|System: Wii||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: More Mortals||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Ubisoft||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: March 24, 2009||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-4||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
Vacation Sports' presentation is horrible. In fact, it is downright shameful that Ubisoft even published this game. There is no effort in creating any of the visuals. The game has framerate issues, the textures are very bland and blurry, there is no complex geometry in the environments, the art style is nonexistent, and the lighting is laughable. Another major eyesore is the game has extremely jagged visuals.
Since it is obvious that Vacation Sports is not pushing the hardware, they could have at least included anti-aliasing to clean up the picture. Nintendo needs to implement some quality control because this problem is ridiculous. The game lacks 480p as well.
Surprisingly, Vacation Sports includes voice acting, but don't get too excited because the acting is bad, annoying, and the characters' mouths don't move. Besides that, the music is just as bad as the visuals and becomes very repetitive and irritating after listening to it for a couple of minutes.
Vacation Sports is a game that you should stay away from because it is not worth the $29.99. Unfortunately, many parents and grandparents will buy this game for their kids thinking it's going to be similar to Wii Sports. I believe that was the developer's intention, but it does a poor job at emulating one of Nintendo's flagship titles. Poor visuals, bad sound, and broken gameplay make Vacation Sports almost unplayable. Nintendo needs to put a stop to all the shovelware and demand that third-parties release polished titles. I don't recommend this game. Instead, stick to Wii Sports because Vacation Sports is one of Wii's worst games.
CCC Freelance Writer