Family Ski / We Ski is a Sporting game available on the Wii.
Family Ski / We Ski is a Sporting game. Sports games recreate a wide variety of real life competitive activities. Depending on the sport, these will either have an action or strategy focus. Popular sports games are often released on an annual basis, each year the game receives new player rosters and game improvements.
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Many have dismissed Family Ski as a short lived novelty that falls short of Namco's own 90's arcade hit Alpine Racer. However, my family lapped up the fleshing out of Wii-Fit's ski modes. For us it does just what it says on the tin, and in some style.
As its name suggests, Family Ski, is a game that the whole family can really enjoy (and it seems a better name than the We Ski title published in the states). The success of the game for my tribe was in the controls. The Wii-mote and Nun-chuck are held ski pole style. Thrust them down together to spike yourself forwards, twist them into the body to crouch for extra speed, and tilt them left and right to shift your balance and change direction.
After the success of Wii-Fit other developers are producing games that use the Balance Board. Family Ski (We Ski in the US) is one of the first games to use the board in a proper game setting. It expands on the success of Slalom, Ski Jumping and Snow Boarding in Wii-Fit, taking the Skiing genre out on the slopes.
Sports games recreate a wide variety of real life competitive games. Depending on the sport, these will either have an action or strategy focus. Popular sports games are often released on an annual basis, each year the game receives new player rosters and game improvements.
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