This game is the most awesome sports title i have seen in a Decade. A perfect new title into the SSX Franchise. I'm getting this game today, and i can't wait to play it for hours, and hours. To everyone that played SSX before, or even new players to the franchise, i say: GET. THIS. GAME. You do not want to miss this one.
The gameplay though, it's Mindblowing. If you don't want a high score and just want to go through the game, sure. You can do that. Or, you can try to go for gold, which feels A LOT better in satisfaction. Would you believe the amazement i had when i played the demo, and got this on my Bulldog score?
Honestly, I am disappointed.
The game has great graphics, a decent cast of riders, and still mantains the classic SSX "Go big or go home" attitude. However, I dislike the game's survival aspect. Where in older titles you can wipe out as much as you want and your only penalty is losing time as you slide on the snow, now there is a health bar and if you fall into a pit, rather than just restart you, you are just disqualified. Basically, if you're looking for something unique and are open for anything, this game is for you. If you're a returning fan looking for the traditional SSX experience, maybe not so much. It's better than SSX Blur, but doesn't come close to the greaetness of the early games.
You may have read my Preview Buzz about SSX and if you did, good for you. And for those of you that kindly added me, I think you. But now down to business... I got this game on the 1st day it came out and YES, I was SUPER HYPE that I got it. Went home and played the game for about maybe a good hour and a half to like 2 hours and stopped playing it for the rest of the day. I had the game for ONLY A WEEK and I'm already bored of it! I still haven't beaten it yet! I guess I expected more from it. I mean, the gameplay is good...but I'm not feeling the whole falling off the mountain thing or falling into a hole or whatever. Especially in a race or trick it where I'm doing so well and I fall off cuz of a mistake I made and have to "Rewind" and it messes up my points/time and it makes me mad. Another thing I kinda didn't like is the fact that you couldn't create your own character like in SSX On Tour. But other then the bunch of tryhards that play this game 24/7, the game is alright...for now...
An almost near perfect game, with one flaw.
I grew up playing snowboarding games, like Coolboarders 2 on the PSone and SSX Tricky on the PS2, so when I heard that SSX was coming out, I was just way too excited. I got the game on the PS3, so I got Mt. Fuji to board down too. I applaud the game for everything it has: great graphics, good and customizable soundtrack, and plenty of things to do after the campaign is over. The only one things that I have to criticize the game on is it's multiplayer. Sure, a lot of things are going online now and that's cool and all, but when you're taking a classic game like this and not throwing in splitscreen multiplayer, it just loses a whole 'nother realm of fun that could've been had. I was real disappointed when me and my cousin (who I played SSX Tricky with a lot) found out there was no splitscreen. Splitscreen multiplayer, the one thing that this game should have to make it perfect.
Good, but dissapointing feature
SSX is a good return from the PS2 classics, but theres one thing that turns me off. Online. Yes there is online, but there is no racing with friends or chat. Only competing with times. This is really a downfall since the gaming industry is based on online now. The campaign isnt that long, probably 6-7 hours, and the story is odd, but stick to the non-fiction roots where now you are versing Griff to bring SSX back. The maps are really fun, especially the deadly descents which are a great challenge. The thing I love most about this game is that it's not super easy like games today. It brings back the days of gaming where you would actually be stuck on a level, and thats a plus for me. The soundtrack is great with a few exceptions in my opinion. BUT, in the menu, you can press select and personlize your music for main menu, race, tricky events, etc, so that kind of makes up for it. The game is good, but doesnt reach my expectations, but if you have other games to play online, I suggest you buy it.
This is a very solid game that brings you back to the good old days when games were not just beaten and traded back in but played over and over. Honestly nothing is easy and nor should this game be. Holes and cliff edges are part of real land scapes expecially glaciers and other epic mountains. This game takes snowboarding to a level it could never be in real life. Sure it can be frustrating when you are trying a new mountain and are unfamiliar with its terrain but seriously did you expect to get golds with out playing. This game is Huge and has a ton of places to shred as well as a new survival mode and even a different camara angle for a couple of the survival mountains. It was very innovative with a multiplayer expirience that doesn't rely on lobbies and waiting for players to ready up. You select and go. Set challenges for others and destroy your friends times.
Its about time...
I've been waiting for this since I put down SSX on Tour...on Tour was SSX slipping away from itself...the true games were SSX, Tricky, and 3 really showed Big's imagination with a whole mountain to explore. After seeing how EA liked making their games into sandbox style games with Burnout Paradise, I knew they were gonna make a whole snowboard city...well, this Google Earth thing is putting a Mario Galaxy spin on my dreams. I couldn't be happier, just wish they brought the Tokyo Megaplex (Pinball Track) and Brody back...but then, Hiro should come back too!
I want it.
Man, this game looks awesome i would love to have it. Too bad I only have Wii. SSX brings me back such good memories.
Played the Demo
Just finished the demo for this game, and i officially cant wait for February 28th. This game is HUGE! 9 different regions, each having 3 or 4 mountains, which have anywhere from 2 to 4 courses. Thats like 150 different courses!! remember back in SSX tricky when there were like 11 courses? All i can say is wow, this is gonna be an awesome game.
Old SSX's are Better.
I just beat the game so I'm not one of those kids who play 30 minutes then gives up. To be honest, at first I was kind of disappointed that you couldn't create your own character. You HAVE to play as every character in every region, then you have to beat this one guy. It takes about 1-3 days depending if you play a lot or not. The game is easy to learn though, and the controls are pretty simple to get use to. If you DON'T like the controls, don't be one of the fools here that complain about the controls when you can change them to your liking. Overall, this game is good to play for a week, but it gets old fast. When compared to the old SSX's, this game is a downgrade. At least play the demo.