Luster soon fades
I paid $50 for this game and upon first playing it, was satisfied with the purchase. It is a pretty fun game to start out, really crazy, off the wall, and fast paced which I love. The single player mode was also very enjoyable; my favorite part was probably the comedic voice overs explaining the different forms. My girlfriend and I played through the single player mode in order to unlock everything in about an hour and were left thinking, "This is it?" After you beat it, there really isn't much else to do on your own other than try to beat your personal bests, which gets old after a while. Multiplayer is pretty fun if you have someone that knows the game and has experience with the minigames and the forms, but I've found that most new comers will be left in the dust and get frustrated. I also LOVE the dart game.
One of the main problems I have found with the game is that some of the forms were ridiculously unresponsive, such as (off the top of my head) reaching out to grabbing the falling woman on the roof, putting the finger in the nose/ring on the finger, and the magnifying glass, just to name a few. Basically, if you have to move the remote towards the screen, it seldom reads what you are doing. This is especially annoying if you are playing the multiplayer mode, since if it doesn't read the motion, you lose. It gets very frustrating and I have found that it will make people that don't have experience with the game want to play something else.
Another problem I find is that the game is touted as a "party game," but I have come to find that most people don't reall enjoy it that much at a party. Three parties out of four that I had, when given the choice between Wario Ware and Guitar Hero on PS2, my party guests choose GH2 after getting frustrated and bored with Wario Ware. Maybe this says something about my guests rather than the game, but even my family didn't see the draw of the game when I introduced it to them. The problem lies in that forms are far beyond a lot of people, and the only way to learn all of the forms is to play the single player mode, which takes a lot of time, and not everyone at the party is going to want to do it. If you opt out of introducing the forms and let a complete rookie dive right into the game, they are given less than 10 seconds per minigame to A) determine the form and B) determine the action to be used C) perform the correct action. I find that most people don't and/or won't take the time to figure it out and would rather play something different.
After playing this game, I was left with the feeling of "This is it?" This is not only because of the extremely short single player mode, but also the "minigames" are only 10 seconds each and very basic. However, my neice and nephew (4 and 2) LOVE the game. They are able to do most of the actions, either by luck or because my neice learned the motions and showed my nephew how to do it. Either way, its great for kids. As for adults in a party setting, if you're not playing darts, I'd suggest sticking to Wii Sports or Wii Play; much more engaging and easier to pick up and play.Read full review