Fortunately, terrific multiplayer can be that break. Eight players meet up on the mountain and invite each other to events (including races!) that can be started anywhere. OXM's favorite: a cool competition called The Ground Is Lava, where the only way to keep your board from melting is by staying in the air.
They saved the best for last: Stoked is priced at a sweet, sweet $40. So even if a tricks-splosion isn't your personal boarding nirvana, there's enough great stuff in this game that you'd be crazy to not check it out.
* Fantastic slopes and controls.
* Smokes that Shaun White game…and costs $20 less!
* Too much try-fail-repeat gameplay; too little variety.
* Why not display every single slide, grab, and flip in the in-game move list?