Totally disagree with other reviewers - love this!
posted by COMBSIE (GROVE CITY, OH) Sep 7, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
Very Good title would rate it at 8.5. Can't quite give it the excellent rating as there are a few things that could have made this very good game - great - or even excellent. But husband and I both enjoy this game very much and advise you to give it a try.
I am shocked at the bad reviews this game is receiving because we both really love it! I would recommend if you like Wii Sports bowling a lot like we did - go ahead and purchase this one!
Make no mistake this is NOT Wii Sports Bowling (WSB). You won't pick up the remote and throw strikes and spares instantaneously like you may have on WSB. WSB is simple and easy to pick up as in a 4 year old or 80 year old both could play and yes a 30 year old could still enjoy. But Brunswick Pro Bowling is the real deal - not bumper bowling, but professional bowling.
You might be curious then what would have made this very good game - great or excellent? More developed Quick Play/multi-player. Yes there are only several bowlers to choose from and only a few unlocked lanes to choose from. We did purchase this title more for multi-player than for Career Mode aspects - so it would have been nice to have more flexibility and options here!! Also, career mode you start out as a pretty bad bowler - like back when you were 10 years old, but luckily you face off against similar competition and work your way up. Also, soundtrack is pretty decent and sound effects are nice! Graphics are fine - not great, but of course way better than WSB!
It may take you a while to pick up the motion and the feel for this game, but once you do you will enjoy hitting the lanes in your living room - I promise. be patient, give it a little time and don't expect it to be the same as WSB.
Bottom line: Despite the pitiful rank on this one - I highly recommend it, I personally think it is a title to own and not just rent.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I've been playing this game for a few days and find it to be very fun. The mechanics are similar to Wii Sports but pick up where they left off. Spin and hooks are closer to real bowling. The oil pattern is a nice addition and stays accurate throughout play. The pins seem to stick a bit at times your sure it would knock everything down.
A tutorial would have been nice but you learn all you need to in career mode. The career mode has many options which keep the game entertaining. The Pro shop has a lot of stuff to buy but the prices are way to high for the amount of money you earn. Character creation is a bit weak, reminds me of early Tiger Woods games.
The one big thing i have noticed is that the power meter shown on the previews seems to be gone. You really don't need it or the Wii anyway but it would have been nice.
For the first real bowling game on the Wii it's a great start. I look forward to the followup of this game.
It's not Wii Sports, but it's a bowling game, and that's a good thing. Just not so sure bout those controls. You have no control over ball release...which is something that I was looking forward to having. What is the sense otherwise? The game is more realistic, but the developers should have spent time on the actual gameplay itself before making it pretty...and it's not that pretty, trust me. Gameplay is too slow paced and slightly boring. Looks like I will be going back to the Wii Sports until AMF Pinbusters comes out...hopefully that will be an improvement over this title. Sorry, but, Game-Off!