Conclusion: to use (somehow), and snowboarding will take place on mountains modeled after real-world equivalents like "the Himalayas." Considering how little is known about the title it almost goes without saying that EA is probably holding the biggest reveal for the upcoming E3 2011 in June.
Excerpt: SSX is a very fun and stylish snowboarding game. Graphics, sound, and control are all great, and the gameplay is exciting and enjoyable. There are enough characters and levels to make the game last for a good couple of weeks.
Excerpt: SSX is probably THE BEST PS2 game at launch. While this extreme snowboard game from EA may not push the envelope with what the PS2 can do yet, it still does everything else right. With numerous tracks and options to choose from, any player can pick this game up and enjoy it.
Pros: Great sense of speed, Excellent arcade-type action, Fun for all
Excerpt: What makes a person strap a piece of fiberglass to his feet and careen down a mountainside? Probably the same thing that keeps me seated safely in front of my television playing a game based on that sport. Snowboarding is not for the timid.
Excerpt: First off, let me say that SSX isn't exactly the killer-app that everyone makes it out to be. Like Dale, my experience with SSX also saw its highs and lows (and I'm not just talking about the slopes, either).
Excerpt: If you're into snowboarding the PS2 has a game worth trading your dog for. Comin' at ya from the true-north, strong and free, those wacky Canadians at EA Canada have crafted the smoothest, prettiest and noisiest snowboarding game you'll ever twiddle your thumbs at.
Excerpt: Wow , I said, as I ran down the first course. Wow , I said, as I ran through the human pinball machine course. Wow , I said, as I snowboarded on the glacier in Hawaii. To sum it up: wow . The graphics in this game are very, very nice.
Excerpt: Think back to 1996. That was the year when snowboarding titles finally began to surface on the market.. and the very year when it we began seeing changes in the way people finally played "arctic sport titles".