Conclusion: Overall: 4/10 Summer Athletics should be at least mildly enjoyable for you if you like these types of games, and if you're an achievement hunter looking for a doable 1,000 to add to your collection, this will definitely do that for you. If you really hate stick wiggling type games, or you're just not all that good at them, you might want to avoid this one as it'll cause nothing but frustration.
Conclusion: A handful of the events in Summer Athletics can make for simple fun in small doses, especially if you have a friend or two handy to compete against, but the majority of what you'll find here is lousy. Even at a budget price, seven minigames isn't much for your money, and considering that most of them aren't worth playing, even diehard sports fans are better off steering clear of this game.
Pros: Some decent animation, A few events have a simple, straightforward appeal.
Cons: Only seven basic event types, Most events are dull, Swimming, cycling, and medium-distance running events are terrible, Minimal sound, Creepy grinning monkey may haunt your dreams.
Summary: Imagine, if you will, an international goodwill competition consisting of eight athletes coming together in some city or other to test their abilities in a series of dull takes on traditional sporting events while the eyes of the world look elsewhere. Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge brings this vision to life, and it's every bit as underwhelming as you'd expect.
Pros: Some decent animation, A few events have a simple, straightforward appeal
Cons: Only seven basic event types, Most events are dull, Swimming, cycling, and medium-distance running events are terrible, Minimal sound, Creepy grinning monkey may haunt your dreams
Conclusion: Its odd that at the moment games developers are making not only the most realistic looking games ever but also some of the most realistic to play. Yet when it comes to athletic titles the format really hasn't changed at all. Your wrists and forearms will ache like they have never done before and you will need bags of endurance if you are to compete for the gold.
Excerpt: Rennende Menschen, Fackeln und fliegende Speere – was man in Berlin nur am 1. Mai erlebt, geht alle vier Jahre weltweit an den verschiedensten Orten unter dem olympischen Motto ganz legal über die Bühne. Das Nebenprodukt der ganzen Sportgeschichte: unzählige Gamepadrütteleien. Die jüngste aus dem Hause dtp stellt sich hier unserem Urteil.
Conclusion: ein sehr schönes Spiel mit Langzeitmotivation geboten. Die vier Schwierigkeitsstufen ermöglichen, dass Anfänger des Genres genauso viel Spaß haben werden wie diejenigen, die mit Sportspielen dieser Art aufgewachsen sind.
Conclusion: Summer Athletics è un titolo che provoca nel giocatore diverse reazioni, la prima impressione non è delle migliori, complice la grafica davvero scarsa che la fa da padrone in ogni settore del gioco. Superando l’impatto negativo si riesce ad apprezzare qualche disciplina ed a divertirsi, specie in multiplayer. Ma giocando a fondo si capisce come tra le 26 prove troppe si somiglino tra loro e ne manchino altre che avrebbero reso il gioco più vario e godibile.
Pros: Alcune discipline ben fatte;, In multiplayer riesce a divertire;
Cons: Grafica brutta e sonoro ripetitivo;, Troppi eventi simili tra loro;