Originally Posted by d3code
there has only been 1 awesome snowboarding game released ever.
and it was 1080 on the N64.
i tried the new SSX demo and i hated it. i dont understand why magazines give this game such a higher score.
the graphics and animation are terrible. when you jump into a wall of ice you somehow can continue snowboarding without you falling. game helps you on the rails.
all i want is a next generation 1080. with improved physics and graphics and animation, instead of an arcade snowboarding game that feels like it is only worth 10 bucks.
I couldn't agree more that SSX is ridiculous. It is incredibly easy to go all the way down a giant mountain performing enormous jumps and long rail slides without even coming close to a wipe-out. The graphics are hardly impressive in many respects and there are some wonky things where even getting lost in the tress doesn't cause your combo to end.
Where we differ is that I find the game incredibly FUN. There is a lot of challenge built in to the scoring system. Trying to build your trick combo while still keeping your flow multiplier building to 20x is HARD. Finding the best lines to wind up at the end of a trick run to hit the last jump adds to the difficulty.
I played the trick run last night over and over and over again and enjoyed every minute of it. Got my PB up over 17million and there is no end in sight to the improvements I can make to raise that up.
I hope I get my copy today. My sister got it for me for Christmas and had it shipped to her from Amazon, I'm not sure if she did the release day arrival or not. I can't wait.
For those getting the game, please add me as a friend, the online play for this seems really interesting and will be much more fun if more people in your friends list play the game.