Game review: “Vancouver 2010″

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Vancouver 2010

Vancouver 2010 review: Easy to handle and fun for the whole family.
The 2010 Winter Olympics kick off today in Vancouver, but for some, the games started early with Sega’s “Vancouver 2010” video game, available for play on PC, Microsoft Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.

As the official game of this year’s Olympics, “Vancouver 2010” includes 14 events under six different disciplines: alpine skiing, sledding, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping and speed skating. Sadly, some of the Winter games’ most novel events are omitted in this video game adaptation – figure skating followers, curling enthusiasts and die-hard hockey fans won’t get a chance to take the controls to digitally partake in their favorite sport.

No doubt these events are more treacherous and require more skill on actual snow or ice, but in the video game translation, “Vancouver 2010″ is basic enough for anyone to master quickly. With the well-articulated actions and easy to grasp handling, the result is a straightforward and fun – if not slightly watered down – gaming experience.

One redeeming factor is the online multiplayer mode, where up to four players can join up to compete in a one-off event or together in a series of event, and players can keep track of their medal tally in this mode. To make the most of this multiplayer mode and go for the gold, make sure you have a quality Xbox 360 gaming headset.

If you’re interested in checking out other Winter Olympics video games, check out other Vancouver 2010 video games, such as Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for the Nintendo DS or Nintendo Wii.

Another great choice is bowling set games activities.

This game scores a 3 out of 5.

 

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