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Overall 9
8.8

SSX

Game Over Online
1 September 2012
  • 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 making it look good before evolving into a glitzy affair. Then the genre just kind of died off. There was Amped 3 at the 360’s launch, but that was six years ago.
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Overall 9
9.0

SSX review

GamesRadar
25 June 2012
  • 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. It was actually the emotional equivalent of trying to navigate a boulder-filled minefield on rocket-skates, before eventually remembering that we’re one part Spider-Man, one part Jesus, and we happen to be able to fly.
  • 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
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Overall 9
8.8

WR: SSX (Xbox 360, PS3)

gameusagi.com
20 April 2012
  • 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 playing forever
  • Cons: We don’t need it, Both character and environmental models lack detail, Sparse sound effects, Deadly Descents offer too much trial-and-error gameplay, Not all tracks are well thought-out, No head-to-head multiplayer competition, The game’s sudden deaths are a bit of a killjoy
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Overall 9
9.0

Songs For Polarbears

TotalPlayStation.com
22 March 2012
  • Conclusion: You'll get more than your money's worth here. This is a game that you will pull from the shelf for months to come just to drop in and do "one more race" that will lead to a few lost hours.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
9 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Throughout the history of the arts, cultural phenomena have often been defined by their antagonists. One could not imagine the inquisitive mind of Holmes without the intellectual counterbalance of Moriarty, or the paragon virtue of the Doctor without the irrepressible evil of the Daleks. In SSX (the latest in EA Sports insane snowboarding franchise) however, your greatest foe isn't an intellectual equal or a maniacal pepper-pot; your nemesis is the environment.
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Overall 9
8.8

Expert Review

Game Over Online
5 March 2012
  • Excerpt: It carries over here as RiderNet, and helps to really keep you on your toes. Instead of traditional online multi-player, you can race against ghosts of either your friends’ or rivals’ races, and try to beat them at your leisure. There’s also a global events section that gives you developer-crafted challenges and instead of just spanning a handful of friends, actually span the globe and last a predetermined amount of time, with your position in the leader board always...
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Overall 9
8.8

SSX

Game Over Online
5 March 2012
  • 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 making it look good before evolving into a glitzy affair. Then the genre just kind of died off. There was Amped 3 at the 360’s launch, but that was six years ago.
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Overall 9
8.6
Gameplay 8
8.4
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
8.8
Multiplayer 9
8.7
Control 9
8.5
Addiction 9
8.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
3 March 2012
  • Excerpt: is the epitome of this phrase, from top to bottom; in this case, from the top of the unbelievably steep and dangerous mountain slope to the bottom, where any normal human would be thankful to be alive. But little about this reboot is “normal” and therein lies its addictive style.
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Overall 9
9.4
Value for money 9
9.0
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 10
9.5

SSX

impulsegamer
1 March 2012
  • Excerpt: SSX is a completely over-the-top snowboarding title featuring enormous jumps and insane tricks, many of which involve unclipping the snow boots and spinning the board around, all the while performing triple or quadruple back flips.  There has been a huge amount of hype surrounding the launch of SSX, and it feels like a very long time between drinks for the SSX series.
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Overall 9
9.0

SSX

Strategy Informer
30 December 2010
  • Conclusion: All of this said, barrelling down a mountain pulling off million scoring super Ubers is as electrifying as always, and it's nice to have such pure and easy fun in a game for once. In a world where shooters and post apocalyptic RPGs rule this is exactly the sort of game the industry needs. It could have accomplished so much more, but it's hard to complain when SSX is still such a brilliant game.
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