Reviews and Problems with Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip
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Shaun's Gameplay Is As Soft As Snow
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Shaun White leads a charmed life hopping the globe looking for fresh powder, and now you can, too
Graphics: The textures are blurry enough that you'll think you've been white washed
Sound: A good soundtrack featuring Modest Mouse, Kasabian, Mooney Suzuki, and more
Playability: The Wii...
Summary: Road Trip is the arcade-leaning bunny hill to the Xbox 360 version's simulation-flavored black diamond. The game ditches the open world snowboarding in favor of closed events challenging your racing, big air, half-pipe, and trick skills.
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip (Wii) - Review
20 February 2009
Excerpt: WOW! That was literally the first thing I thought when stepping on my Balance Board and hitting the slopes for the first time in Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip. This is the best snowboard game in a long time and that’s mostly because of the near-perfect and very addictive Balance Board...
Excerpt: Given the fact that everyone on the planet owns Wii Fit – according to the sales charts – it’s about time that someone released a game that was actually worth using with the balance board. After all, those Wii Fit mini-games can only be entertaining for so long… So, cue Ubisoft. Yes, Ubisoft.
Summary: Shaun White Snowboarding on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 offered an unfocused and often boring rendition of the popular winter sport. Featuring sprawling mountains that looked pretty but provided little in the way of content, the game spent more time forcing you to hunt for coins hidden across the...
Pros: Motion controls work really well, Great use of the Wii Balance Board, Pleasing, cartoony visuals, Wiping out is appropriately painful, Accessible and enjoyable multiplayer
Cons: Not enough variety in the objective types, No character customization options
Conclusion: Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip is one of the best third-party efforts we’ve seen this year in terms of both gameplay and presentation. Apart from occasionally confusing gameplay with the balance board, its only true caveat is depth, as the overall experience loses appeal before long.
Excerpt: Glide down the first of many snow-covered mountains in Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip and you'll experience a sense of immersion with the Wii almost exclusive to Nintendo developed titles.
Excerpt: It’s a well known fact that when it comes to multi-platform games, the Wii often gets stuck with the short end of the stick with tacked-on, arm-flailing controls. This is not the case with Shaun White’s Road Trip.