In the beta-release you do not need to tie your finger in knots to play Alpine Games. I have not needed the Opt keys yet. And there are no combined actions like "press A while you move joystick up". At least I am not aware of this.
In figure skating you choose the difficulty of a figure by the timing of a keypress. The figure itself is performed by a series of joypad pushes.
In the beta release the well animated figure skater always had a skirt and looked quite female even when your character was a man. (My memory is not very accurate on this point. I may be wrong.)
I hope that the real release finds its way to me soon. The graphics talents of Duranik could extend all the way to the packaging. Just guessing.