I know you've all been following the hype on this game for awhile, and at long last here it is. Beijing 2008 boasts the most realistic Olympic simulator since "Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games." You can actually play real Olympic athletes! Here's the list of events for those of you who can't wait until you buy the game:
100 m hurdles (women only)
110 m hurdles (men only)
50 m freestyle swimming (men only)
100 m backstroke swimming (men only)
100 m butterfly swimming (men only)
100 m breaststroke swimming (men only)
3 m springboard diving (women only)
10 m platform diving (women only)
Parallel bars (men only)
Vault (men only)
Rings (men only)
Floor exercise (women only)
Beam (women only)
Uneven bars (women only)
Skeet shooting (men only)
10 m Air Pistol (men only)
25 m Rapid Fire Pistol (men only)
Archery, individual (women only)
Weightlifting, +105 kg (men only)
Cycling, team pursuit (men only)
Canoeing/kayak K1, kayak single (men only)
Judo, 81-90 kg (men only)
Table tennis, singles (men only)
In addition, the game will support competition in the male decathlon or the female heptathlon or 5, 10 or 20 random events.
Did I mention online multiplayer? Well for you hardcore PvPers you can compete online in any event. I can't wait for the heated battles in the floor exercise.
Now am I trying to make fun of the Olympics? Hell no. The Olympics are a noble undertaking and in no way do I wish to demean the efforts of the athletes and thier events.
Am I making fun of this game? You're damn right I am. It seems foolish to me that this game would get made for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Yet they fail to reach the console with the largest casual audience the Nintendo Wii. Ahh the minds at SEGA must have been on vacation when that desicion was made. Some extra market resaerch may have paid off big here. It's one thing to watch the Olympics, but to play them over and over seems a little far fetched to this guy. How many times can you win the gold in Table Tennis until it looses its luster? In my opinion this game looks boring at best and has renewed my interest in watching flies f**k.
And that's My 2 Copper.