The game has been out for more than a week now, so i think that we all had some time to play the new SSX, enough time to form an educated opinion on it.
So i made this thread to voice my opnion on the game, and at the same time, see what all the fans here think about it.
Both good and bad.
I'll just start it.
What i like:
I like the visuals, and the clean look of the game, i like most of the music in the game, i really think it fits well with the new vibe, which i also like, even though i miss the crazy vibe of the past games.
I like what they do to the music in the game, with the way you "remix" it, by playing the game, it was done in SSX before, but i'm glad they haven't forgot about it, it's a really cool feature.
I also like the way they let you import your own music into teh game, and have the "Remix " engine mix them up, like all the other tracks in the game, that's a really great feature, and they really didn't have to do it, cos, most ppl won't use it, but i'm glad they did it, it gives us the chance to make the experience even better.
I like the idea, and the actually Deadly Descents, i think most of them are good, and ultimately they're a nice change of pace from the Trick it and Race it events, and a good and welcomed addition to the series.
I actually loved that last Grudge Match in World Tour mode, that was awesome!!!
Actually, i would love it if all the Deadly Descents had a mixture of various hazards, instead of focusing on just one.
I Love Zoe, always have, and like it that they gave her a big role in this game.
Ultimately, i really like that this series is back, and i hope it's back for good, and keeps going from here, cos it can only get better.
It's just a breath of fresh air in this day and age, and there's really not enough games like it.
What i don't like:
I don't like the fact that some of the frustrating stuff you encounter in Deadly Descents is also present in normal Race it and Trick it events, like bottomless pits, and tons of obstacles, that frustration is not really a bad thing in Deadly Dscents, because, that's kind of the point, you have to survive, but, putting bottomless pits in normal events, is just killing that SSX fun.
I don't like the fact that every single track in the game is a multipurpose track, one of the reasons i loved the past games is because the tracks were so well designed for their purpose, like a great designed track for racing, is a crappy designed track for tricks, and vice versa, the way this game works is every track is designed to accommodate both types of gameplay, which in my opinon, ends up making each track, either a good track for racing and a bad track for tricking, or a bad track for both porpuses.
I don't like the way the grind system works, where your character just magnetically attaches to normal grinds, but when you want to grind other kinds of grindable stuff, you have to press a button to do it, and on top of that, it doesn't work well most of the time.
They should have just made it so you'd have to press the grind button, every time you wanted to grind something, and then the magnetic pull you get from regular grinds, would work the same way on all grinds, when you pressed the grind button.
That way you would have total control over your grinds, and not get pulled into grinds when you don't want to.
They said that Google Earth interface is the best way to search the world, but for some reason, it's very confusing in the game, and it makes it harder to find a track or event, then a normal 2d interface you get in most games, but there's tons of ways they could have made that better.
I don't like the fact that all the character costumization in the game is based on color swaps, i really miss the character costumization they had in SSX3.
I don't like the way the store works, where everything is just random, and you never feel like you're never getting what you actually want.
Ii wish there was a better way to browse through boards, and actually look at the designs, like a 3d model you could rotate and zoom.
I don't like tha lack of a DJ Atomika Radio Show, and i don't like any of the heli pilots.
I don't like what they did with the World Tour mode, i mean, it was actually cool to play through it, and experience it, but it feels like a waste of time, since none of the scores and times you set in there, get carried over to Explore mode.
I don't like what they did to the Signature Tricks, they made them pratically worthless, and i also don't like the fact that you can just let go of them whenever you want, i understand it with all the other tricks but, that's what made the signature tricks special, it was something you could only do every once in a whille, and there was a risk reward to it, now i can just spam signature tricks, all the way down the track, but it doens't matter, cos if you're going for great scores you don't even use them, cos they aren't even worth as much as other tricks.
I don't like the squirliness of the controlls, i think they are kind of wanting to replicate the fact that turning in a snowboard, in the snow, is not a precise action, but man, this isn't a realistic snowboarding game to begin with, and i really liked the feel you got when carving in the snow in the past games, it just felt good.
Ultimately, i don't like it that they made the main focus of the game, competing for high scores...
I know a lot of you like it, and to a point, i like it to, cos i was really good at SSX3, and even won a contest on PSM, but the reason i got good at it, was because i played it a lot, and the reason i played it a lot, was because it was fun to play, i had fun so i got good.
Starting a run over and over to chase some score, is just not what made the past games fun for me.
But i might be alone in that, i don't know.
And to end this, i wanted to believe in the Global Events, i really wanted to believe in it, but it just doesn't feel like you're playing online, i know that when you see players, those guys are there, but it just feels like you're always playing alone.
I have to say that i had more fun playing online in SSX3, almost 10 years ago, on the freaking PS2.
I like what they did with the online, but there's no reason why they couldn't have done both the Global Events, and regular online races and trick events, like in SSX3.
Sorry for the long post and for any grammatical errors, English is not my native language.
And, i know it seems like there's a lot more i don't like than what i like, in this post, but, i like the game, it's just that, there's more to talk, about what i don't like.
But i want you guys to post both what you like and what you don't like about it.
Maybe someone in the SSX Team will see this thread, and get some pointers for the next game.
Edit: I just noticed that the title didn't need a "?"...
Oh well, nothing i can do about it now...