I rented this game because I was inspired by the Winter Olympics. My first thought about this game was the relatively simple gameplay, but I was hooked for a few good hours. Surprisingly, there aren't very many interesting modes in this game. Multiplayer is pretty fun at first, you can race down 20 different courses with up to four players, and slalom, which is basically racing except you have to go through poles, and moguls, which is basically you jumping off hills and then doing tricks to earn points. I tried all of the events with my brother. My brother is not an avid gamer, but did surprisingly well. We were really intrigued by the game for about half an hour, but after that, my brother and I agreed that the game really wasn't too interesting anymore. The other mode is freestyle mode, where basically you just rush down hills as fast as you can. Sometimes, you can do tasks for people by basically just finding other people, and talking to them. But, this part of the game isn't interesting, because there are so many random people in the game that it's really hard to find them all. The whole ski resort where the setting of this game is is pretty small. I can get from the top to bottom in about 3 minutes. However, I like the design of the different slopes. Some have lots of hills, some have lots of drops to make you go fast, and some have lots of trees to dodge and are really bumpy. But, after playing for a little while, the game just doesn't seem that interesting anymore. With the Wii balance board, control is greatly enhanced. However, it doesn't totally change this game. I suggest a definite rent; this game is cool enough for you to try out, and is really fun at first, especially playing against other people. However, maybe after a few hours of gaming, you will want to return the game, unless for some reason you're just really hooked. Rent the game, just don't keep it.