Summary: The new SSX is a game of severe ups and downs, and that isn't meant to be a pun. Level design inconsistencies and an insistence on sticking to a "Deadly Descents" (the original subtitle of this game) gimmick that just isn't all that fun and more often than not leaves you frustrated.
Excerpt: The original version of SSX was one of those games for me that sticks in my mind so much that I still remember exactly where I was when I first played it. It was in November, 2000, the millennium was in full swing and the PS2 was being released in 3 days time.
Excerpt: EA Sports has successfully revived NBA JAM. They have successfully revived NFL Blitz. Now they are on the path to revive SSX. Will it be successful? Oh yes, we get Tricky with our SSX review. The core of SSX is the snowboarding.
Excerpt: Flying off a mountain at insane speeds and meanwhile turning and swirling your body and board in the most ridiculous curves. It’s definitely something else than shooting hostiles or playing a game of tennis. But is the new SSX good as promotion for snowboarding?
Excerpt: Wing-suits are great! Sorry, we’ve jumped ahead a bit there, but it just kind of blurted out. It’s true though, wing-suits are easily the best feature of this new SSX and, not having played other entries in the series, we’ll just have to assume they’re new to this one.
Summary: : As the final score implies, SSX is an enjoyable game if you can get past its quirks and get into the online competition aspects of the game, but for some, that’s going to be a tall order thanks to some less than universally acceptable design choices.
Summary: Parents need to know SSX is a snowboarding simulation game. The snowboarding is over-the-top as you race down mountains, perform death-defying mid-air stunts, and accept fun challenges while shredding.
Conclusion: Although the ghost feature is fun to race against, it is still more fun to race against another person on the mountain instead of their ghostly apparition. SSX has been gone for a while and now players can see why.
Summary: " SSX " is a great playing game that purists and fans will love, despite the odd mis-step. The credit issues and lack of competitive multiplayer are definitely negatives, but this is the biggest, best and most complete snowboarding game since SSX last hit major consoles with SSX Tricky.
Summary: It has been almost six years since the last true SSX game. A lot has changed since then. Extreme sports games are nowhere near as popular as they used to be and Tony Hawk hasn’t even released a game in a good few years.