The first time I played this game was on June 26. It was awesome! I don't have it yet, but I am not getting it until the 9th. Have fun playing this game!
ONE OF THE BEST WII GAMES YOU COULD BUY.
It saddened me when I saw the reviews and ratings for Wii Music after I had purchased it. It seems people fail to realize that this is one of the few and I mean few music games that actually allow the user to modify a song to their liking. Yes it may not be Rock band or Guitar Hero. Yes it might not have a great genre of songs but in my opinion it’s more entertaining than the two hit series' combined. Call me crazy, but I like being able to edit a song by changing the tempo or what instruments are used etc. Then you can save your new song as a video and showcase it to your friends or your family. I left out the fact that this game is great for multiplayer. This is definitely a MUST BUY.
Don't Be Rediculous
I own Wii music I have to say tat it is not nearly as bad as some reviews that have been posted about it. Some people are being downright rediculous. You can only play twinkle twinkle little star because you need to unlock song by doing some of the games. The graphics aren't that bad. I own an Xbox 360 on an HD tv so I would know good graphics when I see them. The sound is fine. I have no problem with it. The only reason people are having trouble with it is because you are not putting the sensor bar in the right place. This game is somewhat challenging if you actually play the games. There is this one where you have to play the bells when they go across the screen. I have trouble with it and I can play Guitar Hero on expert. I wouldn't necessarily say this game is for little kids. I have spent hours just playing the different instruments and I am fifteen! I was just wanting to clear up that this game is not nearly as bad as people say. Half of them are talking about what their friends think o fit and have probably never even played the game.
A Very, Very Underrated Game
Don't let these haters fool you- Wii Music is a high quality music game that gamers of all skill levels should try. Just remember- this game is not anything like guitar hero or rock band. Wii Music isn't about high scores and perfection; its about being creative and expressing yourself. It's certainly easy to pick up and play, but I certainly wouldn't say that you just wave your arms like a crazed monkey and beautiful music comes out. This game really does take some amount of skill if you want your songs to sound good. Kids will love just being able to pick up the controller and play basic songs, but there's a surprising amount of depth for more experienced gamers. There are about 100 songs, and each song has (I think) about seven parts (melody, harmony, percussion, etc.). Also there are over 60 different instruments. If that wasn't enough, you can adjust the tempo (from painfully slow to absurdly fast), and the style the song is played (rock, electronic, tango, japanese, and tons more). With that much variety there are litteraly millions of ways to play each song- but that's not even the half of it. The best part of the game is being able to "overdub"- in other words play the melody, then go back and record the drums, then the chord, harmony etc. This allows you to tweak every performance to perfection, but its also sometimes fun just to go crazy and make the songs sound like crap. In wii music you're not tied down to playing each song a specific way. Though you can pull up the sheet music (similar to the notes that run accross the screen in guitar hero) at any time during the song, you are encouraged to improvise- adding little guitar solos, creating your own drum beat, basically anything you want. In addition to Jam mode, there's lessons and three great mini games- my personal favorite being the "Mii Conductor Mode" that lets you conduct an orchestra. If you're a fan of music, or even if you're not, Wii Music is a must own on the wii. It's incredibly fun, pretty deep, and it will certainly deepen your appreciation for music in general. It's plenty of fun by yourself, but even better with a friend or two. It's not for everyone, but give it a fair chance and you just might enjoy yourself.
Self- Expression to the Max
This game is awesome. This game is not intended to be another Guitar Hero or Rock Band. This game is about expressing yourself in a way that you want to. Whether its playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as a metal band, or playing Super Mario Bros. Video Game style, its all up to you. Sure, the songs aren't the best, but the game makes up for that by being able to play whatever you want. When you play a song, you can get a note sheet if you want to play the actual song, but the game goes to great lengths to make sure you improvise in a way that fits your style of music. The makers also put in the Wii Balance Board into the game as well. If you have the Wii Balance Board, you can play an actual drumset by using the nunchuck and wiimote. This game is very fun. This game is NOT for Guitar Hero only players. This is for people who like to express themselves in a way that they like.
Wii Puke It
Okay, for those of You who think Wii music is a Nintendo substitute for Guitar Hero, think again. My friend bought this game only to return it in a few hours. If you look at how Nintendo is advertising it, it seems good. "You can play a variety of songs, including the mario theme, and a variety of latin music." LIES. You can rock out to "twinkle twinkle little star", "Yankee doodle went to town" and the mario theme. OH, Thats Real fun to last for YEARS, I'M SO PSCHYED. (and sarcastic). Even Miyamoto, the leader of Nintendo for those who don't know, could not play the mario theme. Now I imagine that all you people are going, YES A GAME WITH A CHALLENGE...WRONG! The reason THE DEVELOPER could not play it because the controls and interface stinks. There is no rythmatic structure, no note indication, and you just bang on things! I would reccomend this game for 4yr olds, old people, and people who like banging on things. No one else. If you wanna blow 50 something bucks on this game, be my guest. but be warned....
Great for Kids and Kids at Heart!
This is in fact a great game! The game essentially takes your Mii and allows you to make music videos with your Mii using different instruments, but families with animal-loving children beware, with certain instrument type there is the option of a cat or dog suit. It's cute, but if they make the cat or dog meow or bark incessantly, which they will at some point, it will most likely drive you a little insane. (This is especially true with the cat because its meow is at a higher pitch than the dog) This game is truly a great game to play with your friends and kids. Not only can you make music videos, but you can also play three games on there as well. Mii Maestro where you direct an orchestra full of all your other Miis and try to either match the music or each other if you're playing in two-four player mode. Handbell Harmony where you try to match your timing with the Wii remote and nunchuck with the song. And finally Pitch Perfect, where you have various levels of difficulty where it will ask you questions such as which Mii is playing the wrong note, place the miis from lowest to highest pitch, and which song best describes the feeling, "There's a fly in my soup!" At the end of every level, it will ask you to fix the Miis so they will match the tune played by the speaker. As you may imagine, this gets harder throughout every level. It is a fun challenge and I know if you have kids, young siblings, and/or friends that are kids at heart, this game will not disappoint. Up to four players can make a music video and even if it's just you by yourself, there are little Miis that will fill in for the other music slots so you won't really be alone. I would certainly recommend this to a friend and I recommend it now to you. Thank you for reading my review and I hope you enjoy the game!
Think of it like this:
Guitar Hero...on the Wii-Mote. Conducting an orchestra looks awesome. I've always wanted to conduct classic video game music (Zelda FTW)! The drums look decent. From the showing at E3, it looks like they need to put a little more work into it, though the Wii-Mote and Nunchuck are used as drumsticks and are fairly accurate, actually. But then it gets down to the trumpet...and sax...and other instruments that would, in reality, require you to blow air. All you have to do is press the few buttons on the Wii-Mote and you're already playing in tune! There is NO way you can mimic the feel of a real instrument that requires you to blow air with a Wii-Mote. That is awful. Way too easy to just press four or five buttons. You know, here's what I recommend. If you want to be able to play great songs on an instrument in a game, go buy Ocarina of Time and mess around on the Ocarina because that's what Wii-Music seems like (with the exception of conducting and drums)!
This game is pretty good
For all of you out there who are trashing Wii Music, I just want to say that the game wasn't made for everyone. Wii Music is based on littler kids and people who have an interest in music. The graphics are pretty much like any Wii game with the word Wii in the title. The sound is pretty good, although some of the intstruments like the trumpet could use some touch-ups on the sound. The controls are simple. You eithers press the 1 and 2 buttons, strum like you're playing the guitar, making a drumming imitation, or a motion where you're playing the violin. There are things I disagree with in the game. The responsiveness in like for example Mii Miastro are horrible. Whenever I try to make the band play faster they're always playing three times slower than I'm trying to conduct. The song variety I can say is pretty good. You have to remember, there aren't going to be songs like Guitar Hero puts on theirs. Overall the game is pretty good. I would recommend Wii Music to any child or anyone who has a passion for music like me.
What a great buy!
Alright, I have to say this to begin with: what is wrong with all you people? Wii Music is the greatest Wii game I have ever played! There are a TON of instruments to choose from, and like other people have mentioned, the possibilitys for the sound of just one song are endless! You can change a song such as "Oh Christmas Tree" from classical, to rock, to electronic, to country, to pop. OK, but I have to admit, the song choice is a little junky. I think it would have been fun to play some more recent songs, you know? But still, this IS the best game for Wii ever! And I would totally recomend it to everyone.