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This is the second edition of the franchise (if you can call it that). This version plays exactly like the previous version, except for a few tweaks here and there - and that's not a good thing.
Because they didn't correct the problems of the first installment.
First problem is the high jump and the pole vault. In order to get gold, you'll have to make dozens of jumps (the pole vault can get rough on your arms). Each jump is the same as the one before, so this sport gets real boring real fast.
The running events consist of nothing more than how fast you can beat your arms up and down.
The diving event still gives me a bad score even when I perfrom a "great" dive.
Good luck with Skeet Shooting - finding the flying target is hard, hitting it is exremely hard.
And the cycling is still unresponsive to the proper commands.
The only events I liked are the archery - and maybe one of the throwing events. That's it.
But the biggest issue here is the game's lack of presentation. You win an event and you get the scoreboard and a cheap looking metal. Even after winning the Berlin World Cup, you just get a simple message on screen. I risked tennis elbow for this?
But I know some of you are saying the multiplayer will be fun. To that I say EVERY mini game compilaition I've played can be played multiplayer. The game makers have to put more innovation and creativity in this game.
World Championship Athletics is just another average mini game compilation in a huge pile of average to awful mini game compilations for the Wii. SKIP IT.