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TheBigDave
12-12-10, 09:18 AM
Here's the announcement trailer that was shown at the VGAs.

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I love the SSX series. And I'd put SSX 3 in my Top 10 Games Of All Time list. But I'm not too sure about this. Looks more like Call Of Duty: Snowboarding. I want the fun and goofy SSX.

Decker
12-12-10, 09:31 AM
I agree with your sentiment (except that SSX Tricky >>> SSX3). I have no idea why they'd go in this direction. The goofy fun is what made SSX cool in the first place.

The Bus
12-12-10, 10:38 AM
If it can be anything like SSX3 or SSX Tricky or even Amped 3, I'll love it.

RichC2
12-12-10, 12:26 PM
I don't get the "Deadly Descents" aspect. It makes it seem like they're going the Road Rash way, though I'm sure it's just back mountain stuff.

thelwig14
12-12-10, 12:37 PM
SSX Tricky was my fav...just like Burnout 3 Takedown...I prefer the basic racing on a variety of courses kind of games.

COD is the most popular franchise there is and you would think more games would try to mimic the online aspect.

Drexl
12-12-10, 08:27 PM
"Extreme" sports games have fallen so far out of favor that I shouldn't be surprised if they made it look like Killzone. If it's half as good as SSX3, it will be worth it.

CreatureX
12-13-10, 10:36 AM
Oh man. Just when you think EA can sink no lower. :doh:

jdpatri
12-13-10, 11:48 AM
Awful. Awful. Awful trailer.

So glad they've gone for gritty urban realism with an SSX game. -ohbfrank-

Groucho
12-13-10, 11:50 AM
It's been a long time since SSX3. I look forward to hearing more about this game, since this is a series I enjoy.

Did you notice that the present at the VGA's called the game "SSX: Deadly Ascents"? :lol:

Rob V
12-13-10, 01:05 PM
Awful. Awful. Awful trailer.

So glad they've gone for gritty urban realism with an SSX game. -ohbfrank-

I hope it's just the trailer that looks hardcore... cuz I want some Run DMC playing "It's Tricky" and the easy-going gameplay I loved back in the day. I DON'T want killstreaks and care packages getting dropped when I bump a guy off the mountain.

Of course EA has completely f'd up the Medal of Honor series and NBA Live so I have no confidence in them anymore.

edstein
12-13-10, 06:13 PM
Quick question. Will Tricky play on a 360?

Groucho
12-13-10, 06:15 PM
Quick question. Will Tricky play on a 360?No, but SSX3 will.

Drexl
12-13-10, 09:34 PM
BTW, when did this Spike VG awards show start to be taken seriously enough to use it as an event to announce new games? I thought it was considered embarrassing for the industry, but has it changed?

boredsilly
12-14-10, 12:29 PM
This trailer does not fill me with a lot of hope about the next SSX's tone, but it is only a teaser trailer. I hope this game brings that same sense of fun and over-the-top-ness the other SSX games have had. SSX Tricky was just a blast, and SSX3 was simply amazing. If they can deliver something that is as good as either of those games, even if it's different, I'll be happy.

Rob V
12-14-10, 03:00 PM
SSX 3 is a mere $77 thru Amazon.

TheBigDave
01-11-11, 10:21 PM
EGM has a great article on the new SSX. You can read the digital version here:

http://www.egmnow.com/egmi/issue/index.html?issue=243-4&page=13#

Wick
01-16-11, 05:12 PM
I loved the SSX games last generation, so I was happy to hear about the new game. However, I also thought the trailer looked awful and found that it looked incredibly different from any of the other games.

I just took a look at the article. I'm glad to hear they're going for an arcade-y approach.

Rob V
01-17-11, 09:36 AM
Couldn't they have just made this a Live type game and had fun with it? The article says it will be "arcade-y" then the lead designer talks about taking a different direction than previous titles and if you go down the wrong slope, you could die or you have to rewind your progress. WTF? Just give me Tricky 2011 and make it colorful, fun and add some good music.

RocShemp
01-17-11, 10:51 PM
I see that Elise is back (though she's only mentioned in a sidebar. Hopefully that means the humour and music of Tricky will be back as well.

That said, the article sure makes it seem like they're trying two very different approaches at the same time and that makes me fear the game will be an unfocused mess. :(

Groucho
03-08-11, 12:56 PM
What about the rumors that halfzoo.com is owned by Nazis? Can you disprove them?

Nausicaa
03-08-11, 12:59 PM
What about the rumors that halfzoo.com is owned by Nazis? Can you disprove them?

I've heard halfzoo.com actively hunts down holocost survivors to this day.

UncleGramps
03-08-11, 01:00 PM
Nazis? That's crazy talk.

However, I did hear that halfzoo.com is a staunch supporter of puppy murder. Not even for population control, just for fun.

Mazje
03-08-11, 01:54 PM
Isn't Halfzoo owned by Del Monte? Or am I thinking of VMS Alarms?

TheBigDave
04-06-11, 09:07 PM
New preview video:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2GAnU5IucE
http://www.ea.com/ssx/videos/ssx-bringing-back?sourceid=eas3697&om_u=2259046500&om_i=_BNnQJKB8aHGPLJ

edstein
04-06-11, 11:08 PM
Well that sounds better. They must have heard the negative feedback.

MasterofDVD
04-06-11, 11:43 PM
I guess they had almost 4 months to retool things after the less than stellar announcement. I just wonder if they didn't just want to talk about the newer things they were doing to the series and left out the info that showed it was going to still be somewhat like the other games. After the exhausting Wii version I am more than ready to buy this on the 360.

UncleGramps
04-07-11, 10:42 AM
Deadly Descents, not Deadly Decents.

UncleGramps
04-07-11, 02:57 PM
Deadly Descents, not Deadly Decents.
Looks like the point is moot now. :lol:

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/04/07/new-ssx-drops-deadly-descents-subtitle/

Spoiled for length:


EA Sports looks to still any bad vibes that have reverberated from negative reaction to the debut teaser for SSX: Deadly Descents by toning down the emphasis on "deadly." The company has officially dropped "Deadly Descents" from the game title, Game Informer confirms, and has begun a marketing campaign that, in part, assures fans that developer EA Canada is not abandoning the series' arcade roots in favor of more realistic gameplay in the reboot.

The cinematic teaser, which portrays a desperate snowboarder skidding down a dark and stormy Himalayan slope -- his last words: "I'm not gonna make it," as he shoots over a cliff side and into the air, deploying his squirrel suit -- seemed to suggest that the new SSX would be "moving away from the bright colors and crazy arcade feel of the early titles in favor of a more realistic tone," as Game Informer observed. "Is this true?" the site asked creative director Todd Batty.

"No, absolutely not," insisted Batty, who described "Deadly Descent" as a "new" event type in the game, "which is all about survival gameplay." SSX will also include "Speed Descent" and "Tricky Descent" events, according to Batty. "We wanted to make sure we hit the over-the-top arcadey gameplay in all of these different gameplay modes. We decided to lead with the new Deadly Descent gameplay in that trailer, but all of the classic SSX style will be there, too."

The image makeover isn't fully complete, however, as the original SSX: Deadly Descents logo and name are still prominent on the EA.com game page (as of publishing); though the new, just SSX logo was used in last week's promotional video and is featured on the game's Facebook page. Of course, as Joystiq commenter "ptcamn" pointed out last week, lost in this little fiasco is the fact that EA tried a very similar, "survive the ride" marketing campaign for 2003's SSX 3 -- skull-face lightning flash and all.

Decker
04-07-11, 03:10 PM
The video talked about members having previously worked on SSX 4. I don't remember there being an SSX 4. Was that a Wii or Game Cube only title?

Drexl
04-07-11, 03:13 PM
The video talked about members having previously worked on SSX 4. I don't remember there being an SSX 4. Was that a Wii or Game Cube only title?

They probably meant SSX On Tour, which was originally titled SSX 4. (Maybe they changed it when they knew it would suck. :))

Decker
04-07-11, 03:14 PM
I don't remember there being an SSX On Tour either. Was that a Nintendo-only game?

Groucho
04-07-11, 03:18 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSX_On_Tour

Decker
04-07-11, 03:24 PM
Oh, okay. I Googled SSX 4 and came up with nothing but a dead IGN link and then some reference to this game. I suppose I totally missed SSX On Tour during the previous gen -- but it looks like I didn't miss much, I guess.

I still miss SSX Tricky. That game was awesome.
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DVDChris
04-07-11, 03:35 PM
Seeing the Tricky trailer makes me want to go back and play it. Is it backwards compatible on the 360?

mattysemo247
04-07-11, 03:48 PM
I didn't think On Tour was that bad. I have it for PSP and still play it from time to time.

TheBigDave
04-15-11, 05:41 AM
Looks like this won't be out until early 2012. Playable demo at E3.

During EA's Season Opener event yesterday, SSX creative director Todd Batty revealed a launch window for the snowboarding revival: January 2012. The game will be playable at E3 in June, so expect a more detailed evaluation from us at that point.

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/04/13/ssx-to-descend-in-january-2012/

Rob V
04-15-11, 07:10 AM
I thought it was going to be out sooner. I wonder if EA rebooted it after all the negative feedback. I didn't read or see anything that looked remotely familiar to SSX Tricky but I'm glad they're going back to that design.

TheBigDave
04-30-11, 09:07 PM
Here's the 2nd and 3rd "Making Of..." videos:

Gameplay & Tricks
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEQEDa6-P-I

Level Design
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROco29db8oQ

This is starting to look really awesome. I'm so glad they've moved away from that "COD On Snowboards" feeling from the first trailer.

TheBigDave
05-28-11, 12:06 AM
Here's the next video in the series:

Characters
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbNM8jMhL8E

TheBigDave
06-08-11, 07:40 PM
Here's the E3 trailer. Looking good.

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Rob V
06-08-11, 07:44 PM
Zero in game action... so it's hard to tell. But the trailer is cool.

Nausicaa
06-09-11, 09:13 AM
I've seen some gameplay footage from E3. But I wasn't able to find it on YouTube. I think I originally saw it on IGN.

Anyway, the video opened with a helicopter flying up to the side of a mountain and it was shades of 'Untracked' from the original SSX, which is still the greatest SSX map IMO, so I was all 'FUCK YEAH'.

But as I watched I got less and less excited. The environment just didn't feel as organic and natural as SSX 1-3. For example, there are new rail objects in the game to grind on, but there are just these rock walls randomly thrown on the track. The walls are really long but maintain a constant height and width along the ground, if that makes sense. It just doesn't look real.

There's also this really annoying effect whenever you land a big trick, there the game environment ripples around you with this obnoxious sound effect. It was happening every... single... time. Hopefully they get rid of that.

I'm still excited for a new SSX game, but I haven't been thrilled with everything I've seen. I do really like the theme of the game though, and the visuals look great, as does a lot of track design, despite these crits.

EDIT:

Here is the gameplay vid:

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After watching, it seems clearer now that the walls are part of some old Chinese pathway - makes more sense now.

UncleGramps
06-09-11, 10:07 AM
So did they drop the Deadly Descents (or, as per the thread title, "Deadly Decents") subtitle?

Liver&Onions
06-09-11, 11:19 AM
You're right - they need to tone down that explosion sound/ripple effect. Once a level on a massive jump, sure - but too often like that loses it's impact.

Nausicaa
06-29-11, 03:24 PM
Big demo from IGN today showing off lots of gameplay and a Q&A session with the developers. I must say this is looking better and better. And I'm happy to hear that slowdown and ripple effect will likely be removed in the final version.

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TheBigDave
10-19-11, 12:22 AM
New video with previews of a couple mountains:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Vy1zrggmkM4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Looks good.

TheBigDave
10-21-11, 09:34 PM
New trailer and an official release date - Feb 14th.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KtMAfTxz1yM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Darkness with the helmet flashlight looks pretty cool.

edstein
10-22-11, 11:42 AM
New trailer looks good.

Groucho
10-22-11, 11:48 AM
I hope they bring back Run DMC for when you fill up the Tricky Meter.

DVDChris
10-24-11, 10:45 AM
that new trailer takes itself way too seriously. What happened to the "fun" SSX game I want?

Drexl
10-24-11, 11:26 AM
Medal of Honor, Tomb Raider, and now this. What is with this trend of releasing a new game with exactly the same name as the first game in the series?

Rob V
10-24-11, 11:27 AM
that new trailer takes itself way too seriously. What happened to the "fun" SSX game I want?

Fun SSX is sooooo early 2000's.... this is XXXXXXTR3M3 SSX for the hardcore gamer.

TheBigDave
11-02-11, 11:28 AM
Here's the 2nd part of that preview video with new mountains:

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DVDChris
11-02-11, 11:34 AM
Those mountains look pretty cool.

UncleGramps
11-02-11, 11:38 AM
Looks deadly decent to me.

TheBigDave
11-08-11, 01:52 PM
Here's the final part with the last mountains:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ju_v2Oeqq_A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

DVDChris
11-17-11, 06:14 PM
Now this is the SSX I have in mind.

Edit:

hmm, the embedded video isn't working.

http://www.giantbomb.com/mountain-slopes-get-a-taste-of-dubstep-in-ssx/17-5271/

TheBigDave
11-17-11, 06:21 PM
Here you go:

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DVDChris
11-17-11, 06:23 PM
Nice, thanks.

This is more like the fun snowboarding game that I want to play.

chuckd21
12-22-11, 08:52 AM
Delayed again... this time pushed back another two weeks. Now it comes out a week before Mass Effect 3.

RichC2
12-22-11, 10:03 AM
This comes out the day I start my ski/snowboard trip, was kind of hoping it'd be out before then.

Wouldn't be surprised if a chunk of The Art of Flight soundtrack makes an appearance here, especially that Ghosts n Stuff Nero Remix.

RocShemp
12-22-11, 10:35 AM
That looks like so much fun. :drool:

mattysemo247
01-24-12, 10:46 AM
So it looks like this is finally coming out next month. Hopefully we should have a demo soon in the next couple weeks. TRU also has it up online for $45 right now. Anyone picking this up at launch?

TheBigDave
01-24-12, 06:36 PM
I've got it pre-ordered at Amazon. Normally for a game like this I'd wait for reviews or a demo. But I love the SSX series.

DVDChris
01-25-12, 10:15 AM
Some of the later trailers make this game more appealing to me. Will probably pick it up.

Liver&Onions
01-25-12, 01:13 PM
http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/01/20/ign-live-presents-ssx

Liver&Onions
01-25-12, 01:15 PM
Shit, watched 45 seconds of that gameplay and decided i need it. right now.

Jadakiss
01-28-12, 09:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ah72D2--E

I cannot wait for this game. I want it more than Mass Effect 3 right now. And I really enjoyed the first two Mass Effect games.

Groucho
01-28-12, 12:35 PM
Run DMC is back? I'm in.

Jcheckel
01-28-12, 03:05 PM
Damn, why did I watch those videos, went ahead and preordered the ps3 version at amazon. After sales tax and the credit it works out to only like $2.50 more than toys r us for me with the release day delivery.

Rainet
01-28-12, 07:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ah72D2--E

I cannot wait for this game. I want it more than Mass Effect 3 right now. And I really enjoyed the first two Mass Effect games.

Watch at the 40 minute mark. Jesus man. Talk about jaw dropping jumps. Day 1 purchase for me.

boredsilly
02-19-12, 08:31 PM
This game looks like it is going to be the dope-scene. However, I am a little bummed that they've seemed to dial back the crazy-fun elements back. SSX 3 seems to have the perfect blend of great snowboarding action coupled with crazy locals and environments. I'm not seeing a lot of that in these trailers, but the mountain does look to have some nice jumps build in. Has anyone seen a trailer that shows a track that is like the one from SSX 3 that was set in the midst of buildings?

TheBigDave
02-19-12, 09:53 PM
The demo is coming to Xbox & PS3 on Tuesday (Feb 21st). WooHoo!!!

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TheBigDave
02-21-12, 06:07 AM
The demo is now up on XBL.

Rainet
02-21-12, 07:25 AM
I dabbled with it for about an hour. Man I suck. But it’s a fun suck. Every time I perform a move in mid air, I don’t finish the moves quick enough and keep crashing into the ground. Flipping on the pipes was easier than I thought although I keep missing jumps. I just need more practice to get the hang of it.
The graphics are gorgeous. Will be buying this next Tuesday. I doubt I’ll master this like some others I know, but it is fun to play.
I know this is more of a serious SSX unlike Tricky, but I do hope they release a crazy funhouse type track for a DLC sometime in the future.

slop101
02-21-12, 08:02 PM
The demo is now up on XBL.Where? Can't find it - all I see in XBL for SSX is a video trailer.

Decker
02-21-12, 08:40 PM
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/SSX-Demo/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80245418988?cid=SLink

jdpatri
02-21-12, 09:15 PM
I sure can't find it on PSN.

Decker
02-21-12, 09:51 PM
I sure can't find it on PSN.

The store hasn't updated yet. Going for a record late update apparently.

Jadakiss
02-21-12, 11:28 PM
The demo is on PSN now but you have to search for "SSX". Or maybe they updated it fully by the time someone reads this post and you won't have to do the search. But I'm downloading it now.

UncleGramps
02-22-12, 12:39 AM
I tried the 360 demo. Maybe it's because I was never the biggest SSX fan in the world, but I wasn't thrilled with it. It seems like a fine game, but when I was done with the demo, I wasn't itching for more. :shrug:

slop101
02-22-12, 12:56 AM
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/SSX-Demo/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80245418988?cid=SLinkAh. For Gold members only. Forgot about that perk since I've only recently gotten off being Gold.

boredsilly
02-22-12, 07:15 AM
I really miss the crazy tracks, but that aside, the game does have a great sense of speed like SSX of old. I've totally lost my mojo though, as I suck at this game something terrible now.

19K
02-22-12, 08:01 AM
I wish there was more than 1 trick mountain in the demo. Not sure where the demo course ranks on the difficulty scale but it does seem more challenging to find a nice smooth line down the mountain as opposed to previous games. I keep getting funneled into the icy ravine. I love it regardless. Already had it pre-ordered.

I tried the Classic control scheme (PS3) at first but I wasn't able to rack up the points I can with the new layout. It feels much quicker to transition from trick to trick with the right analog stick, plus I seem to get a lot less duplicate tricks when I take the shoulder buttons out of the equation.

edstein
02-22-12, 08:47 AM
There are two runs in the demo. The trick run in the Rockies and a race in the New Zealand.

Groucho
02-22-12, 09:04 AM
It's too bad there's no multiplayer in the demo, but based on the description in the videos they are going with the TrackMania approach (you'll see other racers on the mountain at the same time as you, but you'll clip right through them since the it's really just a competition to see who can get the best time/score on the run).

I saw some framerate issues in the 360 version. Hopefully these are not present in the final game.

TheBigDave
02-22-12, 03:08 PM
I've totally lost my mojo though, as I suck at this game something terrible now.

I had a hard time controlling the snowboard. It felt like I was sliding all over the place. Kept overshooting most of the rails and ramps I was trying to hit.

It's been a couple years since I played an SSX game. So I don't remember if the previous versions were like this. I probably just need some practice.

Decker
02-24-12, 08:34 PM
IGN review (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1219417p1.html) is up. It sounds awesome, actually.


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Closing Comments

SSX is the video game this generation has been missing. The feeble attempts of other, lesser snowboarding games’ attempt to capture the adrenaline fueled excitement of SSX don’t compare at all. This is what happens when you don’t just put the game out every year, but spend your time crafting it, creating the ultimate experience. SSX redefines snowboarding games, raises the bar for the genre, then backflips over it.
.

IGN Ratings for SSX (X360)

8.5
Presentation
An awesome global menu system, customizable everything, and even some neat comic book stories for the characters.


9.0
Graphics
The huge, diverse mountain ranges look great, every character is mad stylish and over the top.


8.5
Sound
Eclectic and fun soundtrack from some of the industry’s hottest new electronic and rock names. Shame there’s not more voice acting.


9.0
Gameplay
Over the top, insane snowboarding action that blows the doors off every other boarding game.


8.5
Lasting Appeal
RiderNet and Global Events provide constant challenge, despite the lack of traditional multiplayer.

9.0

OVERALL
Amazing

Rainet
02-25-12, 04:47 AM
That video is just sick. Those night time drops looks loopy and awsome. Tuesday just can't come fast enough for me.

Rob V
02-25-12, 07:51 AM
Glad I pre-ordered and I gotta believe the controls are tighter in the real game compared to the demo. I could barely hit the giant ramps without carefully lining up my boarder let alone catching rails or thin crests. Game looks great --- hopefully this will be the one that pulls me away from MW3.

DVDChris
02-27-12, 10:21 AM
Wow, that's a great review. I'm looking forward to picking it up on Tues.

redbill
02-27-12, 11:12 AM
Can anyone tell me how the race selection and challenge navigation is like. Its not like the last one (and THPS4) where you have to board/skate around a mountain to meet people/points that give you the next race/challenge, is it?

DVDChris
02-27-12, 11:37 AM
in the demo, you select the mountain, then select the event.

Liver&Onions
02-28-12, 11:39 AM
Can't wait to get home today!

slop101
02-28-12, 01:02 PM
Can't wait to get home today!Being that I hate working, that's me every day....

DVDChris
02-28-12, 06:10 PM
More reviews coming in at 8's and 9's (and one random 5 thrown in there). Looking good, picked it up today.

Drexl
02-28-12, 06:29 PM
It's looking deadly and better than decent.

Liver&Onions
02-28-12, 06:31 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wzVwHaHoU0I/S8XVmDWChXI/AAAAAAAAEC8/CWD9p3qtGjs/s1600/Picture+1.png

TheBigDave
02-28-12, 07:40 PM
Played for about an hour or so.

The controls seem a bit tighter than in the demo. Or maybe I'm just getting the hang of it. But at least I'm able to hit some rails and ramps.

I love that the whole world is open from the beginning. So you don't have to unlock each event. I hate when racing games make you spend hours progressing through the game before you get to the cool courses.

One thing I really miss is the whole mountain experience in SSX3. I loved going from the top of the mountain all the way down through all the courses. It would take around 45+ minutes. That was a blast.

UncleGramps
02-29-12, 10:33 AM
I rented this from Redbox, and I am enjoying the full game more than I did the demo. I'll still wait for a price drop, but it's a very good game.

Rainet
02-29-12, 11:20 AM
Been playing this for a few hours last night. Amazing game. Some very minor gripes I have is. I think the menu screen could be a little bit more organized especially when rotating the mountains and drops as they all have a similar look.
I also wished they we had a book manual instead on online only. The tutorial is great. But if I am in the middle of a race and have not memorized every single move yet, a book manual could come in handy.

A question I have is. Are the RiderNet leaderboards only for the SSX players you add as a friend?
I added some SSX buddies which is great to challenge with for high scores. I’ve notices that after a race it seems to only show the SSX players scores on the RiderNet leaderboards that are on my buddy list and not list rankings of anyone that owns SSX in general.

Probably need to play and practice more. I am having a blast even though I am not that great :) Will be over a friend’s house tonight for a little SSX marathon.

slop101
02-29-12, 11:42 AM
I also wished they we had a book manual instead on online only. The tutorial is great. But if I am in the middle of a race and have not memorized every single move yet, a book manual could come in handy.
Totally. EA's been massive dicks about instruction books lately, not even bothering to print a single page for a game anymore. Albeit, a lot of games don't really need printed instructions, but a game like SSX needs at least a controls/trick reference sheet - would it have broke their bank to include something like that on a $60 game? Assholes!

UncleGramps
02-29-12, 12:05 PM
Oh, I thought of something I wanted to ask: what exactly does the online pass get you? Like I said, I rented it, so I didn't have the online pass, but I could still see online ghosts and participate in all of the RiderNet leaderboards and events.

Liver&Onions
02-29-12, 12:17 PM
That's a good question. I couldn't really tell either - and yeah, I was seeing your scores and shit in the global events, etc.

MoviePage
02-29-12, 12:40 PM
In SSX, players without an Online Pass are able to compete and play in both of SSX's online game modes, Explore and Global Events with no restrictions. In Global Events, the top finishers from each event are awarded with in-game credits. These in-game credits earned during play will not be awarded to the player if they do not have an Online Pass; these credits will be stored so that at any time, if a player redeems an Online Pass code, all the credits that they had previously earned in Global Events will be immediately awarded to them.
Source (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/01/30/ssx-39-s-online-pass-isn-39-t-too-bad.aspx)

UncleGramps
02-29-12, 02:40 PM
Source (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/01/30/ssx-39-s-online-pass-isn-39-t-too-bad.aspx)
Wow, that's surprisingly reasonable! Thanks for the info. :up:

UncleGramps
02-29-12, 02:41 PM
That's a good question. I couldn't really tell either - and yeah, I was seeing your scores and shit in the global events, etc.
Were you seeing them because I beat your score in each and every one of them? :banana:

19K
02-29-12, 03:01 PM
I put a lot of time in to this since yesterday morning. Love it. I have a few gripes, but they're minor. I really wish there was a half-pipe somewhere. The majority of the courses don't seem as trick friendly as previous games. Usually when I get huge air I'll end up flying off the side of the mountain or in a crevasse. I just wish there was a crazy trick course where death wasn't a factor.

Also the World Tour part of the game is very short. I already finished the nine deadly descents and unlocked all the characters. But I guess the explore mode is what it's all about anyway. It's definitley geared toward community play with geotags and global events and RiderNet stuff. Hopefully more people on my friends list pick this up. Love the idea that you're constantly competing against them without actually having to be online at the same time.

Liver&Onions
02-29-12, 03:21 PM
Were you seeing them because I beat your score in each and every one of them? :banana:

No, I was seeing them because you're on my friends list and that's what gets populated on my screen.

UncleGramps
02-29-12, 04:43 PM
No, I was seeing them because you're on my friends list and that's what gets populated on my screen.
Okay. Well, I did beat each and every one of your scores this morning. Just for the record. :)

MoviePage
02-29-12, 04:57 PM
:lol:

Liver&Onions
02-29-12, 05:05 PM
:lol: Feels like talking to motherfucking Pinata in the PFX2 thread already.

UncleGramps
02-29-12, 05:08 PM
:lol: Feels like talking to motherfucking Pinata in the PFX2 thread already.
:lol: I suck at pinball, so I have to overcompensate with SSX. I rented it for one more night (thanks to the Week of Free Redbox Game Rentals), so I'll be playing some more tonight.

Liver&Onions
02-29-12, 05:10 PM
Oh, well I bought it. So when your poor ass can actually afford to buy it, you can spend more time beating my scores again.

Liver&Onions
02-29-12, 11:40 PM
Okay. Well, I did beat each and every one of your scores this morning. Just for the record. :)

Care to say how many attempts it took you? I got a badge for having a ghost of mine win 30 times against a rival(friend). :lol:

Somewhat related I like the "while you were out" messages that come up when you boot up after an absence.

UncleGramps
03-01-12, 12:34 AM
Care to say how many attempts it took you? I got a badge for having a ghost of mine win 30 times against a rival(friend). :lol:

Somewhat related I like the "while you were out" messages that come up when you boot up after an absence.
The ones this morning only took a few attempts each at the most. The one I tried tonight took maybe 7 or 8.

I am strongly considering trading in some of my completed games and picking this up. It's really addictive.

Liver&Onions
03-01-12, 12:54 AM
Do it. Then you can get all those credits that will be waiting for you.

MasterofDVD
03-01-12, 01:57 AM
Gonna take me a bit to get used to it and practice the runs but I really am loving this game. Since it took so long to get this game I'm thrilled that it is so damn fun.

Jadakiss
03-01-12, 04:58 AM
I love this game.

DVDChris
03-01-12, 07:31 AM
What control scheme is everyone using? Still taking me a while to get used to using the right stick.

MasterofDVD
03-01-12, 08:49 AM
I'm old school so I go with the buttons.

19K
03-01-12, 09:17 AM
I'm using the classic setup with the shoulder buttons for tricks. It was a little confusing at first because it's been awhile... plus the tutorials and tips on the loading screens don't apply to the classic setup... but now that it's been a few days I'm back in the groove.

Liver&Onions
03-01-12, 09:40 AM
Buttons, yo.

slop101
03-01-12, 10:10 AM
I like the using the buttons better as it feels a bit more visceral than using the stick.

MasterofDVD
03-01-12, 10:20 AM
While he won't be winning me any races my 2 year old did get me 3 Geotags in one level. He's also got a bunch of badges in the game as well. He's better at the game than my wife. Wait...make that 4 tags now. That last one was worth 13,000. :)

I was begining to worry about his gaming skills because in Skylanders he just runs into walls. I feared he would spend his life playing on....*gulp*....Easy.

DVDChris
03-01-12, 10:38 AM
I think i should switch back to buttons then. It's been a while for me too.

slop101
03-01-12, 10:56 AM
Wow, there's a lot of courses in this game. Though they all look sorta samey, the branching paths in each course keeps them interesting.

Liver&Onions
03-05-12, 04:09 PM
the deadly descents can like a nut. I'm thankfully on the last one.

UncleGramps
03-05-12, 04:32 PM
the deadly descents can like a nut.
Who doesn't like a good nut now and then?

Groucho
03-05-12, 04:38 PM
The world tour in general is pretty tough, especially considering that it's billed as "Tutorial" for the Explore Mode.

19K
03-05-12, 04:58 PM
The world tour in general is pretty tough, especially considering that it's billed as "Tutorial" for the Explore Mode.

If you think the World Tour is tough, you might get upset at the rest of the game. There's a shit ton of courses in explore mode that are WAY harder than anything in the tour. "One Step Ahead" in the Alps is an absolute nightmare. As a friendly warning, don't waste your credits on unlocking it unless you enjoy tantrum inducing controller smashing suckiness.

Liver&Onions
03-05-12, 05:14 PM
COnquered the last descent, then it's like "Oh, motherfucking grudge match now." Fuck you Griff.

MasterofDVD
03-05-12, 06:24 PM
The Thin Air decent can suck my balls. I'd rather get tossed around on rocks or avoid trees than have to spam a button to take hits of oxygen.

Liver&Onions
03-05-12, 06:34 PM
Just wait for the Fog one. Fuuuuu.

MoviePage
03-18-12, 10:54 PM
$39.99 at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/SSX-Xbox-360/dp/B003O6C9LK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332129070&sr=8-1).

MoviePage
04-16-12, 07:47 PM
Announcing Classic SSX DLC (http://www.ea.com/ssx/blog/announcing-classic-ssx-dlc)
After a week of teasing the community by slowly releasing puzzle pieces of a screenshot jam packed full of classic SSX elements, we revealed on Friday that we would be bringing some of that classic, retro fun from previous SSX titles to the newest SSX release with our upcoming DLC.

Today we’re proud to announce that on 05.01.2012 we’ll be releasing the SSX Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Bundle Pack. Mt. Eddie is a TRICKY inspired, ultra-long mountain that features 9 new Race and Trick drops, and is filled with huge kickers, ridiculous grinds, a Big Air drop, fireworks, and a whole lot more – the classic SSX experience! This DLC bundle pack also comes with 7 retro SSX characters from SSX 3 and Tricky, each with a unique snowboard. And as if that weren’t enough, this pack also includes 3 classic music tracks.

You can even get these elements separately in the SSX Mt. Eddie Pack or the SSX Classic Characters Pack. Leading up to the May 1st launch we’ll be showing off what exactly we’re releasing with character images, gameplay videos and a live Q&A with the development team talking about the new DLC.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/easportsssx for the latest news, and read on to see details on the pack breakdowns.

See you on the slopes!

Team SSX

slop101
04-16-12, 09:34 PM
Hopefully the DLC will be easier.

Seriously, am I the only that finds most of this game absurdly tough. Just to make sure, I put in Tricky and I did fine, so I don't know what's going on.

Also, how useless that rewind feature? I mean, your competition doesn't rewind - they keep right on going, and if you need to beat them, what's the point?

edstein
04-16-12, 10:16 PM
I only had trouble with the last three deadly descents. The basic racing and trick runs were pretty easy IMO.

DVDChris
04-16-12, 11:10 PM
Nice. Looking forward to some classic tracks.

boredsilly
04-24-12, 07:22 PM
That DLC is sweet. The game gets cheaper just as the content I want comes out. I love it when a plan comes together!

DVDChris
05-30-12, 12:30 PM
Was playing the game some last night after finally finishing Mass Effect. The online portion is really well implemented. Sadly, there community is already dead. It appeared only a couple hundred people were participating in the online events.

edstein
05-30-12, 02:19 PM
I sold my copy back to Best Buy a couple of weeks go. It was a fun game but I was ready to move on to something else.

DVDChris
08-07-12, 04:42 PM
In what I fear is "too little, too late" the latest SSX patch allows for Simultaneous multiplayer:

http://www.shacknews.com/article/75169/ssx-30-update-adds-two-new-modes-bug-fixes

Decker
08-07-12, 05:32 PM
Better late than never. And say what you will, but at least EA, the kings of microtransactions, are not charging extra for the multiplayer update. Unlike certain recent games.

http://cache.io9.com/assets/images/8/2010/06/scott_pilgrim.jpg

Rainet
11-21-13, 11:16 AM
I used to play this all the time back when it came out. Love this game. But haven't touch it in a long time. Now that winter is upon us. Decided to dust off the game off a bit.

Notice the downloadable Mount Eddie mountains. Has anyone tried it? Worth getting?
I really hope they make a sequel for either Ps4 or Xbox One.

chuckd21
11-21-13, 11:21 AM
Game bombed, series is dead, damn you for giving me hope by bumping this thread. ;)

Noonan
11-21-13, 11:24 AM
Loved this game. SSX was a launch day buy for me on PS2 and ended up being one of my favorite games of the generation. I really hope they keep the series alive. The soundtrack in DD was awesome.

mattysemo247
11-21-13, 12:05 PM
SSX Tricky is still in my top 10 games of all time. This series better not be dead dammit!

Rob V
11-21-13, 12:43 PM
If EA was smart they'd revamp the series as a Live offering for $15 and make it fun again. Fuuu realism.

Liver&Onions
11-21-13, 12:46 PM
Yeah, because wearing scanning goggles while doing massive flips over enormous chasms was realistic.

But yeah - this game was fun. Might have to play some tonight.

Rob V
11-21-13, 12:59 PM
Yeah, because wearing scanning goggles while doing massive flips over enormous chasms was realistic.

But yeah - this game was fun. Might have to play some tonight.

Ok smartypants... I meant the over-the-top tricks, bright lights and fun control scheme.

Rainet
11-21-13, 01:08 PM
So any opinions on Mount Eddie?
Oh well, I think i'll get it regardless. Time for a refresh anyway.
I thought this game sold well and got great reviews. I figured a new one would be down the pike. Can only imagine what a next gen SSX will look like.

DVDChris
11-21-13, 05:09 PM
wait for a sale on Mt. Eddie. Xbox seems to have a bunch of stuff on sale during Thanksgiving.

The game did not sell very well from what I read.