30 Jun 2009 30 Jun 2009
I always like to start a review with something positive about the game, however this one left me struggling a bit. The best i could come up with was that by hitting start the cutscenes can be skipped and the 1000GS is very easy to get.
That said this is a truly terrible game in every respect. The horse does actually look at bit like a horse, but the people are much less convincing, the graphics look like they came from the early days of N64 rather than using the might of a 360.
The sound is annoying and repetitive, the commentator has two stock phrases that are repeated ad nauseum. The phrases themselves are not very exciting anyway, but the repetition is truly horrible.
The games and competitions themselves are also very repetitive and not difficult. On Amateur level the horse even jumps the fences by itself! There are achievements for completing on Amateur and Professional (which is incidently not difficult either) and these don't stack, which means after suffering it once, you then have to suffer it a 2nd time to claim all of the achievements (the games can largely be skipped the 2nd time around tho).
My daughter is 6 and likes horses - she hated it
I'm 33, a GS addict and am completely indifferent to horses - i hated it too
This is one solely for the GS addicts - 1,000GS in about 6-8 hours!
Is there a no star score? Truly the worst game i've ever played. AVOID!!