Official SSX HYPE Thread!!! (GAMESPOT REVIEW: 8.5!)

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#251 Posted by whoozwah (5280 posts) -

Zoe got younger. Check the ages relative to everyone else.

#252 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Zoe got younger. Check the ages relative to everyone else.

whoozwah

YOu mean she didn't increase in age as Elise did? Yeah, Elise I guess ages fast :P. But Zoe did get older in each game, including this one.

#253 Posted by whoozwah (5280 posts) -

Elise was 28 in OT, 33 in the new one. 5 year difference.
Zoe was 24 in OT, 26 in the new one.

Something doesn't add up :P

#254 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Elise was 28 in OT, 33 in the new one. 5 year difference.
Zoe was 24 in OT, 26 in the new one.

Something doesn't add up :P

whoozwah

lol Canadians age fast from the harsh weather :P. Obviously kidding for anyone who is Canadian here lol. Mac seems to be the youngest at 25.

#255 Posted by whoozwah (5280 posts) -

could be. Psymon's near about old and busted. 'bout time they got some new hotness in there.

#256 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -

Psymon has evolved into a GOW character. Appropriate.

But I don't like Kaori's redesign. Too much 'tude.

#257 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Heads up fans!

SSX pre-order bonuses dissapear on the 13th. This means anyone who wants a special board for that certain character, you better pre-order soon.

I personally am sticking to Amazon for the money bonus, because it would seem the board is a lvl 6 out of 10 (assuming they have 10 lvls).

#258 Posted by jg4xchamp (48769 posts) -
If Gamespot is going to be the more "harsh" reviewer that this forum wants to complain about I still don't see why this game won't still get AA. SSX is fun as hell. I had so much fun with Tricky. I thin kit's gonna end up being one of the most fun games of the year. Day one for me.
#259 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28158 posts) -
I keep coming in this thread with hope that a demo has been announced.
#260 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

If Gamespot is going to be the more "harsh" reviewer that this forum wants to complain about I still don't see why this game won't still get AA. SSX is fun as hell. I had so much fun with Tricky. I thin kit's gonna end up being one of the most fun games of the year. Day one for me. jg4xchamp

Did you see my notice above about pre-ordering?

#261 Posted by jg4xchamp (48769 posts) -

[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"]If Gamespot is going to be the more "harsh" reviewer that this forum wants to complain about I still don't see why this game won't still get AA. SSX is fun as hell. I had so much fun with Tricky. I thin kit's gonna end up being one of the most fun games of the year. Day one for me. NaveedLife

Did you see my notice above about pre-ordering?

I have it preordered. I figured with EA. Some bonus was a given, and since I'm buying it why the **** not. So I've been dropping 5-10 bucks on my reserve every week.
#262 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"]If Gamespot is going to be the more "harsh" reviewer that this forum wants to complain about I still don't see why this game won't still get AA. SSX is fun as hell. I had so much fun with Tricky. I thin kit's gonna end up being one of the most fun games of the year. Day one for me. jg4xchamp

Did you see my notice above about pre-ordering?

I have it preordered. I figured with EA. Some bonus was a given, and since I'm buying it why the **** not. So I've been dropping 5-10 bucks on my reserve every week.

Gamestop?

I wish I knew if the bonus board was among the best you can get in the game, or if its just a nice mid grade board to start with. lvl 6 seems to be mid grade given that characters can reach 10 and I assume gear can as well.

#263 Posted by dantesergei (1827 posts) -
Looks great. Long time since i played a snowboarding game, the last one i played was Cool boarders 3 for psx, Great times.
#264 Posted by jg4xchamp (48769 posts) -

[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

Did you see my notice above about pre-ordering?

NaveedLife

I have it preordered. I figured with EA. Some bonus was a given, and since I'm buying it why the **** not. So I've been dropping 5-10 bucks on my reserve every week.

Gamestop?

I wish I knew if the bonus board was among the best you can get in the game, or if its just a nice mid grade board to start with. lvl 6 seems to be mid grade given that characters can reach 10 and I assume gear can as well.

Yeah the one near me is next to a subway. So I get a sandwich also : D
#265 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28158 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"] I have it preordered. I figured with EA. Some bonus was a given, and since I'm buying it why the **** not. So I've been dropping 5-10 bucks on my reserve every week. jg4xchamp

Gamestop?

I wish I knew if the bonus board was among the best you can get in the game, or if its just a nice mid grade board to start with. lvl 6 seems to be mid grade given that characters can reach 10 and I assume gear can as well.

Yeah the one near me is next to a subway. So I get a sandwich also : D

What kind of sandwich?

#266 Posted by jg4xchamp (48769 posts) -
For awhile it was the 5 dollar foot long they had. The Chipotle Chicken. Now I don't know. I had the meatball marinara the other day. It was okay.
#267 Posted by xOMGITSJASONx (2634 posts) -

Nice thread TC. SSX was an important game for me when i bought my launch day PS2.

#268 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

For awhile it was the 5 dollar foot long they had. The Chipotle Chicken. Now I don't know. I had the meatball marinara the other day. It was okay. jg4xchamp

I hear a bufallow chicken, bacon, spinach, tomato, and provolone cheese on a italian herb and cheese sub is really good :P.

Now I want a sandwich and to go snowboarding :(. Well soon I shall have Pizza Hut :P.

#269 Posted by jg4xchamp (48769 posts) -
Eww pizza hut inb4 eww subway
#270 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28158 posts) -
For awhile it was the 5 dollar foot long they had. The Chipotle Chicken. Now I don't know. I had the meatball marinara the other day. It was okay. jg4xchamp
Mm, I just had a Philly Cheesesteak.
#271 Posted by whoozwah (5280 posts) -

New gameplay footage:

Africa
Alps featuring full versions of Griff's uber "Sugar Rush" and Psymon's uber "Guillotine"
Himalayas featuring footage of how the thin air deadly descent works.

Also, the digital manual has been posted on EA's website. You can get it here

#272 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

New gameplay footage:

Africa
Alps featuring full versions of Griff's uber "Sugar Rush" and Psymon's uber "Guillotine"
Himalayas featuring footage of how the thin air deadly descent works.

Also, the digital manual has been posted on EA's website. You can get it here

whoozwah

Thanks! I didn't see the manual before. I am not watching those mountain reveal vids though because I want to be a little surprised when I play :P.

#273 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Moby's Ubertrick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THTQR7oRW_4&feature=player_embedded

#274 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

At least you guys get pre-order bonusses. We get to pay $20 more for a game without any bonusses. (Europe, FML!)

#275 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

At least you guys get pre-order bonusses. We get to pay $20 more for a game without any bonusses. (Europe, FML!)

DrTrafalgarLaw

lol sorry man :P. Today is the last day to do pre-order bonuses guys!

#276 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
For awhile it was the 5 dollar foot long they had. The Chipotle Chicken. Now I don't know. I had the meatball marinara the other day. It was okay. jg4xchamp
The meatball marinara is the only thing worth eating at Subway. Actually, I take that back, the cookies are good. I would go there and just get cookies but I'm afraid they would forcibly eject me or something.
#277 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

So where did everyone pre-order, since the in game bonus is done now. I just ordered it from Amazon for the money. I really hope the boards are not the best board for the character, or else I am going to be using a lot of Mac :P.

#278 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -

So where did everyone pre-order, since the in game bonus is done nowNaveedLife

What makes you say that? Amazon still has the pre-order bonus.

#279 Posted by WithoutGraceXII (1797 posts) -
Just pre-ordered this from gamestop (ohes noes, gamestop, the den of evil). Very high hopes, SSX Tricky ranks in my top 5 games from last gen. This has been a long time coming.
#280 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

So where did everyone pre-order, since the in game bonus is done nowCherokee_Jack

What makes you say that? Amazon still has the pre-order bonus.

what the hell? lol I just looked at it and it was not there! Then I go back and it is there :P. On the SSX site it says the promo is available from February 13th 2012 and is valid until February 13th 2012. Maybe they don't care though.

#281 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Just pre-ordered this from gamestop (ohes noes, gamestop, the den of evil). Very high hopes, SSX Tricky ranks in my top 5 games from last gen. This has been a long time coming.WithoutGraceXII

Though I dislike Gamestop :P, my main reason for not ordering there, is I don't like Eddie. Zoe is my favorite and Eddie would probably be among my least.

#283 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Any of the PS3 players interested in adding eachother so I can have more friends on the slope to be better than :P.

#284 Posted by FashionFreak (2291 posts) -

Snowboarding games are cool now? Did I miss the memo?

#285 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Snowboarding games are cool now? Did I miss the memo?

FashionFreak

...Yeah I guess you missed Snowboard Kids and 1080 years and years ago. Then you missed SSX and all its successors last gen. And one of the highest rated games last gen, SSX3. so yeah, snowboard games are just now becoming cool :roll:

#286 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -

Any of the PS3 players interested in adding eachother so I can have more friends on the slope to be better than :P.

NaveedLife

Anyone can add me if they like, I'm canon-alberic.

By the way, I just placed my pre-order at Amazon. I decided I didn't want Eddie more than $10 and free release-date shipping. I can always buy a code on eBay afterward.

#287 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28158 posts) -
SSX demo on the 21st! :D
#288 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

SSX demo on the 21st! :Dsammyjenkis898

Son of a gun! My sources are so slow! :P And one of them is the official site for the game lol.

Thanks for the update, I cannot wait to try it out! :).

#289 Posted by whoozwah (5280 posts) -

your only source should be merqurycity.com. We're on info faster than anywhere else. Todd Batty just did a 2 1/2 hr interview for us yesterday. I'll post my notes here in a spoiler tag because it's pretty huge.

[spoiler] -Game has gone gold
-longest drop is "Serenity", lasts 6 minutes roughly if you trick it.
-no uber trick setup. everyone has same ubers except sig trick
-grind tricks are done with face buttons, square, triangle and circle. single tap or double tap to access them.
-there is an autocorrect based on the board rating. The better the boards you use, the less autocorrect you have.
-some tracks are more linear than others in regards to splitting off in different paths.
-10 is max level in the shipped game with room to grow later if devs decide to expand it. First roughly 4 levels are really fast. Then it slows down. Access to better gear is earned through higher levels.
-you cannot level up with your wallet meaning buying credit packs won't earn you new levels. you have to earn those yourself through playing.
-world tour starts in a lineup, explore and global events all drop out of the chopper
-2 tutorial levels. 1 is freefalling and that teaches you how to do air tricks. The other is a ground tutorial that teaches you how to do basic manuevers on the ground.
-ubertricks can be held
-Happiness from SSX 3 is somewhere in Alaska
-halfpipes (if you find one) WILL drop your flow if you stay in it too long.
-hitting flares get you a bit of boost as it's considered a trick and keeps your combo going.
-restarting to the top of a run takes about 3-4 seconds.
-online geotags are the circular orbs
-offline geotags are purple snowflakes and are just regular collectibles.
-there's a snowflake in the rockies worth 1,000,000 credits.
-when you collect a snowflake it's gone forever regardless of what character you used to pick it up.
-geotags have a max value and it has a 24hr countdown timer. The value drops over time. The dropper earns more the longer it sits or less the less it sits and vice versa for the person who picks it up.
-drops in world tour are unlocked from the start. Other drops have a relatively nominal drop cost to unlock.
-there MAY be hud-free riding in the future but you cannot turn it off at the moment.
-there's no latency online which is a trade off for no synchronous competition.
-an exclusive walkthrough of Global events is on the way. Merqury City exclusive. (posted)
-there's no manual invite system. But just by playing ridernet will automatically send global invites based on what events you're playing in.
-NO voice chat on PS3 as it relys on synchronous competition to work. technically no voice chat on 360 but you can use party chat as a workaround on 360.
-2 survival tracks per DD. There's a "warmup" track and the main event DD.
-the only ghost in global events is the person in the bracket ahead of you.
-silver xbox live gets all world tour and all of explore with ridernet. You have to have gold to play Global events.
-you cannot change the number of AI's or their difficulty.
-world tour takes roughly 12 hours to beat.
-world tour is not linear. You can choose which region to go to next.
-Zoe and DJ Atomika narrate the the World Tour mode.
-you just need bronze to advance in world tour.
-if you're acclimated to playing against changing AI, playing world tour is an option for single player play.
-alternate colors are preset for outfits. 256 suit combinations, all of which have glowing versions for a total of 512 outfits per character. There are several perks that can be attached to each outfit.
-there are max attribute points for gear so as you level up and get better gear the extra character attribute points will even out as you progress.
-no other franchise characters will appear in the game.
-Demo is out on 21st. 2 tutorials, 1 race, 1 trick. Ridernet enabled.
-Allegra is not in the game. Called out to Tunes from Merqury City.
-you cannot play as the pilots.
-Travis Rice is optional. You need a special code to get him to be named later.
-All new voices aside from DJ Atomika
-Atomika provides updates during world tour and narrates the end.
-audio options are as follows:
--pilot speech volume
--rider speech volume
--sfx volume
--music remix toggle
--super tricky off/loop/standard
--music volume
--personal music volume
-you cannot manually choose the pilots.
-ice axes and pulse goggles are automatically controlled.
-oxygen and wingsuits are manually controlled.
-gear will wear out over time are you're doing a run but resets to full strength if you restart or start a new run.
-you cannot die in a race or trick event. Health bar shows up if you have armor equipped though.
-loadout slots expand as you level up.
-you can mix and match on disc music and custom music but you cannot set single songs to single tracks.
-fireworks go off when you collect a snowflake but it's very low key.
-replays probably won't be patched in but if you don't push a button after you rewind it will replay what you just did at the expense of time or points.
-not all the facebook boards made it into the game for licensing reasons.
-no limited edition or collector's edition in north america.
-elite snowboards are just lvl6 boards. They only give you advantage for a while.
-elite board designs cannot be obtained without preordering.
-SSX shirts MAY be on sale in the future.
-no hard copy run of the character comics or other swag planned.
-no plans for physical soundtrack at the moment.
-10 early copies of SSX on xbox 360 being given out to the community. Gondee and Tunes from Merqury City named as recipients.
-you need to let go of the trick before you hit the ground to land a trick successfully and depending on the level trick it is determines how long you can hold it before bailing.
-badges will serve as in game stats but there's not an official "stats" window that keeps track of time played or anything of that nature.
-tutorials can be replayed.
-shockwave cannot be turned off.
-you don't have a 1 RUN ONLY option in custom global events.
-there are death animations.
-no survival events on mt. fuji [/spoiler]

#290 Posted by Jagged3dge (3895 posts) -

Will there be a demo for this game?

EDIT: Nevermind, just looked 2 posts above me :P

If the demo is good, I'll gamefly it. Hope there is no multiplayer access code...

#291 Posted by whoozwah (5280 posts) -

there is an online pass but it does not restrict online play. All it does is keep you from earning credits for events won online. You can do and unlock everything in the game without a pass.

#292 Posted by idontbeliveit (2271 posts) -

I call 8.5. Can't wait for this game, the series really went downhill quickly after SSX 3 which was amazing.

#293 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

your only source should be merqurycity.com. We're on info faster than anywhere else. Todd Batty just did a 2 1/2 hr interview for us yesterday. I'll post my notes here in a spoiler tag because it's pretty huge.


-alternate colors are preset for outfits. 256 suit combinations, all of which have glowing versions for a total of 512 outfits per character. There are several perks that can be attached to each outfit.

whoozwah

Thanks first of all. Some really good information in there, most of it good news.

I am sorta confused about gear though. alternate colors are presets? So are they saying there are (something like) 4 colors or something per suit, so there are actually like 64 suits, then 64 more for their glowing counterpart, totalling 128? And if you unlock a suit for Mac, is it unlocked for everyone else, just looks different on them? Or does everyone have their own suits? lol my head! :P

#294 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

I call 8.5. Can't wait for this game, the series really went downhill quickly after SSX 3 which was amazing.

idontbeliveit

Only played Blur after that, but yeah it was much worse. This one looks like an 8.5 - 9 on GS and is going to be awesome! Glad to hear the stupid pre-order is not that good. Zoe FTW! :)

#295 Posted by whoozwah (5280 posts) -

[QUOTE="whoozwah"]

your only source should be merqurycity.com. We're on info faster than anywhere else. Todd Batty just did a 2 1/2 hr interview for us yesterday. I'll post my notes here in a spoiler tag because it's pretty huge.


-alternate colors are preset for outfits. 256 suit combinations, all of which have glowing versions for a total of 512 outfits per character. There are several perks that can be attached to each outfit.

NaveedLife

Thanks first of all. Some really good information in there, most of it good news.

I am sorta confused about gear though. alternate colors are presets? So are they saying there are (something like) 4 colors or something per suit, so there are actually like 64 suits, then 64 more for their glowing counterpart, totalling 128? And if you unlock a suit for Mac, is it unlocked for everyone else, just looks different on them? Or does everyone have their own suits? lol my head! :P

the way he explained it, you have a base outfit. The top and bottom colors can be changed independently and I think there are 16 colors to play with. 16x16 is 256. Those are how many color combos you have. Each one of those 256 outfits also has a glowing version which automatically doubles it to 512. Then there are different attributes you can have like big head, big hands etc so you end up with thousands of different combinations per character. But for the purposes of simplicity I'll say 512 combos including glowing versions is the amount of outfits each character has.

#296 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

[QUOTE="whoozwah"]

your only source should be merqurycity.com. We're on info faster than anywhere else. Todd Batty just did a 2 1/2 hr interview for us yesterday. I'll post my notes here in a spoiler tag because it's pretty huge.


-alternate colors are preset for outfits. 256 suit combinations, all of which have glowing versions for a total of 512 outfits per character. There are several perks that can be attached to each outfit.

whoozwah

Thanks first of all. Some really good information in there, most of it good news.

I am sorta confused about gear though. alternate colors are presets? So are they saying there are (something like) 4 colors or something per suit, so there are actually like 64 suits, then 64 more for their glowing counterpart, totalling 128? And if you unlock a suit for Mac, is it unlocked for everyone else, just looks different on them? Or does everyone have their own suits? lol my head! :P

the way he explained it, you have a base outfit. The top and bottom colors can be changed independently and I think there are 16 colors to play with. 16x16 is 256. Those are how many color combos you have. Each one of those 256 outfits also has a glowing version which automatically doubles it to 512. Then there are different attributes you can have like big head, big hands etc so you end up with thousands of different combinations per character. But for the purposes of simplicity I'll say 512 combos including glowing versions is the amount of outfits each character has.

SO you are saying the actual look of Mac will never change, but the color or pattern of his hoodie and pants will? I thought I saw characters with different clothing on (I know I have) and with different attributes...lol I am still confused. Also if I unlock all the gear with Mac, does that unlock all the gear for everyone?

#297 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
I would rather have 3 unique outfits per character than 512 variations on one outfit.
#298 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

I would rather have 3 unique outfits per character than 512 variations on one outfit.Cherokee_Jack

I know what you mean, though the "colors" can be different pattersn I believe, making them quite different. I dont know what is the right answer, but looking at Zoe in the beginning of this vid, and at the 50 second marker in the same vid, she looks quite different. Might just be the pattern thing I was saying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gbb4f0ydvk&feature=fvst

#299 Posted by SpiritOfFire117 (8537 posts) -
Is there an official tracklist for the soundtrack yet?
#300 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Is there an official tracklist for the soundtrack yet?SpiritOfFire117

Camo & Krooked - Breezeblock  Camo & Krooked - Portal  DelsCapsize ft. Joe Goddard & Roots - Manuva  Digitalism- Blitz  DJ Shadow -I Gotta Rock (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix)  Felguk ft. Example - Plastic Smile  Flux Pavilion - I Can't Stop  Foster the People - Houdini  Handsome Furs- Damage  Hyper - Accelerate  J Boogie's Dubtronic Science -Magik (Egyptian Lover Remix) ft. Aima the Dream, Cait La Dee & Raashan Ahmad  Kid Digital- Done With That ft. Profit  Konrad Old Money -Big Error  Lateef the Truthspeaker - Oakland ft. Del the Funky Homosapien & The Grouch  Nero- Scorpions  Noisia - Could this Be  Noisia - Machine Gun  Pretty Lights - Hot Like Dimes  Raffertie - Twitch (It Grows and Grows: SSX Version)  Run-DMC - It's Tricky (SSX Pretty Lights Remix)  Skrillex - Scatta ft. Foreign Beggers & Bare Noize  Styrofoam Ones- Better  The Big Pink - Stay Gold  The Herbaliser - What You Asked For  The Hives - 1000 Answers  The Naked and Famous - Young Blood  The Prototypes - Your Future  The Qemists - Bones ft. Kellermensch  The Qemists - Stompbox  The Qemists - Lifeline  Theophilus London - I Stand Alone (Ocelot Mix)  TRS-80 - Mirage  Turbowolf - A Rose for the Crows  Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)  Wretch 32- Traktor  Zion I and the Grouch- Drop It on the 1

But you can add in your own music, mix and match, turn the remixing on or off, and so on. SO its pretty darn great :P.