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LIKE A DONKEY WITH A BELLY-FULL OF VINDALOO!!!!
on 15 August 2009
Firstly, Having side stepped last years release somewhat wisely, I was glad to hear that the aiming was going to be sorted in this installment, with this I gambled with the purchase and am so glad i did. After 15 minutes on the practice board I was hitting a decent 3 dart average and decided to bring on the big boys...
... LOST!!! But put up a good fight, only just being beaten by wadey! Now, a few weeks on having thrown through a few tournaments and championships I have won some silverware and improved my world ranking. All in all the aiming is dramatically improved and is in my opinion much much more realistic, my only advice is to make sure you hold the Wii-mote like Taylor does on the front cover and not as you're instructed to on the instruction page (at beginning of each match), this way you're 3 dart average will be much better, in my opinion!!!!
Secondly. Graphics are good for the wii and sum up modern day darts except for large arena venues where premier league is now played. The walk ins are good too and contain that special bit of music we all love to join in with!!!!! Sound wise is good, with realistic sound effects from the board, the referee's, and of course the magnificent and legendary Sid Waddell!
Only a few downsides (if you can call them that!) but the character creator isn't the best but this doesn't stop the game from being excellent! Hopefully next years installment will fix this, as well as adding a premier league to the game with arena atmosphere, whilst leaving the aiming exactly as it is. (and maybe with a few more "Waddell-isms" ?!?)
In conclusion this game is more or less 180 with only a few minor issues (and thats all they are... MINOR!!!). It has kept me going for a month or so now and, in my opinion is ideal for both the casual gamer as well as any true darts fan. The matches aren't easy and for me represent a true game of darts as when you start to lose you're confidence it does seem harder to hit those doubles. I HIGHLY recommend this game to anyone who loves darts or who even enjoys the odd game now and then 'cos at this price its cheaper than a dart board and some arrows!!!
... GAME ON!!!!!