Whenever some games have really bad game play, they try to hide it by piling on several features.
In Deca Sports 3, there’s a lot of choices for the player to pick from: the player can go online to play against others, they can play single player offline to pick from a single play of a single event, a tournament for a single event, play all ten events, or undergo a challenge for each event.
What are the ten events? They are Lacross, Racquetball, Log Cutting, Volleyball, Diving, Fencing, Air Racing, Halfpipe, Kayak Slalom, and Giant Slalom. You can use a predetermined team or make up one.
That’s a lot to pick from. Too bad the game play does not stand up.
The Lacross is nothing more than “whack the guy with the ball”
Racquetball and Volleyball is nothing more than wave the Wiimote at the right time to hit the ball.
The Logcutting is the worst; all you do here is push and pull the Wiimote back and forth.
Diving is the same basic waving of the Wiimote (sounds familiar doesn’t it?) , and you can’t pick the dives your avatar does. What a rip off.
The Fencing is more luck than skill as I pushed the Wiimote forward hoping to get a hit.
The Halpipe has no rhyme or reason to it; it’s just (you guess it) blindly wave that Wiimote in the right time.
The Kayaking has the worst controls of them all; it was hard to control the kayak with my hands so closely together.
The only two sports (out of the ten) I liked were the Air Racing and the Skiing - the only ones where the controls felt natural and intuitive.
But twenty percent is a failing mark, and there’s no offline multiplayer at all (Why?).
Deca Sports 3 is another mini game compilation for the Wii that you should avoid. SKIP IT.
This is the first "Deca Sports" title I've tried. Unless something went drastically wrong on this one, I can't believe this series is popular. Compared to games like Wii Sports and Sports Resort, or even the Mario and Sonic and the Olympics Games titles, the control/character movements are horrible. I gave each sport a shot two times, over two days, and beyond that, it just didn't seem worth bothering with, so I sent it back. This is exactly the kind of game that explains why I have a GameFly membership. I would have been very annoyed if I had bought this game without trying it first.