London 2012: Olympic Game 17/7/12

ADPP found some footage of the Table Tennis from the London 2012 game that is due out. We wanted to share our thoughts on how it plays and if we give it the thumbs.

A screen shot of the gameplay from the London 2012 game

The clip is worth watching all the way through, the shots get better and rallies get longer. Upon watching you immediately look at the speed of the game play…it seems slow. Now it must have been a difficult challenge trying to reflect the fast pace nature of the sport into a game, whilst still making it playable. If the user was able to slam every shot and hit the ball as fast as one may be able to in real life then it would have been to difficult. The points would be short and matches over with little competition.

This is why I believe that they have majored on the spin factor. If you notice in the video, there is a lot of ball movement. This adds the difficulty aspect to game play and insures the user a fiercely competitive battle! However there are some moments where you may sit and scratch the head, trying to work out how a ball was returned using a back handed shot that hits sharp right, when the hand was swung to the left…Some odd ergonomics there!

The graphics are next level! The game designers have not left any stones un-turned on this front. When I was scrolling down the Youtube pages looking for game play videos, I struggled to separate the videos that were of a real match and those from the game! The logos, themes and fonts that have been present throughout the marketing and branding of the games are used effectively all the way through menu screens, heads up displays and even loading screens. The development team have worked hard to integrate the branding style into the overall aesthetic and, as such, it feels very polished. In terms of in-games models, the locations such as the Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome and Lords’ Cricket Ground, all look ultra realistic and, when coupled with the high quality presentation, make you think you could be watching the events of television.

We would be keen to get some feedback from anyone who has the full game?? Let us know via our Twitter, Facebook or Contact page on the site!



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