Reviews and Problems with Celebrity Sports Showdown
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Value for money 8
Celebrity Sports Showdown
19 September 2014
Excerpt: What do you get when you combine Wii Sports with a bunch of celebrities such as Avril Lavigne, Keith Urban and Sugar Ray Leonard? The answer is EA’s Celebrity Sports Showdown that allows the gamer to play against these well known celebrities in 12 different events. Some of the sports include activities such as volleyball, rock climbing and even horse racing which shows just how diverse the game.
Excerpt: Celebrity Sports Showdown is a terrible concept for a game. It’s essentially a minigame collection, with ten playable famous people. On paper it sounds like nothing more than a quick fire way of making money from the mass market that makes purchases just based on the fact that there’s celebrities on the cover. In reality (that being outside of your head) however, it’s not as bad as one might think.
Celebrity avatars appear in fun sports compilation game.
Common Sense Media
22 December 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is yet another collection of sports games to play on the Wii, not unlike Wii Sports although with more options. While it boasts of celebrity appearances, the stars do little more than act as additional characters you can select, so the advertising angle is surprisingly minimal.
Excerpt: As for the actual celebrity roster, it doesn't do the game any favors. About half of them are washed-up athletes that you may or may not recognize, while the other half are generally successful pop and country artists. You've seen better line-ups gathered for VH1 specials making fun of stupid criminals and the 80s.
Conclusion: Celebrity Sports Showdown is without a doubt, the worst game that EA’s made this year. It’s almost as bad as More Game Party with its bad controls and lack of enjoyment; it’s a bit better but not much. Still I would suggest that everyone avoid this one like the plague.
Excerpt: When EA passed us a copy of Celebrity Sports Showdown for the Wii, I imagined the worst. I imagined a world where someone thought that putting the likes of musicians Fergie and Avril Lavigne into a SPORTS game would work. Frankly, I was scared. I had a wee shufty at a couple of reviews. They confirmed the worst. Groups of words such as “shaky controls” and “developers have focused on the celebrities and not the gameplay” sprung right out at me and confirmed it.
Conclusion: Der Minispielsammlung Celebrity Sports Showdown ist es nicht gelungen, auf dem Treppchen zu landen. Die nicht wirklich gut funktionierende Steuerung ist bei Multiplayer-Abenden schnell vergessen, die einzelnen Disziplinen ebenso. Für ein paar Runden macht das Spiel durchaus Spaß, doch habt ihr erst einmal jede Sportart hinter euch, wird das Spiel schnell wieder aus eurer Wii verschwinden.