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Ever since Grand Theft Auto III arrived in our PS2 trays, a "seamless" gaming environment has become a very attractive option, and not just for grisly cop dramas and action games either - Naughty Dog used it to great effect in Jak II: Renegade, Treyarch plans to use it in Spider-Man 2, former Spider-Man handler Neversoft has borrowed it for Tony Hawk Underground, and even the mighty EA is now peddling its own tribute to the Scottish-born Godfather of free-roam gameplay. Welcome to SSX 3, where menus are taboo and you can "go anywhere".

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To describe SSX 3 as "SSX rips off GTA" though would be incredibly unfair, because after a few long days of grinding, grabbing and pondering the word "uber", the two-year-old SSX Tricky feels very odd to our fingers, and the lack of certain features debuted in SSX 3 leaves its once-illustrious predecessor feeling rather hollow and alien. Which is a good sign! After all, sequels are judged mainly on how thoroughly they banish thought of their predecessors. Far from a hangover, SSX 3 is a very different game to see, hear, play and master.

But oh how we ate our initially rather passionless notes on the subject after we got to the top of the third peak. You see, not only has EA BIG made an SSX game that recaptures the fast pace, ridiculous trick systems and inspirational track design of its predecessors, the dev team has managed to work it into a much more imaginative framework, flesh it out with all manner of gameplay improvements (rather than simply "additions") and, yes, they've strung it together properly and battered down the boundaries. Sure, you can jet between events using the menus from time to time, but isn't that an important feature missing from games like GTA, rather than one that belies the SSX' free-roaming premise? It makes more sense than hopping in a conveniently placed taxi, anyway.

SSX does the seamless environments thing in its own way, allowing you to enjoy the untracked "backcountry" areas above each peak's lodge and starting blocks, scouring every area of the game for hidden bonuses (like snowflake icons, each of which is worth a couple of thousand dollars hard currency), turning Free Rides into THPS4-style career levels with individual challenges to locate and then complete, racing and tricking one-on-one against rivals through various stretches of the mountain, and even racing from the top of the mountain to the very bottom for the 30-minute-long finale. And it does all of this without betraying the series' strengths - the screw-up/pause/restart approach to carving your way through each 'extreme' gauntlet, and the multi-layered trick system.

But what's that you say? Combos? Yes! You can now keep them going for, well, not hours, but several minutes at least, and for that we owe a lot of thanks to the additions of board pressing and the combo timer. Board pressing is a silly, ambiguous name, as you can see - but then so is "manualling" in Tony Hawk's and "buttering" in Amped 2. What 'board pressing' brings to the game is the ability to link chains of big jumps, grinds and other tricks by leaning on the back or front edge of the board. By alternating between holding the right analogue stick forward and back, it's possible to 'board press' between a perfect landing and the next big jump, keeping a combo alive and reaping the benefits of doing so on the next landing. And there's no standard-issue swing meter here to keep an eye on, nudging it back and forward to stop you bailing - board pressing is a lot easier than its counterparts in other extreme sports games, and relies on rider animations to show you losing your balance.

What's perhaps best about the new SSX though is that, for all these new changes, you can still pick it up and play it the way you played Tricky. You'll even get quite some way - you could certainly max out a character and get bronze medals on the third peak's toughest tasks without a single board press, handplant or massive combo. But to get the most out of the game you will need to explore the big changes thoroughly. As a newcomer, it's the sort of game that could take years to truly unravel. With this in mind, then, the lack of a dedicated Tutorial mode is something of an oversight, but thankfully your M-Com PDA (don't worry, she's not saying "Enron!" when you hit Pause), which operates all the menus and suchforth, feeds you various tips and challenges directly. Still, in the absence of a printed manual, we only found out about some of the game's advances on the internet, and that's not good. Especially as most of you don't read manuals at all.

You can do plenty of other things with your M-Com, of course, like buying items from the lodge (apart from attributes and uber tricks, which are the only things that affect your rider's abilities, you can buy different hats, hairstyles, eyewear, clothing, and even dodgy heads and new boards to serve your rider's vanity), and checking out how much of the game you've unlocked, how many snowflake icons remain, how many medals you have, how many "career highlights" you've achieved (whether you've managed to do 10 grind ubers in a single event, or pulled a 20x combo), etc. You can even toy with Radio BIG, the humourlessly MCed frontend for this year's selection of funky beats - although SSX 3 is crying out for a "Custom Soundtrack Radio" option, rather than just the option to buy up existing tracks with 'song points' and mould them into your own playlist. Still, most of the tracks aren't hugely objectionable - there's even some Jane's Addiction and Placebo on there. Er, yeah, best not ask me about music in future...

So: M-Com, Radio BIG, seamless levels, an overhauled trick system... gorgeous visuals? Of course. Holding the whole package together is one of the smoothest and most deliciously detailed and animated gaming environments ever conceived. If you've seen either of the previous two games then you know EA's capable of some beautiful design and animation because you simply won't have noticed the transition when a jump segues into a tumble or a grind becomes a jump. The same is still true - the word 'seamless' definitely deserves another application here - and now EA's matched it to some truly massive draw distances, typically colourful environments, far more clear cut, grindable objects, beautiful weather effects (which even affect gameplay, as a windswept second peak backcountry area has you being blown round corners), tons more traditionally paper-thin characters, and a lightning frame rate.

On the latter point, it's around about when you're streaking down the new city track for the first time, weaving through buildings on rails and plunging through glass ceilings and off precipices, that it first occurs to you that SSX 3 moves at a much faster pace than either of the first two, and although the city track is ironically one of the few areas of the game home to slowdown, it's a good example of how accommodating the game can be. It's a lot faster, yes, but it's also a lot more forgiving, right down to a new Recovery bar, which invites you to tap X quickly when you're tumbling through the snow or plummeting to earth and perhaps right yourself in time to save face and even salvage a couple of flips before you land...

Our other issues are somewhat less important, but still deserve mention. For a start, there is still a tendency to get caught on the scenery from time to time, or literally jammed between a rock and a hard place, bumping back and forward unhelpfully as the camera has a fit - forcing you to press the Back button to right yourself. The cost? Any boost you had stored up. Given that it's a flaw in the game, it's way too high a price to pay. We also have a few harsh words for the occasional 'leap of faith' necessary to find a new area, the distinct lack of signposting around the boundaries, and the camera in general. On that note, we would've liked to see a 'pull it directly behind me' button, particularly, although we're sympathetic on the grounds that SSX 3 uses every button on the pad without exception...

As must be plainly obvious by now, we've invested more time and love in SSX 3 than we've given a whole collection of other games lately. It's just so massively detailed, so thoroughly improved and so gloriously playable that we have to recommend it. We haven't even touched on the multiplayer aspect, which we'll be doing in our PS2 Online review very soon, but to be honest it wouldn't have to be good - the rest of the game is enough on its own.

Sequels are ubiquitous these days, so to find one, which builds so expertly on what's come before, offering enough for old and new gamers alike is truly something to get excited about. If you have a distinct aversion to "baggy pants" sports games or quiver at the sign of complex control schemes then you'll probably want to pass, but even for the most ardent extreme sports enthusiast, this is an essential purchase. And to any actual snowboarders out there currently snorting in derision - get over your preconceptions, because we feel sure you'd take relentless entertainment over realism any day of the week, and that's what SSX 3 offers.

This was very helpful. I love the version of Reality Detached that is on here. Finished Symphony is another one of my favorites. When I first came here I noticed that "System Overload" had an error so I couldn't play or download it sadly but I found it on youTube and was able to get the mp3 from that.If you could find "Downtime" and "Bassinvaders", that would be excellent because those two are harder to find especially "Bassinvaders", I also have those songs as well.Overal l, this is excellent a great way to find the in-game music that I like without having to turn on the dang game just to listen to it

It looks like EA has learned its lesson from the initial announcement trailer for SSX and has decided to take a more varied approach to showcase the new snowboarding game. At its press conference during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, EA showed off a stunning CGI trailer that highlighted the three pillars of gameplay that will be included in the new SSX: Race it, Trick it, and Survive It. 350c69d7ab


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