Reviews and Problems with London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
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Matt Bernstein, Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: The game offers the ability to literally put yourself in the Olympics with character customization. The options for the customization are rather limited, unfortunately. While there are many events a lot of the events are rather similar.
Fun, with lots of options of playing, and great multiplayer
Expedito Paz, Amazon
25 February 2013
Summary: London 2012 is a compilation of various Olympic sports, and, on most of the cases, does the service very well. This time, we have less button-mashing. Instead, we have some quick time events (diving, trampoline gymnastics) and tons of games where you need to get the right time and angle with the analog stick (or sticks), or a true FPS ability (on shooting). Quite easy to learn (every discipline has its tutorial), but very hard to master.
Summary: Fun Game! The Rowing is my favorite. Swimming and Track are a lot of fun too! The game gets a little boring after a little while, but I foresee myself going back to play it from time to time to enjoy the thrill of a 100m Olympic personal best or better yet Olympic record. The game could have more events I think, but the 40+ events in the game are a lot of fun.
Pretty much a typical Olympics game, improved by a modicum of Move support and impressive graphics
11 July 2012
Summary: Since playing Microsoft's Olympic Decathlon and Summer Games on the Apple II I've been a sucker for video games based on the Olympics. While not all of us can be Olympic athletes, at least we can get a taste of what it's like. The first thing I noticed when I started up London 2012 was how authentic the graphics seemed to be.
Summary: I've always liked these Olympic type games but many of the games were more frustrating than fun. This London 2012 game has made the controls much more user friendly and skill based instead of a button mashing fest. You're now concentrating on the timing of when to launch your jump and at what angle instead of worrying about mashing buttons to build up speed.
Excerpt: "...the latest of which is London 2012 for the PS3. Having been at uni in East London for the last couple of years, I’ve probably shown more interest in the Olympic games themselves than with previous one’s, nonetheless I’ve been buying the Olympic athletics games since Sydney 2000 however, and London 2012 I feel is perhaps the best Olympic video game there ever has been. ===Graphics=== Whilst graphics have never really been the most important feature ...
Pros: Very crisp graphics and a lot of fun to play, particularly with friends .
Cons: Doesn't have real athlete names, some of events are very fiddly .