THE BAD: 3-D interface can get annoying at times. It's very cool, but makes getting to the action a little bit of a longer process. Also the DVD contents menu takes a little too long to load up. Again, very cool the way they sort of fly onto the screen, but it makes for a longer loading process. It's sort of nitpicky to deny Tricky a Perfect Score because of these minor things, but I wanna Trick Out, and now!
SUMMARY: You can probably just disregard my little nitpicky negative comments, because this game is simply the best thing ever! Well ok, maybe not THE best.......
THE GOOD: The existing tracks are almost completely remodelled. The new tracks are great!
THE BAD: Uber tricks detract from other tricks. Aloha Ice Jam isn't great as a Showoff Venue.
SUMMARY: Don't like snowboarding games? Doesn't matter. Chances are you'll still love SSX Tricky. It improves on the original in almost every way possible. The tracks are very well remodelled so whilst Elysium Alps - for example - may be familiar, it has a lot of new features and shortcuts too. The new tracks are also great. Garibaldi is a wonderful course for beginners and Alaska provides a challenge for veterans.
The uber tricks provide a whole new way to go. Filling up your trick book (no easy feat!) unlocks an uber board to help you pull off those ubers. They look fantastic and are worth a lot of points. However, I feel that this removes emphasis from doing other tricks. Why bother doing a Triple Misty with a Canadian Bacon when you can tap L1 and get a better score? This is a shame as pulling off such gr...
THE GOOD: Uber-tricks are hilarious to see and use New and refined tracks are awesome as ever Visual and aural experience still one of the best around Nice implementation of Run DMC theme
THE BAD: If anything, a few more tracks would have been nice.
SUMMARY: Enter SSX Tricky. A year later and a whole lot more experienced, EA Canada has released its follow up to the snowboarding hit. Though some may call it just a new coat of paint, or even SSX 1.5, when played to its fullest extent SSX Tricky is a fantastic upgrade to an already fantastic title. It may appear to be only a semi-sequel, but that doesn’t stop Tricky from yet again dragging gamers in with compelling gameplay and an exhilarating presentation.
From its outset, SSX Tricky just feels a bit more fresher. It now contains lavish animated menus, tossing away the boring, static images of the first game. Load times have been given a kick in the ass, as loading both menus and the actual game is much brisker than before. Also, boarder ...
SUMMARY: SSX Tricky is the second game in the SSX franchise after SSX 1 was a tremendous hit when it arrived onto the PS2 back in the year 2000. Since then SSX Tricky has been given a few new tweaks to make it even better than before.
So how is SSX Tricky better than the original? Well firstly the tricks have became alot better. With the new Uber Tricks. Now when you have landed a few backflips and 720's you will noticed the bar on the right of the screen rising in colour. Get the bar to the top and your snowboarder will unlock some super cool tricks for the time being. Uber tricks are easy to use, simply press and hold one of the shoulder buttons (L1 L2 R1 R2) and tap square and your snowboarder will pull off a special trick which will leave your jaw dropping. With the Uber line it is possible to do a 720 Triple Backflip with the snowboard spinning around your neck. Sounds sweet huh.
THE BAD: How long it's gonna take to unlock all the characters @ Master status
SUMMARY: SSX Tricky seems to have managed to actually improve on the original by a mile, it takes all the missing pieces from the original and then adds a little extra to give you this masterpiece. I only got the game for Xmas but having owned the original it is fantastic. The courses bring a new meaning to the word HUGE, and i haven't even seen Untracked yet :-). The 2 new tracks are amazing (Alaska blew me away when i "tried" it in Showoff) and the ol' favourites are back and better then ever ('specially the Megaplex)
To sum up I can't see me putting this game down for a good few months yet, 10 character * 12 courses * 4 types of event (Showoff + 3 races) means i need to do at least 480 events! Better get started then!!
THE GOOD: New Riders, tracks, boards, outfits, and the directors cut!
THE BAD: Luther's hairy behind and awfully slow tricks!!!!
SUMMARY: This game is the perfect follow up to last years game in many ways, but is also a big dissapointment for me! in the first version was definately harder to unlock boards, tracks, and outfits compared to this game! In this game alll you have to do is take the bronze every time and you'll unlock Alaska and to unlock Pipedream and Untracked you actually have to still win gold, but besides that it is a friigin' master piece and all fans and supporters of the first game should own it!!!!
THE GOOD: Stunning, eye candy graphics with new and improved effects. One of, if not the coolest soundtracks in any game! Absolutely superb beats! Sick tricks with amazingly fun and unrivalled gameplay 2 totally new courses, and revamped and redesigned "familiar" courses from SSX A cool new look top the game's menus and interfaces Cool new riders with loads of new tricks, more speech Several aspects of the game tweaked and improved Commentary that actually works in a game - in fact, it's brilliant! Interaction between characters pre, post and during race events.
THE BAD: Quite similar in some places to the original SSX, and although overall it is a new game, it may seem very familiar to SSX veterans, which is not a good thing - so it is not really a full blown sequel, just SSX 1.5 Deluxe. If you know what I mean. The 3D menus, whilst looking cool, inevitably mean more loading and more unwanted hassle Ages for people new to SSX to complete, *slightly* shorter for SSX veterans Sometimes the quarte...
THE GOOD: For starters, this game is seriously one of the funnest games I have ever played. The music is so cool, the characters are awesome, the levels are challenging and so fun to play, and there is so much to do and unlock in this game. There are many great DVD movies to watch that help you better understand how this game was made.
THE BAD: -Some levels are a little challenging. -Some characters may take awhile to unlock -Patience is needed -Almost everything in this game has to be unlocked. Fun but kinda annoying.
SUMMARY: Overall, this is a great game. It deserves all the points I gave it and will remain one of the funnest games I have ever played and owned. Please...go out and purchase this if you haven't already. If you have one copy, but another! It is just that fun and cool.