Reviews and Problems with Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
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When compared to SSX Tricky, Amped shows HUGE flaws
4 June 2002
Summary: Microsoft's Amped is a mediocre game, with flawed physics and awkward controls. The gameplay is centered around being free to go anywhere you please, but I never truly felt free at all. Though you are able to ride around everywhere, I still felt that I was set on a predetermined path and trying to change course was more difficult than it should have been. The controls for doing grabs are mapped out onto the right thumb-pad, leading to unneeded falls.
Summary: Do you see the cover of this game? He is so happy, raising his hands up in the air, because he just finished a run. He is happy that he finished a run because it was sooo awful. While playing this game, first of all, I couldn't complete 50 yards without having to change the song that was playing because every song during the runs are pitiful. The songs are not even a fraction of what makes this game bad.
Excerpt: "Amped is a Snowboarding game, now in its third incarnation. Now this is a good thing to know as poor games rarely get a sequel - this has had two later versions. But having been made curious, I was unwilling to pay the £40 for the newest version without checking that I liked the general gist of the game. So I found the original Amped in a second hand section of Game and thought I would give it a whirl. At only £5, what could I lose? THE STORYLINE: You ...
Pros: Hard to complete - if you get into it, it will last you ages
Cons: Its hard to complete - you won't get into it and it will last 2 hours
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding (Xbox): One of the most frustrating games I have played
12 April 2003
Summary: The Game -------------- Amped is a freestyle snowboarding game, where you can create your own character (or use a pre-set one) to try to execute flash moves to gain points and sponsorship (if you are in career mode), and to unlock new mountains and outfits. The scope of the game must be admired - the variety of styles and colours of the jackets featured alone are pretty extensive!
Pros: Fast paced, Nice background graphics
Cons: No tutorial, Frustrating to new-comers to this type of game
Excerpt: "I bought this game after playing on the offical demo. What a mistake! My own fault - I should've realise by the number of pre-owned copies on sale. The demo is good and quite addictive but only because you can only play for about 3 minutes before it stops. It leaves you wanting more more more. The full game is ok if you like down jumps, grabs etc but quickly dulls as there's nothing else to do. I'd played SSX Tricky to death on the PS2 and that was ...
Summary: Some people have compared this game with SSX Tricky, and thinking im getting a game like that i buy this one. I found a game that is ridicoulesly hard. Slow controls, impossible tricks. Unless you want to spend days learning the game before you can have fun is cool, then go right ahead. But if you want faced paced action from the start knock yourself out with SSX tricky instead!