Summer is here, and that means the days are longer, hotter, and far less snowy than the winter months. For some, this is the time of year when they start to long for their favorite winter activity, shushing down a freshly powdered slope with visions of hot cocoa and snow bunnies wafting through their heads as they try to avoid that towering evergreen tree that seemed to pop up out of nowhere. For those people, Namco Bandai offers We Ski, an overly easy yet enjoyable title that makes skiing approachable for everyone.
The first thing that should tip you off that this is not a hardcore ski sim is that the game takes place at the "Happy Ski Resort." The mountain makes up the entire width and breadth of the We Ski experience, with all of your challenges coming from tooling around the slopes and looking for particular individuals with yellow bubbles over their heads. The title takes a totally casual approach to things, never forcing you to do any mission or take on any goals. Indeed, if you are so inclined, you can simply spend your time happily flying down the any of the game's 13 courses (all are available right from the beginning), never even touching a single one of the game's 160 different challenges.