Summary: As my title suggests, this is the first 1-star review I've had to write about a fully functional product. Let me start by saying I loved Amped 2, and it was one of my all-time favorite Xbox games. So $2.99 for Amped 3 on Xbox 360 at Gamestop seemed like a no-brainer. Turned it on, first problem: no splitscreen. I used to play Amped 2 for hours on end with my brother, and we loved it. So we sat down to play together, and of course there's no splitscreen.
Conclusion: If it wasn't for the achievement points, there would be no reason to play Amped 3 at all. Why did they change the format style and loose the psuedo-realism of Amped 1 and 2 in favour of outrageous SSX style boarding? Rushed effort, could do better. Oh yeh dude... welcome to online gaming...not!
Summary: When I first bought Amped II on the original XBOX I couldn't stop playing it. The controls were easy to master, the game play was fun, quick and dynamic. This game is none of these. The action feels sluggish and frustrated; the load times are ridiculous and it seems the development team spent more time on making the game seem "cool" and not enough on actual game play. This is a HUGE step back from Amped's last release.
Amped: Doesn't Deserve X-Box 360 Status (Train Wreck)
Blacksmith & the Artist, Amazon
24 December 2005
Summary: I rented Amped 360 after reading the good reviews some people gave it. My analaysis ... Hardly worth renting, much less buying; especially compared to other games. Painfully long Load times and annoying appeal-to-7-year-old interface are hard to stomach. After getting through all of that nonsense ...
Summary: I thought i'd try Amped 3 since I was a fan of the SSX series on Playstation. The graphics are good. Unfortunately its the old thing that is. The rest is rubbish. You start with access to a bit of a mountain. There are a few events open, the rest you have to unlock. The events are challenges. They last a couple of minutes each, if you last that long. The controls are ultra sensitive meaning your rider is difficult to control.
Conclusion: Amped 2 is Awesome!! Amped 3 is terrible !! If your a huge fan of Amped 2 then give this one a miss as the feel of the game, style and controlls are totally diffrent (its as if the SSX crew were drafted in to make this version). This game is a big step back in my opinion compared to the previous version all they need to do it tweek the previous version by adding diffrent mountains and improving the graphics a little.
Summary: I got this game as a bundle with a wifi adapter for a bargain, so i thought id give the game a go. i've had a couple of goes on snowboarding games before, they werent my cup of tea but i could see the attraction, for people who like this kind of thing. the games were good. This is the biggest piece of bleep i have ever had the misfortune to play. i am astonished to see the reviews.