Had SSX for for a week now, I've put quite a few hours into it and feel I've got to review it to give anybody thinking of buying it a heads up. I've always been a fan of the original series so this was a must buy for me, if you are hoping for a similar SSX experience you may be dissapointed with this latest installment, don't get me wrong there are a lot of positives for this game most of which have been covered by other reviews. The Good, I love the graphics the tracks are great well most of them you can add your own playlist which is nice as the music is dire, lots of variety in the differnt ranges so everyone should find something to enjoy. The Bad, no true multiplayer no splitscreen no voicechat, ridernet is OK but it's repetitive half the fun of the original was splitscreen play that's what made the game for me. The Ugly, who thought it was a great idea to put the distance behind or ahead of your opponent right in the middle of the screen the last place you want it when trying to see the track ahead the whole display layout is bad a real lack of thought gone into it, the control system is just as bad very hard unless you have nimble fingers and quick reflexes. I'm not going to say it's a total loss but it could have been great. If you never played the original you will not be dissapointed, if you did well you may find it dosen't quite match your expectations.