Wii Sports Resort
For: Nintendo Wii
ESRB Rating: Everyone (cartoon violence)
By Billy O'Keefe
Nintendo was perhaps more lucky than good with "Wii Sports," a terrifically fun compilation of games that made the Wii remote look considerably more versatile than it actually was.
With "Wii Sports Resort" — and particularly, thanks to the Wii MotionPlus attachment that's bundled inside — that illusion is now for real. The MotionPlus attachment allows the Wii remote to mimic real-time motion in ways the remote cannot do on its own, and "Resort" takes full advantage en route to establishing itself as a superior sequel.
Structurally, "Resort" feels a lot like the original "Sports." Each of the 12 available sports (up from five) features a handful of modes built around the sport, and each mode offers a single-player mode with scalable difficulty, two- or four-player local multiplayer or (in most cases) both. Online play, once again, is a no-show.