Trick it is fun, also i really hate when they combine survive it and race it. Although that might be only the one map, I'm having some serious issues with the death zone, Griff always smokes me right after the dark area, that area is so hard to navigate quickly, extremely frustrating.
I always preferred racing in the original games, but Trick it events are my favourite in SSX '12, it's just fun to combo big tricks with as much big air as possible, these things are really de-emphasized in Race It compared to what I remember racing being like in the old games. It feels a lot more like you want to stay on the ground and avoid the air as much as possible, I don't remember feeling like you had to go to quite that sort of extreme in Tricky and SSX 3 to be successful.
I love race it, am indifferent towards survive it, and hate trick it.
I honestly just don't really see the fun in the trick it event... Get as many points as you can before you get to the bottom? What's fun about that?
Now race it on the other hand, trying to create a strategy for how to keep tricky for as much of the race as you can while not doing any extra tricks, that is fun to me.
But I have always liked strategy/puzzle games and I guess that is exactly what Race it is.
I had blown off SSX because I'm not a fan of trick games. But is there a full feature of race and survive features without the tricks? Is the single player worth it?
Keep in mind that in order to get good times in race it and survive it you need to also do tricks (a lot less of them) but there are as many race events as there are trick events and they are quite fun imo. Some of the survive events can be a bit annoying (specifically the dark ones and the ones that require armor) but the other ones are kind of like puzzle games, if you are into that sort of thing. Although there are a lot less survive events.
@NickL: Oh man, now you got my interest. And I had blown this game off as a trick fest.
Giant Bomb would have you think this game is nothing more than Tony Hawk on snow. I'm here to set it straight!
Seriously though, if you are on the fence I'd suggest starting with a rental and giving it a go. The demo is pretty bad in my opinion and not very representative of the whole product.
@NickL: Oh man, now you got my interest. And I had blown this game off as a trick fest.The campaign requires trick events, but you can completely ignore that and just play explore mode or global events and never have to play a single trick event. As said, you do need to do tricks to get boost, but you actually LOSE speed while you're in the air, so you can't over do it.
Really struggling to answer this as I think all 3 have problems. Honestly though I think Survive It, depending on the run, is the most fun for two reasons. One you can cruise at your own pace, no need to trick like an insane person, and two it repeats, although tougher, meaning I can just go and go...and go. On the other hand though survive it sometimes totally sucks.
Now that I know the secret to tricking, trick events are boring to me, it's not fun just mashing out the same stuff that works over and over, and if i try to just casually trick now and then like it was SSX3 and get a bronze I feel bad that i'm not doing it right, as if the game is watching me >.>
Race It is just annoying, but now I'm getting golds in that all the time too...
No preference I guess, my issue lies within the learning curve being black and white. Race it would be a lot more fun if the gold times weren't so up there, because the sense of speed is great, and you can go so fast and still loose, and that's no fun. Maybe it's just me and my OCD to get golds no matter what.
There should be a 'Whatevs!!!' mode to just go down a run with no ghosts, no nothing, truly free to do whatever goofy shit you want, and select the time of day freely (that's another thing that bugs me)
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