Developer: Electronic Arts Montreal
Publisher: Electronic Arts
As the newspapers start to preview ski holidays and our thoughts are turning to the winter weather EA Games have brought out their latest installment of the snowboarding game SSX.
This time you get to create your own character and you're not limited to one plank but can also opt for two - great for the skier / snowboarder arguments in our household. Many of the traditional challenges are back - the one to one racing and high point scoring tricks, but some new challenges have also been thrown in - in my view the best of these is trying to beat the ski patrol down the mountain. As you build your hype points you move up the scoreboard. The usual 2 player options are also available, where you can play with favourite characters from previous games or your own personal charactaer, secret characters and pistes are unlocked by progressing through the tour. Look out for the Yeti's they mark the shortcuts.
The sound track is more rock based than previous games but you can select what you want to hear using the jukebox. It's certainly going to keep my thumbs active until I get to hit the real snowy pistes in the new year!