The timing of the release of Summer Sports 2 is perfect - if you live south of the Equator. Those players can really relate to the scenery and games this collection has to offer. I know, the game makers had no control over that problem. But there are other problems that Summer Sports 2 have that they do have control over. First, we don't get 12 unique games, we get 7: Bocce, Target Football, Archery, Shuffleboard, Golf, and Basketball. So why do the game makers say we get 12 games? Because there's five different basketball games: HORSE, 2 on 2 competition, Around the World, Slam Dunk and Shot Clock And two different shuffleboard games: regular and Target Shuffleboard. That makes 12. They say you get a different experience with each of these selections. I say you don't. The basketball games feel mostly the game; shoot a ball into a basket by waving the Wiimote about. Same thing goes for Shuffleboard; the slight differences between regular and Target isn't enough to justify calling it a "different" game. There are other content issues here, too. The Golf game only has nine holes and there's only one field for each event (all basketball and shuffleboard games play on one field each). Besides, the controls for basketball, shuffleboard golf and soccer are stiff at best and clunky at worst. The only games I liked of the bunch are Bocce, Archery and Target Football. Three games isn't enough; Summer Sports 2 needs much better quality games and more of them. SKIP IT.
posted by simplyme77 (PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL) Jan 6, 2010
Member since Jan 2009
The best advice I can give, if you absolutely have to try it out for yourself, play it as soon as you receive it so you can return it for a better game. I got busy and wasted two weeks before I could finally test it out.
I liked the idea of the game and was really excited when I saw Bocce on it. However, the game is sluggish and sensors are quite up to par. The directions for each game wasn't explained to well and could not find a way to show directions again. Also was disappointed with the archery game. It has you hook up the nunchuck and I couldn't figure out why because it didn't seem like you used it. Also you don't pull the bow back like you would do if you were really shooting archery. And again... you point and aim where you are shooting which is unrealistic.
posted by macguyver (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Oct 12, 2009
Member since Jul 2007
They make it sound like you have a wide variety of games, when in fact you have 4 games with 3 versions of each. It needs work, let's say that. The controllers don't respond in a real-time (yes I have new batteries) so that your movements which need to be detailed are less than due to the workings of the game.