One of the first games i got for my 360, i couldn't wait to shove Amped 3 in the machine and get gaming. I was impressed with the feature that lets you create the unique look of your character (male or female) by changing tops, trousers, boards, bindings, hair, the list goes on. Then i excitedly chose a drop point on the first maountain, and sped down the mountain, amazed by the way the snow powders behind you and the graphics in HD in general are just brilliant. The music is good, with 300 tracks to choose from, but i nevertheless put on my own music. There are endless story missions, of varying difficulty, and are great fun until they.. well....end. Then there are the REALLY neverending side and bonus missions, which go on forever, letting you unlock new gear and tricks. These side missions are great fun and as they are in such an abundance, they give the game a long and lasting life. I enjoyed the fact that more points could be acheived by executing tricks slowly and with style, unlike the ridiculously disorientating prewinds that occur in the SSX franchise. Another final point that needs to be noted, is the sheer size of the game in general. It features 7 mountains, the first three of which have 3-4 huge areas. then there are the last 4, which are smaller but just as enjoyable. Each mountain focuses on different aspects, like the penultimate mountain, which focuses on jumps, and the peaks of the first three mountains, which are ideal for "carving".
FINAL RESULT ; AMPED 3 = 9/10
Thanks for reading, Joe.