Not the best SSX installment, but a good game none the less
1 March 2014
Summary: I think the best installments in the SSX franchise are SSX Tricky, and SSX 3. Tricky was just a classic and really had me fall in love with the SSX games, and SSX 3 just took it to a whole other level of amazing! This installment however wasn't as good as those two but was much much better then the crappy SSX Tour and SSX Blur installment.
Summary: SSX has been one of my favorite series since the PS2. For other fans, it focuses less on tricking than Tricky or SSX3, but makes up for it with innovative challenge modes where you have to employ some area-specific mechanic to complete the zone. The music is a blast as usual! They revamped the controller mechanics in a way I didn't like, but I imagine it's easier for newcomers to grasp. You can still switch it to Classic layout, so no real issue for me.
Summary: I just had to get this game when I saw the price dropped. I had SSX 3 for my gamecube and when this game was announced I was excited but I didn't want to spend the full retail sixty dollars on it. But now this game is a steal. It has been updated with freeride and head to head live multiplayer. The races and trick it events are fun. It feels just as good as SSX3 and has better graphics to boot!
Summary: I was a fan of the previous SSX games but I really wasn't sure how this one would pan out. The Good The graphics are great. The locations are cool. The controls are decent once you get used to the new layout. The multiplayer is great and keeps you coming back for more. The music is decent. The new tools can be fun in small doses. The Bad Some of the tracks make you want to throw your controller through the screen. There are too many places where you can kill yourself.