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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Michael Phelps: Push the Limits is a swimming simulation game featuring Olympic Gold Medalist, Michael Phelps. It will indeed push the limits of players who feel the need to set new records and grab as many gold medals as possible. Players get to 'travel' to all kinds of pools and stadiums around the world and ultimately work to compete in the "Annual Games" against the best swimmers in the world. Although Michael Phelps has not always been a good role model in the press, in this game he appears as an inspiring athlete and encourages players along the way.
What's it about?
MICHAEL PHELPS: PUSH THE LIMITS lets players follow in the footsteps of Olympian Michael Phelps, who set the record for winning the most gold medals of any Olympic athlete at the 2008 summer games. He appears in the game to provide inspiration and encouragement to players as they work their way through swimming competitions around the world and then ultimately compete in the \"Annual Games\" against the best athletes from across the globe.
Is it any good?
Michael Phelps: Push the Limits follows in the footsteps of other Olympic athletes embracing the video game industry, but it poses many differentiating qualities. For starters, there are very few swimming games; it's a very different category than snowboarding games or even gymnastic games. Second, Phelps is very much a standout athlete (8 gold medals in 2008 plus 6 in 2004) and is able to provide an unparalleled level of inspiration. Add all of that to this intense, active, and get-up-and-move game, and you have an experience that feels energetic and motivational as much as it is fun and enjoyable.
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