i had been waiting since june to play this game, with high hopes of it putting wii bowling into early retirement. boy, was i wrong. the major problem i had was that you are not synced with your bowler, there is a signifacant delay, which makes hook and trick shots hard.
if you have to get this game , get it for the ps2. as for the wii , like other users have stated " avoid at all costs" you'll be glad you did.
final thoughts: if they had just added more bowling alleys and let you play with characters that dont look like mii's , but kept the play mechanics of wii bowling this game would have been a 10+ in my game library.
Simple. Bowling Game. Is it possible to mess this up? Oh yeah you can. Leave it to Crave to ruin what little there is to make a bowling game. The only important part about bowling for the Wii is that you act like your throwing a bowling ball with the wiimote. And that is done soooo horribly, it's offensive. The character does not match what you do in any way possible. And thats it. Thats the game. I played for a whole 5 minutes, because I wanted to gouge my eye out with the controller if forced to play any longer. Total Rent time: 10:00 minutes. Kinda sad. My suggestion? Just stick with Wii Bowling. All this game had to do was make an interactive bowling game that was fun and ONLINE ( nice to know Nintendo is still anti-internet). Aparantly, this is impossible on a grand scale.
All said and done, avoid this game like it has the plague.
Every developer should get the following message: "The Wii does not produce people that look real, so don't try!". Every Wii game that has a cartoon look or comic look comes out great. Add in real looking people and it looks horrible.
Honestly when I played this I got the feeling the following was a discussion at the developer:
"So we want to make a bowling game. Well Wii Sports Bowling is good, so lets screw everything good about it up, and sell it!".
If you liked Wii Sports Bowling, don't get this. If you like Bowling in real life, don't get this. If you like pain and frustration, then get this.