Ha few pretty good board games for the Wii, like Fortune Street. Warioware title being a ton of fun in college.
I own, but haven't played much of, Fortune Street. I did play through Smooth Moves too. My favorite Wii board game is Dokapon Kingdom. It's a board game mixed with a JRPG, and is brilliant fun. It takes ~20 hours to beat the campaign, and I played through it twice, with two different groups of people. Dokapon Kingdom is highly recommended by Ex. But only if playing against humans, the AI is beyond cheap.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 is a mini-game collection, combined with a beach vacation simulator, plus a bucket of virtual voyeurism. Yes you read all of that correctly. DoAX2 was developed by Team Ninja, and published by Tecmo, in the grand yonder year of 2006. Forget watching girls beat each other up in the ring; the girls of Dead or Alive are more interested in their tans than their takedowns here. So pick a DoA girl and guide her through a two week vacation on fabulous New Zack Island. Buy a bikini and accessorize, relax by the pool, swim in the ocean, and engage in a variety of "sports" activities. We're talking excitement like beach volleyball, butt bounce battles, jet ski racing, tree climbing, casino gambling, and even a deadly waterslide from hell.
+Impressive 3D graphics that hold up well thirteen years on.
+The young ladies are obviously eye candy.
+Pretty good variety of mini-games (and full casino) to play.
+All the CG cutscenes with Zack are humorously brilliant.
+The dream game of 13 year old boys in 2006.
-No story mode or campaign, just two weeks of mini-games.
-The mini-games are rather shallow and get old quick.
-The casino has roulette, blackjack, poker, slots - but no craps table?!
-Why isn't there a billiards game? I want to run the table over these ladies.
-You can't install this game to the Xbox 360 hard drive.
So let's be real. This is an equatorial smut show for oogling at girls in hardly clothes. Although DoAX2 pretends to be a respectable island getaway, the "gameplay" veneer wears away faster than Zack's cheap sunscreen. For instance; getting all lucky sevens in Christie's Slot Machine will unlock a clip with the winning character undergoing a pole-dance routine. You've got to hand it to Tecmo though, this idea obviously sells. There's five games in this silly series now. Would I recommend DoAX2 to just anybody? Nope! I'd only recommend it to fans of tropical islands and bikini fashion (read: perverts). But I'll tell you this much; DoAX2's water ski racing absolutely destroys Nintendo's own Wave Race: Blue Storm.
Ex's time to beat: 1 hour 25 minutes Ex's rating: 6/10
I'll just leave the (NSFW) opening cinematic here:
Yep I'm terrible at it too. I was terrible at most of the mini-games actually, including butt battling. I was however quite good at water ski races. It was good dumb fun for an hour. Not for prudes though...
Well folks that's the end of this year's Summer Themed Games Edition.
Here's the related games I beat this year:
Adventure of a Lifetime | PC | 5/10
Beach Fun Summer Challenge | Wii | 2/10 Beach Spikers | Nintendo GameCube | 7/10 California Games II | Super Nintendo | 3/10 Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 | Xbox 360 | 6/10 Diver's Dream | PlayStation | 4/10 Family Pirate Party | Wii | 4/10 Sega Bass Fishing | Wii | 7/10