Everyone loves it when popular and amazing games receive a remake by their developers. We’ve had Ocarina of Time remake to the 3DS, soon to have a Pokemon Black and White Remake/Sequel, and now one of the origional Xbox’s and PS2′s biggest title, SSX, has finally his the Xbox 360 and PS3!
Incase you’re not familiar with the SSX franchise, it’s a typical Snowboarding game, developed by EA. Where you travel though some of the worlds best landscapes and and mountains, and try and beat opponents, preform stunning tricks, and also earn medals for your troubles.
The controls work really well together, there’s not many controls needed to play the game, so EA decided to allow most of the other buttons (Shapes for PS3, Colours for Xbox) allow you to preform various tricks, with the A(Xbox) and X(PS3) buttons making the player jump, these work very well together, however some practice is needed to figure out how all the tricks work with each other, and how you can earn more points, but you do have a practice as soon as you load the game for the first time.
There are multiple ways to play this game, you can either race across the globe, which is the main event on this game, you compete with other people on races, and if you get a high enough score, other courses are unlocked, and you progress futher. However my favourite mode is going across all the areas, and trying to obtain the different bronze, silver and gold medals, which can provide a challenge at times, but can get really frustrating trying to obtain these, as most of the achievements needed require you to obtain thise medals, so good luck!
The multilayer aspects work well too, the multiplayer pass which EA give you free if you buy the game new, allow you to race with other people across the globe, and also compete with other people to try and obtain the highest score on an event, if you do however pick up this game used, the EA pass is a must, and it’s unlikely you’ll revieve an unused pass, and if I remember rightly, it’s around 800MSPs on the Xbox Marketplace, so do invest into that!
All in all, we think EA provided us with a really good remake, it does have it’s bad points, and some players will find it hard diving in to this game, however, I think this game is a great way to jump into the SSX franchise, and that I hope EA import this onto devices such as the PS Vita, and also future consoles aswell!
Officially TechSquared – Our Rating 9/10