gamers (93%) found this review helpful
This is hands down the best snowboarding title I have played in years. If falls somewhere in the middle of the "over-the-top" style of play in SSX, and the true to life play of the first two Amped games.
The greatest thing about this game are the MASSIVE environments. In some of the biggest mountains it literally can take you up to 30 minutes just to make it from the top to the bottom. Want another run? Just jump on the lift of your choice via the Resort Map, and away you go. The environments vary from the average american ski resort to the huge mountains of South America. There are environments in Utah, Europe, South America, and the DC Mountain Lab, which is a really cool level in itself.
Beating all the HUNDREDS of challenges will offer you hours upon hours of gameplay, and the story mode is very, very weird, but keeps you wanting to play more. The controls will seem to be a bit sluggish and off at first, but once you learn that this isn't just another tony hawk clone in the snow, and pickup on the different timings for tricks, it is excellent. Throughout the game you unlock more and more tricks, and you also gain riding abilities, which can be expected. There is also a cool building mode, which allows you to stop, and place ramps, rails, etc. ANYWHERE on the mountains.
There also isn't just snowboarding either, you can, at any time pause the game, and switch to a snowmobile, or one of MANY objects, ranging from a couch to a hangglider, and sled down the mountain in an attempt to crash and rack up the highest medical bills. The snowmobile function is also great for getting across the mountain to the various challenges in a quick fashion.
Graphically, Amped 3 looks decent, but that's okay due to the huge environments. The game's create a character function is great to. Honestly, I didn't expect much from Amped 3, but thanks to renting it and giving it a chance, I now own it and cant wait for Amped 4.
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
There is never a dull moment in this game! There is always something new to do. The story is easily the funniest story i have seen in a video game. You start off as an average snowboarder going down the mountain in a pink bunny suite, soon enough, it's your job to save the world! The game play mechanics are extremely well done, as well. If you liked the tony Hawk games, you're going to like this game. The snowboard controls are very solid, and the sledding and hang gliding controls are easy to get used to. The achievements are fairly easy, as well. The first half are the easiest achievements ever mainly because you get them by just beating the game. Some mountains are easier to own than others( You get this when you excite all the people on the mountain). All in all this a very fun game, and a definite rental.
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
great for achevemeints, i got stuck on a grinding mission where your up in the sky on those logs, trying to keep up with some girl, but i got 350 acchevements from it. Good game, kinda fun, story line is hilarious, good rent! <3 acheivements