Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Winter Olympics are not such a huge event here for a very good reason; we never get snow to start with! But still, for us sports fans’, getting to know what is going around all over the world is important. And once every 2 years we get one Olympics showcase to watch and follow. The Winter Olympics this year were played in Canada and were won by the USA a few months ago.
Conclusion: Petite déception que ce Vancouver 2010, nettement moins bon que le dernier Beijing 2008 . Les développeurs se sont contentés du minimum concernant le contenu, ne nous offrant qu'une poignée d'épreuves usant du même gameplay. De ce fait, inutile de s'attendre au Biathlon, au patinage artistique, et même au Curling qui lui, il faut bien l'avouer, ne nous manque pas particulièrement...
Pros: Prise en main rapide, Ambiance et bruitages, Rendu visuel
Cons: Peu d'épreuve, Niveau de difficulté haut placé
Vancouver 2010 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games Review
8 May 2010
Excerpt: Everyone over a certain age loves a bit of virtual track and field. The simple button-mashing controls take us back to a time when games were a collection of poorly animated sprites with limbs moving faster than humanly possible. There was a sense of achievement when your fingers started to hurt and blister due to the excessive button mashing.
Excerpt: It seems that every time they try to do a game based on the Olympics, everything falls to pieces. The last attempt – centered on the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing – failed miserably due to ridiculous mechanics, clunky and sometimes impossible control, lackluster technicals and an almost complete lack of pageantry and theatricality.
Excerpt: Snow is not a familiar sight in South Africa. We often hear of new snowfall in the Drakensberg and would often take a trip to see the snow. When the real cold snow hits while we are up there, we are ill prepared indeed. However, a large part of the world has very long winters with lots of snow. Since the winter months carry on for such a long time, the locals of these countries invented a few odd sports to keep themselves fit and occupied.
Summary: There's very little to love in Vancouver 2010, Sega's half-assed attempt to make a must-own game out of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This dud features confusing controls, lackluster events and only a couple of hours of gameplay. At least the game looks good. As they say: Don't go where the huskies go, don't eat the yellow snow and definitely don't buy Vancouver 2010 for the PS3! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: Two things attracted me to Vancouver 2010. Firstly, I’ve always liked gritty sci-fi and the concept of a winter sporting event in a near-future setting intrigued me. Secondly, I’d heard that there was actually going to be a real-life spin-off event for the launch of this game, some kind of winter sports competition which they’re calling the ‘Winter Olympics’, in which countries from around the world compete for medals (and, presumably, free copies of the game).
Pros: Makes you feel wintery, Appropriate soundtrack