The original Wii Sports was developed for one reason and one reason only. To fully showcase the range and depth of Nintendo’s Wii capabilities. The market has changed however and after a long period of third party releases, it's time for Nintendo to show everyone how it's done once again. In Nintendo we trust!
As an overall package, Wii Sports Resort certainly has more to offer than the original Wii Sports. It retains some of the old modes, such as bowling and golf and doubles the amount of modes included in the original. Of course, not all modes are as engaging as others. Not even Nintendo is that consistent. But there is plenty for everyone to enjoy and as far as social party games go, you can't beat it.
Of course, in order to play multiplayer, you're going to need four addition motion plus accessories. Luckily one MotionPlus is bundled in with the game, which was very generous on the part of Nintendo and to their credit most of the games can be played by sharing one controller. You could argue that this was a very cunning marketing strategy, but it doesn't take long for you to be convinced of the worth of the new peripheral.
For example, take the Frisbee minigame. It's easy enough to pick up and mimic the real motion, but what MotionPlus does is increase the intricate level of sensitivity of the remote. Which means that instead of just aimlessly flinging the controller around, you actually have to think about the smaller details of the movement. Such as the speed, timing of release and the angle of the controller. This adds a whole range of depth to the game, making it much more engaging than its predecessor.
There are other improvements also. The quality of the graphics and sound has improved somewhat, as well as the general backdrop on which the range of minigames (20 in total) take place. It's still all rather simplistic, but it doesn't need to be elaborate. It's the simplicity of this title that makes Wii Sports Resort so accessible. Nintendo, as far as I'm concerned, has made another great game that can be picked up by people of all ages. So if you want to take a load off with your friends, then I think you should definitely pop by the Wii Sports Resort for a virtual holiday.