Conclusion: If you’ve been a fan of previous Olympics video games you’ll probably find this game as one of the best. The combination of stellar graphics with a bunch fun and exciting events make it an excellent choice for someone who is already a fan of the genre. For the casual gamer however there are lots and lots of better games out there and this one doesn’t really justify a purchase.
Conclusion: When you do the Decathlon or Heptathlon you get different charcters for each of the events which is odd and would have been very easy to fix. Also you can't name your start height for the high jump and pole vault and have to accept or reject each height starting from the lowest. To be honest though these are only minor niggles.
Excerpt: The Olympic Games are the ultimate in sports. Well they used to be, before things like table tennis were let in. I remember running Track all those years ago in high school, and absolutely loving the thrill of the wind in my face. Beijing 2008 on the Xbox 360 does not quite give me the wind in my face, but it is very close. Sega thankfully kept all the political intrigue (with human rights violations for example) out of this video game.
Excerpt: OK, I admit it. I’m confused. Put simply, I just don’t understand why people are giving this game such a hard time. Sure, it’s a multi-event athletics title which should mean that – given it isn’t published by Konami (bow down) – by law, it has to be unplayable. However, I find that this isn’t the case at all. Admittedly, my first experience of the game was with a group of friends – which instantly raises the fun level when it comes to track and field-‘em-ups.
Excerpt: Name: Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games Genre: Sports - Olympics Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC (Reviewed on Xbox 360) The Summer Olympics are right around the corner, and that means it's the season for Olympic video game. This year, Sega and developer Eurocom have the license for the official game of the Beijing Olympics. How does it shape up? Well, not that it's saying that much, but it might just be the best Olympic title ever.
Conclusion: Some of the gems in the event lineup include most of the track and field events. Events like the hammer throw and discus, while simple to play, are a lot of fun. These events are more a matter of timing than anything else, and won't put a whole lot of wear on your thumbs. Track events such as the 800m and 1500m runs will take a lot more out of you and likely be responsible for more than a few calluses and cases of "gamer thumb", but they still manage to keep the players...
Conclusion: On the 8th of August the opening ceremony of this years Olympic games in Beijing will take place and thus kicking off 16 days worth of competition. It is not surprising then that Sega have decided to get their Official game out in plenty of time to draw in the crowd. So with plenty button mashing and stick waggling we get stuck into Beijing 2008.
Excerpt: "Beijing 2008 on nimensä mukaisesti tulevien Pekingin Olympialaisten virallinen kisapeli. Beijing 2008 tuo mukanaan hieman erilaisen vaihtoehdon sille perinteiselle nappulanrämpytys tavalle, jolla esimerkiksi juuri Athens 2004 -peliä pelattiin. Harmillisesti peli ei uuden ja innovatiivisen kontrollisysteeminsä kanssa kaikkien lajien osalta.
Pros: + Riittävästi eri lajeja, + Moninpelinä varsin hauskaa, + Passeli grafiikka, + Innovatiivinen ja uusi kontrollisysteemi..
Cons: - ..Joka ei kuitenkaan kaikkien lajien osalta toimi, - Yksinpelinä viehättää vain jonkin aikaa, - Kökkö selostus