I feel like the first two Amped's were designed for snowboarders, but Amped 3 was designed to sell copies outside of snowboarders (which is why i think it was absolutely awful). Hopefully this game will change how snowboarding games are made. Its awesome. The whole environment is sick too. I really like how the weather and snow conditions are constantly changing. Also the way your style, landing, and grab effects your score is awesome too, because thats really what does matter in snowboarding. Sure its not completely realistic, but its getting pretty close. If you know very little or none about snowboarding, I could see how this game would be boring and confusing. For the rest of us its really good.
I hope they can improve it and add more onto it in the future. It can only get better and this game is already sick enough.
Maybe rent it first to see if you like it, but its only 30 dollars on EB Games right now.