IGN AU writes: "The evolution of the snowboarding genre has been a gradual one. With each generation the mountains become more open; the player given more freedom. Back in the day we were on narrow, mostly linear paths. Now we're getting dropped by helicopter at the top of the world, with any number of potential runs spread out before us like some kind of all-you-can-eat snowboarding buffet. Shaun White Snowboarding (SWS) is the next logical extension of the genre, innovating in a number of peripheral areas to create a more rounded, believable snowboarding experience. But is it fun? Read on to find out."