Summary: For me, the high water mark for any video game was Tetris. While an incredibly simplistic and inane game, the game got into your brain... haunting you. In the middle of the night, you awake amidst distant dreams of L-shaped and T-shaped blocks. Weird. SSX is a universe away from Tetris in terms of technology.
Summary: This game is what the PS2 was built for. You do not have to be a fan of snowboarding to like this one. The play control is outstanding and once you get used to the how to perform tricks, It is a blast. The graphics showcase the ability of the PS2, with a number of camera views and an incredible replay mode that also has advanced replay mode to show off everything good that you did and edit out the falls and crashes.
Summary: Most PS2 games say they are surround sound, but they are not. They produce PCM which you can feed into an AV receiver to produce simulated 5.1 surround sound. However this is one of the few games with a DTS option and it does produce stunning 5.1 DTS surround sound. Actually the game is good fun too.
Excerpt: I love sporting games, everything from football (my favourite type of sporting game), tennis, and since discovering this game, snow boarding.The graphics in this game are good, but could be better, and there are inconstitencies in it, but nothing major, and not anything that would put it at a disadvantage against other snow boarding games.
Excerpt: This game is one of those rare things a sports game that appeals to both sex’s. Now this is a game that I played the sequel too before playing the original. The idea of the game is simple you have to get to the bottom of the slope the quickest. To do this you must get boost and to get boost you must do tricks. Now the control system is easy to use and the basic controls are simple, however every individual snowboarder has different skills and so does the board you use.
Excerpt: SSX was, for a lot of people, their first game for the PS2. I lagged behind though, having seen that one of my friends got hold of a copy I thought that I should get other games and simply borrow SSX. That didn't work out either, so I've only recently managed to play the game in any great depth after acquiring a copy on the cheap through eBay. The game may be old now, but it's more than well equipped to compete with the current ones.
Pros: Very enojoyable, hugely playable, great graphics
Summary: When I went over my friends house I played the origanal sxx and I was extremely disapointed.I own sxx tricky and sxx 3 and I expected it to be along the lines of the those games but the minute I saw the menue for where you pick your player I was really confused.Mac looks like Nate sort of Mobey didnt look anything like himself and Hiro looks like griff.When we started the races that was okay It wasnt very challenging.Plus there arnt UBER tricks.
Summary: Lead characters. Whether they're monotone, muscle-bound sword swingers, absurdly proportioned ladies or 'hilarious' furry creatures, they rarely exceed their purpose; to give the player access to the game world. Some games get it right and you grow emotionally attached to your alter-ego, but mostly they're just soulless stacks of polygon that you'd rather just ignore.
Summary: Before this I had never played a snowboarding or skiing game of any kind, not even on the arcade. The reason I was pulled in by EA Sports Big bargain game was the price and presentation. The graphics and animation are superbly real. You cant peform superman type tricks unless you do 6 'super tricks' ensuring TRICKY is activated and then the real fun begins. And that is the key word for this game. Fun.
Summary: I got this game for x-mas 2001 after playing the first one i have to say it far supasses it predasessor but although the diffrent personalaties in the borders were brillient. in terms of gameplay they all do the same thing and with 12 borders it can get a bit repetative. BUT only if you set out to complete the game with all the riders. as a multipalyer and as a game you can just put on and play this game rocks.