Good, but could have been much better.
Different from the past SSX games, SSX Blur has a lot to talk about.
Although the character interaction is gone (sigh) it's still a good game in terms of ssx. The controls are hard to control at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty fun! The music is amazing feel-good music and as to be expected. I mean, come on it's Junkie XL!
Unlike On Tour, the characters are back to themselves (yay!) and that's important if your a big time fan like myself. :D
The downside of this game? it 's for wii, and wii only. SSX players are X360 and PS3 owners mostly, and we wanted some online. SSX works best without motion and could use a bit of a story mode for each character. This game only left fans screaming for something bigger, and better.
This gen's best by far
I've owned ssx blur since november 07 and I felt that there weren't much customer feedback on this game so I'm gonna give my opinion. SSX blur is by far this gen best snowboarding game. I've played every ssx game since tricky and this is one of my favorites. The graphics are great very vibrant with lots of style and color I felt that this game sets the standard for the graphics for some of EA's up coming sport titles, the controls are good when you get the hang of them, you flick the nunchuk to jump, turn it to steer (or you can change it to the analog stick in options which I would recommend for slamon) you use the wiimote to do flips and spins by flicking the remote up, down, or left, and right and you do board grabs by moving and twisting the nunchuk around. The career mode is alot similar to the one in ssx 3. There's one mountain with 3 peaks starting off on peak 1, you play individual events to unlock tournaments, then after beating some of the tournaments you unlock access to the other peaks. There's also freeride where you can participate in side challenges to get unlockables. Theirs 12 characters some old some new you'll start out with four but the rest aren't hard to unlock. There's a multiplayer either splitscreen or hot seat, no online which I think is a shame cause this came could be real competitive. I do have some other small complaints like in previous ssx games you earned money for winning events and were able to buy clothes and equipment, though you can unlock outfits and new boards/skis I think being able to pay would had been better, also this time around there's no licensed soundtrack even though the tunes in this game aren't bad. Overall I think this a great addition to the ssx franchise and until a sequel is released this is by far the best snowboarding game of this gen on any console
worst ssx game out there
i have been a fan of the ssx series sense the first ssx came out for the ps2. this game just destroys the ssx reputation. the graphics suck, the levels are the same as the 3rd one, and the controls are the worst thing in the world. i love ssx but this game is a descries. there are not enogh charecters and the story line sucks. there original plan to steer with turning the nunchuck is the worst idea ever. thank god you can change that in the settings but the game still sucks. no wonder ea gave up after this game and isnt making one for the 360 or the ps3. when they started they were at top then everyhting started to go down hill. too bad cause i love the series and eddie is my favorite charecter and he was only in tricky? lame. this game sucks
Very fun SSX game
This is my favorite SSX game. My next favorite is SSX . I like how you use the stick on the num chuck combined with tilting the num chuck in the direction you want to steer. It feels very good after a while of playing it.
SSX Blur looks and sounds good, but controls leave something to be desired
The good: beautiful graphics; charming upbeat music, decent variety of gameplay modes The bad: tricky control scheme; unlocking characters and levels require typing a cheat code SSX Blur was the first snowboarding game I bought for the Wii, and I have to admit I wasn't expecting much due to my lack of interest in this genre. But I was pleasantly surprised after I picked this up on Black Friday and took home something I may have looked for all along instead of something I swiped from the counter as an impulse buy. There is a good variety of racing modes as well as time attacks, which leaves different ways that two players can compete with one another. You do tricks by jotting the Wii remote during a jump, and the bottom of the screen indicates which way you need to move. Your steering itself is controlled by the nun-chuck. You have a decent amount of cartoon-looking characters to choose among, which the whole cartoon look fits the vibe of the action. You have the choice to choose either skis or a snowboard. There are also a good variety of different tracks you can choose from, something I couldn't say about SSX On Tour. The graphics are amazing on the Wii, the frame rate is steady as can be and the snow looks good, and the environments are brimming with color and energy. Equally amazing is the music. Instead of the limitation of dance or rock tracks on SSX On Tour which I found to get old quickly, there are dream-like orchestrated tunes of upbeat and energizing music that heightens every time you do a trick. This game is a pleasure to both see and hear. But I found the controls to be very difficult to manage at times. I found myself and my friend frustrated and struggling not to run into walls, make it up a steep hill, or do a trick without crashing. The turning isn't as tight as I would like, and the trick is sometimes foiled for no clear reason. Aside to the control hiccups are the lack of accessibility of the unlockables. I'm not sure if you have to complete the story mode to unlock them, but I found that I have to type a cheat code every time I turn the game on to play with the full selection of racers and tracks. Why couldn't they find a way to make those available from the start, or at least after you unlock them once? I found this to be a very hard problem to accept due to the fact that it could have so easily been fixed. Despite the problems this is a solid snowboarder and I would easily assume that it is the best in the series. The great visuals and sound and good replay value have made me more aware of the snowboarding genre when I was previously not interested in the slightest way. And for those who are already a fan then they should leave no time to pick this gem up because they will be pleased.
A Pleasant Continuation of the Franchise.
In my opinion, this SSX entry steps up to the plate and delivers what fans of the series have liked from past games. SSX Blur is a game of becoming the best snowboarder you can possibly be, as you seamlessly perform drifts and jumps on a dangerous snowy mountain path on your snowboard or skis of preference. Presentation is very nice, with slick option and character selection screens. At first, the control is very much hard to get used to, requiring you to adjust to throwing up the Nunchuk controller whenever you want to jump, and then flicking the Wii remote in one of several directions to do a flip or turn. Couple these actions with up to two buttons to execute a specific grab, and you're in for a learning curve of upwards of an hour or more. Nevertheless, after you've squashed the easy earlier stages, which are perfect for allowing you time to get used to the controls, you'll have a blast racing and edging your way down the mountains of SSX Blur. You'll be faced with racing challenging foes, completing side tasks to earn extra snowboards and skis for your characters, and other missions such as half-pipe runs and slaloms. Slaloms, speaking of, are another part of the game that are frustrating. Some of them are just too strict, forcing you to perform tight, slow turns without giving you enough room for messing up. Furthermore, if you happen to be playing with a character who has an attribute for speed, you can consider yourself doomed unless you retry those slalom stages until you get them down. Other than the control and difficulty in slaloms (there aren't many, compared to the number of race and scoring challenges), I'd have to say that this game is a blast to play. Animation and graphics are nice, and there's enough content to last a gamer a while if they're into fast-paced games.