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SSX on Tour

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
83
3.5
Xbox
83
3.3
GameCube
84
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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 4 3.9
PlayStation 2 3 3.5
PSP 2 3.3
Xbox 5 3.3
Combined MobyScore 14 3.5


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91
GameCubeThe Video Game Critic
Like all other SSX games, the courses are loaded with obstacles, lights, fireworks, roller coaster-like rails, and strategically-placed ramps. While never boring, they do tend to be a bit "much". I would have preferred a few open, natural-looking trails. SSX On Tour features a classic rock theme and menus that resemble doodles from an old high school notebook. The hard rock soundtrack sounds dated at times, but Def Leppard's "Let It Go" and Iron Maiden's "Run To The Hills" are standout tracks. All in all, SSX On Tour offers high-speed thrills that even the most casual gamers should appreciate.
90
Xbox4Players.de
Und auf den ersten Blick würde man bei SSX on Tour sagen: „Okay, der Grafikstil in den Menüs ist abgefahren. Ach ja, Skifahren geht jetzt auch. Aber sonst ist das doch SSX 3.5“. Doch mit vielen kleinen Verbesserungen im Bereich der Steuerung, stark ausgebauten Aufgabenstellungen bei der Tour als Hauptspielmodus sowie einer wahnsinnigen Geschwindigkeit, die den Ausgleich für das etwas vernachlässigte Freiheitsgefühl aus SSX 3 kompensiert, ist On Tour mehr als nur eine lahme Fortsetzung. Und ja: Der Menü-Grafikstil ist nicht nur abgefahren, sondern entspricht mehr dem Genre als sämtlich Versuche der Tony Hawk’s-Serie. Das Skifahren hingegen ist für mich nicht mehr als eine nette Ergänzung eines ohnehin ausgereiften Gameplay-Prinzips. Abgesehen von dem etwas schwachbrüstigen Charaktererstellungs-Tool, dem fehlenden Online-Modus sowie den sporadischen Rucklern, die in der GameCube-Version auftauchen, ist SSX on Tour eine konsequente und empfehlenswerte Weiterentwicklung.
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GameCube4Players.de
Und auf den ersten Blick würde man bei SSX on Tour sagen: „Okay, der Grafikstil in den Menüs ist abgefahren. Ach ja, Skifahren geht jetzt auch. Aber sonst ist das doch SSX 3.5“. Doch mit vielen kleinen Verbesserungen im Bereich der Steuerung, stark ausgebauten Aufgabenstellungen bei der Tour als Hauptspielmodus sowie einer wahnsinnigen Geschwindigkeit, die den Ausgleich für das etwas vernachlässigte Freiheitsgefühl aus SSX 3 kompensiert, ist On Tour mehr als nur eine lahme Fortsetzung. Und ja: Der Menü-Grafikstil ist nicht nur abgefahren, sondern entspricht mehr dem Genre als sämtlich Versuche der Tony Hawk’s-Serie. Das Skifahren hingegen ist für mich nicht mehr als eine nette Ergänzung eines ohnehin ausgereiften Gameplay-Prinzips. Abgesehen von dem etwas schwachbrüstigen Charaktererstellungs-Tool, dem fehlenden Online-Modus sowie den sporadischen Rucklern, die in der GameCube-Version auftauchen, ist SSX on Tour eine konsequente und empfehlenswerte Weiterentwicklung.
90
PlayStation 24Players.de
Und auf den ersten Blick würde man bei SSX on Tour sagen: „Okay, der Grafikstil in den Menüs ist abgefahren. Ach ja, Skifahren geht jetzt auch. Aber sonst ist das doch SSX 3.5“. Doch mit vielen kleinen Verbesserungen im Bereich der Steuerung, stark ausgebauten Aufgabenstellungen bei der Tour als Hauptspielmodus sowie einer wahnsinnigen Geschwindigkeit, die den Ausgleich für das etwas vernachlässigte Freiheitsgefühl aus SSX 3 kompensiert, ist On Tour mehr als nur eine lahme Fortsetzung. Und ja: Der Menü-Grafikstil ist nicht nur abgefahren, sondern entspricht mehr dem Genre als sämtlich Versuche der Tony Hawk’s-Serie. Das Skifahren hingegen ist für mich nicht mehr als eine nette Ergänzung eines ohnehin ausgereiften Gameplay-Prinzips. Abgesehen von dem etwas schwachbrüstigen Charaktererstellungs-Tool, dem fehlenden Online-Modus sowie den sporadischen Rucklern, die in der GameCube-Version auftauchen, ist SSX on Tour eine konsequente und empfehlenswerte Weiterentwicklung.
90
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Even though there's a lot to love about SSX On Tour, the game doesn't feel as groundbreaking as its predecessors, even with the new additions. Since just about every trail is unlocked from the beginning, you won't get to feel the satisfaction of making your way to a new mountain (one of the best parts of SSX 3) and exploring it for the first time. Still, there's no denying that this is yet another stellar entry one of the most consistently excellent series around today. Now, strap on your skis and go find some fresh powder!
90
XboxGameSpy
Even though there's a lot to love about SSX On Tour, the game doesn't feel as groundbreaking as its predecessors, even with the new additions. Since just about every trail is unlocked from the beginning, you won't get to feel the satisfaction of making your way to a new mountain (one of the best parts of SSX 3) and exploring it for the first time. Still, there's no denying that this is yet another stellar entry one of the most consistently excellent series around today. Now, strap on your skis and go find some fresh powder!
90
GameCubeGameZone
EA has given us another must-have SSX. Perfect controls and near-perfect courses make each race more fun than any the developers have previously made. It's BIG without being repetitive; it's exciting and at times unbelievable without being ridiculous. The rock-dominate soundtrack shows that EA is listening to what we say, replacing SSX Tricky's blasphemous tunes with high-quality music from artists that, with the right promotion, could easily make into Billboard's top 40.
90
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
The actual gameplay isn't changed so much as turned up a notch and made more accessible. With a new blurring effect to convey speed, SSX can get even more white-knuckled and out-of-control than before. However, the new supertrick routines are much easier to use. As in the previous games, you need to fill your boost meter by doing conventional tricks, at which point it changes color to indicate that you're ready to do a "monster trick." But these only require a flick of the second analog controller, which moves SSX even further away from the more restrictive but more rewarding learning curve of the Tony Hawk series.
89
PlayStation 2GameZone
When the PlayStation 2 was released, the system needed a really killer game to launch with it. One of the best games that came out when the system was launched several years ago was a little game entitled SSX. This game hit gamers out of nowhere, sure there was other snowboarding games on other systems, but this game was over the top and just what the system needed to sell units. Since that time there has been a couple of sequels that have added more tricks and tried to up the ante in every aspect. EA has released another sequel entitled SSX On Tour and it is another game that you will want to own if you love snowboarding games.
88
PSP4Players.de
Eine Warnung an gestandene Wintersporthasser: SSX on Tour wird euch bekehren und konvertiert selbst hartnäckige Verweigerer mit links. Wenn ihr auf keinen Fall der Faszination von eindrucksvollen Stunts bei lächerlich hohem Tempo erlegen wollt, lasst unbedingt die Finger von dem Spiel. Solltet ihr aber nur das geringste Interesse für den coolen Spaß übrig haben, dann greift zu! Trotz des geringeren Umfangs sowie einigen unglücklichen Perspektiven rockt SSX on Tour auch auf der PSP – und das dank des fetzigen Soundtracks im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes. Nur für den Fall, dass ihr schon die Konsolenfassung besitzt und nicht unbedingt euren Beifahrern in Bus und Bahn beweisen müsst, wie lässig ihr über die Piste rauscht, solltet ihr euch den Kauf zwei mal überlegen.
88
GameCubeIGN
It's easy to get caught up in next generation hype and shift focus to an array of games that won't be on store shelves for months to come. EA is a company that is large enough to boast a full line-up of sports sequels that are both scheduled to launch with Xbox 360, as well as close out the current generation. While we've come to expect a continuous flow of sequels from EA sports titles, we've recently begun to question how much new content is required to make a sequel worth buying. Other titles this year have brought just enough to the table to justify their continuation. While On Tour isn't exactly an original experience, the core gameplay of SSX is such a blast that we're happy to hop on the lift one more time.
88
PlayStation 2Daily Game
SSX On Tour, in spite of its initial frustrations, packs a lot of fun into a game with no online options and with what amounts to a single, albeit massive, level. If you can stick out the first few stages, ignoring how out-of-reach the tricks and boards may seem, the good times are bound to follow.
88
PlayStation 2IGN
It's easy to get caught up in next generation hype and shift focus to an array of games that won't be on store shelves for months to come. EA is a company that is large enough to boast a full line-up of sports sequels that are both scheduled to launch with Xbox 360, as well as close out the current generation. While we've come to expect a continuous flow of sequels from EA sports titles, we've recently begun to question how much new content is required to make a sequel worth buying. Other titles this year have brought just enough to the table to justify their continuation. While On Tour isn't exactly an original experience, the core gameplay of SSX is such a blast that we're happy to hop on the lift one more time.
87
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Though it has often found itself lumped in with Tony Hawk and the rest of his action-sports cronies, the SSX series has always been more of a racer, albeit a racer with an affinity for ridiculous airborne stunts. Last seen in 2003 with SSX 3, the series returns with the aesthetically revamped SSX On Tour. This is an incredibly slick package, and not just on the surface, either. On Tour tightens up a lot of the underlying course designs and gameplay mechanics, and it quickens the pace without betraying the fundamentals of SSX.
86
GameCubeGameSpot
But no matter which platform you go with, you're going to end up with a really fun game. The subversive style of SSX On Tour is unlike anything the series has seen before, and it's pretty unique in the overall world of video games. The game expertly balances the fresh and the familiar and creates an engrossing experience that will have fans falling for SSX all over again, while undoubtedly bringing plenty of newcomers into the fold.
85
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Putting my finger on what's wrong is difficult, about the only thing I can say is that without the living, breathing mountain that was the hallmark of SSX 3, On Tour simply felt like it had devolved. Good game, but it could have been so much more.
85
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Putting my finger on what's wrong is difficult, about the only thing I can say is that without the living, breathing mountain that was the hallmark of SSX 3, On Tour simply felt like it had devolved. Good game, but it could have been so much more.
85
XboxJeuxvideo.com
SSX est une série que l'on a énormément de plaisir à retrouver sur consoles, et ce dernier opus démontre qu'elle a encore beaucoup d'atouts en réserve pour nous impressionner. Inutile d'aimer le sport pour apprécier SSX On Tour, tant les sensations qu'il procure sont incroyables. Dévaler les pentes enneigées dans la peau d'un skieur ou d'un snowboarder n'aura jamais été aussi grisant, et vous risquez de mettre beaucoup de temps avant de vous en remettre.
85
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
SSX est une série que l'on a énormément de plaisir à retrouver sur consoles, et ce dernier opus démontre qu'elle a encore beaucoup d'atouts en réserve pour nous impressionner. Inutile d'aimer le sport pour apprécier SSX On Tour, tant les sensations qu'il procure sont incroyables. Dévaler les pentes enneigées dans la peau d'un skieur ou d'un snowboarder n'aura jamais été aussi grisant, et vous risquez de mettre beaucoup de temps avant de vous en remettre.
85
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
SSX est une série que l'on a énormément de plaisir à retrouver sur consoles, et ce dernier opus démontre qu'elle a encore beaucoup d'atouts en réserve pour nous impressionner. Inutile d'aimer le sport pour apprécier SSX On Tour, tant les sensations qu'il procure sont incroyables. Dévaler les pentes enneigées dans la peau d'un skieur ou d'un snowboarder n'aura jamais été aussi grisant, et vous risquez de mettre beaucoup de temps avant de vous en remettre.
85
PSPGame Freaks 365
Simply put, this is one of the better games EA Sports BIG has ported to the PSP. I think they've done an all-around solid job with all of their three or four games on the PSP, but on its own, SSX On Tour is just a great game. It's fun, it's fast, and it's a challenge that you won't want to miss. Check it out. Even though it's a strange $10 more than the console version, it's still worth the extra cash to take around with you.
85
XboxExtreme Gamer
SSX On Tour is smooth like ice, slapped with a green hair mohawked snowboarder and a few flashing fists of metal. This is one wild game which can be enjoyed by all levels of gamers. Although I haven't always been a huge fan of the series this is the one which will bring you over to the dark side. Do It, You'll love It. SSX On Tour rocks out large.
85
PSPNext Level Gaming
For EA's first SSX game on a handheld, they sure did a great job! As I say it's a little more scaled down than the PS2 version in terms of graphics and such. But it's not scaled down to the effect that you feel something big is missing. For the first snowboarding game on the Sony PSP, I give it the thumbs up! Shread on dudes!
85
PSPGameZone
SSX on Tour lacks that complete originality that would classify it as an “A class” title. With so few games for the PSP on shelves right now though you would be wise to pick this one up and give it a try. If you've played any of the SSX games of the past you should know what to expect going in, and you should (for the most part) not be disappointed.
85
PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
EA may be the franchise giant, but the publisher’s SSX series has been comparatively less thrashed than its more popular peers. While not having been milked anywhere near as often as higher selling series such as Burnout, FIFA or The Sims, that’s no reflection on its quality. Even so, real steps seem to have been taken to improve and refine the snowboarding (and now skiing) engine.
84
GameCubeNext Level Gaming
I like SSX On Tour. I like Amped 2 better. SSX is missing a couple of key elements that would have put it on the same level as Amped; namely online gameplay. But the trade-off is a very good control system that you have to get used to; but is arcadish enough to let first time players really get into things. And it's the first time skiing has been incorporating skiing into a snowboarding game! All in all, it's a fun game to pop in now and again, especially when you just want to relax and shred the mountain.
84
PSPGameSpot
SSX On Tour is an accessible mix of the last two SSX games that offers plenty of challenge, an alluring, likable style, and enough long-term appeal to keep you busy for quite a while. The game is probably not reason enough to buy a PSP, but if you already own one then you're guaranteed to have a good time with SSX On Tour.
84
PSPIGN
SSX On Tour is an excellent addition to the PSP library. Skiing is a blast even though it's not significantly different from boarding, and the rock infused presentation is a perfect fit. There's no question that this game is worth your money, but keep in mind that nearly every area of the game will feel a tad meager when compared to the console versions.
83
GameCubeGaming Age
In the end, SSX On Tour offers enough newness for a purchase, but fans that have been there from the beginning might begin to wonder when the series will take that next step in evolution.
83
PSPLawrence
Extreme sports games are usually a dime a dozen, but the SSX series has stood out both critically and commercially. This one is no different, but for those of us who like our extreme sports on solid ground: Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland might suffice.
83
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
SSX On Tour has two basic game modes; Quick Race, and The Tour. Sorry Xbox Live and PS2 Online players; if you want online play, you gotta find yourself a copy of Amped 2 for the Xbox. SSX On Tour does not feature any type of online gameplay; which is really sad. The things you could have done with this online would have been pretty impressive. Quick play is pretty much self explanatory. 1-2 player split screen slope action. You can race any of the events you've unlocked with the Tour Mode. Oh yeah, and for you GameCube owners out there; you get a special treat of your own. In your version of SSX On Tour you're going to find a couple of Nintendo's best characters inside. EA likes giving Nintendo fans a little something extra; so how about a snowboarding Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach?
82
GameCubeGamesmania
SSX bleibt SSX, und das in der inzwischen vierten Auflage. Fans der Serie bekommen auch in SSX on tour irre Tricks, wahnwitzige Abfahrten und eine tolle Technik geboten. Alle Spielelemente sind auf schnellen Spielspaß getrimmt, einfach einlegen und einige Stunden Spaß haben. Mir persönlich reicht dafür allerdings auch einer der besseren Vorgänger, der neue Teil wirkt in vielen Bereichen liebloser (etwa ohne die lieb gewonnenen alten Charaktere, Streckendesign) und unvollständiger (kein Online-Modus, keine Gegnerbeziehungen) als die herausragenden SSX Tricky oder SSX 3. Trotzdem ist SSX on tour ein tolles Fungame, dass sich Fans nicht entgehen lassen sollten, für Gelegenheitszocker reicht der billigere Vorgänger aber vollends.
82
XboxGamesmania
SSX bleibt SSX, und das in der inzwischen vierten Auflage. Fans der Serie bekommen auch in SSX on tour irre Tricks, wahnwitzige Abfahrten und eine tolle Technik geboten. Alle Spielelemente sind auf schnellen Spielspaß getrimmt, einfach einlegen und einige Stunden Spaß haben. Mir persönlich reicht dafür allerdings auch einer der besseren Vorgänger, der neue Teil wirkt in vielen Bereichen liebloser (etwa ohne die lieb gewonnenen alten Charaktere, Streckendesign) und unvollständiger (kein Online-Modus, keine Gegnerbeziehungen) als die herausragenden SSX Tricky oder SSX 3. Trotzdem ist SSX on tour ein tolles Fungame, dass sich Fans nicht entgehen lassen sollten, für Gelegenheitszocker reicht der billigere Vorgänger aber vollends.
82
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
SSX bleibt SSX, und das in der inzwischen vierten Auflage. Fans der Serie bekommen auch in SSX on tour irre Tricks, wahnwitzige Abfahrten und eine tolle Technik geboten. Alle Spielelemente sind auf schnellen Spielspaß getrimmt, einfach einlegen und einige Stunden Spaß haben. Mir persönlich reicht dafür allerdings auch einer der besseren Vorgänger, der neue Teil wirkt in vielen Bereichen liebloser (etwa ohne die lieb gewonnenen alten Charaktere, Streckendesign) und unvollständiger (kein Online-Modus, keine Gegnerbeziehungen) als die herausragenden SSX Tricky oder SSX 3. Trotzdem ist SSX on tour ein tolles Fungame, dass sich Fans nicht entgehen lassen sollten, für Gelegenheitszocker reicht der billigere Vorgänger aber vollends.
80
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
SSX: On Tour's snowy environments look quite beautiful on the PS2. Detailed shadows litter the ground as you race through the dark forests, and gorgeous rays of sun illuminate the open snow. Also, when you're using your boost (or just moving very quickly) the camera zooms in a bit and the edges blur, showing you just how fast you're moving, making the game come even more to life. The game also sports a diverse and impressive soundtrack. Blasting tracks from Jurassic 5, to Avenged Sevenfold. The music fades out the bigger the air you get, making your height seem all the more impressive. So while SSX: On Tour isn't as revolutionary as the other installments of the franchise, it offers plenty of fun for gamers that are new to the series and seasoned veterans.
80
PSPGameLemon
As extreme sports games go, this is an incredibly fun game. If you've never picked up any of the SSX games, this is a great one to start with. The graphics are sweet, the gameplay is fun and easy, and the moves are truly sick. And if you're an SSX champion with the missing limbs and blood transfusions to prove it, there are definitely enough new elements here to come [or, more likely, stagger, crawl, or claw - ed.] back to the slopes. Just don't actually try any of this at home, kids. Life, as anyone who lives in New York and has tried to steal a car will tell you, ain't no video game. But if anybody could tell me what to do with the freaking Yoshi in my apartment, I'd really appreciate it.
80
GameCubeGameLemon
As extreme sports games go, this is an incredibly fun game. If you've never picked up any of the SSX games, this is a great one to start with. The graphics are sweet, the gameplay is fun and easy, and the moves are truly sick. And if you're an SSX champion with the missing limbs and blood transfusions to prove it, there are definitely enough new elements here to come [or, more likely, stagger, crawl, or claw - ed.] back to the slopes. Just don't actually try any of this at home, kids. Life, as anyone who lives in New York and has tried to steal a car will tell you, ain't no video game. But if anybody could tell me what to do with the freaking Yoshi in my apartment, I'd really appreciate it.
80
XboxGameLemon
As extreme sports games go, this is an incredibly fun game. If you've never picked up any of the SSX games, this is a great one to start with. The graphics are sweet, the gameplay is fun and easy, and the moves are truly sick. And if you're an SSX champion with the missing limbs and blood transfusions to prove it, there are definitely enough new elements here to come [or, more likely, stagger, crawl, or claw - ed.] back to the slopes. Just don't actually try any of this at home, kids. Life, as anyone who lives in New York and has tried to steal a car will tell you, ain't no video game. But if anybody could tell me what to do with the freaking Yoshi in my apartment, I'd really appreciate it.
80
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Ironicamente, o GameCube acabou, de certa maneira, se beneficiando da principal deficiência do jogo, uma vez que a versão para os três videogames são tecnicamente idênticas e o console da Nintendo, como sabemos, não tem recursos online. Some-se a isso os três personagens exclusivos e têm-se aí uma vantagem estratégica para o Cubo em relação aos concorrentes.
80
PlayStation 2GameLemon
As extreme sports games go, this is an incredibly fun game. If you've never picked up any of the SSX games, this is a great one to start with. The graphics are sweet, the gameplay is fun and easy, and the moves are truly sick. And if you're an SSX champion with the missing limbs and blood transfusions to prove it, there are definitely enough new elements here to come [or, more likely, stagger, crawl, or claw - ed.] back to the slopes. Just don't actually try any of this at home, kids. Life, as anyone who lives in New York and has tried to steal a car will tell you, ain't no video game. But if anybody could tell me what to do with the freaking Yoshi in my apartment, I'd really appreciate it.
80
PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
With big air, a new style and a rocking soundtrack, On Tour managed to get me playing SSX yet again. I wish that there was some newer substance rather than style, but even so the additions included in this game are worth a look for serious fans. Skis are probably here to stay, but I honestly have to say that I wouldn't be too heart broken if the sketchpad doodles went away. The lack of online play hurts things a bit and the GameCube version is the only one that got some special characters (namely Mario, Luigi and Peach). I'm going to recommend the game, but am keeping my fingers crossed that EA will bring some more innovation to the series.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine
Hurtling down the tundra and concocting ridiculously large combo strings remain irresistible qualities, but the torturous design of the game makes you want to take the next flight off of this mountain. If you played SSX 3, this release is one of the biggest letdowns of the year.
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GameCubeGame Freaks 365
SSX: On Tour's snowy environments look quite beautiful on the PS2. Detailed shadows litter the ground as you race through the dark forests, and gorgeous rays of sun illuminate the open snow. Also, when you're using your boost (or just moving very quickly) the camera zooms in a bit and the edges blur, showing you just how fast you're moving, making the game come even more to life. The game also sports a diverse and impressive soundtrack. Blasting tracks from Jurassic 5, to Avenged Sevenfold. The music fades out the bigger the air you get, making your height seem all the more impressive. So while SSX: On Tour isn't as revolutionary as the other installments of the franchise, it offers plenty of fun for gamers that are new to the series and seasoned veterans.
80
XboxPlay Magazine
Snow Miser, Mr. White Christmas himself, is duly pleased. The fourth iteration of Electronic Arts’ extreme snowboarding series SSX comes with 12 new tracks to plummet down and trick off of, a series of “Shred” races against competitors, and new create-a-character options within the game’s World Tour mode. For this go-round, skiing has been added, but this seems largely cosmetic. It’s hard to note how, exactly, the board handles differently than the blades during gameplay. No matter; As always, the grinding is good, the tricks easy enough for a schlub to pull off, and Electronic Arts does a fine job of fleshing everything out with a series of animated pencil line-drawings that jackhammer home the game’s exceedingly cool style.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
If the movie Hot Dog has taught us anything, it’s that skiing is dumb. The inclusion of this poser slope style in SSX signals an overall shift for this franchise once thought infallible. A change that is equivalent to slipping on ice, hitting your head on a tree stump, then rolling uncontrollably down a hill and eventually off of a cliff where you’ll suffer a miserable and bloody death atop jagged rocks.
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PSPGamernode
"SSX On Tour" is a satisfying way to bring the franchise onto the PSP. Although a few minor issues with clipping and the camera mixed with the mysterious monster trick system and a flat character creation and customization system plague the game, their effects on the overall quality of the game is very low, resulting in a visually pleasing game back up with some great sound and the type of Gameplay expected from any SSX game.
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GameCube1UP
On Tour is a great game. But if you're tracking its release with the same feverish anticipation as the SSX faithful, there's a caveat: it's a great game in the same way its predecessor -- SSX 3 -- was a great game. It is not, however, a great game in the same way SSX Tricky was before that -- that is to say, it won't go on to be one of the greats. And that's the truly unfortunate thing: like a fine, handcrafted European sports car dolled up in spinners and ground effects, SSX On Tour is -- still -- nothing but awesome under the hood.
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GameCubeGamePro (US)
It's a shame that things like repetitive events and lack of online hurt SSX On Tour so much. Visually the game is top notch and incredibly unique and the new indie inspired soundtrack is a nice change of pace when stacked up against the last's installment's exclusive techno offerings. For every good aspect of the game there seems to be a bad one, and when you balance that out across the board (or ski), it just adds up to a game that tries to evolve a winning formula but falls prey to its own ambition.
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GameCubeGameSpy
Even though there's a lot to love about SSX On Tour, the game doesn't feel as groundbreaking as its predecessors, even with the new additions. Since just about every trail is unlocked from the beginning, you won't get to feel the satisfaction of making your way to a new mountain (one of the best parts of SSX 3) and exploring it for the first time. Still, there's no denying that this is yet another stellar entry one of the most consistently excellent series around today. Now, strap on your skis and go find some fresh powder!
80
PSPGameSpy
All around, SSX on Tour isn't a bad choice for gamers looking to take the experience on the road. It's not as phenomenal as SSX 3 on consoles, but for a handheld, it certainly beats the crap out of SSX 3 on Game Boy Advance. Fans wanting the SSX on Tour experience should be happy, unless they want an absolutely console-perfect version, which this is not. Still, even with its truncations and small flaws (lack of create-a-character and a just-okay soundtrack), it's a solid game and ought to leave people happy.
80
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
"I've changed! Love me anew!" it bellows, as an avalanche of personality erupts from a screen that confusingly just had an EA Sports logo plastered across it, fuelled by Iron Maiden and sketchbook presentation - a blizzard of quirky animations frothing around the edges of scotch-taped overlays and spiralling load indicators. "I've got skis too! Monster tricks! Custom characters! I'm a changed game!" It's an alluring façade, unquestionably - distinct and beguiling - and most of the things that I liked about SSX are as hearty as ever.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
It's a shame that things like repetitive events and lack of online hurt SSX On Tour so much. Visually the game is top notch and incredibly unique and the new indie inspired soundtrack is a nice change of pace when stacked up against the last's installment's exclusive techno offerings. For every good aspect of the game there seems to be a bad one, and when you balance that out across the board (or ski), it just adds up to a game that tries to evolve a winning formula but falls prey to its own ambition.
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PlayStation 21UP
On Tour is a great game. But if you're tracking its release with the same feverish anticipation as the SSX faithful, there's a caveat: it's a great game in the same way its predecessor -- SSX 3 -- was a great game. It is not, however, a great game in the same way SSX Tricky was before that -- that is to say, it won't go on to be one of the greats. And that's the truly unfortunate thing: like a fine, handcrafted European sports car dolled up in spinners and ground effects, SSX On Tour is -- still -- nothing but awesome under the hood.
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PSPPSX Extreme
If you’re still a fan of the SSX series, then there’s no reason, other than the $50 price tag to not pick up the PSP version of On Tour. It’s a technically impressive game that manages to capture most everything the series is known for. If you’re growing tired of the series, and you’re hoping that playing it on the go might re-kindle your interest – it’s probably not going to happen, and it’s not worth dropping fifty bucks to find out.
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PlayStation 2games xtreme
Fans of the series may be divided over the improvements but newer players will find this great from the word go, all players new and veterans will find some fun with SSX On Tour.
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PSPGame Informer Magazine
The first thing that will strike you about SSX On Tour is how good it looks. It’s a step behind the console versions, but it’s damn impressive and even better for how fast it moves. Thankfully, this graphical excellence doesn’t come with the price of huge load times. However, like many PSP games, it also suffers a bit from the "little brother" syndrome. It’s almost the same thing, but with just a little less. I really didn’t feel compelled by the career mode, which eschews SSX 3’s awesome open mountain design for a menu-based approach, making the game feel like just a series of disconnected modes and challenges, with no sense of real exploration. Also, echoing my feelings about SSX on Xbox, the series was clearly designed for the PS2’s four shoulder buttons. Even more disappointing, you’ll find that all the tracks here are repeats of courses from SSX 3.
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PSPPlayLipse.fr
Une première version PSP de SSX somme toute très correcte, qui devrait faire passer d’agréables moments aux amateurs de glisse. Dommage que trop de petits défauts viennent empêcher ce jeu de prendre une dimension supérieure sur PlayStation Portable. SSX On Tour n’en reste pas moins un jeu très impressionnant techniquement et d’une fraîcheur très plaisante.
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GameCubeNintendo Difference
SSX On Tour est bel est bien une déception quand on a connu son illustre prédécesseur SSX 3. Toujours aussi décalé, surréaliste et survolté, le jeu souffre hélas de gros défauts niveau maniabilité : certes plus accessible au commun des mortels, mais comportant de grosses incohérences qui gêneront les néophytes comme les habitués de la série. Doté malgré tout d'une réalisation sans faille, d'une bande-son qui déchire et d'une durée de vie honorable, SSX On Tour reste un bon jeu mais somme toute difficile à conseiller à côté de SSX 3, certes plus vieux mais plus grisant, plus cohérent dans son déroulement et surtout beaucoup moins cher.
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PSPJeuxvideo.com
Voilà un titre qui s'impose d'emblée comme un excellent jeu de glisse. Sorte de mélange entre les versions consoles de salon de SSX 3 et de SSX On Tour, la version PSP réclame néanmoins un temps d'adaptation plus grand pour maîtriser les commandes qui pâtissent un peu du fait qu'il faille jongler entre le stick et la croix pour faire des figures. On prend cependant un grand plaisir à dévaler les pentes dans des environnements très réussis.
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XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
I like SSX On Tour. I like Amped 2 better. SSX is missing a couple of key elements that would have put it on the same level as Amped, namely online gameplay. But the trade-off is a very good control system that you have to get used to but is enough like an arcade game to let first-time players really get into things. It's the first time skiing has been incorporating skiing into a snowboarding game! All in all, it's a fun game to pop in now and again, especially when you just want to relax and shred the mountain.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
The multiplayer options, though, are not. The good news is that the lackluster online play has been nixed. The bad news is that nothing replaced it. That’s right, no online play anywhere for any system, pretty weird for a game urging you to become the best racer in the world. At least you can split the screen and a slope with a buddy, but that's not very exciting.
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PlayStation 2G4 TV: X-Play
Where SSX: On Tour glistens is in its outlandish courses teeming with things to see and do. There are pedestrians on the slopes, shortcuts marked by giant yeti signs, trees and rails to grind on, and tons of ramps, hoops, and other surprises. In total there are 135 shreds to win, 49 medals to earn, and 36 different “boasts” to try and accomplish, the latter involving lighting torches, jumping through rings of fire, and more. Yet at the same time, On Tour seems to be catered to those with ADD. From the hyper-stylized sketch drawings to the abbreviated game modes and player editor to the short nature of most events, the game is not nearly as deep as SSX 3 or as personable as SSX Tricky. Hardcore SSX fans will find the fourth installment of their favorite series more a tour of duty than a tour de force.
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PlayStation 2Digital Press - Classic Video Games
It's easy to say this is the worst of the four home console versions of the game. The changes to the formula are desperate, and it feels that way as you dive deeper into it. On Tour's attempts at freshness have changed the core of what made the series so appealing in the first place. Even though the basic gameplay remains some of the best on the market, everything that surrounds it is disappointing.
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PSPDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Varying wildly from the home version, SSX On Tour is not the same game. This is a version of the series made strictly for the PSP. It's easy to say this is the best handheld SSX yet, though when your other options are on the Game Boy Advance and N-Gage, that doesn't say much.