Review: Wii Sports Resort (Wii)

Is Wii Sports Resort the worthy sequel fans of the original have been waiting for?

When Nintendo needed a showpiece for the unique motion control system of their upcoming Wii console, their developers came up with the original Wii Sports title that was eventually packed in with the system. Needless to say, it's become one of the most beloved titles for the console and, in all honesty, was the perfect pack-in title to show of the Wii console's advanced control capabilities.

So what do you do if you're Nintendo and you're getting ready to release an upgraded motion sensor attachment for your Wii console? You create a brand new Wii Sports package to show it off, of course. Only this time around, Nintendo didn't skimp with only a handful of sports, instead choosing to pack this title chock full of resort-style sports for gamers to take part in. And not only does the more precise motion controls add a lot more accuracy and playability to the mix, but many of these new sports games are not only a blast to play, but extremely authentic in the way they play as well.

In Wii Sports Resort, there are 12 different games to choose from, many of which have several sub-games within themselves. You can use your Mii characters as your players, and you can also choose to import Miis from the Check Mii Out channel to be used as opponents and spectators. Of course you can also choose not to do this and just make use of the game's built-in set of Mii characters. And while there's no online gameplay or leader boards available, the fact that you can play with up to four players on many of the sports gives gamers plenty of options for multiplayer fun.

It's also worth noting that you cannot play any game on Wii Sports Resort without the use of the new Wii Motion Plus accessory. So if you're looking to make use of the multiplayer functions, you'd better remember to pick up a few extra Wii Motion Plus attachments beforehand. Now that we've covered the basics, it's time to take a look at the many individual sports available in the package and what they each have to offer.

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