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I had SSX Tricky and SSX 3 on PS2 when I was younger and was very addicted to both so when SSX came out on XBOX 360 I begged my boyfriend to buy it for me and eventually he wore down and bought it for me, the trouble now is that I never get to play because he's as addicted to it!
The SSX series if you're not familiar with it is a snowboarding game, in the older games you would unlock different characters and tackle different races and trick challenges on different peaks. With the XBOX version the main gameplay consists of travelling round the different peaks of the world and recruiting different members for Team SSX, the characters consist of the same old favourites found in the older SSX games. On each peak you have several race and trick events to complete and then a deadly descent at the end, this is basically a survival mode and you have to survive using different items, for example oxygen masks, ice-picks and wingsuits. This I found to be a fun addition to the game and can be quite challenging at times.
The other part to the game is known as explore where you can do any of the courses from the game and earn bronze, silver or gold medals depending on your performance, this I found more fun than the actual game because it gives you more chance to mess around much like the older SSX games.
I was disappointed that there's no multiplayer mode apart from the online one and think that this is something EA definitely messed up on.
The graphics on this game are amazing and there are some really beautiful scenes, the soundtrack is good and modern but could do with a bit more to it.