Over the course of the past twenty years, the majority of video game genres have matured impressively. No more is this apparent, than with the sports simulation. The likes of FIFA, Pro Evolution Soccer, Fight Night, Top Spin and the various NHL, NFL and NBA games show that with greater power comes not only greater realism, but longer and more involved career modes to draw the player back in to play, time and again.
One sporting subset that hasn't grown up though, is the multi-event simulation. With their take on the Beijing Olympic Games, Sega provided a hard-as-nails Olympic mode that involved some mild career progression and at least gave gamers a reason to try each of the events more than once in single-player mode. With Vancouver 2010 though, that idea has been scratched altogether.