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.
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: During our first couple of hours with it, our relationship with SSX was as much of a rollercoaster as the frozen rails – manmade and not – upon which we rode. We say “rollercoaster,” but that’s not strictly accurate.
Pros: When it all comes together, it's exhilarating in a way no other series is, Between the two main game modes, SSX is vast, 100% completion will be a meaty challenge
Cons: Lacks previous games' free-flowing exploration, The first hour or so will kick your ass, It's occasionally hard for the wrong reasons
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: " 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.
Excerpt: It's been years since Electronic Arts (EA) dropped a new SSX title (the last was 2007's Wii-exclusive SSX Blur ), but the snowboarding franchise has returned in a big way with the recent release of SSX .
Pros: Logging in to see you've earned credits when friends failed to beat your scores.
Cons: Dropping into another bottomless pit a hundred yards from the finish line.
Excerpt: I tend to lump skateboarding and snowboarding games into the same category, not just because you stand on a board. You work your way along a long shallow learning curve in which your thumbs make cool things happen: flips, twists, booger grab reverse wind kickback hippie grinds.