posted by LanaFire7 (ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY) Dec 23, 2008
Member since May 2008
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
This is like cross country racing on Winter Sports except in it there is target shooting into 5 holes w/a rifle at one point in the race. It supports the board, multi-player, decent graphics, difficulty choices in practice mode, 10 different faces & 18 different clothes male or female choice. It also has to the point announcers who aren't annoying like Winter Sports that you can turn off as well. You can train & get better statistics like stamina, power, speed & special skills (only did one race which doesn't give you that yet.) If you go too fast, your character's heart will thump & lose power. Mostly a lot of flat land or hills you have to trudge up, the ability to tuck downhills is very short & done by putting your weight on the front of the board (steering is weight side to side.) The controls worked well enough. Shooting has the rifle sight moving all over the place on it's own a bit & timing it with A to hold breath. I just found it incredibly boring, I was hoping I would shoot people or something. I did one quick race & one career race (got more points to allocate to stamina, speed, etc.) which I did notice a difference in, but was still bored to tears & could not finish it. The location is based on real places & the length of it seems VERY long which really killed.
I ignored the user reviews on here and had pretty big expectations of Ski & Shoot. I figured it was lazy gamers that doesn't like a form of enjoyment that makes them move. They were pretty dead on. It's not a horrible overall representation of the sport but it takes a really long time to accomplish goals in this game. Each race takes about 10 minutes total. My biggest problem with this game is the lack of a proper training level. The lack of shooting practice is what bummed me out the most. It has vauge descriptions of when and why to use certain skiing motions. Maybe this is due to not having the games manual. I never tried it with the balance board, which may make it more interesting. Do not buy this game without renting it.