Excerpt: Reach breakneck speeds, catch huge air, and become an icon with SSX On Tour. Create a rider or skier and build a career as you progress from a slope-side wannabe to a black-diamond-dominating rockstar. Compete for medals or just tear up the massive new mountain, but make sure you look good doing it because your reputation is always on the line. Pull off jaw-dropping monster tricks to out-style your competitors while hurtling down the slopes at supersonic speeds.
Excerpt: Instead of a big, wide open mountain, the challenges and races are presented in a similar fashion to the early SSX games. This simple approach works well on the handheld, though the actual way things are displayed leaves a lot to be desired. You simply pick whether you want to race or compete in a stunt challenge, select the course and event, and you're on your way.
Excerpt: The SSX series is one-of-a-kind, one part racing and one part extreme sports, all mixed with plenty of snow. One of the biggest series for the Playstation 2, it was only a matter of time before SSX boarded its way onto the PSP. Well, fanboys and fangirls, the prayers have been answered and the wait is over. Was it worth it? Yes! “SSX On Tour” brings the high-quality graphics, sounds, and gameplay we’ve come to expect from the franchise.
Excerpt: I was never the biggest SSX fan. Ever since its release on the PlayStation 2 in 2000, I've usually preferred the Xbox snowboarding title Amped over the SSX series. With this year's edition, On Tour, I was completely taken aback and I was even more surprised to find that EA Sports BIG was putting together a PSP version. After a lot of time with the game, I'm happy to have played it, and they've has made a fan out of me.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The biggest challenge faced when reinventing your brand is to not change so much as to disconnect from your previous customer base. Like Madonna, SSX on Tour seems more concerned about restyling its platinum coif than maintaining the appeal that attracted its fans in the first place. Unfortunately SSX On Tour has been changed and hacked so much that we can hardly recognise it.
Excerpt: As a newcomer to reviewing games, I saw an opportunity when I realized most of my games had not yet been written about. Anyway, as the PS2 version of the game was hailed the best snow sports game of the current generation, will the PSP adaptation be ranked as highly?
Summary: Avis aux amateurs de glisse en tous genres et de surréalisme abusé, le jeu de vos rêves est en vente, et il s’appelle SSX On Tour ! La série de snowboard la plus déjantée de l’histoire du jeu vidéo n’a pas fini de faire parler d’elle, surtout avec un titre tel que celui-ci. Cependant, sera-t-il à la hauteur de nos attentes ? C’est ce que nous allons voir.
Pros: Une très bonne fluidité, Une prise en main rapide et facile, Une bande originale qui claque, Une bonne qualitée graphique
Cons: Un peu trop répétitif, Extrêmes: trop simple / trop dure, Temps de chargement trop long