Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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Jan 26, 2017

"At least curling is fun."

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58 / 100
Mar 15, 2014

Nintendo and Sega should really use these two mascots to do something more interesting together. There's a glimmer of fun here, and still hope for the series' future, as long as they leave badly implemented motion controls at the door next time.

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4 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2014

Unless you're an avid - and I mean AVID - fan of Nintendo, Mario or Sonic, or if you have kids, don't worry about rushing out of your way.

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5 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2014

Winter Olympics looks like it wants you to have fun; the bright colours, decent roster of events and characters, and the chipper commentator all make it seem like it's capable of creating entertainment. The poor online leaderboard, the confusing menu systems, and awkward control schemes, however, make the game a five-minute wonder that'll make you fear the next time Mario and Sonic get their friends together.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2013

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games isn't all that bad, but it's not great either.  The controls for a lot of the events are iffy at best, but there are events that are still enjoyable, especially the Dream Events.  This is one where I'd check out the demo or rent it first to see if you like it before plunking down $50 for it.

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Dec 7, 2013

With Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Nintendo had a great opportunity to produce something fantastic. However, the video game giant failed to take advantage of its source material, resulting in a mediocre and somewhat uninspired final product. There's a bit of fun to be had here, but it won't last for long.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2013

Sure, you get to take control of loads of loveable characters, but broad-smiling fun is as elusive as Jamaican bobsledding gold

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60 / 100
Nov 23, 2013

At the end of the day I find myself mixed in regards to my impressions of Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympics.  There are some enjoyable events to play, but there are also some that can just be forgotten about, and the control's inconsistency really caught me off guard.  Overall my thoughts were leaning to be more negative than positive, but then I watched my kids play and the smiles on their faces said a lot.  Sure, they still had some issues with the gameplay now and then, but they were enamoured by the visuals and being able to play with the mascot characters they have gotten to know over the years is something they fully enjoyed.  With this in mind, I think I am safe to say that this is not the best game out there, but it is far from the worst, and it can provide kids with some definite fun over the winter months for sure.

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4.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2013

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has some good ideas but it's weighed down by bad motion controls.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2013

Mario & Sonic 2014 is a decent party game, but it isn't going to win any medals.

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