Ok, this is an awesome game. The snowboarding is fantastic, no other franchise makes you feel *serene* while you play. The mini games are fun, the cutscenes are genuine and occasionally hilarious. Watch closely, you'll see a million jokes that you didn't catch the first time through. As for beating SSX? Amped, while still a fantasy, has always been more realistic than SSX. If you were looking for SSX 360, you were looking in the wrong place. Compared to the miserable, calculated, 'tude of THAW, Amped is three feet of powdery joy.
In short, this game is great! some people complain about the new art style, but i think it adds more flavour to the experence, id adds a soul to the game, unlike amped 2.
As Jason K says, it's so *serene* - which for me captures what it's actually like on the slopes. I sometimes wonder if the people who slag off Amped's laid back gameplay have ever actually been on a snowboard. I don't want power-ups or nitro boosts or whatever, just realistic mountains and good design. Amped 3 has all that and much more.
For the right gamers this one will provide laughter and the snowboarding experience, just not in the normal way you may be used to. Satirical, nonsensical storyline and very fun game play, have played through twice, enjoyed it immensely both times. this game is so awsome it is well designed and keeps you entertained for hours. I can't get enough of it.
Amped 3 is a great game, has brilliant graphics, especially for people, and has some great missions, and is hilarious. It is packed full of personality and you will find yourself falling for the characters and laughing all the time! By the time you've got to "Weiner Land" you will be addicted! And I must say, this is one of the earliest missions in the game. The missions range from hard to easy, but not impossible, and not only include snowboarding, but gliding, snowmobiling and you can even go down a mountain on a sofa. What I particularly love about this option is that it isn't just on certain missions you can do this, but literally WHENEVER you want! I'd pay the original price for this game, but for as little as a fiver these days you really cannot go wrong! A great game to have in your collection. If you liked the first or second, you will LOVE this.
Ahhhh... extreme sports! Ever since the first Tony Hawk game, these games have been staple console titles offering hours of fun in the form of flips, grabs, 360s and the like.
Be it skateboarding, BMXIng or snowboarding, I've always had a preference towards snowboarding games, be it the Playstation series SSX, or the original Amped games.
It's something about sliding downhill in beautiful mountain environments - far more impressive and enjoyable in my mind than rolling around in a scruffy skatepark!
The first thing that strikes you about Amped 3 is that... it's absolutely crazy. I mean, you start off wearing a rabbit costume. This is only the tip of the iceberg of course, and the game unfolds into a bizarre and original storyline involving boy bands, ninjas, and a whole lot of odd references. Wait until you meet the legendary Buck Wad.
In terms of the actual gameplay itself, it's brilliantly fun - one of the best playing snowboarding games I've ever experienced. The controls are smooth and logical, and within no time you'll find yourself fluidly stringing together moves... it is difficult to master though, and your early attempts may look impressive, but they will carry only a fraction of the scores that you achieve after a few weeks playing. What matters is the game is easy to learn, and you won't be falling over and bumping into things all the time!
The graphics are great - most noteable the environments you find yourself snowboarding in. The game seems to have an unusually large draw distance, which means that on every level you feel as if you're boarding within an absolutely massive environment that goes on forever into he distance! This gives the game an epic and impressive feel.
The music in the game is a rather obscure and eclectic mix of alternative tracks. They go pretty well with the game, and although you've probably not heard of any of the bands playing, after a bit of playing you'll find yourself humming some of those tracks here and there!
Overall, Amped 3 is a great snowboarding game. It was one of the first games on the Xbox 360 so although it's not the MOST 'next gen' title available,it still looks damn fine and the gameplay is spot on!
Amped 3 offers a fun experience for fantasy snowboarding.They added a funny but worthless feature of being able to chuck snowballs at other players but it's completely pointless.Camera angles are annoying because at times you don't know where you are going and using the right thumb stick to use the in game camera is just annoying.The game is very frustrating at times, it's not a game for kids because it's a very hard game as far as getting points.Amped 3 has online leaderboards but it does not offer any type of online play.The 2 player is pretty short in detail, you won't really understand how it works until you play the game.There is no multi player split screen where you can play a friend,rather they just provide a type of game where you fight to see who can get the most pain points.you can purchase this game from any game store for as little as £10.
This is one of my only games that I have for our xbox 360. I have one other, will do a seperate review.
This game is brilliant. You can be a male/female character and you kit them out in cool snowboarding gear. You can make them look like you which is quite cool.
Then you start on the mountain, you can do the tutorial or skip bits. There is a story so sometimes the game is interupted with little cartoons, animations and your character speaks and gets involved.
There are seperate challenges relating to the story that you can do. Or you can just go around completing the little challenges, earning money, points and respects on the mountain.
When you complete bits of the story you can move on to other mountains and peaks. The harder it gets the more rocky the terrain and the bigger jumps and tricks you can do.
The graphics are brilliant. Theres a slow motion option which is good for showing off your tricks and seeing them in detail. Theres a lot of terrain to be covered and a lot of tricks so you wont get bored.
Its quite a girly game with a lot of pink graphics. The music can be chosen from a list so you dont have to listen to music you dont like.
I like doing all the small challenges on the mountain and then completing the storyline.
I have had this game since July, and although I havent played it a lot I still get a lot of enjoyment out of it once in a while. I am nowhere near completing it but Im not really bothered about doing that.
I bought this game second hand from CEX for £13 but I think you can buy it cheaper now. Some of the language in it makes it unsuitable for young children, and also some of the missions are quite adult based.
In this snowboarding based game you are wrongly accused of stealing your crews holiday money, they leave you behind to head to Chile being funded by some mysterious backer while you remain in Utah and try to win enough money to join them in Chile. Along the way you team up with a young rock chick called Dandelion.
This is a really strange game to play with one of the weirdest storylines I have ever come across, it would not be unreasonable to suggest that the game designers sampled some heavy narcotics when designing this game but the whole weird thing works really well even with the ninjas and the Soviet game show.
This game has some excellent visual qualities with some great runs to really get your teeth into, there are a lot of other ski and snow boarders however you can board right through them without getting knocked off.
There are a good range of tricks to perform and this is the main point of the game, I found it easy to master the basic moves and quite challenging to master the more difficult ones, to get the most points you need to up the style stakes by slowly moving the analogue stick rather than forcing it in too hard, this slows down the action to create a more stylish trick. Timing your jumps is important to get the most air time possible and to get more tricks in.
This is a good game, plenty of game play to keep you occupied and a really strong soundtrack adds to the enjoyment. Definately worth checking out
Amped 3, like snowboarding itself,isn't just about the sport. Sure, there's an all-new physics engine, an innovative artificial intelligence engine, and perfected controls, so you get the most authentic riding experience at some the world's greatest winter resorts.but snowboarding is all about style. That's why Amped 3 offers incredible customization, a fat helping of boarding culture, and deep, wide sandboxes loaded with killer gameplay.