Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:17 PM
All the snowboarding at the Olympics had me missing the old SSX games from the PS2. So I picked up the new one (released about 2 years ago) and have been playing it. It's like a more realistic (yet still completely unrealistic) SSX game.
It's definitely a fun ride, but damn is it hard. There are new "Deadly Descents" that you have to conquer, which are riddled with areas that will cause you to fail the entire run. Huge crevasses, thin air blackouts, outrunning avalanches, etc.
All in all, a fun but frustrating game. But in the end, I miss the cartoonish humor and design of SSX Tricky.
"And the best, I must confess, I have saved for the last, for the ruler of this Christmas land,
is a fearsome king with a deep mighty voice, least, that's what I've come to understand.
And I've also heard it told, that he's something to behold, like a lobster, huge and red!
When he sets out to slay with his rain gear on, carting bulging sacks with his big great arms, that is so I've heard it said.
And on a dark cold night, under full moon light, he flies into a fog like a vulture in the sky!
And they call him Sandy Claws!