Playground is a great alternative when you have other people to play with and you're sick of puzzlers, RPGs and sports games.
As a multiplayer party game it becomes real good fun. Cutesy graphics but nothing overly fancy as they aren't really needed. Controls and rules for the games that are both simple to pick up and play with instructions in the game in case you lose the book like we always seem to. :-)
Dodgeball, the soccer game which is kinda more like twisted volleyball and the cooperative shooting game are probably our faves but most are good fun except the paper dart game which is a bit lame.
On the downside the controls can be occaisionally unreliable - shooting in the soccer game and dodging in Dodgeball where you can often go in the wrong direction if your flick of the controller is a little wild is probably where you will notice this the most. Also due ot the simplicity of the games you are not going to play this for hours but then I don't think it was ever intended for that - this is strictly a change up game and a party loosener-upper.
Overall great fun and you should rent this even if you only get some folks around on the weekend and get into teams to play. If you have parties regularly you may even want to hang on to this one and buy it as it will certainly provide some fun and the odd cry of "What the heck was that? Were you even watching?"
Oh yeah one final thing - WAY better than Mario Party
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This game is pretty fun; especialy in multi- player. The AI can be a bit difficult when you are at the last challenge. However it would be nice to use the nunchuck to walk and it would have helped in some games also. Dont be fooled by this one; the hours fly by when playing. Just like real recess!
I thought this game was great for a 5 year old who has very limited reading skills right now. There are not very many games out there right now geared towards the non-reading group of kids, so I thought this one was great for his age. I thought the graphics were great, the theme is awesome...paper airplane racing, how cool is that? My son loved this game!