Excerpt: Jet X2O is an extreme watercraft game that mixes racing with over-the-top extreme tricks. The races take place on eight different tracks set in a variety of environments that range from woodland streams to an Artic locale, and even take you to the lost city of Atlantis. All of the tracks are long and take from four to six minutes to run, and are start to finish affairs without the need to retread the course racing laps.
Excerpt: Considering the course medium is almost entirely made up of water, the graphics in JetX2O are pretty good. Nothing special, mind you, but the levels are nice to look at and the wave effects are done quite well. The visuals are not always that seamless, though, as when you grab big air, you can easily pick out the imperfections. The music has a nice fast-paced techno feel to it, keeping the gameplay speeding along as it should.
Excerpt: At first glance, "Jet X20" has obviously been done before, with games such as "Splashdown". Its "extreme" attitude has been covered better by games such as "SSX Tricky". However, peer beneath the surface of the game, and many might agree that there are at least some aspects of this game that are easy to appreciate.
Excerpt: There’s an old phrase that says “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There are plenty of examples where designers develop a formula that seems to do well, prompting others to build somewhat on their design or to copy their ideas entirely. “Extreme Sports” titles are a prime example of this concept, since capturing the high-flying, fast paced attitude of these fringe sports can be rather elusive.
Excerpt: In the tradition of other EXTREME! titles, JetX2O is filled with trash-talking competitors from around the globe and what better place to pit your “skillz” against them than a World Tour Mode. The WT mode is a combination of tricks and straight up racing. Racers are given points on two separate scales during each race: high finishing placement and trick point totals.
Summary: Sony's latest racer Jet X2O might not win
any awards for originality but it is a fun and challenging game. The goal here
is speed, though you can perform some really cool stunts for extra points and
boost power. It's very straightforward but is a lot of fun, with good graphics,
excellent controls and challenging course designs making for an entertaining
Excerpt: After Sony released the disappointing racer, Kinetica, I was not very eager to try out Jet X 2 O. While Kinetica was a spin-off on Extreme G and WipeOut Fusion, Jet X 2 O takes the racing of WaveRace and mixes in the tricks, combos, and 쳭ack talkingrom SSX. The end result is a surprising good title that provides players with a competitive racing and the joy of performing insane stunts on the way to the finish line.
Conclusion: The trick system is more true to form than most “extreme” games. If you take a jump and are planning to pull some tricks, you have to leave enough time for your rider to get into the trick and get out of the trick before landing. If you hit the water and you aren’t properly reset on the jet ski, you’ll go flying. On the more difficult tricks, it can take 2-3 seconds to set and once that happens the scoring begins on the trick.