For a game that's two years old and counting, I'm still simply amazed. This is one of the better Racing-type games I've played in my time, along with the realistic element of a snowboarding coast, real people [not the sqare, plastered-face smiley ones]. This is certainly a worthwhile rent, and I'm bold enough to say buy, if I've grabbed your attention by now.
THE GOOD: +MOBY AND LUTHER!!!! + Great graphics with absolutely no slowdown. + Almost awesome, simply sublime soundtrack. + Easy to learn controls. + Lots of lastability + Great multiplayer
THE BAD: - Cheesy one-liners - Annoying cut-scenes - Not many options - Not enough stuff to unlock for each character - Some tricks to much of a challenges
SUMMARY: SSX Tricky has amazed me. Like many other gamers, when my sister (note - I said sister) bought it at a sale, I thought it wasn't gonna be much cop. My, how the mighty fall. Most multiplayer time is now dedicated to SSX. It is amazing. The controls, sound & graphics are all simply cool and the game itself is one big mince pie with a hot, oozing centre. However, very hard, very annoying tricks, courses that can be memorized in the first three tries and small amounts of options smack the game down from what could of been the number one position on the snowboarding game podium. Shame, as it had so much potential.
THE GOOD: The graphics own anything I've played in a long time. The realisticness of it, you know, no hitting invisible walls, being stuck on a specified course or anything. You can be led far off, you can travel backwards; the independency of it all makes the gameplay effects utterly astounding.
SUMMARY: I found a hard time finding anything bad, but I also had difficulty giving this the perfect '5'. As good as all the contents are, some little, minor details got on my nerves. Not rationbally mentionabler, it's just that I can't give this the 5 it cut close to deserving. But they put as realistic an element as they could, without making the game impossible. The gravity-defying stunts were simply astounding. And if you fell behind the frontrunners, there was always a cliff to just or an extra pass to take and regain the lead. Another likeable element was the 'death' portion. When you are stuck in a rut or crushed, you get a flash of light and start over at a capable place with...
THE GOOD: Great music SWEET Tricks Makes you feel like one of them Eddie, Psymon, Brodi, Marisol, and Elise Good graphics Totally Original
THE BAD: Controls a bit slow... No bald women, please (ahem...Seeiah...ahem) No fat men below the age of 23 (Yes, Luther, you)
SUMMARY: This game is great! Whether you wanna look up some tricks and get help performing it on trick tutorial, practice on practice mode, race or showoff with a friend on single event mode, or unlock characters and boards and costumes and wow style levels on world circuit, each one is fun, and a whole new adventure. With diffrent people with diffrent personalities, you kinda can be your own, with the one you choose. Almost everything about this game is good, the music, the graphics, SOME characters. The only bad thing is that the controls are a bit slow, sometimes. And also some characters are a bit freaky, like bald woman and fat men under 23. I definently recommend this game, a neat game for everyone.
THE GOOD: Music is good, Characters, Courses, Outrageous Tricks at high altitudes, fantastic controls, Graphics, Extreme Replay Value, great to play with friends too.
THE BAD: You can eventually finish everything. Could use More Trash Talk. Could use more ways to knock people down, like maybe using stuff you could pick up on the course or combo punch/kicks
SUMMARY: I couldn't believe this game the first time I played it on a PS2. This game was 50% of the reason I bought the XBOX. That Graphics on the XBOX for Tricky are far above the lessor PS2 and even lessor GC. If you like detail every board track from each player is recorded in the snow as they pass buy, even the shadows of the players grow larger and smaller, and mutate based on where the main light source is as they move by.
This game is fantastic for Adults (me) or children 5 and up (my 5 year old son loves it) Buy it, enjoy it, and hope they make a sequel soon!
Possibly SSX Tricky is perfect all-rounder, great tracks, awesome tricks, wonderfully-done characters, and a really neat soundtrack. Perhaps it's a bit short, but don't forget you can build up all the other characters too. If you have it: Good for you. If you want it: WHY DON'T YOU NEED IT? And if you do need it: You've set your priorities right.
Hard enough to be a challenge, yet not too hard till it's impossible. One of the awesomest games of all, if it isn't the awesomest already. Try giving me an FF game that's even a quarter as good. No wait, don't even bother, it's impossible.