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: After I played it, I sold it, because theres no online competition execept the leaderboards!!! If you bought it, you should sell it. The missions where you try to get the highest doctors bill are so stupid!
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.