8 years ago
Just like you, I was a huge fan of SSX3 and SSX Tricky back in the PS2 days. To my disappointment, the new Xbox360/PS3 version of SSX that came out this year is NOTHING like those old school games. I also tried Shaun White Snowboarding and Stoked and they sucked to say the least. Then, I found this Amped 3 game on a bargain shelf at my local Gamestop for only $4.99, and I AM HOOKED! If you miss the careless stoner-style snowboarding of old-school SSX games, try this game! The story is fun, characters are colorful, and MOUNTAINS ARE HUGE! It's almost impossible to go out of bounds, you are free to roam anywhere and still find new challenges and side missions that you didn't see before. The game starts out kinda slow and the first mountain is nothing special, but once you unlock new states and mountains, the ramps there get more extreme and the story really picks up. There are TONS of unlockable clothes, boards and accessories, and the soundtrack contains hundreds of cool songs, I especially like the Electronica playlist. Graphics are pretty sharp and awesome and the mountains feel really festive as they are populated with hundreds of other boarders and skiers. Also, there are sledge and snowmobile riding challenges. The tricks are not as ridiculously crazy as in SSX series, but they are still pretty extreme and leave room for creativity and challenge! Last but not the least, the game features Constructor mode where you can build your own snow resort with the craziest ramps, rails, halfpipes, etc. FOR ONLY $4.99, THIS GAME IS A STEAL and it's as close as it gets to the old school SSX games!
yes: I recommend this product