Wii play is little fun
KingSigy wrote this review on .
Wii play includes 9 mini games, 2 of which are fun and the rest useless. Shooting Gallery is a fun light gun style game that mimics duck hunt. You shoot balloons, cans, clay pigeons, the ducks, and UFOs. The second good game is the Mini Tank battle, which has the interesting option of being played with or without the nunchuk. It's basically just an isometric shooter, but the tanks are pretty challenging later in the game. The rest are horrid, especially Ping Pong and Laser Hockey. Both are extremely pointless, short, and stupidly hard in single player. Multiplayer adds some fun to these, but their general lack of structure is what hurts them the most. Pose Mii is profoundly stupid. You just pose your Mii with the push of a button and twirl of the wiimote. Simple and boring. Find Mii is the same principle, except without posing. You just find a Mii under certain circumstances. Billiards is decent for awhile, but the fact that you're not playing actual pool but more of a shoot here ruins the experience. Fishing is a step back from what Zelda offered, and is incredibly easy to pull off a platinum medal in one try. Finally, the Cow racing type game is a funny diversion, but ultimately just feels completely separate from the rest of the collection of games. The controls are decent, but the game is boring after a short period of time.
Graphically, Wii play is bad. While it takes the Wii sports approach, the game adds very little onto what Wii sports had. The Mii models do animate better, but the rest of the textures are bland and ugly. The mini games are lifeless with the same repeating backgrounds and textures. Most mini games don't even change screens, making the graphics of your current area even worse.
Sound is decent, with everything coming from the speakers except for stupid little noises on the wiimote. Nothing is of exceptional quality, but it also doesn't sound terrible. The music is decent, the sound effects are funny, and anything else is just there.
The value of this game is almost entirely the included Wiimote. There is obviously no other reason to own Wii play, as the game is completely useless after a few hours. When you think of the price a wiimote normally goes for, $10 for Wii play isn't all that bad. You get an extra wiimote, and some dumb games to screw around with; what could be better?