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...
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.
Conclusion: There is only 14 events to choose from and you get the feeling that they could have included alot more instead of having almost 50% of them as skiing/snowboarding, prehaps they could of had curling, biathalon or figure skating.
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.
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).
Vancouver 2010: The Official Video Game of the Winter Olympic Games - 360 - Review
7 February 2010
Excerpt: Americans love the Olympics. In fact, as evidenced by Beijing in 2008, most of the modern world fills with national pride when the Olympics come around. The games are great at making millions of people feel like a part of something bigger, even if each and every one of us has an ulterior motive for...
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.