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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable yet flawed, 29 Jun. 2012
This review is from: London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
First of all, the graphical quality and attention to detail expressed here is very high throughout. Each venue is replicated in exquisite detail, along with tenderly created athletes and supporters. So far, so good.

The problem with this game is it is a direct port of the Xbox 360 version, to the extent that the keyboard controls are tied to resemble an Xbox controller. For some events this is easily overcome - however, when trying to complete diving events for example it becomes rather tricky when a X on screen means a A, an A a S, Y a W and B a D (all with differing functions within a dive). There is no ability to switch things around, which makes it an unnecessarily steep learning curve when a simple tool to map different functions to buttons would have solved the problem easily (or even the standard use of WASD as those letters). The mouse functionality changes between events too, sometimes what you see on the monitor is correct, other times apparently correct moves do absolutely nothing for the athlete.

The other niggle I have with this game is the very repetitive commentary tracks, have only played some events through twice and I'm already hearing identical comments despite my athlete giving completely different performances. Once in the 200m event, my athlete started late by a couple of seconds - yet "perfect start" was heard on the replay!

It could have been very good, but it needs a decent patch to make it so for the PC. If I was on a console, I could have coped with a minor problem of dull commentary with no problem.
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Initial post: 4 Jul 2012 03:25:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Apr 2013 14:48:46 BDT
J. Cooper says:
I've come to expect this from console ports, so a few years ago I bough a Saitek Rumblepad P3200 and I've never looked back. In fact, it makes perfect sense to have such a controller if you're into other games, like the LEGO series. They are certainly more comfortable to use and won't give you cramp.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 18:08:30 BDT
yorkrose26 says:
Yes I agree with that, I 'treated' myself a few years ago to a xbox controller as I was wanting to play Beijing 2008 (ironically enough) game turned out to be a bit rubbish, but I am glad I got the controller as it is one of the best ones I have ever had.

Posted on 12 Apr 2013 13:03:24 BDT
SteveSlayer says:
Ditch the keyboard and get an Xbox 360 controller - the keyboard's era as a mainstream gaming controller is over! Makes me laugh when people play a modern video game with an ancient control method and then dock the game two stars because of it.

The 360 controller is as good as the PC's 'unofficial official' controller - all games support it.
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