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.
First of all, thank God for gamefly.com. Otherwise I would have bought this game and I would have been upset. Don't get me wrong, it is not a bad game.... just not worth $50. We got this in the mail, and I popped it in to play. I played all the games, and they were entertaining enough I guess. A couple of cute ones. The way you use the gamepad with the games are kinda cool, but honestly I have nothing grabbing me to ever pick up a controller and play this again. I played all the little games, and I'm done.
My children on the other hand can't get enough of this game. They aren't looking forward to me returning it. They love the multi-player games too.
I cannot imaging paying $60 fo this game, but as an add in it has some great things going on. It is much more fun when playing with multiple people and have some creative party games. The one players games are a bit boring, but a couple of them are suprisingly detailed. There are some good games to show you the Wii U's capabilities, but all in all I see it as a mini game compilation.