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GF Rating
3.8

383 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Summer Athletics

posted by BikeChef (SACRAMENTO, CA) Sep 5, 2008

Member since Apr 2005

All I have to say is that the controls are ridiculous!!! What were they thinking?

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Not terrible, just broken.

posted by Jixson (SAINT ALBANS, VT) Sep 3, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

This game is not all that bad. Let me start by saying the good points, as there are not many. It looks pretty good, the character models are nicely rendered and you do get a feel for some of the events. That's it for good.

The alright part of the game is the selection of events. Some are great, and fun, and others I have still never heard of before this.

The bad. The controls, simple as that. I have cut open my middle, and index finger, as well as bruised both thumbs while playing this game. It is terrible when it comes to controls. The career mode also makes no sense. It tells you your current stat, as well as max trainable stat, so you would think if you were to put 100% of the training points you have into that skill it would max it at that point? Well, you would be dead wrong, if you were at a 55 and your max was 75 and you put 100 points into it, it may go up to 65, it may go to 57 it could be anywhere in the middle. Then you get the swimming which is pretty much unplayable, and the Pole Vault which is pretty much controller throwing time.

So, it is not the worst game ever made for sports, but it is nowhere near the best.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

summer athletics

posted by percivul (VINTON, VA) Aug 31, 2008

Member since Mar 2007

game is ok. would be a lot of fun if some of the events (cycling, 1500m run) were nearly impossible to beat at the end of career mode. takes the fun out of it. playing a challenging game is one thing, this is rediculous.

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