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: 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.
Summary: Before SSX was released, this console generation lacked a quality snowboarding game. Now, it has one that comes close to being exemplary. EA Canada has done a commendable job, by creating an SSX experience which feels contemporary, while still maintaining the series’ core essence that so many of us...
Summary: SSX will continue to be hovering in my "currently playing" pile for a long time to come. EA Sports did themselves proud with this rebirth of the franchise and I look forward to perhaps some expansion in the future.
Excerpt: The SSX series was, at one time, one of the most popular alternative/extreme sports series around. Each game ultimately reviewed quite well, but the linear runs became quite old hat after awhile, and ultimately made the series irrelevant.