Things to see before you die: the crumbling sphinxes of Egypt, the ever-dwindling Barrier Reef, Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas trying her hand at the medieval Scottish sport of curling. Okay, not the last one. Only a brain infected with stupid syndrome would consider pairing such a perverse combination. It’s like looking out of your window and seeing bitchy pop-mogul Simon Cowell collecting rubbish. And yet EA have decided that a mismatch of obscure sports and minor American celebs is just what the public needs.
Unless you absolutely have to see Sugar Ray Leonard battering Avril Lavigne’s face with a pugil stick we’d suggest leaving this game off your Xmas list. Having said that, there was one minigame that proved a guilty pleasure. Air Racers had us whizzing through floating rings in a zippy little jet. It reminded us of that last race against Wizpig in Diddy Kong Racing, only this time with motion control.
Dec 8, 2008