Outside of Wii sports - which we all love - and Will play, this is our first game to try. I was hoping it would be just like Wii sports, only with skiing, figure skating, etc. It isn't, really. We found it too hard, and even though we were doing what we thought were winning moves with the controllers, we didn't do well and the controllers often seemed unresponsive to us. We didn't improve much in the few days we had it. My son wanted to send it back the first day, but I tried to give it a fair shot. Also, the commentators really beat you up. Maybe they have good things to say too - but since we weren't any good we didn't hear those. They certainly didn't share any encouragement. And gamefly's description says there is snowboarding - there isn't. It would have been nice if there were practice modes too, similar to the ones in Wii sports. We probably did the best in speed skating. The figure skating seemed really unresponsive. I wanted to improve in the ski jumping in the worst way, but never really did. Didn't understand the cross country sking at all, and the downhill was just plain hard. All of these were tried on the beginner levels - we never would have dreamed of trying the harder ones. I'm hoping there are some other sports games out there that are better.
We got the game in yesterday and we put it in right away to try it. The figure skating game wasnt what we expected it to be. We like the Mario/Sonic sport game better. We are going to try it one more day before we decide to send it back.