Wii Music is one of those games that people are either going to love or hate. I’ve only played it just a little bit today since I’ve managed to mangle up my shoulder, but I think I will really enjoy it once I am healed up.
The game is a great introduction to music for children because it focuses on keeping rhythm and musical experimentation. And I think when I get some friends over it will be a fun party game.
When starting out you have a very limited selection of songs (think “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”) but after watching my kids play through, now I understand why they start you out so simply.
The basic controls of the game are simple. You just mimic playing the musical instrument your Mii is holding. Watch this sample video:
I’m looking forward to playing a little bit by myself to try to improve (practice, man, practice!) but the real fun of the game comes when everyone performs together as a group. After your performance, you have the opportunity to save your collaboration as a video which can be watched and even overdubbed at a later time. Apparently, creating new videos will open up more songs and more video locations, but I haven’t played enough to see that happen.
Anyway, I think this will be a fun game overall. But what I’m really looking forward to is having a few friends over, and having us all work on a grand performance.