Reviews and Problems with Shaun White Snowboarding
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Shaun White Snowboarding
23 May 2009
Excerpt: Shaun White (also known as The Flying Tomato—seriously) is arguably the most famous snowboarder in the world. Following the lead of other extreme sports luminaries Dave Mirra, Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater, White has now lent his name and likeness to a video game.
Excerpt: Snowboarding used to be all the rage in video games. Cool Boarders on the original PlayStation and 1080 on the N64 were both must own titles for their respective platforms, and later SSX proved that people couldn't get enough of insane jumps and ridiculous tricks.
Excerpt: Snowboarding has always been a genre that translated well to videogames. It is therefore quite surprising to see the first snowboard game for the HD consoles arriving three years after the release of the 360 (two years after the PS3 first saw the light).
Excerpt: Virtual snowboarding games have always taken one of two paths: over the top crazy or simulation like realism. Each of these types has always had their staunch supporters and it really comes down to what you like in a videogame as a whole.
Conclusion: Shaun White Snowboarding simply feels like an unfinished and unbalanced game. The realistic approach and arcade elements don't mesh whatsoever, the gameplay is glitchy, and the graphics are a mixed bag.
Excerpt: Name: Shaun White Snowboarding Genre: Sports - Snowboarding Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 (Reviewed on 360) When making a snowboarding game, one of the first decisions a developer needs to make is whether the game will be a simulation or an arcade-style, over-the-top fantasy.
Conclusion: Shaun White Snowboarding never quite gets off the ground. Everything looks and feels the same even though the world is huge with tons of events populating four mountains. The snowboarding, while fun is a little too simplistic.
Summary: Shaun White Snowboarding starts out rough but after learning the ropes and getting involved with the multi-player experience it becomes a passable entry to the now current generation of consoles. If you are a diehard snowboarder this is a game that will give you some enjoyment.
Pros: Shaun White Snowboarding starts out rough but after learning the ropes and getting involved with the
Cons: Trying to figure out just what the hell you’re supposed to be doing and controls.
Conclusion: Overall Shaun White Snowboarding is a very good game, also a very fun game. The game plays more on the realistic side but yet it didn’t take me very long to get the hang of the basics. The mountains in the game are huge and you can explore just about every inch of them.
Pros: Massive mountains that you can fully explore with the game’s open world gameplay. You have the ability to get off and on your board on the fly. Graphics are nice, draw distance is really good as well. Overall great soundtrack!
Cons: If you are not into snowboarding, there’s no point in playing the game. Nailing some of the big tricks can be difficult. Controls will take some getting used-to to fully master. The game had a few glitches with the NPC’s and does have some clipping problems. The game does require you to travel qu...
Conclusion: A title that will be cast aside by most because of its unreasonable and unstructured start. Enticing gamers in with some mundane tasks and unsuitable equipment is not the way forward, but after that, the title becomes a joy.