I love SSX. I have done for a decade now. Which scares me. That's a long time for me. So there's a new SSX as you are well aware and I'm jumping right in at the deep end nailing the fastest runs and scoring big on all the tracks I can. Squeezing out every last bit of speed on the race events and forcing Super Tricky wherever possible in trick events. I'm on Classic controls and already know how the game works off by heart. I got SSX down to a T guys. I have one, slight, unexpected, uncontrollable problem though. Something I cannot stop from ever being a problem. This games physics are harder to beat than any scores set by people.
I will always slowly catch up with people. Right now on my friends list I'm only ever behind one person at a time usually, between real life friends, I can usually come out on top. It's all about gear tweaking. The problem is, no matter how good you are at nailing fast lines or 20x combos, nothing prepares you for bouncing off a ramp in Siberia and suddenly sliding up the mountain, instantly losing all "flow" and therefore sacrificing all points and whilst I'm pleased they added "You can trick on any terrain" maybe they should have rethought that process for fucking tunnels.
Nothing says "Fuck you Player One" more than going into a tunnel, doing 3 loop-the-loops around it and flopping off your board as you see your combo dribble off the screen in bright, blood red... or on one particular drop in Siberia, popping out of the chopper directly into the route of a sweet jump only to be magnetically pulled towards the tunnel to the left of it. (Please if you know which course I mean, let me know. The jump I'm on about has a rail attached to it)
I've found it a lot harder to battle the physics than any players, what do you think?
EDIT: Oh and I dunno about you guys but I've gotten to a state where I'm restarting more runs than I'm finishing, usually because a physics fuck up ruins it. If it's not a flawless run I don't see the point in continuing. ESPECIALLY in fucking race events where rewind is even more punishing than Trick It. Oh how I wish for "Recover" button instead.