Originally Posted by GKMad
SSX is on sale in Best Buy ad this week for 29.99.
Man, I am tempted to get a second copy at that price, but this time for the PS3 upstairs (my copy I have now is on the 360 which I play in the HT) so I can play with my PS3 friends here and elsewhere.
I did wrap up getting ALL gold on all 153 drops in Explore last night which felt good!
3 of the last drops I did were Death Zone and the survive it gave me a bit of trouble. The track is really not that difficult once you know it, but I just kept making careless and stupid mistakes on my 3rd or 4th trip down which was always short of gold. Finally hit almost 5 runs down which was good enough for gold before my wing suit just gave out and I could not get across one of the gaps. I was able to nail race and trick first time down thankfully which were both MUCH easier for me. I saved Serenity for last for some reason and ended up pounding away at that track for a good ~2 hours...........what a fantastic drop this is for both racing and tricking! So much fun. I was only able to hit a high of 76 mil though so I got some work to do to find a great trick line. Not bad I guess for my first time on that drop (besides the 1 time in World Tour), but I was thinking I would hit in the 80-90 mil range right off the bat.
I enjoyed the vast majority of tracks in the game, but there are definitely a few I will probably never play again such as the oxygen drops which are just flat out annoying IMO. I definitely had mixed emotions on the reverse cam Alaska track as well, but that one actually grew on me as I learned how to manage it better and got used to the different camera angle. Patagonia might be my favorite region overall. I expected to love it for racing, but what I did not expect was how much fun trick it would be in conjunction with the wing suit. This throws a whole new twist on trick events that I found fantastic! Putting the wings away when you are insanely high in the air and tricking all the way down to the ground and then repeating is so much fun IMO. I enjoyed all the regions overall to one degree or another and found the diversity excellent. I am really looking forward to diving into GEs now which I have only touched upon. I also love that one of the tracks I initially hated (One Step Ahead) has become one of my favorites for racing in particular both with and without the wing suit. So technical and challenging, but there is not a bigger rush in the game when you are on top of this track and having a good run!
Long story short though is this is THE best game I have played in I dont know how long. I can also safely say it is THE most addicting game I have personally ever played. I am in love......