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    Wii Sports

    So what's the skinny on the Wii sports titles? Just how much can you do? I can see the golf and bowling being pretty straightforward, but I can't quite get my head around moving your player in tennis and baseball. Is this done automatically? That would kind of take some of the fun out of it wouldn't it? I do like the idea of doing the golf swing but I wonder how sensitive it is to your actual swing plane?

    I think I shall have to play one of the demo units and check this out, but I'd love to hear impressions from the brave early adopters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cofh View Post
    So what's the skinny on the Wii sports titles? Just how much can you do? I can see the golf and bowling being pretty straightforward, but I can't quite get my head around moving your player in tennis and baseball. Is this done automatically? That would kind of take some of the fun out of it wouldn't it? I do like the idea of doing the golf swing but I wonder how sensitive it is to your actual swing plane?

    I think I shall have to play one of the demo units and check this out, but I'd love to hear impressions from the brave early adopters.
    Wii Sports is a load of fun, more than I thought it would. It's the perfect introduction to using the Wii remote in various ways.

    But you are right, in some cases they are somewhat limited. In tennis, your movement is handled automatically, you just handle the swinging with the remote. But you have a lot of ball control depending on the angle and seed of your swing, including putting a spin on the ball and directing your shot.

    Baseball is limited too in that it's just batting and pitching. All the baserunning and fielding is automatic. You do have a lot of control over your pitch and bat swing though.

    Bowling, Golf, and Boxing are pretty much full featured. Golf and Bowling are both very sensitive to your movement. Boxing is a little tricky though, it doesn't always seem to do the punch you want it to.

    There are also training modes for each sport with various activities to practice.

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    I can't wait to get my hands on the Wii and try Wii Sports out.. I heard its AMAZING

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    In baseball you can underhand the pitch (submarine) by holding the 2 button I think..

    Also In Tennis holding down the 2 button after you select Tennis from the menu will get you to play on those blue courts

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    If they did "dumb down" wii sports I guess it would have to do with the fact they want the included game to be accessible to everyone. Sigh....I need to get a wii lol

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    I heard you can twist your wrist to control the ball in many ways. That's so amazing how they can let you do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunze View Post
    I heard you can twist your wrist to control the ball in many ways. That's so amazing how they can let you do that.
    Bowling lets you add spin to your ball much the same way you would in real life. One of the training modes for bowling deals specifically with curving your throws. They put up various barriers in different parts of the lane and you have to put just the right spin on the ball to get around the barriers but still hit the pins that they have set up. It's pretty challenging.

    Each of the sports has similar training modes to help you to learn how subtle Wii remote movements can alter your hits. And those training modes are essentially mini-games. Besides being trained, it keeps your score for those as well.

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    Bowling has incredible depth. The ball physics feel so natural and realistic.

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    I tried bowling at Walmart and although the graphics obviously wasn't realistic, the "feel" of it certainly was.

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