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GF Rating
6.5

849 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Underrated

posted by thewwwyzzerdd (BUZZARDS BAY, MA) Apr 24, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I just sent back Pilotwings Resort today after playing it for about 2 weeks. (probably averaging an hour or so a day give or take) On the surface the game seems a little light on content, but if you are like me you will find that the game has a certain charm to its challenge. I did all the mission stuff first (i wanted to unlock all of the aircrafts), the missions are not too difficult but not incredibly easy either.
Once I finished the missions i started messing around with free flight mode. At first i felt restricted by the time limit, but after a few runs i realized that free flight is more challenging and rewarding than the mission mode was. There are white orbs to collect, for each 20 you grab you can increase the free flight time limit by 30 sec (it starts at 2:00) certain orbs are only accessible in specific aircrafts. There is also a unique pick-up for each aircraft that will unlock "dioramas" in the title menu. These are are mostly only mildly interesting, but a few do a great job of showcasing the 3d. Finally there are also a number of locations that can be picked up in any aircraft. I managed to obtain all of each of the collectibles and had a blast doing it.
I wouldnt say that this is the best game out for the 3ds, but if you are looking for an enjoyable game you can just play for a few minutes or a few hours i would say this is worth a look. I think that while it doesnt push the system graphically anyone who plays this will get a good idea of how much more power the 3ds is sporting over its preprocessors. The game moves at a smooth framerate, has pretty decent physics, and a great color palette. The 3d effect also adds to the gameplay here unlike in most games where it is just icing on the cake. the improved depth helps a lot in some of the more precise flying challenges.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

lot's of fun

posted by captainzhao (BRIGHTON, MA) Apr 5, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this game is a lot of fun. it's pretty easy to play, but getting the best scores on everything requires skill. it will probably prove to be a little light on content when all is said and done, but the free flying mode is pretty fun to explore and item collect in. for a launch game, it's pretty great.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Rent, Don't Buy

posted by Scootercoconut (AURORA, IL) May 30, 2011

Member since May 2011

11 out of 12 gamers (92%) found this review helpful

Pilotwings Resort continues the original Pilotwings from past Nintendo systems. However, this one is just missing something.
Pilotwings Resort has two modes, mission and free flight. I regularly come back to mission mode, however I only played free flight around 5 times.
Mission mode has different ranks of difficulty. They are training, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and (if you're good enough) diamond. There are either 6 or 9 levels in each rank. Each mission tells you to do something, and then land. Based on how you did, you get a score and up to 3 stars. You need a set number of stars to unlock the next rank. It's fun, but once you've done all of it or find it's too hard, you won't come back much more.
Free flight mode isn't exactly... free. They give you a time limit, so technically its the restricted flight mode. They give you many different things for you to collect, although almost all of them are vehicle specific, so most of them you can't actually collect at one time.
Graphics are bright, colorful, and just like the wii. I just wish there was a little more than Wuhu Island all over the place. Music is refreshing, but repetitive. If you rent Pilotwings Resort, you'll have a great time. If you waste 40 bucks on it though, you won't be a happy person.

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