Excerpt: When I was young, I used to go over to my friend’s house and we’d play Epyx Winter Games on his Apple II. I suppose it’s for that nostalgic reason I’ve always held a soft spot in my heart for Olympics-based video games, even though they’ve been woefully inadequate in recent years.
Vancouver 2010 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games Review
29 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.
Excerpt: It’s funny how history sometimes repeats itself.. Back in 2006, I reviewed the PS2 version of 2K Games’ enjoyable Torino 2006 Winter Olympics game, although sadly it was let down by a lack of events and those present sometimes felt as if they were too similar to some of the others that were...
Vancouver 2010: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games
21 March 2010
Excerpt: The Winter Olympic Games have represented the height of athletic competition for 84 years. Athletes devote their entire lives towards, what will be for most of them, a single shot at victory on a global scale.
Summary: Vancouver 2010 is a decent game as it plays well and looks good, I just can't help but feel that there could be a little more in the way of a career mode which would have filled the game out nicely and added more of a lasting appeal.
Conclusion: enjoyable. Trying to squeeze out a bit more speed on the turns on the bobsleigh run, just staying on the slope during the Super G events, and grabbing just a little more distance on the Ski Jump takes concentration and some practice, especially if you want the Gold Medal (and the Achievement).
Conclusion: This game is fun for a short while but has a real dearth of long term appeal. The events are too few and far between, and are over all too soon, not to mention that once you have mastered them there is zero impetus to go back and play them again.
Excerpt: Not quite. When I was young, I used to go over to my friend’s house and we’d play Epyx Winter Games on his Apple II. I suppose it’s for that nostalgic reason I’ve always held a soft spot in my heart for Olympics-based video games, even though they’ve been woefully inadequate in recent years.
Excerpt: Bring the Winter Olympics home with the new Vancouver 2010 game by Sega for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Play in 14 of the events featured in this year’s games, including skiing, snowboarding, short track speed skating, bobsleigh, skeleton...
Vancouver 2010: The Official Videogame of the Winter Olympic Games
29 January 2010
Excerpt: With ongoing economic instability and a recent natural disaster taking place, you may hear some criticism directed toward the Winter Olympics. While the athletic competition and international camaraderie is certainly of value, some may see the Games as an unnecessary expenditure, taking money away...
Pros: Polish and graphics., Tight and rewarding controls., Fun multiplayer.
Cons: Lack of significant modes., Events are very vanilla., Repetitive gameplay.