Conclusion: Lollipop Chainsaw is not a long game, though it isn't quite as short as some would lead you to believe. A first run through the game will last about six hours, padded out with the seemingly obligatory turret section that painfully rears its head in every Suda game.
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.