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How to make a worthwhile sequel,
This review is from: SSX 3 (PS2) (Video Game)
The question with sequels is always; "If I already own 'Rhubarb Slicer 2', is it worth my purchasing 'Rhubarb Slicer 3'?". If you've devoted as many hours to SSX Tricky as I have, you may be wondering if SSX3 is a basic rehash with a few new tracks, or something new, different and special. Well, it's your lucky day: With SSX3, EA have had the guts to do something different, and have delivered a game that's a noticeable advance on its predecessor.
Plenty of other reviews have detailed the new 'Three Peaks' structure of the game, and the various new race / challenge formats. Suffice it to say, there are hours and hours of exploring to do, scores of challenges and plenty of 'wow, look at that!' moments. Needless to say, presentation has been buffed to a high sheen, with great graphics (including snowlflakes melting on the camera lens), a good soundtrack, and TXH approved sound (a first for a game).
If I had a gripe of any sort with this game, it's the difficulty level. For Tricky veterans, it's a natural progression, but some first-timers may find the learning curve a bit steep.
In summary - Buy This Game. Now.