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Old 02-26-07, 01:33 PM
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SSX Blur- Who's getting it?

I have seen a couple movies of game play, and am a huge fan of Trickey and SSX3. This is a game that I have had on my radar for quite some time. Anyone picking this up?

I think it releases on the 27th, so it should hit stores by the end of the week. I haven't seen any reviews for it yet though.

Here are a couple movies of how the Wii controller will be used in the game, with some actual gameplay footage.

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Old 02-26-07, 01:39 PM
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I'll wait indefinitely on this

I have way too many games I'll never play on the Wii as it is :/
Old 02-26-07, 02:06 PM
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I liked the last SSX on the 'cube, but this one just doesn't interest me too much. I'll wait for the reviews to see if it is worth it. Too many VC games to get through
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Looks fun. I'm a big fan of the BIG SSX games.
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Originally Posted by steebo777
I liked the last SSX on the 'cube,
Same here, but it isn't a genre I typically buy. I think that was a filler purchase at the time... i.e. a gap between Nintendo releases and felt like buying something.
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Not much interest, was never big on the games and the control scheme doesn't look like it will add much to change that.

Just swapping a few little movements for button presses, so nothing groundbreaking there.
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle

Just swapping a few little movements for button presses, so nothing groundbreaking there.
Sounds like you bought the wrong system then. It's going to be a long 4-5 years.
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Sounds like you bought the wrong system then. It's going to be a long 4-5 years.
Oh I don't mind it in games I like (see Zelda) as it adds a bit to the game play.

Just saying it wasn't enough for me to revisit a series I didn't like all that much to begin with.

But yes, I am a bit down on the Wii controls thus far and haven't been enjoying it as much as I thought. That is mostly post launch game drought rather than the system though.
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I'm not a huge SSX fan, but I do like them. I'll rent this one.
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I missed out on the last few SSX games, but that trailer looks really cool! I'm think I'll pick it up.
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I really enjoy all of the SSX games but I want to check out how much depth/replayability this game has before buying it. Hopefully it'll have quite a few modes/tracks/unlockables.
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Gametrailers.com review
http://www.gametrailers.com/player.p...e=mov&id=17301

They liked it. They gave it an 8.4
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Originally Posted by DodgingCars
Gametrailers.com review
http://www.gametrailers.com/player.p...e=mov&id=17301

They liked it. They gave it an 8.4

My favorite quote from that review is the following:

If youíre a fan of the SSX series who has become disinterested over the past few years, SSX Blur will stoke the flames once again. It replicates the feeling of sliding down a mountain side with eerie precision and manages to make other control schemes feel dated. Thereís certainly plenty of opportunity for improvement with the sequel, but with a ton of content and even more fun, itís hard to go wrong with SSX Blur.

That pretty much was what I was hoping to hear.
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I'll be picking it up hopefully this week.
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Is there a "Beat the hell out of Kaori" mode in this game? Please..?
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Originally Posted by huh?
Thereís certainly plenty of opportunity for improvement with the sequel,
Seems to be a common theme. That statement has been mentioned about Sonic as well. These launch window games are just shy of perfecting it. With more time though, sequels should nail it. Gives me hope for future titles, not just sequels.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Seems to be a common theme. That statement has been mentioned about Sonic as well. These launch window games are just shy of perfecting it. With more time though, sequels should nail it. Gives me hope for future titles, not just sequels.

I think if you read the review, they are talking about multiplayer content and online content, which is their main gripe in the review. I don't care about either of those things, so I usually ignore them when people bitch list them as negatives.

I don't think they were talking about the controls or the single player game when they made that comment. In fact, they actually praise the controls.
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I just read the bolded part above.

The controls do sound fun.
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This is very likely my next Wii purchase. I would like to read a few more reviews but they seem pretty solid so far.
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Better have Mac.
Old 02-28-07, 02:17 AM
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I've played a demo of SSX Blur, and I thought the controls felt pretty good. The tracks reminded me more of what I liked in SSX Tricky, vs. the open mountain feel of 3.
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7.4 from Gamespot

http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/s...opslot;title;1

5.5 from 1up

IGNs review will be up sometime today.

Main gripe seems to be that the controls are frustratingly inconsistent, especially with the ubertricks.

I'll definitely be passing on this one. I've pretty much written off any of these full motion control games as none of the seem to work to the level I want (i.e. at least as precise, consistent and intuitive as a normal gamepad). The controls seem better when used like in Zelda to enhance a normal control scheme rather than totally replace it.

At least thus far....this could change when developers get a better handle on the hardware.
Old 02-28-07, 11:07 AM
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When does it come out? I thought today, but nobody had it in stock. Maybe I'll just wait for Ninja Turtles.
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Today is the shipping date, so it will probably be in stores Thursday or Friday.
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I was completely unable to even play something as simple as Excite Truck. I have no hope of figuring this game out. I'm passing.

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