The simplistic motion controls work phenomenally, every move a breeze to pull off while registering every time. Tetherball and Paper (plane) Racers in particular were fun enough to get us all misty and nostalgic to the days of sunshine and juiceboxes. But then we remembered the booze to wedgie ratio and snapped right back into our 9 to 5 reality.
The only control issue we had was while controlling your character around the titular Playground in between the actual game. You have to run around with D-pad with no camera control, making collecting objects or manuvering in tight quarters a pain in the ass. But this is the sacrifice the game makes for allowing use of the Wii Remote alone, and luckily none of the gameplay is hindered.