08:24 AM - July 2, 2007 by Steve_OS
AdvancedMN has posted their hands on impressions of EA Playground.
"From the get-go, the mini-game reminds us of Wii Sports: Tennis. The game controls with just the Wii-mote, for starters. Early in development, EA decided it wanted to go this route for all the schoolyard games in the title for one simple reason: they want the game to be easily accessible to as many different kinds of people as possible.
Unlike Wii Sports: Tennis, however, your on-screen character is not controlled automatically – you get to maneuver the character with the D-pad. Going into Wii Sports, many wanted this kind of control for games such as Wii Sports: Tennis, so now they’ll get to see how it works. Initially, controlling your character around the court while trying to catch and dodge incoming balls, not to mention throw them, feels a bit like trying to pat your belly and rub your head at the same time. It takes some time to get used to. However, based off our short playtime with the game, once you get the hang of things, it can be pretty fun."