|Source: Country Games № 17 2008|
|Source: Country Games № 17 2008|
Hard to understand how this situation came out of the Beijing 2008 a decent game. Please understand it correctly: it can be a decent name but by the standards of sports mini-games. Here, excellent animation and imputed graphics, a wide range of competitions and even an interesting story campaign. Raspberries, as always, the spoils mechanics "shaking his arm, until your fingers fall off, which carries only the first couple of hours. Then his fingers still fall off, and drive with the game goes to the far shelf. Do nothing: the developers still could not figure out how on the Xbox 360 controller and PS3 to recreate a huge stress of athletes in the most important days of their lives. A game about making the Olympics as a must.
Sometimes the mechanics are similar to better use. So, in a contest in swimming you have to rotate the two knobs in different directions, while the javelin right to pick up speed and left to set the angle of roll - it is quite interesting and moderately complex systems. By the way, the difficulty here is clearly too high, and get on top of the online ratings not everyone can.
Meet and match with the original control. The most ingenious out gymnastics. You follow the movements of the athlete and, when under his feet, an icon appears, pressing the appropriate button. Such mechanics relates what is happening on the screen with your actions, and because the movement of athletes seem particularly natural.
And running laziness, and requests the heart of adventureAnimation in the Beijing 2008 first-class. Of course, to achieve such a result, developers have been easy - you can not directly control the athletes and all their movements are recorded in advance. But worse, they do not get from this. Look at the athletes and the spirit of the Olympics can not only during the mini-contest, but before and even after them. An athlete goes, stretches and writhes a serious face. When he glances sidelong at the projectile, the tension is felt even in his oak face - so good animation. Ends with a mini-game, and we again follow the athlete. Here he takes a step to the side and waving to the audience, or, if you were not important, leaves, drooping head. Immediately we are shown a short replay with commentary. All this makes the game very much like a TV view, and great graphics with success keeps the illusion.
Unfortunately, these athletes are not seen - the choice is available only a few dozen pre-created characters. The same person glimpses in the shooting competition, and on the treadmill, and for table tennis. It would seem a trifle, and spoils the impression.
Scene mode for a set of mini-games worked out surprisingly well. You gather your team and walk with her through all the days of the Olympics. At each placed a specific task - for example, obtained after four competitions two medals. If the condition is not met you, it is necessary to begin the day at first, because restarting the individual races in this mode, do not give. In addition, for every victory the team get points. On them you can pump characteristics: agility, speed, strength, and so on. All mini-games are open from the beginning, and the passage does nothing but satisfaction. But given the fact that online rather nevnyaten, this mode is most interesting.
Disadvantages Beijing 2008 - simultaneously and disadvantages of the genre. Management tedious and complicated, hands on him instantly tired. But, unfortunately, nothing is better for sports mini-games on the Xbox 360 and PS3 so far and not invented.