Mario & Sonic’s Sochi 2014 adventure is a muddled mess
By Chad Sapieha
As I slipped Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games into my Wii U I thought: Two awesome game icons doing a little curling and getting into snowball fights? What’s not to like?
But now that I’ve played through the game’s 24 events scattered across a handful of modes, I’m honestly wondering whether there’s anything about it that I really and truly enjoyed.
This is a deeply middling cartoon simulation of the snowier Olympic Games, with events that range from competent but unexciting, to others that are confusing and border on frustrating. It looks great, and you’ll get to take control of loads of loveable characters, but broad-smiling fun is as elusive as Jamaican bobsledding gold.