Vacation Sports Review
Vacation Sports box art
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.

Vacation Sports screenshot

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.

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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.

By Youcef Baouchi
CCC Freelance Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
1.0
Graphics
There is nothing nice about the visuals. There are problems all over.
2.5
Control
Some are a disaster, but others like Disk Golf get the job done.
2.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Surprisingly, there is voice over, but it is not very good. Other sound effects are below average.
1.0

Play Value
I doubt anyone will play this game more than once.

1.5
Overall Rating - Avoid
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • An exciting variety of unique sports games.
  • Games include: Go Karts, Frisbee Golf, Dodgeball, and much more!
  • Get active with your Wii-mote: All of these games were designed to give you a vast assortment of Wii movements.
  • Fun for Four! One to four players can compete in each sport simultaneously, ensuring a fun-filled competition for everyone.
  • Many ways to play, including: Practice Mode, Sport Competition Mode, plus, customize your room and character to create your dream resort experience!


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