Plugged In Online Review: Wii Music

PIO writes: "Wii Music is pretty cool. Not quantum physics-level cool, mind you. Closer to the funny, kitschy cool of that little dog on TV that adds numbers together and taps out the answer with his paw. With both, you can't help but smile when you see it. When my teen daughter first saw me playing through a Wii Music piano improv, for instance, she laughed and gave the game the same assessment she bestowed upon that canine mathematician: "That's awesome!"

This, of course, is Nintendo's take on the popular rhythm/music genre. But if you're wanting a button by button, song by song comparison of this title with games like Rock Band or Guitar Hero, forget it. Because this is a horse-dog-of a completely different color. In fact, forget the colors altogether. Wii Music drops all the colored buttons and plastic guitar and drum controllers that you've come to expect. Instead you're asked to rhythmically wave, strum and punch a few buttons on the Wii Remote and Nunchuk in four basic control methods that allow you to eventually play over 60 different instruments. Be thankful you don't have to fork out the cash for all those add-ons!"

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