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Next Gen SSX on the way!!!!!!!!!!!

post #1 of 235
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I just happened to notice while passing the magazines at the store a snowboarder on the front of one of the game mags (I think it was EGM) and so I stopped...........low and behold, they had a whole story and a new next gen SSX game and it was featured on the cover! It sounds like it will be killer and I have been hoping for this since the 360/PS3 came out!
post #2 of 235
They announced it at the VGAs. Unfortunately, the developers seem to be going for some ultra-serious physics-based game with dudebros and danger rather than the light-hearted arcade-style of the old games.
post #3 of 235
Here's a great forum dedicated to the SSX series, discussing the new title: http://www.merqurycity.com/ssx_forum/viewforum.php?f=18
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i just want to see ssx in hd. the ps2 ssx games looked really good, so i'm anxious to see what they can do with this current hardware. but i'm not excited about the new direction they seem to be going with. seems like it's ssx meets splinter cell or some garbage.
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Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post

Here's a great forum dedicated to the SSX series, discussing the new title: http://www.merqurycity.com/ssx_forum/viewforum.php?f=18

After doing some reading over there, I am even more excited for this game. Sounds like old school fans are not being forgotten since 2 out of the 3 main focus points are racing and freestyle (tricks), and at the same time there will be a new twist.........cant wait!
post #6 of 235
I'm in the same camp as most SSX fans who saw the VGA announcement video - the developers, in the space of a minute, managed to give the impression that they actually dislike what made previous installments fun. I'd be delighted to be proven wrong, but that video was basically an ad for Gears Of Snowboarding.
post #7 of 235
This was one of the games that I played the most on the PS3. SSX Tricky was amazingly fun and looked fantastic. The perfect combination for me of realistic graphics and bombastic arcade fun. I hope they don't lose that by going the direction that trailer seems to indicate.

I couldn't care less about the story though. If the controls are as tight as they were on the last gen games then this will be a blast to play on a big screen on ps3.
post #8 of 235
i hope SSX: DD keeps the tone and spirit of the early titles in the franchise. my favourite was SSX 3


p.s.
in response to a very old thread post http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...2&postcount=29 (no point bumping up something from 2008) here is that game http://ps3.ign.com/objects/805/805112.html
post #9 of 235
New article about the next SSX

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/116/1161570p1.html

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EA's over-the-top snowboarding franchise, SSX, has been cooling on the shelf so long that many gamers probably haven't even heard of it. They'll know it soon enough. SSX takes the thrill and danger of dropping onto a mountain and amps it up with ridiculous, gravity-defying stunts.

What will it take to master the new SSX? Skillful artistry in navigating narrow paths, a sharp eye for spotting lines that lead to massive air, and fast fingers to pull off a half-dozen tricks while soaring over expansive chasms. If that sounds cool to you, I'd tell you to buckle up, but there's no safety belt on these mountains

Usually, this would be the time for me to tell you about some of the different areas you'll see, giving the expectation that there's some small number of tracks and a handful of mountains to explore. But, at least from the mouth of the developer, it's pointless with SSX. The promise is that you can go anywhere you want on any of the mountains. And there are dozens of mountains, spread out across eighteen real-world mountain ranges. Basically, if you've heard of a snow-capped mountain, it's probably in SSX.

As someone who's played pretty much every snowboarding game that's ever been made (a sad, lonely little fact), I've never seen so much powder. Granted, it's not like I dropped in on every mountain, but I did get to see the Google Earth-inspired navigation system that takes you around the globe and then zooms in to focus on a mind-boggling number of drop points.

EA has the right mindset. Create a world so big, it's pretty hard to find a way to complain about anything else. Who else has tried this with a snowboarding game? No one. Will it succeed? That's a question to be answered many months from now. What's being shown is in a rough state and who's to say every mountain doesn't look and feel the same.

Once on the mountain, the artificial barriers that constrained your exploration in past SSX games are gone. It certainly looks like EA is creating a landscape to find the lines that excite you, and getting around the mountain is pretty interesting. One option is to leap towards a helicopter, grab on, and ride it somewhere else. This connects you to different trails seamlessly and just having an action this silly shows that the wacky ways of SSX aren't being left behind. You can also deploy your wingsuit (think flying squirrel) to get a temporary glide to make longer jumps.

And all of this is connected to the traditional elements of SSX: Big personalities (such as longtime SSX covergirl Elise) and impossible tricks. The new focus on the topography -- the shape of the mountains you're riding on -- allows for direction and momentum to play a big role in what you're able to pull off. But none of this replaces having a jump button or the need to bang out a string of tricks before slamming down from a hundred foot drop.

I don't know if SSX's controls or gameplay will live up to its ambition. EA didn't really have much to show in the way of actual gameplay and what I know so far about SSX could fill a very small shoebox. But the mountains are impressive. The sheer number and amount of openness is enough to put SSX squarely on my radar. EA, please don't wipe out.
post #10 of 235
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Developer diaries..........this is looking good so far!

http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/5606244.page
post #11 of 235
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Extended E3 footage and man is this looking awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eOXS...layer_embedded

This looks like SSX 3 reborn and brought into the next generation! This game cant get here quick enough!
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That footage definitely takes me back. One of my favorite series from last gen. Curious to see what--other than graphics tech--will make this "next gen" because that gameplay footage looks pretty much like standard SSX.
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that gameplay footage looks pretty much like standard SSX.

IMO, this is a good thing
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awesome, I sooo loved ssx tricky and it'd be great to get it in current gen too
post #15 of 235
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A couple more vids from E3..........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP0Ct...layer_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRhjU...layer_embedded

PS3 getting Mt Fuji exclusive level as well which was announced at the press event.

This game is looking KILLER IMO. The only concern for me is the shockwave type thing after you land an Uber which I hope can be turned OFF! Since some of the vids (Mac for example) show this not happening when landing an Uber, that is a good sign that it can be turned off and/or it is just event specific.

Cant wait to play this and it is my most anticipated title!!
post #16 of 235
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New info/ videos at the 32:00 mark in this video........

http://live-event.ea.com/gamescom/
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This is really starting to look good. I'm glad they got things straightened out from that first PR statement where they seemed to be emphasizing the survival aspect.

I used to play the heck out of SSX Tricky back in the PS2 days. My kids were actually just playing it on the old PS2 the other week. By the way that is an original fatty PS2, that definitely got a lot of playtime (Ever Quest Online Adventures, and FFXI, most notably) from me and a fair bit from the kids, that is still running.

I wish my original 60GB PS3 had those kind of legs on it. That thing barely made 3 years.
post #18 of 235
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Bummer about your PS3

DJ Attomica is back I read yesterday which is cool!

150-180 drop points over 9 mountain ranges each with numerous mountains.......

The online features they announced are incredible as well.

This game is going to be amazing!
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Woohoo Wingsuits + Snowboarding

Would love if they put a 1st person view like Mirror's Edge in it
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SSX Official Release Date Confirmed
Written Friday, October 21, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Despite being originally slated for release in January 2012, today's official announcement of a specific street date for SSX has seen the game slip slightly, sliding into a February 2012 release slot, as noted in the latest powdery SSX trailer.

The new SSX video features daring snowboard feats, as the game's intrepid boarders carving up the mountain sides as avalanches, dangerous drops and other potentially fatal precipices await you on SSX's nine deadly descents.

Check out the trailer, then get your boots strapped on to your board for SSX launch day on February 14th, 2012 in North America and (presumably) February 17th, 2012 in Europe.

Can't wait!
post #22 of 235
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SSX Its Tricky Trailer!



WOW!!!!!
post #23 of 235
Those links didn't work for me. These should:

Massive #2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11JTtuNVMzA

Massive #3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl1pBpNenhA

SSX It's Tricky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3nCpUFUj_8

Anyway, I am getting more and more excited about this game!
post #24 of 235
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Those links didn't work for me. These should:

Massive #2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11JTtuNVMzA

Massive #3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl1pBpNenhA

SSX It's Tricky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3nCpUFUj_8

Anyway, I am getting more and more excited about this game!

Sorry about that! Thanks for the help.
post #25 of 235
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SSX Its Tricky Trailer!



WOW!!!!!

+100!

SSX was one of my favs on the PS2. It was one of those titles that you played just to see the look on people's faces due to the amazing graphics and over the top tricks.
post #26 of 235
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+100!

SSX was one of my favs on the PS2. It was one of those titles that you played just to see the look on people's faces due to the amazing graphics and over the top tricks.
Exactly! I use to love putting on that ~30 minute all peak run for people on SSX3 in the HT and just letting them zone out with the audio turned UP..........fun!

There is a new music video out as well that talks about how the music works, custom play lists, etc......It also has some great game clips as well. I cant link it right at the moment, but maybe someone else could. Its on youtube and runs a little over 4 minutes.

EDIT: Here it is...........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyuhknk4Tuw
post #27 of 235
Misread the thread title and was originally disappointed.

Watched the tricky video and (most of) my disappointment went away.
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Tomorrow, Amazons Flurry Deals will be centered around "EA Sports Featuring SSX"
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Tomorrow, Amazons Flurry Deals will be centered around "EA Sports Featuring SSX"

Not seeing this in the Flurry Deals. Do you have a link?
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Tomorrow, Amazons Flurry Deals will be centered around "EA Sports Featuring SSX"

Are you thinking they may have some sort of special presale pricing? Keep us posted! (I couldn't find anything either).
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