good game but wont last long and AWFUL music
its a great snowboard game but there's not much to do after you skate all the mountains. The music selection is the worst I've heard in any of the games I've played. Its all indie and foreign bands and it does not fit into any part of the game.
Boring compared to Amped 3 and SSX
I played all the snowboarding games on XBOX 360 (SSX, Amped 3, Shaun White) and this is THE WORST game ever! The gameplay is boring and is built around performing these precise button combos to perform precise tricks, THERE'S NO ROOM FOR ERROR, THERE'S NO GOOD OLD BUTTON-MASH. If I wanna learn real snowboarding, I'll just go to real snow resort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm stoked to finally have "Stoked"
Shaun who? That's the question I asked after about an hour in front of "Stoked." Nothing against Shaun White snowboarding, which actually, to be honest, is pretty fun in a more casual way, but "Stoked" better captures the feel of really being on the mountain- the only thing missing are chapped lips and a sore tailbone. The graphics are unbelievable, so unbelievable in fact, that I found myself forgiving the producers for some sketchy little blips, blinks, and glitches. The music selection is fantastic, and very diverse, and the gameplay itself seems, in my early impression, to be quite good. On this, Bongfish' maiden voyage into snowboard gaming, they did an admirable job of getting it right. It is not quite at the level of EA's "Skate" series, but for 40 bucks, it's a heck of a first effort. The game does suffer from a sort of "achievement clog." This seems to be an epidemic in the gaming industry. Ya know, big-time game producers, not everyone wants to have to play through every nook and cranny to unlock tiny morsels. Some of us would be just fine with you simply giving us all the mountains up front, after all we did pay for them. You could even make it a selection in the opening screen- "earn your way" or "get it all now". I for one, would prefer to have a number of mountains and gear choices to choose from right out of the package. Your most critical audience, in this case "real" snowboarders, would probably rather spend less time unlocking and achieving, and more time tearing up the digital backcountry. I can't be more clear on "Stoked" though. I bought it on a Friday night, I played as much as time would allow all weekend, and here on Monday, I'm still daydreaming about hitting the mountain again. "Stoked" is gonna be one of those games you're gonna play, walk away from, and then come back to every now and again until "Stoked part deux" comes out down the road. At ** *****, it's a good time at a good price.
Stoked is a snowboarding game that includes five large, completely explorable, real world mountains. It also offers the ability to get your flying license and fly your own helicopter to drop points on the mountain. Many of the mountains don't seem as long as the trails from Shaun White Snowboarding (SWS) but they are very close.At first glance, Stoked doesn't seem like an epic game. It doesn't have the best graphics out there, it is cheap to be a new 360 game, and it is a new series. Look into this game and you will see that it is an awesome feat of video gaming. One of the coolest features in the game is the Dynamic Weather and Environment system that Bongfish developed. It makes it so that new clouds are always formed in the sky, you have a five day forecast, and it will snow and accumulate. This accumulating snow opens up new trails by covering some of the rock faces and allowing you to snowboard all over them. If you can wait a bit after it starts to snow, the FRESH POWDER is very fun to ride on. This game does not contain any terrain parks, but it has fallen trees all over the place to grind. It is very focused on the backcountry and deep snow, which is much fun. The game was also based on the "EA Skate" controls. You use the right stick to ollie, back triggers to grab, and left to move, spin, and flip. Single player mode is the normal get sponsored, get famous story and the challenges are abundant. The story mode can be very challenging at some points. Some challenges require you to jump over a cliff which may need to have snow on it to land properly, therefore making you wait until it snows again to cover it up. Multiplayer is better than most snowboarding/skateboarding games out there. You join or create a multiplayer game and it is just like single player mode except with friends. The time to connect to a game is usually between 15-30 seconds. You can also teleport your friends to your location by offering a rendezvous. You can also customize a "H-O-R-S-E" game or highest points game anywhere on the mountain. The negatives of this game are as follows: the game gets glitches sometimes (as in you can get dead stop on a straight down cliff, you might float [but not that often], you can hit a sloped wall or hit a building and bounce into the air in some cases, or you will get stuck in corners or random places until you can wiggle your way out), the graphics aren't the best in the world, some of the physics of the game are messed up (but the physics are mainly great), and from what I said earlier, sometimes you have to wait for it to snow to ride certain parts of the mountains. This game overall is better than most people expected. It has innovative designs and sheds a new light on the snowboarding life. If you want to try something new and feel the experience of snowboarding, or at least stay occupied, buy this game. For the low price and the great features, I'd suggest at least trying this game out, I think you'll like it.
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.
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.