What Nintendo did with the Wii Sports pack in of the Wii, they have done with Nintendo Land. 12 games and they are all addictive. Easy for anyone to pick up and play (friends, girlfriend, spouse, family), but increasingly difficult to master. In short, be forewarned. Its hard to put the controller down. There is plenty of variety. Some games are solo only. Some games are multiplayer (local) only. The rest are both. All the games utilize and take advantage of the hardware/software in different, but intuitive ways. Example: some games can be played using only the pad while others require both. If this game possessed online multiplayer, there would be little need to purchase other games right now. But then again, it doesnt need it. Still would have been a nice feature. GOOD WORK NINTENDO...as always.
It is just like the Wii's Wii Sports, it showcases all the functions of the system while also providing a fun experience. Even with the heavy homage to Nintendo and its classics, it's fun for everyone. The one player experiences are great for when alone, the 1-5 player games are better when you have a friend, and for the 2-5 player games they are just awesome to play. The lack of online multiplayer is kinda disappointing, however I love how you can feel like you're at a real amusement park by having all kinds of Miiverse players with the game show up in the plaza via internet connection. All in all, go for it.
this is obviously a pseudo sequel to wii sports. It attempts to get the entire family on the boob tube playing a collection of mini games. The game is fun. The majority of the mini games are quite deep and addictive. Some are outright crazy party madness (aka Mario chase and animal crossing:sweet days). The problem is the complexity of some games turn off the casual person from playing. Wii sports was simple pick up and play and no issues. Nintendo land demands a little more from the gamer. And the fact not all mini games provide that multiplayer experience so it did turn some family members away. The gamers and the children stayed for the experience. The non gamers simply watched.