I really don't know where to start with this game, it was bought me as a present as i love the olympic, and i couldn't wait to get my hands on the game. From playing previous olympic games such as sydney 2000, Athens and Mario and sonic, i was expecting good things from this game.
There are loads of events to choose from very wide variety, the graphics are realistic clear and crisp, the sound effects are also very good, but then you come to the controls.
I'm a gamer who likes a challenge but this game is stupidly hard, from the severe button bashing, to opposite rotation, i don't understand why to make a game so hard, i have played it for about 2 hours and i've had enough, the training is very useful but it still doesn't help, I get absolutely no enjoyment from playing this game, its not fun to play, extremely annoying and to be honest pure frustrating.
Anyone who says they enjoy playing this game and the controls are easy, i take my hat off to them, they must have more patience than me. Anyone who wants to play the olympics but have fun doing so, i'd seriously suggest mario and sonic at the olympic games, it may not have the realistic graphics but its sooo much fun it play, especially on the wii.
For any hardcore gamer thats into sports and loves a challenge then the beijing olympics is probably for you, anyone deciding to buy it on a wim i would seriously reconsider, it is not a family friendly game and i certainly wouldn't advise children playing it, if anyone still fancies the game at least wait till it comes down in price.
All in all a huge dissapointment, i will stick to sonic and mario, beijing olympics will be getting stuffed on my shelve never to be played again.