posted by DrZombie (VALLEY VILLAGE, CA) Mar 31, 2007
Member since Mar 2007
This game would be great to use for showing off your Wii to newcomers. The offerings are so light that I can't imagine wanting to play it by yourself for more than half an hour. Only buy or rent if you've got a couple friends who want to give it a try. Great use of the Miis, fun for a few minutes, but after that there's not much here to keep you.
This is basically a $10 game if you picked it up in a bundle with a Wii-mote. With that said, it's a decent little collection of mini-games that showcase some of the Wii's unique control abilities. You will want to play this with a friend in order to really enjoy the majority of the games, as they can be quite boring when playing by yourself.
Of the available mini-games, Tanks stood out as being the most fun (both single and multi-player), and seemed to offer the most replay value and challenge. I would definitely recommend plugging in the nunchuck for it, though, as the controls for that particular mini-game can be tough without it.
Some of the games were a bit of a letdown, and will likely get neglected after the initial play-through. Ping Pong is probably the most disappointing, but the Laser Hockey game helps absorb some of that disappointment by at least covering the "Pong" aspect fairly well.
Overall, there's not a ton of replay value in Wii Play, and the novelty will probably wear off kind of quick. It's a nice title to use in combination with Wii Sports when you want to introduce somebody to the Wii console. If you need an extra Wii-mote, then I'd definitely recommend just picking up the bundle that includes Wii Play.