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Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding (Xbox)

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Written by  :  Anthony Colford (4)
Written on  :  Nov 03, 2003
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Summary

A not too bad snowboarding game.

The Good

The graphics in this game are awesome. The snow is very realistic. When you turn you throw snow everywhere! You can see a lot of details in most everything and the mountains are very different from one another. Some consisting of natural rocks and rails such as fallen trees and mounds of snow. Others consist of man made objects such as ramps, half-pipes, and metal rails. The multiple drop points give the mountains some replay value. As does the ability to earn new clothes, boards, binding, etc. And there is a massive song library and the ability to add your own!

The Bad

The multi-player is pathetic. Your stuck with taking turns on one player game modes just so the developer can say this game has multi-player. Also there are many bugs. I can't count the amount of times that I got my head stuck in a log or hit a rail and flipped around a couple times very very quickly only to land and get points for it! Lots of points. The many tricks the game promises are just combos which get you way to many points. In fact switching the type of grab your doing about five times gets you more points than an actual grab.Jibs also known as grinds also get you way too many points. And I find them very hard to do due to a lack of any balance meter.

The Bottom Line

This game is realistic but many bugs and poor multi-player make it a good rent but I only own it because it came with my Xbox. Otherwise I would have never bought it. However hard core snowboarders will love this game.