gamers (95%) found this review helpful
We are new to the wii, and to modern games-so we wanted to get games we are familiar with the concept. Our kids love the show, so we tried out the game. All in all we really enjoyed it, although its pretty much a game you can play sitting down. I thought it might be more like the wii sports games where you are more a part of the action. The players are funny charachters, and you can choose the size of player you would like (the heavier players seem to be slower, but dont go down as easy, the lighter players are quicker but dont bounce on the balls as sturdy). Its funny to see the slow motion replays of the players wiping out-and while you are watching the other players turn you can aim and shoot balls out of a cannon at them, to knock them down and make them lose time on the clock. We honestly never made it past the "Easy" level, as it gets pretty frustrating at times. the players can be hard to control, its hard to judge the distance of some jumps. I guess thats just a part of mastering the game. the wipeout zone is pretty fun, and i recommend it if you like the show.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The game was rather uneventful, The contestants were hard to control, the graphics were fine, Commentary was lengthy and repetitive. Over all I was unamused by this highly anticipated game, glade I rented it.
posted by kuchiyose (WEST COLUMBIA, SC) Jul 26, 2010
Member since Nov 2009
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
I expected this game to suck completely after reading the reviews but being a fan of the show still opted to rent it. The only things that disappointed me was the choice of characters and some of the hit detection areas. The were funnier contestants on the actual show.
This is a "family fun" type of game not to be compared to games for hardcore gamers. And u can tell the game was made that way as just playing through a Wipeout! event without even winning unlocks the next level.
The same hilarity from the show happens in the game. Me and my family laughed like crazy when either of us fell or got knocked off.
As far as graphics it's not wonderful but it's not bad either. The collision animations make some of the best Wipeouts possible but sometimes u wipeout from just falling from too high a jump.
Once again this is NOT for the hardcore gamer. Taking the time to learn the obstacles does nothing for u as I imagine it'll get crazy boring. Just take it for what it is: a FAMILY FUN game. Why so serious reviewers?