Wii Sports Resort Swordplay
We've looked before at the capabilities of the MotionPlus and now we've had some hands on time with the new gadget we've got a run down of it's pro's, con's and some general reflections.
Included in the box of the MotionPlus and Wii Sports bundle you'll find the add on itself, the game and a silicon jacket that comfortably fits around the now longer remote and gives better grip and comfort during play, which is a nice touch for your money and makes the £22 outlay slightly more justifiable. On date of purchase the Wii Sports Resort and MotionPlus bundle was £35, substantially reduced by trading in Zelda at Game (who am I kidding I'm not gonna play it again it's been covered in dust for the last 12 months). I also took advantage of the Game £3 discount on a stand-alone motion plus (which still comes with the silicon jacket) reducing the price from £22 to £19, when purchased with the MotionPlus and Wii Sports bundle.
After 5 minutes of massively patronising instructional videos that you have to watch telling you how to connect the MotionPlus and jacket you've already connected, you parachute out of an aeroplane down to the Wii Sports Resort (Wuhu Island). Falling through the air gives you your first chance to experiment with how the MotionPlus works and demonstrates perfectly the accuracy in which movements of the remote are replicated on screen.
On the island itself, Wii Sports Resort follows the familiar formula seen in Wii Sports, Wii Play and Wii Fit. There are 12 sports at launch and as your progress in each one, you'll unlock new modes of that sport or new difficulties. The games available are Swordplay, Wakeboarding, Frisbee, Archery, Basketball, Table Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Power Cruising, Canoeing, Cycling and Airsports.