Chris Gaerig writes:
"In the end, Wii Music epitomizes everything that's wrong with the Nintendo Wii: It's overbearingly childish, hit-and-miss with its motion controls, and often poorly conceived. This game could almost certainly be a good teaching tool for showing young children rhythm patterns, but that's exactly what hardcore Wii gamers have come to fear. The ability to play your own beats (the percussion instruments are typically the most realistic and offer the most deviation) is enjoyable but the actual creation of new music is short-lived and somewhat falsified. When there are legitimate options on the market for a more realistic musical experience, Wii Music flounders in their success. Maybe someone should tell Miyamoto that some people actually do make it big in cover bands."