I'll make this short and sweet. As someone who snowboards every winter this game is fantastic. The game isn't completely realistic with the balance board, but it's real enough that it's a great fun to play. You get the feel of doing the toe and heel turns like in real life. Steering takes a little getting used to as it's slightly touchier then real boarding, but you can adjust the balance board sensitivity.
If you like to snowboard, or are curious what it feels like and own a balance board. Rent this, no buy it. At the curent price this is a great value.
So far we're really enjoying this game. We do not have a balance board (heard all the issues with changing players) but the control with the remote are difficult enough to make it challenging but easy enough to make it fun.
As SSX fans it's hard to keep our attention on a snowboarding game but this one does a pretty good job.
There's a lot of cool tricks to do and the rails are pretty fun.
The graphics are not as good as we thought they might be. It's hard to get a good idea of the slope when you're landing or exactly where the ramps are sometimes. It's very 1 dimensional.
We're looking forward to the next one, hopefully the graphics will be a little better.
posted by s1aveone (FORT GRATIOT, MI) May 30, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
The game plays great with the Wii Balance Board...until the more difficult challenges come up. It "works" but it is very difficult to use the Balance Board after you get so far. The Wii Remote controllers are extremely tight though and very responsive. The graphics look decent enough on my 37" HDTV and the licensed soundtrack is quite good at complimenting the style of the game. Its not quite perfect but this is still a blast to play. Just be prepared for a tough time about 2/3 into the game if you are using the Balance Board as your primary controller.