SEGA confirms dressage is not fun for all ages
While dressage has been included in the London 2012 Olympics (not to mention the 2016 Olympics) it would appear that if you wanted to experience the thrill of making a horse dance for yourself (spoiler; there is no thrill) you wont be able to via the official Olympic game of 2012.
A cursory glance over the list of events that are available on the PS3 and Xbox indicates that dressage has been left out of this game. There could be many reasons for this of course, of which I have identified these below for you:
- Dressage is not a sport, nor is it a game.
- The game uses the strap line “more sports, more events and more adrenaline than ever before”. Dressage is none of these things, I would go as far as saying it’s a non-event.
- SEGA clearly wanted to actually turn a profit.
But then one could ask, how can you turn dressage into game that people would enjoy? (equally, you could ask how to just turn dressage into a sport?)
The average controller has about 8-10 different buttons on it, which when I try to align in my mind what you could use these for – I can only think of uses for two buttons;
- Button A) Sit on the horse.
- Button B) Hold onto top hat.
If I really wanted stretch it you could go as far as;
- Button C) Look like a prat.
But I guess to win the game you simply mash all three buttons at once for a few minutes.
Ultimately I can see SEGA’s problem – Dressage can’t be made fun.