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.
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.
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.
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.
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?