Decent Game...but Not the Best
I have bought many snowboarding games before, but none like this one. I can say one thing, it is unique. The controls are questionable at best. The freedom in the game was great and I loved the idea. However it is not possible until you beat multiple high scores, very high scores. This was quite a challenge, and is not equal to the reward, that being that you are then able to put yourself anywhere that you want on the mountain. The challenges are sometimes nearly impossible. And they are necessary to being able to pass the mountain. The graphics and physics are great, but this is sadly some of the only good things about the game. The interface is not very good, but the music is good. The fact that this game does not have a multiplayer available is one of the worst if not the worst fact about it. Any sports game should have a multiplayer mode. That's one of the best points about sports games, that you can play with your friends.
im not sure
i definetly will get this game because it is very cheap for a game nowadays. anyway, it is dissapointing that there is only country side non-trailed mountains but, i think that at somepoint they may realize that people want terrain parks and stuff so i hope that they make downloadable content for a new mountain with a terrain park and stuff. In conclusion, as a snowboarder ithink that this game looks good. also i thought it came out today!
Awesome game for the price!!
To start don't expect SSX or Shaun White, this is better than both. I am an extreme SSX fan, and this game tops it for me. The only thing missing would be extreme park setups, half pipes, etc. This game is certainly worth a purchase. I would have liked to seen more customization options, but it still has enough to make your character different. The controls which are vital,are actually pretty good, I'm still early in the game but it seems pretty responsive. Great game, great price, buy it. Welcome Bongfish and Destineer to the snowboarding world. I haven't tried the online yet so it's to early for me to pass judgement there. Load times are good, graphics are average like say Tony Hawk quality. Sound you can do custom playlists very nice edition.
Great Snowboarding Game
Coming from a real life snowboarder and surfer, I can tell you this game is amazing. There are many flaws, but I'm hoping those will be covered in the new update or so. The controls are great. Coming from Skate 2, there was almost no learning curve for me for the controls. But, the controls can kind of stick sometimes, mostly because of their physics system. There are a few sliding (grind) bugs and just turning bugs. Slide tricks are extremely hard to get points on, mostly because of the control set-up for doing slides are a little hard to execute even after playing for a long time. Interface is fairly simple, but easy and smooth to use. You can see forecasts, switch between mountains, change your clothes, etc etc in the main menu. The cellphone is pretty handy in-game, it lets you take pictures, set rally points (like session markers) and switch between music with one button, it also has all your objectives listed, your grab bible (confusing at first how to use), and a couple other extras. The only mistake with the grab bible (i know it says "grab") is that it doesnt include slides, so you have no clue how to do most the slides in the game. Sound is excellent, I love it. Coming from a metal guy, I can tell you that this game has really made me appreciate indie and electronica music; its relaxing to say the least. When you snowboard over rocks, ice, etc, it all has different sound effects so you know what surface your on. Graphics are fine, but animation needs some patches. I downloaded the game to my harddrive what did fix the framerate, but some of the animations are not smooth. When going down in the middle of a steep, narrow valley, your snowboarder will go crazy with framerate and animation issues. Realism is good too, but it wasn't exactly made to be realistic. You can go styler (realistic) or hucker (unrealistic), what makes a nice touch. Once again, there are a few problems with the realism in the game, but it is mostly because of the physics engine they use and also affected by some animation problems. In my opinion, this game--with all the problems--is still a 9 or 10. I love it and cant stop playing it because it is so great. It can get extremely tough at times, but its worth it in the end.
Looks to be great
I did play the Shaun white game the day it came out and i did really like it. I think it got underated but i would like to point out that it has its problems. For that i would recommend not buying it (try renting to determine) and get this stoked game when it comes out. For its price and what i have seen on it, it should be a great game. I have seen tons of footage from it, and millions of footage leaks on it, and i have determined that i will get this, as a snowboarder i think stoked will be more like being on the mountain, rather than shaun whites. Also everyone made such a big deal about shaun whites having multi player but stoked has it too and better weather and more realism. save your money and get STOKED!
Only for gamers who shred...
I don't write reviews for many games at all. This is a good game. That's all. Not great, amazing or incredible. I'll save those adjectives for Fallout 3 or Street Fighter IV. This game, at best is good for someone who is VERY familiar with the sport, including Absinthe Films, Travis Rice and company. If you don't know both of those names, go check out Resident Evil 5 or Fallout 3. It is a good game, however, if you're into snowboarding. The collision detection is messed up, the animations are clunky, but it's fun. It's also not exceptionally easy. If you plan on working your way through the game, plan on devoting some time. I'm not trying to knock this game, I really wanted it to be great. I really, really wanted it to be better than Shaun White's garbage game. It has a whole lot of things to do in the game, but nothing to really pull your money away from other games. The price is right for a game of this caliber. If you've stayed with me this far, I'd say check it out. If you're kind of on the fence, save your money and pick up Resident Evil 5 next week. I'd love to say it was better, but it is simply a completely average game. Snowboarding needs a game like Skate to come along, but if you're looking here, you're looking in the wrong place. Only snowboard fanatics need apply.
Im not so sure about this game.
I have shaun white snowboarding. I actually enjoy it for the most part. This game seems to look cool too. One of my favorite things about shaun white is the boxs and terrain parks. A downside to stoked is that it is only backcountry. I think that will get played out. For the price i am porbaly going to buy this. I coundnt say if i will like it as much as shaun white but a good part about this game is thefact you can use real snowbarders. I really think thats cool and that you can drive the helicopter. Im not so sure about this game but i think since i love snowboarding so much im gonna buy it.
no demo, no buy
If they don't release a demo buy the release date, i might shy away from this game. I've never heard of the people that are making this (don't know what their capable of) and who knows what get out of a *** game. This looks like it will be a game that i rent once in the summer when i want the feeling of being on the slopes and ill never touch it again.
For Fans of Amped and Skate
This is a snowboarding games that takes realism to the next level. Add in the realistic aspects of Amped and Amped 2 for the Xbox, then sprinkle on complex but intuitive controls from the Skate series, which comes together to form a snowboarding experience for fans of the sport. Shaun White's game disappointed. The latest SSX didn't live up to the hype. However, Stoked is everything a boarder could want and more. This is one heck of a game. For an even better experience, check out the more refined version called Stoked: Big Air Edition.
According to Metacritic and Game Rankings, Shaun White, which I was very much looking forward to, is simply not stacking up very well. Sad to see that, but at least if you own an Xbox 360, there seems to be an alternative in Stoked. Geared more towards giving fans of snowboarding a realistic take on the sport, Stoked appears to be set to be the spiritual successor to the Amped series (at least successor to Amped 1 & 2; sadly, Amped 3 went in a disappointingly different direction). Previews of Stoked have thus far been very positive, many previews going on about all the cool new features Stoked is bringing to the genre. And looking at aggregate review scores Shaun White, it's not going to be too terribly hard to make a better snowboarding experience. Finally, realizing they do not have the marketing clout of a giant like Ubisoft, publisher Destineer is selling Stoked a full $** less than Shaun White. At the end of the day, I have little doubt that Shaun White, with it's multi-million dollar ad campaign, is going to sell a whole lot of copies. Judging by the reviews however, that is going to equal up to a whole lot of disappointed gamers/snowboarding fans. And while reviews have yet to surface for Stoked, the road seems paved for developer Bongfish GMBH and partner Absinthe Films, to make names for themselves in the video gaming arena, by potentially creating the definitive interactive, snowboarding experience of this generation that Shaun White was supposed to be.