The last two SSX titles really sent the series on a downward spiral. The new game could possibly save the franchise.
I never got into SSX back in the day...I was more of a fan of Activision's "____ Pro ____" games. Too bad there hasn't been a good one of those in a looong time. This wingsuit thing sounds like a pretty cool addition though. Maybe I'll check this out.
I liked the old SSX characters, and the wingsuit sounds awesome.
SSX on Tour wasn't bad at all! But yeah, 3 was the best.
I have such fond memories of the old SSX games. I hope this one lives up to them.
Maybe some franchises don't need to last for decades.
was it ever in trouble? everything needs saving nowadays hmm.. besides my precious.
Was gonna ask you what your precious is and then I saw your username Bubs
I agree, SSX has a good history, they would be more likely to kill the franchise with a bad product than save it with a good one.
I don't really think it was in trouble... I think it was just forgotten. Hadn't seen SSX around for a long time. I was very addicted to SSX Tricky... hate that song from all the restarts but such a good game. Wish I could play the xbox version I bought used on my 360 but last time I checked backwards compatability wasn't supported for it /sadface
3 is definitely the best of the original games. Though I'm not worried about this game "saving" the series, I'm more glad that a new one is even being made.
Just make it an updated over top SSX Tricky for the next gen consoles with multiplayer and it will be a smash. Still one of the best snowboarding games to date, that and the one on the N64 (forget the name, think it was 1080 something). Coolboarders was pretty good too.
"The last two SSX titles really sent the series on a downward spiral." In this generation of gaming an abundance of long-time series that were once great went downhill. FF went downhill, Red Faction went downhill, CoD went downhill, Need For Speed went downhill, Medal of Honor went downhill, Resident Evil went downhill, Harvest Moon sadly went downhill, Sonic went even further downhill, DNF was a flop, the once abundant jRPG genre is near dead, and new original IPs worth playing are scarce compared to last gen and prior. What the hell is going on here? On topic though, I need to try some old SSX games. I have played some of the Coolboarders games and they were quite entertaining. Despite me not being a fan of any particular sport, some sports games are still fun to play. I'll have to keep an eye on this upcoming SSX in small hopes it'll remain true to the roots of the series, and with many doubt it will.
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