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Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding – Review
25 July 2003
Excerpt: In a well-worn genre like snowboarding games, it's often rare to see developers trying new approaches to the formula rather than simply adding on to what's already been done. The progression of popular genres is like decorating a Christmas tree; once the concept is in place, pieces are gradually added to evolve both the aesthetic and mechanical properties of the games.
Excerpt: When I first heard of Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding I was intrigued by the concept. Although I really enjoy the over-the-top extreme sports action in games like SSX or the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series, there is something to be said about a game that involves a sport like snowboarding and tries to model it after the real world experience of the sport. No crazy levels, no outlandish characters and no mid-air break dancing tricks.
Excerpt: It’s too bad that Amped is doomed to be compared to the PlayStation 2’s flashier, sillier snowboarding game SSX (and it’s even flashier, even sillier semi-sequel, SSX Tricky), because in reality the two games have about as much in common as Betty and Veronica.
Summary: "I would have loved to have been able to go up against a friend in a race, or at least compete against them at the same time instead of having to play a turn based system." "There are 13 different multiplayer contests to take part in, in each of them, both riders get three turns of 30 seconds each to try and beat their best efforts.
Pros: Long lasting gameplay, Great graphics, Some fantastic music, Smooth frame rate
Conclusion: All in all, this is easily the best snowboarding game on the market. Some may be put off by all the 'realism', but the innovative way in which you must garner media coverage and progress in the world rankings is original and it makes for a nice change. The controls are instinctive, the gameplay addictive and the graphics stunning - snowboarding has finally evolved.
Conclusion: Amped regorge de petits détails agréables et sait se démarquer de la concurrence avec un côté simulation fort bien venu. L'impression de liberté, les graphismes réussis et la bande sonore riche, font de ce titre l'un des meilleurs jeux du genre sortis ces dernières années, toutes machines confondues. Les contrôles du jeu, bien pensés, sont malgré tout difficiles à maîtriser dans les premières heures de jeu, et risquent d'en rebuter certains.
Pros: mode multijoueurs décevant, aliasing, prise en main délicate
Cons: sensation de liberté, aspect simulation, largeur et variété des pistes, très bons graphismes
Excerpt: Microsoft starter hårdt og direkte på Xbox ved at udfordre Electronic Arts SSX Tricky. Om Amped Freestyle Snowboarding allerede fra Xbox’s lanceringsdag kan vælte SSX Tricky af pinden som det bedste snowboard spil, må du læse anmeldelsen for at finde ud af.