gamers (100%) found this review helpful
this game is crazy fun, the tracks are all unique and look great, plus the deadly decents add a different spin on gameplay and keep things interesting unfortunately there is really much here for multiplayer,some of the later survival tracks get pretty frustrating and there isnt alot of custimization for characters. but these are minor complaints i highly reccomend this game
For the hardcore gamers and the new recruits alike, all players will enjoy this game. I remember playing SSX Tricky back when I was a kid, and to be honest, I thought this game would be a let down to its former glory. However, EA has surprised me and released this beautiful game. The graphics are surreal, the gameplay runs smoothly (flawless is a better word), and the soundtrack is the best I've seen in a game thus far.
Landing huge, Super-Tricky Mega Combos is just about the best feeling in the world, and there is enough of that feeling to pass around in this game. The trick runs are crazy fun, and comparing your scores to your friends is really cool.
The races, however, I think could have used a little more work. When you race against AI, it can be a little difficult. The idea is that you want to beat them to the bottom of the mountain, however, If you want to do that you need to go fast, to go fast requires BOOST, and BOOST requires you to do tricks. Sometimes, I actually find myself accidentally doing tricks just to gain BOOST, and that in turn can actually slow you down.
Also there is no TRUE multiplayer, instead, you race against your friend's ghost. This, I thought, is super cool, however many people are disappointed that you cannot race in real time against other people. However, there are always fun tournaments for you to take part in, and it's an ever lasting struggle to gain dominance on the mountains over your buddies. I enjoy EA's version of multiplayer here, and I think you will too.
I recommend BUYING this game. It is endless entertainment for everybody who enjoys a good gravity breaking thrill game. 8.5/10 is my score for this one.
posted by laurenpdot (LOS ANGELES, CA) May 11, 2012
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
If SSX was trying to make a realistic looking mountain drop course, then great, but nothing about this is that FUN. The original SSX was full of fun rails and ramps and half pipes....this has none. It's all back country riding (which was the least fun part of their previous games) and that's it for this. I was so excited to play, but was very let down.