Conclusion: I get a headache playing SSX Tricky now. Actually, I think I’m physically sick to my stomach. I can’t subject myself to it any further. The gameplay is empty. Every action screams “EXTREME” loud enough you can hear its voice crack. The graphics consist of douches and billboards of douches, and snow. Are billboards supposed to seem awesome, instead of disgusting like they are in real life? I guess idiot kids think so. What’s the point of playing this game?
Conclusion: The question that invariably comes up with sequels is: “I already own the original, is the new one really worth buying?”. And although are only two new tracks, everything else about SSX has been tweaked and refined. The much deeper strategy, improved characters, and introduction of uber tricks make this show worth the price of admission. My recommendation? Sell the original SSX to a kid down the street and put those proceeds towards your own copy of Tricky.
Excerpt: SSX Tricky originally started off as a DVD-upgrade of the successful original , but once EA started going, it seemed like nothing except a full blown sequel would do. Adding new tracks and racers and redesigning the remaining tracks, SSX Tricky is everything that SSX was but better. The gist behind SSX is a full-blown arcade-style snowboarding game where the player must finish tracks while pulling off extreme stunts to gain boost.
Pros: Totally redesigned courses are a blast to race, Huge amounts of tricks to pull, Improved loading time, Addictingly fun
Cons: Minor collision problems, Water isn't up to par with the rest of the tracks
Excerpt: SSX Tricky is the sequel to the older game titled SSX that PS2 owners should be familiar with. The new version contains fresh graphics, retrofitted courses, 6 new characters, and the biggest addition: Uber Tricks. When the boarder performs an Uber Trick, his/her feet ?detach? from the board and they do some pretty impressive stunts. One guy rides his board like a horse, another spins it in front of him like an airplane, while another uses it like a bench.
Excerpt: It seems that EA Sports Big is 'big' on production quality. SSX Tricky not only has excellent graphics (some very exciting visuals) and great music - it also has some really cool 'DVD' content such as some cool 'making of' clips and interviews with some of the (all-star) voice talent. You'll find such voice talent as David Arquette, Macy Gray, Lucy Liu, Bif Naked, Jim Rose, Oliver Platt, Patricia Alesquez, Billy Zane, Nick Malaperiman and Ryan Wall.
Excerpt: SSX Tricky makes for a great semi-sequel to a great game. While it’s basically a remake of SSX, it manages to alter and add just the right amount of stuff to keep it fresh and fun (just like GTA Vice City). Everything that made SSX great is improved: more characters, tons of outfits and boards, tracks are longer and more exciting, graphics and music are better, easier menus, a better trick tutorial, and more tricks.
Excerpt: I've been struggling for so long to figure out what I should give SSX Tricky. I mean, it's literally almost perfect. Every single problem that existed in the old game has been erased, and the additions to the game that have been made are incredible. Tricky has, as the title suggests, taken a shift from snowboard racing to a more trick-heavy blend of racing and stunts.
Excerpt: In a frenzy where Metal Gear Solid 2, Xbox and GameCube are launching subsequently, the general public begins to forget about other games such as Burnout, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Half-Life and SSX Tricky. A game like Metal Gear Solid 2 has completely cast a shadow over each and every other game that hovers anywhere around its release date. It's quite unfortunate if I do say so myself, because a AAA title such as SSX Tricky won't be getting the sales it really deserves.