9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A lot of fun - especially online,
This review is from: London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
FUN is the word I'd use to sum this game up. NO game is perfect and neither is this, but it's good all round fun and for that it deserves a good overall rating.
I hate just button mashing for sporty stuff but the controls and variations in this are nicely done - very simple to pick up and play right away - but not always so easy to master even with practise. But sure enough, if you do practise, you learn more and more about the marginal things you can do to excel at the harder events and eventually break a world record - and being able to break a world record is something you'll need to aim towards if you plan on playing the game online against other people and actually want to get a medal. Playing against people online is where it's at, and although you do encounter ninjas who are just amazing at every event, if you do practise and put in the effort and learn the events you can certainly be in with a chance of a medal if you do good in the moment. The National Pride online leaderboard is pretty cool as then the medals you earn for whoever you're representing online all count towards that, so getting a medal means more.
With a little more depth and scope, and with better online stats to record and remember the highlights of what you've done, this game could have been absolutely awesome and had a lot more longevity. But overall it is still a very cool game - good looking, fun to play, and challenging if you plan on winning gold online.