Reviews and Problems with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
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29 January 2010
Excerpt: Stunt Pilot is a simple game. Up, goes up. Down goes down and Boost…does. Your job? Fly through hoops, and don’t crash. Over the 40 or so levels you accrue points for finishing each stage, more points being awarded for a faster run. The perfectly pitched difficulty curve helps even the most gaming averse get involved.
Conclusion: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games brings with it a good amount of events, most of which are done better in other games. This is one of the many Wii titles where enjoyment depends entirely on how it will be played in the household.
Summary: Two years ago, Mario and Sonic joined forces for the first time to compete at the Beijing Summer Olympics. The result was a middling collection of sports-themed minigames that failed to deliver on the potential of that once-forbidden union. Never ones to give up, Mario and Sonic have reunited to hit the slopes and skating rinks of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games.
Pros: Skiing and snowboarding are fun, Some dream events make good use of theme settings, A few of the games work well with friends
Cons: Too many events are played the same way, Speed skating relies too heavily on waggling, AI opponents are too easy to beat
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) Review
20 October 2009
Summary: Two years ago Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games earned its keep by doing the unthinkable: combining characters from long-time rivals Nintendo and Sega. Now they're back together for the Winter Olympics, but will you feel the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat?
Pros: Approachable, easy controls, Fun, weird 'Dream Events', Great curling event, Hockey is over-simplified, but fun
Cons: Uninspired presentation, Bland recreation of real sporting events, Drab solo play, Dream Events must be unlocked, Pointless unlockable trinkets
Excerpt: Two years after their first meeting in Beijing, former rivals Mario and Sonic go head-to-head for pride and glory once again. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games delivers another multiplayer party with plenty of fan service, but the poorly-implemented Two years after their first meeting in Beijing, former rivals Mario and Sonic go head-to-head for pride and glory once again.
Conclusion: When you first turn on the game you are welcomed by an incredibly ambitious intro film that showcases the events on offer. It even makes the figure skating seem appealing and I think to myself that I may actually enjoy this one a lot as I make my way to the main menu. After entering my name and setting up a save file I face one of the bigger problems with this game. The loading screen. No matter what you want to do you are going to have to stare at them.
Pros: A few very entertaining events. Fun with a few friends. Works well for a younger audience.
Cons: Horribly butchered music. Poor controls. Long and frequent load times. Shocking amount of terrible events. High probability of the Wiimote being hurled at the TV.
Conclusion: Når man først starter opp spillet blir man møtt med en utrolig ambisiøs introduksjonsfilm som viser frem de mange minispillene du kan leke deg med. Til og med kunstløp ser noenlunde morsomt ut. Dette kan jo faktisk bli ganske bra, tenker jeg, før jeg trykker meg videre til hovedmenyen. Etter at navn er skrevet inn og lagringsfilen gjort klar, blir jeg møtt med en lasteskjerm. Det er ett av de store problemene med dette spillet.
Pros: Noen få veldig morsomme minispill, gøy sammen med venner, morsomt for de yngste
Cons: Forferdelig musikk, dårlig kontroll skammelig mange dårlige minispill, risiko for å kaste kontrolleren i TV'en... med vilje.
Conclusion: Det første der sker når man starter spillet op, er at man vises en utrolig ambitiøs introduktionsfilm, som viser de mange minispil man kan lege med. Den er så godt skruet sammen at selv skøjteløb ser sjovt ud. Dette kan blive fantastisk når jeg at tænke, før jeg trykker mig videre til hovedmenuen. Der er hele tiden små ventepauser hvor konsollen arbejder, og det er faktisk et af spillets problemer, for uanset hvad jeg vil skal der hele tiden indlæses data.
Pros: Få virkelig sjove minispil. Til tider sjovt sammen med vennerne. Godt til de yngste.
Cons: Elendig musik. Dårlig kontrol. Lange indlæsningstider.