SSX on sale for $40

#1 Posted by BonOrbitz (2156 posts) -

Best Buy and Amazon (possibly other outlets as well) has SSX on sale for $40 this week. Is anyone picking going to pick this up for that price?

I broke down and bought it because I love the series and if Mass Effect 3 didn't come out a week after I would have bought SSX at launch. I'm shocked that in less than a month it's on sale for twenty bucks less. Is it not selling well?

#2 Posted by Tearhead (2151 posts) -

Very tempting indeed... I still kind of want it cheaper tho...

#3 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

I also think that looks tempting. But based on the reviews, I don't know if I can even condone it at the price.

#4 Posted by BonOrbitz (2156 posts) -

@BrockNRolla said:

I also think that looks tempting. But based on the reviews, I don't know if I can even condone it at the price.

Ouch! I didn't think the reviews were that bad. What would be a realistic price point for you?

#5 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@bonorbitz said:

@BrockNRolla said:

I also think that looks tempting. But based on the reviews, I don't know if I can even condone it at the price.

Ouch! I didn't think the reviews were that bad. What would be a realistic price point for you?

They weren't that bad, but I'm someone who has no real world interest in the sport and would simply be looking for a ridiculous game to enjoy during random bits of freetime. There seems to be enough that's not awesome about the game though that even superfans might not be totally into it, which makes me more wary. Maybe another $10 less and I'd be in.

I've got limited freetime though and about 3 games in my backlog so I'm probably a tougher sell than most.

#6 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

Gamestop is selling it at that price too. 

#7 Edited by BonOrbitz (2156 posts) -

@BrockNRolla said:

@bonorbitz said:

@BrockNRolla said:

I also think that looks tempting. But based on the reviews, I don't know if I can even condone it at the price.

Ouch! I didn't think the reviews were that bad. What would be a realistic price point for you?

They weren't that bad, but I'm someone who has no real world interest in the sport and would simply be looking for a ridiculous game to enjoy during random bits of freetime. There seems to be enough that's not awesome about the game though that even superfans might not be totally into it, which makes me more wary. Maybe another $10 less and I'd be in.

I've got limited freetime though and about 3 games in my backlog so I'm probably a tougher sell than most.

That makes sense. I have no real world interest in the sport either, but that's how friends were able to get me into SSX Tricky back in the day. It, and SSX 3, were incredibly unrealistic, colorful, fun, smooth, and fast with great music and responsive controls. I found the demo to be fun and heard enough good things to convince me that it's a good entry into the series.

#8 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I picked it up today at Best Buy.

#9 Posted by duggshammer (158 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures said:

I picked it up today at Best Buy.

Nice, I was wondering if this was just an online-only deal. Thanks for the info.

#10 Posted by streetninja (145 posts) -

@BrockNRolla: Play the demo. If you like the gameplay, I'd say buy the game if you like it and the RiderNet form of multiplayer is appealing to you.

#11 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

I picked it up this last weekend, $40 is a great price. I have been loving the game so far, and the way they are handling the online is pretty great. I rarely play online games on the console anymore because of the people that usually are there (pre teens screaming racial slurs) and I work weird hours so playing with people I actually know and like is very rare. Letting them put up their scores so I can come by later that night and try to beat them is perfect for me, lets me get competitive against other real people without wanting to shove screwdrivers into my ears.

Also, do not worry about not being interested in snowboarding, it kind of doesn't matter. Its pretty much the same relationship as NFL Blitz has to football. It uses the framework, but is so insane that you don't need to like the base sport. Its a very fun game that you should pick up if you enjoy the demo. All that being said I have been a fan of the series since its debut, so if you have played previous ones and know you do not like the gameplay then its probably not for you.

#12 Posted by RubberFactory (288 posts) -

I paid $60 and felt I got my money's worth, so 40 is a steal.

#13 Posted by Space_Sandwich (108 posts) -

Yeah so I just played that demo for about an hour and a half. I'm thinkin' I might as well shell out the $40 for this one. Hope to see you guys on there!

#14 Posted by StrainedEyes (1321 posts) -

I'm thinking it's going to continue dipping in price. EA's non-major releases tend to drop in price at alarming rates.

#15 Posted by Fracture (148 posts) -

Had the developers not put so many terrible (IE everything to do with the deadly descents) levels in this game I'm betting the reviews would have been better. Nothing about those levels are fun at all.

#16 Posted by mcmax3000 (268 posts) -

EA's online store had it for $40 over the weekend as well. Not sure if they still do but I jumped on it from them. If you're in Canada and are interested in that price, it's worth checking out EA's store because they offer free shipping to Canada which the rest of the US online retailers generally don't offer.

#17 Posted by ProfessorEss (7274 posts) -

Tempting, but I still have way too many games to play to justify buying anything else right now.

#18 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

The game is dropping to $30 in Best Buy!!!

#19 Posted by d0rado (35 posts) -

$30 bucks on amazon right now.

#20 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

Buy it!

#21 Posted by bigx14 (97 posts) -

it's $30 now on amazon

#22 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2484 posts) -

Got it, won't be able to get it for less than $30 again new for a few months at least I'm sure.

#23 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

It feels like this game came out 2 years ago, everybody was talking about it for a week and then it just seemed to vanish.

#24 Posted by senorfuzzeh (385 posts) -

Crap, this was posted two weeks ago, I doubt the deals still up.

I've been wanting to buy this game for awhile now, I just don't have any money. But i found an old work check and now I have 200 dollars. :D

#25 Edited by 1337W422102 (1004 posts) -

So is this like Ski or Die, or something?  I've never played any of the SSX games.  I never really got into that whole polygonal EXTREEEEEEME SPORTS era, but if it's like oldschool Ski or Die, or the skiing/snowboarding equivalent of NBA Jam, I might have to check this out...
 Be right back, I'mma grab the demo.
EDIT:
Nevermind, the demo doesn't have a download to console link on its Xbox.com page.  Was it time-limited or online-only, or something?  The description blurb mentioned "online-capable," or something along those lines.

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