Reviews and Problems with Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
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Overall, great fun for lovers of the sport
26 February 2010
Excerpt: I have never been snowboarding but know friends who have and also love watching it on TV when it's on. It does look great fun and this game is also pretty good and orginal. I think you will love it whether you are into this sport or not. The graphics are superb if I'm honest. They are very realistic like a photo and scenery looks like a real mountain top.
Excerpt: Amped is a snowboarding game in which you can play as a preset character or create your own. In the Career mode of the game you must ride courses and pull amazing tricks in order to become a famous snowboarder. Your stats go up in increments as you hit certain targets and you must increase the media awareness of you character by pulling sick tricks in front of reporters.
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?
Excerpt: "While Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding is visually impressive and loaded with options, its technical merits are drastically undermined by its shoddy gameplay. In the days of yore, snowboarding games were a niche genre that was traditionally only filled after the skateboarding, BMX, motocross, and other extreme sports games had already been released. But with the rising popularity of extreme sports in North America, snowboarding games have become almost ...
Excerpt: "...their snowboarding game...Then we got Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding, how can people not be excited for a fresh new snowboarding game other than the great SSX, i was definately excited..for one its actually for the X-box! So dont get me wrong i love SSX, but i wanted a game with a bit more realisim..not so driven by fantasy..i wanted to try next to the real thing, and this is probably the closest i'd probably ever get. The game take setting to ...
Summary: I was very very pleased with the detail and graphics this game has to offer. The career mode is very enjoyable having to do different tasks to gain sponsership and media attention. The longevity of the game is created by the free roam of a hillside giving you endless ways to complete the levels. For the price of what this game is available at I would recommend this greatly to people who are unsure about this game.
It's far more real than any other snowboarding game!
Anthony Lynas, amazon.co.uk
16 July 2002
Summary: I am a competitive snowboarder and this game is the closest thing you'll get to riding a snowboard while sitting in front of the TV, it's almost perfect! The graphics are excellent, the detail of real 01/02 season equipment and riders is well researched (the developers must be boarders!). The games contols are slighly difficult but thats a positive thing its more realistic and when you pull off something like a "Corked 900 Palm air" its very satisfying.
Summary: I bought Amped with my Xbox and it sat at the back of the shelf until I'd finished Halo and Jet Set Radio because, the first couple of times I put the game on, it was just so darned difficult to do anything. However, work your way past the tough start, and learn the controls, and you'll find a game that is both rewarding and fun to play. Amped isn't the standard race down a hill pulling the occasional stunt kind of snowboarding game we're used to.
Excerpt: I'm not normally the type of person that enjoys sporting games but I got this with a bundle when I bought an xbox because I fancied something different to the sort of game I normally play. Initially, without reading the instructions, the most I could do was roll down a hill slowly, take off every now and again and crash into things and fall over. Not that much fun really.