I was pretty shocked to read some of the reviews of this game, so thought id add my two penneth.
"its boring if you play on your own"- Well yes, it may well be, but these sort of games are created for those nights when you have all your mates round and you've had a few drinks.
"its too hard" Rubbish. Yes the skiing is hard to master, and the ski jumping is challenging, but its better to be too hard than too easy. 4 of us picked up the controls, set it on beginner, and all 4 of us had the hang of it enough to have a great game within our 2nd attempts at worst.
"the controls are unresponsive" I dont agree. On the Bobsleigh, Luge and Skelton I would say they are spot on. On the ski jump you need to be very delicate, as you do with the skiing events.
To summarise, I would say this game is a perfect multiplayer game. If you and some friends play this one evening, I can guarantee you will enjoy it. In fact I would go further and say you will be rolling around laughing at the sight of your friends pumping away furiously during the speed skating, and will cry with delight when you land your first ever double toe loop in the figure skating!!