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A good rental - but not to buy
on 10 January 2009
Having never played a snow boarding game on the xbox 360, I was eagerly awaiting the release of this game. This was fuelled by sharp visuals and exciting footage.
My hopes were dashed for a quick buy when trade press gave it a decidedly luke warm reception. Having been out a few months now I have been able to gauge the reaction of gamers. Overall the reaction has been more positive than the reviews. So therefore I decided to rent it for 7 days.
It's a good game that could have been a great game. It's nice that the 4 mountains you have to play are unlocked straight away, but there are only 4. I found myself after about an hour saying, well this is nice, but is this it? The graphics are top notch and I like the fact you can take a FPS chairlift ride, but was dissapointed that all you see of the helicopter ride is the take off and landing.
The controls are okay but slightly awkward. The sense of speed is there on occasion but do not expect the same sense of speed than in Pure
I would recommend SWSB for a good hire, but to buy I think I will wait for the inevitable sequel.