I've played about an hour of the new game in the Monkey Ball franchise, this time with the Wii Balance board for the first time.
The visuals have been upgraded quite a bit since Banana Blitz, the most noticeable thing is how they use a lot of foreground focus. The music is pretty good and really fits the game well, it feels like 90's dance music with a heavy bass to back it up. World 3 got me dancing in front of my TV and it was awesome.
If the staff decides to do a quick-look I sure hope that they'll play the game for a couple of hours before, because the balance board controls are tricky. It took me some time to get it down but once I realised that it is all in the hips and that I should not rush things it went a lot better. Also as I mentioned before the levels are designed for the balance board and give you the time and margin of error to allow you to ease into it.
The thing i really like when playing with the balance board is the sense of accomplishment that I get (which i do not get when using the wii-remote only) when getting to the end of the levels.
Step and Roll is not a game to play for long periods since it is tiring to stand up all the time while rocking your hips but one world at the time is very manageable Really liking it so far.