be able to play with others who enjoyed it as much as my family did but are too far away to reasonably come over frequently.

Hikingguy

ThanosReXXX

@Hikingguy Yeah, that is so true. For whatever reason, people just keep on force-comparing this game to Wii Sports Resort, but it just isn't the same.

And all this talk about how the textures are so bad, is also beyond me. The game itself, the graphics, and the variety in gameplay is far above anything found in Sports Resort, and like you, I really enjoyed just leisurely walking, riding, or (jet-)skiing around the various areas and do nothing competitive at all, just enjoying my virtual vacation...

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Hikingguy

@ThanosReXXX If "bad textures" or similar type of visual offenses are stopping anyone from enjoying the game, I really hope they do not go back and play any games from the PS1/Saturn/N64 era, because not only are there bad textures, but the controls are not that great either.

But from the look of the previews that I have seen, this game's "graphics" are more than acceptable for today's gaming environment. Even if it is an updated Wii look. Some may like it, some may not, but I do not believe it will negatively affect how the game plays.

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