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Compilation of Wii Music Reviews and it’s Very Mixed

Wii Music is one day until it’s released and since when it was announced at the pathetic Nintendo press briefing at E3, it hadn’t generated the buzz Nintendo hoped for. If you have visited /gamer the past few month, you’ll know I’m not the biggest fan of the concept. I believe it’s more of a toy as opposed to an actual game and therefore I’ve been very vocal about my dislike for it. But I won’t get into that.

But today, we bring you the reviews of what other people/sites think and so far it’s mixed. A few thought it was great, well many others thought it was well…not so good.

After the jump, check out reviews for the game.

: “Like playing real music, playing Wii Music can result in some amazing, original moments of creativity… if you can put in the time and effort. Is that what Wii gamers want, though?

Crispygamer Fry It: “I know, some people will say that this game was not meant to appeal to the hardcore and that kids will enjoy the hell out of it. To which I say this: I am not a hardcore gamer, it wasn’t fun, and I tried it out on a quartet of kids. My experience was that what you can expect with kids is: eight minutes of curious enjoyment, followed by eight minutes of bitter argument over who gets to play what instrument, followed by three minutes of godawful noise, followed by a mutual agreement to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Originalsoundversion (Not Positive): “There are only a handful of tracks that I’d care to check out again, but the remainder I was hesitant to try even the first time. Again, I’ll reiterate that the target audience for Wii Music is not people like me.”

IGN 5/10: “The controls aren’t particularly intuitive, but gimmicky, and the selection of music is fundamentally flawed with dated public domain songs rendered in equally dated MIDI. That Guitar Hero World Tour’s complementary modes — namely Mii Freestyle and advanced studio — completely obliterate the entire Wii Music package is proof just how much Nintendo’s game either doesn’t do or doesn’t do well.”

1UP A-: “Wii Music may have a hard time winning over the skeptics who just want to laugh at it, but give the game the chance it deserves. You just might realize it’s pretty damn fun being in on the joke.”

Gamespy 3.5/5
: “Now that we’ve spent a good deal of time with Wii Music ourselves, we’re confident in saying the following: If you have young children, buy this game and enjoy it with them. It’s obvious that Wii Music is firmly targeting this demographic and we have few doubts that it will be a major commercial success, especially as we’re ramping up towards to the holiday season. However, it’s very safe to say that gamers who prefer the likes of Rock Band, first-person shooters and Solid Snake’s espionage antics will not care about Wii Music in the slightest.”

MSNBC (Positive): “…without the competitive gameplay and the peripherals, “Wii Music” does not offer the kind of immediate party magic that a game like “Rock Band” does. But if you have the patience to give it a) a try and b) a bit of extra time, it does offer a unique experience and the kind of depth that’s definitely worth checking out. Is it worth $50? I say rent it first and then decide if it rings your (cow) bell.”

What is our conclusion? If you wanted the game when it was announced and/or you consider yourself a ‘casual gamer,’ than you should buy it. But if from the start you thought it was a stupid idea — than be like me and stay away!

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5 Responses to “Compilation of Wii Music Reviews and it’s Very Mixed”

  1. I think you are being unfair to the title. You cannot hate something so much without even trying it.

  2. Dan,

    Again I’m not saying the game is the worst thing in the world. But instead I find the concept boring.

    And just to give you a heads-up, I have in fact played the game — multiple times.

  3. i enjoy this game. its quite entertaining. the music selection is not the best though. i would give this an eight out of ten

  4. Reviews don’t really matter anymore… Look at Force Unleashed (for all platforms) glitchy, un-fun game play. Only thing it has is story, non-the-less, people are eating it up regardless of the mediocre reviews… I have not played Wii Music, I will buy it when its in the bargain bin (like Zak and Wiki)…games like this are underestimated. When I first heard about the Wii, and they first shown the Wii-music game play at the time, i knew it wouldn’t be much, but at least it it is more than what it was,… an orchestra game.

  5. All are not saints that go to church ;)

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