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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a GREAT game--like an RPG in scope and depth!, January 13, 2012
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This review is from: Go Vacation - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
What people need to understand is that this is a fundamentally different game from Wii Sports Resort. Yes, it's an attempt at an improvement, but through the creation of a deeper experience for those who have the patience and imagination to appreciate it!

The minigames--while not all stellar (come on, there are fifty of `em)--are great for the most part! Surfing captivated me with it's depth and controls--and entire game could be built around that alone! Even so, it doesn't take long to see that the minigames are less than half of the game. I'd go as far as to say the minigames aren't even a quarter of the game. You're exploring the island, solving puzzles, finding secrets....

As others have mentioned, just cruising around in various recreational modes is fun in of itself. Go Vacation rewards you for exploring with its impressive attention to detail, from all kinds of sights and sounds, to narrative back-story and subplots... I've been amused to discover it's the most novel take on an RPG (role-playing game)--one where you can play as yourself if you use your Mii instead of one of the generic avatars! :) Even if my wife's not actually playing with me, Go Vacation lets you choose anyone you like to tag along, even the family dog! It deserves high marks for doing something different and really indulging gamers' *fantasies* as far as the resort concept goes.

I don't want to leave the first resort on the island (the beach resort) until I've found everything there, and I'm probably close to 10 hours in. This will go down as a classic, even if as a niche hit. Go Vacation is a dream come true for those who wanted a little more whimsy and "Resort" built into the title that inspired it. BIG win for me (a 30 year-old gamer)!
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Initial post: Jan 22, 2012 10:07:58 AM PST
D. Watson says:
Thank you for the review. We have had Resorts for over a year and I'm quite familiar with it. I rented Vacation two days ago and my daughter has been playing it non-stop. While I have not been playing close attention, all I did notice is that I kept seeing games/sports that I had seen before. I thought her interest was based on it being new (for the minute - or 24 hour rental to be exact) but I had decided since so many of the games were dups, that I wasn't going to buy it. Your review seems to explain why she's been so deep in the game. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2012 11:15:00 AM PDT
Daydreamer says:
Can you tell me about the costumes and the dragon some people say is in the game?

Posted on Oct 7, 2012 11:16:36 AM PDT
Daydreamer says:
What are the secrets of this game?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2012 6:20:32 PM PDT
E. Staples says:
I don't recall any dragons, but there are all sort of fun and whimsical costumes that unlock as a result of finding treasure chests. You can be a pirate, wear a penguin suit, and many, many other random costumes.
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