Stoked is an excellent game, but the reason it gets bad reviews is you absolutely positively NEED to be a snowboarder to appreciate it. Being a snowboarder for over a decade I nearly lost hope in boarding games after playing Shaun White Snowboarding but luckily this game was on shelves at about the same time. HOWEVER, if you are going to have interest in this game I would recommend finding the version titled "Stoked: Big Air Edition". This version is much better as it was released later on with additional mountains and better physics.
Changes in the Big Air Edition include: -Two new mountains -Marked trails -Rails and Jibs -New equipment -Faster paced -challenges selectable from mountain menus (instead of searching) -Landing oddly no longer means instant crash -Landing perfectly no longer means instant crash -On-screen controller help for tricks