Games Abyss writes: "Realism can only take a game so far. For example, the game's graphics are beautiful. The Scimitar engine (the Assassin's Creed engine) brings the massive open-world mountains to life, and it all looks great. I may never know what it looks like down a snowy mountain, but this game succeeds at conveying the feel. Ubisoft Montreal worked closely with Shaun White to capture the look and feel of boarding down the slope, and it seems like their collaboration paid off. If the rest of the game could have been as great as it looks, Shaun White Snowboarding would be a winner. Unfortunately, it's not the case here.
The controls actually aren't bad, which was one of the major complaints I kept hearing. It took a bit of getting used to but nothing beyond the learning curve of any other game. Use the right trigger to jump and control with the analog sticks and left trigger. I just wish the game would give me more air, so that I could pull off meaner tricks".