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Old 08-11-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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What Happened to the Rio 2016 Simulation Game?


The Olympics are back, and if you're anything like me, you've fallen prey to its alluring qualities. I've been watching it all, from grueling cycling races to nail-biting water polo matches. Normally, this is the time where I give into temptation and opt to purchase the official video game tie-in. This year, things are a bit different.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is the only official console game of the Rio 2016 Olympics, releasing back in March for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. For mobile and tablet enthusiasts, there's also an officially licensed Android/iOS game.

What about the rest of us? In the four years since Sega released the respectable London 2012, you'd have thought that a simulation-based Olympics title would provide the perfect cash-in opportunity. That game did pretty well for itself, having sold 680,000 copies as of March 31, 2013. Nothing similar has surfaced for this year's Summer Games, though. Allow me to offer some thoughts as to why Xbox, PlayStation and PC devotees won't be winning any virtual gold medals this year.


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Old 08-11-2016, 02:20 PM   #2
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90% of Olympic sorts is being good at exercise

I'm all set.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:39 PM   #3
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Too much money to make Olympic games for consoles, especially when you consider they have such a short shelf life before they get tossed into the bargain bin.

First things first. Someone needs to make a Tennis game.
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+100 I rather see a tennis game before a Summer Olympics game. Oh and I most definitely prefer the X games. Imagine a video game based on the X games. If done right it will give SSX, Skate and Tony Hawk a run for their $$$$
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:26 PM   #5
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I thought the London game was pretty good and was disappointed there wasn't another one coming out. would have been okay with them just giving that one an update just to get my Olympic game fix during the actual games.
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if they could include basketball and boxing, they would have me sold.....maybe wrestling too (something similar to UFC). beach volleyball would be nice as well. just include some sports that translate better to video games.
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they could use just player numbers (no names) for basketball....just have the ratings correct. guess they had beach volleyball in London 2012. hockey in the winter one would be great too-and do the same as what i suggested for basketball.
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London 2012 was actually quite good. The game went away a bit from the typical button mashing and focused more on rhythmic movement, endurance and timing. The swimming events forced you to push the sticks in a certain rhythm, punishing you if you just tried pushing them as fast as you could. The running events required strategy with saving up enough energy to reach the finish. The archery and other events were good as well. It may have been the best Olympic video game ever.

I would KILL for an Olympic video game that included team sports such as handball, rugby sevens and water polo. And if they'd make the players on the teams completely editable, so that you could edit names, appearances and ratings, that would be a dream come true. I was waiting for a Rio 2016 game this year, but it never came. I settled for the Mario & Sonic game, which does have a pretty decent rugby mode, but just isn't the simulation experience I was hoping for. I'll keep my fingers crossed; maybe in 2020 we'll be lucky enough to get a full-blown sim game as well as NCAA Football returning by then.
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