Summary: The beloved SSX games of the last generation are still among the extreme sports genre's best, even today. So why has it taken this long for a true return to form? Back when EA's reboot of SSX was first unveiled as SSX: Deadly Descents , the reaction from fans wasn't particularly warm.
Excerpt: After a relatively long absence (not counting a Wii pit stop), the SSX series is back and brings with it a sense of evolution for snowboarding games. The 32-bit ones were all about attempting to execute the concept with limited technology, while the last-gen ones started as executing the concept and...
Excerpt: During our first couple of hours with it, our relationship with SSX was as much of a rollercoaster as the frozen rails – manmade and not – upon which we rode. We say “rollercoaster,” but that’s not strictly accurate.
Pros: When it all comes together, it's exhilarating in a way no other series is, Between the two main game modes, SSX is vast, 100% completion will be a meaty challenge
Cons: Lacks previous games' free-flowing exploration, The first hour or so will kick your ass, It's occasionally hard for the wrong reasons
Summary: SSX is another one of those reminders to publishers that it is OK to take a break from a franchise every now and then. A new generation of consoles, fresh gameplay additions and the most addictive trick system in snowboarding provide plenty of incentive to shred some virtual powder.
Pros: There is one, Sprawling environments with great draw distance, Smooth frame-rate, Fun and fitting soundtrack, Fluid and intuitive, Tricking It mode is the game’s main strength, RiderNet is fun and competitive and offers a great sense of community, Tons of tracks and Global Events will keep you pl...
Excerpt: Oh boy! SSX is so much fun. The game lets you have pure, unadulterated fun with snowboarding -- a game not so popular in India. But I’m sure you remember ESPN’s dose of Winter X Games on the tele? If you thought the stunts those athletes pulled off were crazy, then SSX is just plain barking mad.
Excerpt: SSX is a franchise that first hit the powder when extreme sports were just coming into their own. The X-Games were all the rage and Tony Hawk had his name on one of the most successful video game franchises in existence. Those days have come and gone.
Excerpt: xI'm staring out the helicopter's door, the wind is whistling and the snow blisters my face. The pilot gives me the heads up and I push off, free-falling in whirlwind. Before I can even collect myself, my board hits the ground, as other racers begin to whizz past me and it's on again.
Summary: A reinvention of the classic action snowboarding franchise, SSX packs adrenaline into every run with compelling characters and heart-pumping adventures as riders battle the most treacherous and diverse mountain ranges on Earth.