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. With each mountain geographically correct in terms of location and features the SSX team seems to have a bright future ahead for themselves. Let's just hope future slopes have fresh powder and not compact ice.
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. It’s also got a great array of control schemes that will have both old and new players alike tricking out in minutes.
Conclusion: EA In the end, SSX is at the same time easily the best SSX title but also arguably the worst. The good outweighs the bad, thankfully, and the overall package is definitely worth a look for fans of the series. It plays exceptionally well, has great presentation, and tons of features, but it also stubbornly insists on forcing an unfun survival gimmick into the mix with mostly lackluster results.
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. They’re used to beautiful effect, evoking more or less exactly the feeling of watching one of the many YouTube videos of their real-world counterparts.
Excerpt: The worst thing one can say about the return of SSX is that it never fully commits. It stands at a crossroads between a revival of a much-beloved series and the kind of fresh take snowboarding games need. And while the reboot’s taken a drastic turn for the better since the surprising original reveal, there’s a sense that the initial design remains in-tact, lurking beneath the shift in marketing and preliminary fan service.
Excerpt: The defining SSX moment—whistling toward earth while breakdancing on a wafer of fiberglass as Run DMC sings “It’s tric-KAY!” in the background—is still enjoyable, even 12 years after the original version of the snowboarding game was released. The mixture of ‘80s-era nostalgia, absurdist feats of athleticism, and nosebleed-inducing heights stands as one of gaming’s most sublime, unlikely combinations.
Summary: A reinvention of the classic action snowboarding franchise, SSX packs adrenaline into every run with compelling characters and heart-pumping adventures as riders battle the most treacherous and diverse mountain ranges on Earth.
Conclusion: At the end of the run, very solid venture. I understand people's hesitation towards change. These strange, ominous "Deadly Descents" had some fans asking where the direction of the franchise was going. I will say that the series is based on action sports, and the lifeblood of them is progression. So it shouldn't be strange to see EA attempt to take SSX to 11. The worrisome group should be happy to know there is a great blend on display here.
Conclusion: SSX is an enjoyable experience that revels in its ability to send you hurtling towards the clouds, cartwheeling as you go. It’s only when that carefree exuberance is impeded that the game disappoints. Thanks to the remnants of an older, inferior game, SSX does that too often to achieve true greatness.
Excerpt: Someone, somewhere decided that the loveable, over-the-top SSX formula was in dire need of a hardcore makeover. Nevermind the tried-and-true snowboarding racing and tricking off the size of normal mountains; little SSX needed piercings, tattoos, and a deadly element. And that, folks, is how the little rebel Snowboard Supercross (SSX) team end up literally killing themselves to conquer the deadliest mountains in the world.
Pros: + Beautifully remodeled with plenty of colorful, vibrant visuals., + Enormous mountains that give races a sense of danger.
Cons: ? Hey, where’d all the other snowboarding games go?