- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
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SSX Tricky (PS2)
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- All new "Garibaldi" and "Valdez" courses
- features near vertical sections of snow that link the multitude of huge cliff drops
- The characters are coming to life
- Six all new competitors, as well as six of the eight riders from SSX
- New "Uber" tricks, take airborne tricks to the next level
- Unique Showoff (trick) versions of nine courses on the World Circuit
- Improved competitive rider AI tightening up each race and making nothing a "sure thing."
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SSX Tricky (PS2)
In the PlayStation 2's first few months there were only a few standout games; one of them, SSX, brought snowboarding to people who didn't even like snowboarding. Now, only a year later, PS2 fans get a new reason to stay indoors during the cold winter months. SSX Tricky is its name, and it more than lives up to the moniker.
SSX Tricky removes two characters from the previous game and adds five new ones and adds two new race locations--Garibaldi and Alaska--to the already beefed up World Circuit. Features have also been added to the older tracks, effectively making them new again. Tricky improves the graphics a bit and refines the controls. The game also tweaks the basic gameplay by letting you upgrade your boarder's stats in races, but also forcing you to attempt and master the show-off mode as well. And they went a long way toward improving the challenge by evening out the learning curve. The first game tended to be a cakewalk until the later races in each set; this time your rivals get more intense and aggressive depending upon the lap you're taking.
As in the first game, personality is everything--not only in terms of voice acting, but also in how you treat the other riders. The game has three basic attitudes in regard to you. If you block and attack characters too much, they'll remember it and actively seek you out. If you help one or two of them they become your allies, warning you of danger or fending off attackers.
In many ways SSX Tricky is only an upgrade to the previous game. Admittedly, what's been added doesn't look like enough to equal buying the game all over again. But these changes are deep enough to change everything, and delight even fans who are tired of, or mastered, the first game. Maybe that's the most impressive über-trick of them all. --Bob Andrews
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Top Customer Reviews
The bottom line is that this game has something that is missing from all too many video games these days - FUN.
At first you will find yourself playing the 'racing' aspect of the game. The idea is simply - race against other riders, do tricks to earn boost and use boost to finish quicker. The tricks are simple though - randomly press a few buttons and you'll soon be pulling off some killer moves.
Once you get the hang of the tricks, you'll then find yourself drawn toward the 'tricks' elements of the game. The objective here is not to finish first but to score as many points as you can for doing different tricks.
As you win more and more races, you build up the ability of your characters which give you the opportunity to do even better tricks. This in turn allows you to run up bigger and better scores.
There are a number of different racing courses to release which also adds to the longevity. Yet this is a game that anyone can easily pick up and play and even when you've completed it, you'll still play it for the laughs.
Forget the subject matter. This game is great....buy it.
Graphically, the game is now almost at it's peak, with very noticeable enhancements from the original making it a lot better to look at.
Sound is definately one of the game's strong point with superb voice-acting with some famous stars such as Macy Gray, David Arquette and Lucy Lui all providing speech for the game's snowboarders. This works well for when you start to from friendly relationships and rivalries with other boarders in the game, doing this depends on how you treat the other boaders during a race (eg- getting in their way or giving them a little push might just make them a bit angry with you), this factor makes it not only feel but actually makes it more interactive than before.
In the gameplay section, original 'SSX' players will be suprised to find that there are 5 new boarders incorporated to the game, each one with a distinct personality giving that much liked sense of realism. All tracks have been given a nice and much appreciated upgrade and weak courses from the previous game have been given a massively noticeable make-over making everything more interactive, hence increasing the enjoyment factor for the game. Not only have tracks been imroved but there have been new tracks brought into the game. Garibaldi and Alaska are nice locations to race in and like all of the other tracks, contain just the right amount of extremity with hidden jumps, grinds and shortcuts.Read more ›
So when SSX Tricky came out I just had to check it out. If I thought that the first one was the pinnacle of gaming achievement then I have to say that this one is messianic. It is quite simply the greatest second coming of a game that I have ever seen.
The graphics are better, the courses have been altered and there are more of them, the addition of the Ubertricks is welcome and adds a new layer to the game. Finally the change that was perhaps the most welcome is the ability to alter course while prewinding a jump.
This is also the first game I've ever seen where there is a section of DVD content giving you a behind the scenes glimpse in to the making of it. The most surprising thing is the sheer number of famous people who provide the voice overs. (although Lucy Liu could have at least been gracious enough to do a video interview like everyone else)
Now we come to the characters. Strangely enough my personal favourite has to be the Canadian Bombshell "Elise". Then you have Zoe and Kaori. To keep things even though I'd better mention the men, Eddie seems to be stuck in the age of disco and Psymon is just... Well... Psymon. Brodi is deeply spiritual and then you have Moby Jones, flying the flag for us Brits and thats just a list of my favourites. Each of the characters has their strengths and weaknesses which adds to the fun and challenge.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works great. Awesome, classic game that still holds up well and is so fun to playPublished 22 months ago by Tyrone Wilson