Slightly better than the already sweet "SSX", "SSX Tricky" adds
Run-DMC, a couple new characters, better voice work and a couple
more tracks to make this a worthwhile successor to the first
game...but, I can't say that you can justify buying "Tricky" if you
already have the first game.
I never bought the first game, even though I had played a
friend's copy, so this one was a no-brainer. Some people will
try to beat the game with all of the boarders included; that would
be quite a task, especially if you factor in the trick books and
trying to earn Gold medals with each person. As it is, beating
the game completely with just one boarder is a long ordeal, but one
that is enjoyable thanks to the incredible tracks and the Showoff
modes which allow you to rack up a high number of points by doing a
ton of tricks.
For a sports game, nothing looks more fluid than "Tricky";
really, just a beautiful game. For snowboarding game fans,
there may not be a better game on the PS2 market.
Rating: Opening Weekend
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Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience