Excerpt: The previous Amped games on the Xbox were predominantly steered towards a more simulation approach, that’s why we were surprised to find such an intuitive game with Amped 3. Does it steal SSX’s crown though?
Conclusion: The first thing that many gamers will say is, “no Live, no buy.” While I feel your pain, simply discounting Amped 3 because of its limited Xbox Live support would be a mistake. The vast majority of the game is enjoyable enough that it proves to be a nice diversion from the rest of the Xbox 360...
Conclusion: Sadly Indie built was consumed by 2Kgames shortly after this game was released and later closed down (something you feel they knew was coming). So as much as I’d be eager to play it, don’t expect to see another amped title anytime soon.
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Summary: Despite the fact that Amped 3 doesn’t have any multiplayer, or that the visuals aren’t exactly the best thing you will see on Xbox 360, it is still a very solid snowboarding game, and if you are getting tired of Tony Hawk, and don’t care about online modes, you will get a kick out of Amped 3’s...
Pros: Funny sometimes, good trick system.
Cons: Visuals could be better, no multiplayer other than co-op.
Summary: Amped 3 is not a terrible game but it is worse than the previous two and that is predominantly down to the attempts to make the game appeal to a wider, more casual audience. It's still a decent enough snowboarding game but it's lost some of its quality in the transition and you're therefore better...
Summary: An improved graphics engine, varied
challenges, a non-linear approach plus a greater emphasis on tricks are just the
beginning for this sequel. 2K Sports' Amped 3 goes much further and loosens up
the formerly Microsoft-owned franchise with a more open-ended approach for the
Excerpt: Amped 3, an introduction. Amped and Amped 2 were great snowboarding games for the Xbox. To this day I still play Amped 2 (which I think was the better of the two) and I was thrilled to see a further Amped title for the launch of the Xbox 360.
Excerpt: Amped 3 strays from its traditional roots of realism and aims for a fun arcade boarding style, but is caught in between realistic snowboarding and the uber SSX arcade style. Amped 3 starts you out as your own customizable character.