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3.0 out of 5 stars As usual, could have been better, 3 Aug 2012
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Once again, sports fans are subjected to a pretty average sports game - I'd have thought, being the Olympics game, they'd make more of an effort to make something good, but I guess it's too much to ask.

The first thing you notice is that some of the more popular sports aren't even included, such as: football, tennis, hockey, badminton and basketball - neither is "normal" volleyball, even though beach volleyball is in there, figure that one out.

The second thing you notice is that women's events are short-changed... There are 31 men's events, and just 16 women's... same old story it seems.

Moving on - game play is relatively "easy" compared to most of these types of sports games, at least with some sports - there's not so much "frantic" button punching as there is "controlled" button punching, kind of hard to explain, but if you buy it you'll see what I mean. That said, events like beach volleyball where you play with an AI team-mate are problematic `because it seems there's very little "I" in the AI.

Graphics are actually very good for a game of this sort, which was a nice surprise - but, sadly, a game is more than its graphics. Oh, and while is says you can customise the athletes, don't take that to mean you can create athletes or make significant changes, because it's all pretty superficial with the appearance... although you can change the name - just make sure it's character 1 you change if you're playing single player.
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Initial post: 4 Aug 2012 12:21:11 BDT
T. Griffiths says:
Is it physically possible for you to be more negative?
Re Football/Tennis/Basketball....think of the size of this game given there inclusion? As per every major event type of game (i.e world cup games/euro games) they are chucked together for a quick quid by the developers.
Im finding the game quite enjoyable as a party game for friends. Lighten up Mr Smith.

Posted on 7 Aug 2012 09:46:11 BDT
C. Street says:
If this was a review singing the praises of every positive aspect and ignoring anything negative of this game, you would probably not be commenting on his review, because you like the game too. But because he's pointing out the negatives and no positives, you lay into him because you disagree with his opinion. An opinion, which he is 100% entitled to.

If you don't like what he has to say, deal with it. He doesn't like the game. You do. But don't lambast him for expressing himself.
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