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Living in Los Angeles, I don’t get to hit the slopes quite as often as I would like to. What do I do? The next best thing, fire up SSX on Tour and combo some of the sickest tricks ever pulled on a snowboard. In real life I can only do about half of the moves, but in SSX, I am a living legend.
SSX has the best controls and feel when it comes to the extreme games and the combos and power-ups are far superb to the competitions. In this SSX, the whole goal is to work your way up from beginner to ruling the tour. Your trek to the top is marked by a series of events in slope style, racing, tricks, and now they have also added in some new challenges to keep the game fresh.
This game has the capability to make you feel like you're flying down the mountain. The snow flies up around you as you dodge, grind, and jump over trees all the while trying to beat the other racers down the hill.
This is another one of those games that I like to have around - it’s always fun to do a 720 backflip. If you don’t know what that is then you definitely need to play this game.
SSX on Tour is a good game that makes some improvements from SSX3, but also manages to take away the best part of SSX3, the feeling that you're on a really big mountain.
The first thing you'll notice is the style of the menu system, the fact that you'll notice it is what sets it apart from other games. The graphics & sound both seemed improved over previous versions of SSX. You get a better sense of speed, especially when you hit your boost and everything gets quiet & seems to slow down and speed up at the same time.
If you've played SSX before, you'll be familiar with the controls. The trick stick is easy to use and most of the time the controls work intuitively. If you have a PS2 and a GameCube, I would highly recommend the PS2 version because the controller setup is much easier to get use to, and GameCube users have one less grab button.
Skiing is a great addition to the game. The controls are tight and it feels different from riding the snowboards. I haven't gone back to the snowboards yet.
The real meat of the game is "The Tour". This is the career mode and has you doing different "Shred" events like collection missions, races, freestyle events and others to gain hype and work you way up the leader board. The missions are mostly fun and the courses are well designed with lots of secrets and shortcuts. You can customize your rider's appearance and attributes by earning money from the different events. The problem with this mode is that the events feel too separate, & the mountain doesn't feel like a mountain. I may as well be picking events from a menu. From my first run in SSX3, I felt connected to the mountain, it had it's own personality. Every slope felt connected and the events didn't seem so random.
In many ways SSX On Tour is superior to SSX3. But inexplicably, On Tour did away with SSX3's biggest achievement. The main character was the mountain, now it's the menu system.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather ski down a mountain.
This ssx, is really better then the others ones. but the story mode is way more boring then the others. This one you just keep doing levels over and over again. Although it has a great soundtrack, and great snowboarding, the single player mode is not impressive.