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SSX Tricky is a game that won't spend much time on the shelf. It delivers solid gameplay that outperforms its predecessor in almost every aspect. With new and remade courses, the addition of celebrity voices and professional music groups, and gameplay that gives it a lifespan well beyond anything currently on the market, SSX Tricky will find few unsatisfied customers.
I would say go out and buy this game because it really isn’t a rip off in my eyes, it’s a very good and much worthy sequel to the SSX game and I can’t wait to see what the SSX team come up with next. That said, I’m off to hit Pipedream to get some Big Air and do some mad moves. Laters all.
In case you haven't noticed, I'm freaking out over Tricky. Granted, I loved the first game, but I could see the faults. With the sequel, I can't find ANY major areas where the gameplay can get any better. Sure, I can think up more "extreme" situations for the riders, but this game quite simply rocks. I don't often say it, but I'm actually glad to see this game is headed to Xbox and Gamecube, since it's one of those games that litereally everyone should try. You may not necessarily love it, but when was the last time you heard someone say "I hate Tony Hawk"? If you had any remote interest in the first game, you should already own this one, if not... you should already own this one. Tricky is an absolute masterpiece, and sets THE high bar for snowboarding games. No PS2 library is complete without this game.
More than just an upgrade of the original, SSX Tricky is the best snowboarding game ever made. EA Sports Big has proven that it's not afraid to break new ground and that resting on its laurels is not an option. The trick system has been vastly improved, the graphics have received a slight upgrade, the story elements have increased significantly, and the sound is as solid as ever. If you were a fan of last year's game, SSX Tricky adds enough new elements to the mix to make it worth a look. If you have yet to play SSX and are interested in this sort of game, buying SSX Tricky is highly recommended.
I'll be honest; at first I wasn't expecting much from SSX Tricky. I thought that it would be more of a rehash, rather than an all new title with mind-blowing traits. The venues have been completely re-designed to an unrecognizable state. In addition, the game features a DVD style presentation that includes dozens of videos of behind the scenes development footage of the game. Visually, the game still looks incredible, as fine touch ups were made here and there, and especially to the texture detail. While it's not absolutely dramatic, the visual changes are there. To top everything off, Tricky's audio/soundtrack is probably the best in an extreme sports title to date. I've heard many great soundtracks, but nothing at the moment compares to SSX Tricky. SSX fans: get Tricky if you know what's good for you. Not only is this a follow up to the best PS2 title of 2000, but it's also one of the best extreme sports titles of the year. The recommendation for a purchase stands very high.
SSX Tricky carries enough over from the original that some may hesitate to call it a true sequel, but pretty much every aspect of the title has been tweaked and improved, giving this game some serious bang for the buck.
Simulationsfans sollten einen großen Bogen um dieses Spiel machen, denn diesen Ansprüchen versucht SSX Tricky erst gar nicht gerecht zu werden. Wer dagegen reines Arcade-Vergnügen auf hohem Niveau sucht, liegt goldrichtig.
Obwohl SSX Tricky im Vergleich zum Vorgänger nur mit scheinbar wenig Neuerungen aufwarten kann, hat sich die Snowboard-Hatz den Award redlich verdient. Verbesserungen an allen Ecken und Enden sorgen für ein rundum gelungenes Spielerlebnis. Grafik, Sound und vor allem Steuerung sowie KI lassen nur wenig Wünsche übrig und machen es EA schwer, eine Fortsetzung zu bringen. Dank zahlreicher freizuspielender Features werden auch Spieler, die einen Charakter bis zur letzten Stufe gespielt und entwickelt haben, SSX Tricky immer wieder für ein Spielchen zwischendurch aus dem Archiv holen.
Nach SSX setzt auch Tricky wieder den Maßstab für alle nachfolgenden Spiele zum Thema Snowboard.
But when you consider everything else Tricky offers, it stands out as a solid upgrade to an already great game. If you don't own any SSX game, get this one. It's tons of fun. Fans of the original might want to rent first to make sure the purchase is worth it, though.
Never before has there been a better example of a 'cool' videogame. EA Sports BIG have defied their critics and come out with the best snowboarding game ever, a hundred times improved on its predecessor. The same tracks? Pfft, they're anything but that. One of the key successes is the complete abandonment of convention - screw physics, we want to breakdance on the boards in mid-air. SSX Tricky is bigger and better, with more explosions. Everybody with a PS2 should buy this game - it's the stuff of legends.
But what it ultimately came down to was the fact that newer games such as MGS2, Devil May Cry, and GT3 have put the original SSX into better perspective within the grand scheme of things. Also, a LOT of people who'll play Tricky have played the first, and the shortage of totally new courses diminishes it a little more for them. That said, SSX tricky is still one of the top PS2 games this year, and one experience you definitely DON'T want to miss.
Game Informer Magazine
The environments may be the same, but the number of tracks have doubled, and the play is even more engrossing than before. For snowboarding fans, SSX Tricky is, once again, the game to get.
With only a few minor gripes such as how the water don’t look as it should, and that sometimes when going down the mountain something invisible knocks you down. SSX Tricky is one of this years finest extreme sports titles. Definitely worth the money if your a fan of the first SSX.
SSX Tricky may not be the game of choice for those seeking a simulation style snowboard experience because this is not at all what the game is about. Instead, it's a game for those who are looking for a fun, fast, high-energy arcade experience within their own home. EA Sports BIG has done a great job creating a unique and enjoyable game, and it's definitely worth picking up.
To top things off and to fill up space on the massive DVD, a host of featurette videos are included, highlighting the behind-the-scenes work. All this adds up to a great package for SSX fans as well as those new to the series.
This game, as far as I am concerned, has only one fault…the inability to correct yourself if a trick you are performing goes awry. It could sometimes mean losing at the last minute, much to the players annoyance, whereas if you could correct yourself you could still be in with a chance to win. Regardless of it’s arcade roots, SSX Tricky offers many hours of immensely competitive gameplay. Well worth a look.
Super Play (Sweden)
SSX Tricky innebär ingen revolution och är inte nästa generation digital brädåkning. Det är bara mer SSX för pengarna än någonsin tidigare, vilket i sig betyder att det är det bästa snowboardspel du kan köpa just nu.
SSX Tricky n'est pas vraiment un nouvel épisode en soi, et ce n'est pas pour rien que les concepteurs du jeu avaient d'abord songé à l'appeler SSX Special Edition. Si le soft est toujours aussi explosif et hallucinant, il ne propose pas autant d'innovations qu'on aurait pu l'espérer. A réserver surtout à ceux qui ne connaissent pas le premier SSX et recherchent un titre plus fun que réaliste.
The Video Game Critic
If you've played through the first SSX, you could probably finish this in one sitting (for one character anyway). Finally, despite the emphasis on tricks, in fact you're more likely to win races by making a beeline for the finish. In the final analysis, I'd recommend SSX Tricky to new players, but original SSX owners should think twice before trading up.