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by DarkFire368 Absolutely Mindblowing.
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?
Rated 7 out of 10 by LordShadow16 It's Alright
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...
Rated 8 out of 10 by blackfang21 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Pesky7 Awesome but missing some key things...
First off let me say that this game was 100% worth the wait. The gameplay is awesome, everything is very smooth just like i remember it. Tricks are not hard to learn and pick up. Taking turns seems a little faster and out of control than i remember. One thing i think this thing lacks is local multiplayer (playing against someone sitting next to you). This was one of the best games to play against siblings and friends that were over. Now multiplayer is only online. SSX also made an effort to make this more of a "serious" snowboarding game. I wouldve like to have seen a few "futuristic" levels like we have seen in previous games. All in all, if you loved SSX games from years ago, you will love this one. Just think that for a game that took years to make, they couldnt went a little further and added a few simple things. Even if they took a few classic boards from the Original SSX to play just for exhibition.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Octopus7 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by TresOoono Completely Underated
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.
Rated 3 out of 10 by LongTermSSXFan 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.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Arkham441 This game is terrible
Unless you have incredibly low standards for games don't buy this. Us real SSX fans, who've been playing since its glory days (SSX 3, SSX Tricky, SSX On Tour) know that this game doesn't stack up in any way, shape, or form, for so many reasons. 1) You can't choose your character unless you're doing the practice mode (plus you have to unlock characters that have no extra value) 2) The characters look flat out strange compared to the old versions, Griff and Mac are young adults, they were kids in old ones. 3) You can't customize you're character beyond the design on their clothes. In SSX 3 you could change EVERYTHING; boots, hat, gloves, type of shirt, (the list goes on). 4) This game is impossibly hard, there are holes in the mountain on every turn, when you go in tunnels you have zero room for error, and the controls are so out of whack you need to practice for an hour before you get the hang of it. 5) Going down real mountains=cool idea, bad map. The thing is, when you go down mountains, every thing is the same, as to with the old ones, when you went down mountains you would end up a lodge or something. IF YOU HAVE ANY SENSE AT ALL, YOU SHOULD'NT GET THIS GAME!
Rated 9 out of 10 by cbeast610 Great
I loved this. I had SSX 3, SSX Tricky, and SSX Tour and they were all great. (out of the PS2 SSX games, SSX 3 was my favorite) This game had great tricks and mountains and peaks to snowboard down. Great terrain and challenge. I would definitely not say that this game was easy. The deadly descents were challenging and fun. (My favorite was the first deadly descent) I loved in SSX 3 how you could just go down the whole mountain and run into shops and transports. But in this one they put together the outfits for you. You can't choose the riders hats, pants, or shirt alone. And, they only give you the option of four things n the store in this game. You must buy the stuff out of the four to get more things in it. I just bought random stuff until something cool came up. So you didn't really have a great selection. I wish they had carried that stuf from SSX 3 into this SSX. The story in the campaign wasn't very good. They didn't really have much suspense or ups and downs during the story. I just looked forward to the next track, not the next thing that would happen in the story. I loved all the accessories. Like the wingsuit. it is soo fun. The soundtrack and graphics are pretty good. I can never get bored of the tracks. Overall I think it was still a great game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by KCCarrel Lots of fun, and a little frustrating.
I have played ALL of the SSX series. I have played SSX, SSX Tricky, SSX3, SSX World Tour and SSX Blur. I am LOVING the new edition of SSX. The controls are a bit wonky at times. Yes you run into a lot of stuff. But you always did in an SSX game. I find myself at some point going the wrong direction but have used it to my advantage to get extra points in the trick competitions. I love the old school tricks that have been brought back (i.e. Psymon's Guillotine and Elise's Pommel Me). I love the feeling of going down the hill with others in multiplayer and seeing my friend's post new times for me to try to beat. I really love the infusion of a personal soundtrack and the manilpulation of the music depending on what you are doing on the mountain. The music began to skip faster and faster while I was grinding a rail and spinning. I about lost my mind and then the music slowed down when I landed a big trick and I went nuts for more. The trophies are just hard enough to keep me interested but not tough enough to make me quit. The runs are difficult as you progress in the game but as you learn each run you can find safe ground to make a good run on each mountain range. Overall I love the play, feel, sound and replay ability of this game.