DEVELOPER DIARY | X360, PS3 Saturday, April 30, 2011 | 3:11 AM

Characters of SSX

Characters of SSX

Here is the fourth dev diary about SSX, this one is dealing with the characters' evolution and returning them to the new game.

Making SSX #4

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Commented on 2011-04-30 04:19:31
the little gameplay snippet at the very end looked promising gameplsy wise but there still isn't near enough colour and craziness. it's just a vast sea of snow, down a boring white mountain...where are the man made structures, the stands housing all the fans, the crazy grind rails, the difficult, but massively rewarding short-cuts, the colour dyed tracks, the wacky elements like loop-de-loops, city tracks or giant pin-ball machines? if this game is all boring white mountains then i'm gonna be brutally disappointed, and based on everything they've shown, i don't see it being anything but.


they used "believable" a few too many times for my liking too. i don't want real world gear, i don't want drab colours. who cared if they wore a Tshirt going down a mountain in past games? it's what gave each character...character. elise just looks boring now, like some over-designed "trying too hard" poser chick. seriously, look at the past iterations of elise on that design board. barely any use of black AT ALL, it was all about bright clashing colours and exaggerated style. "believable" isn't a word i'd associate with the SSX franchise and i dont see why it needs to rear it's ugly head now?

i WANT this game to kick serious ass since SSX was a killer app for me back when the PS2 launched, but the more they show, the more i think it'll be a def jam ICON-like failure. announce that it has an analogue stick trick system and it's dead to me...i predict that'll come in video number 5?
Commented on 2011-04-30 05:23:52
I hope it turns out good. And when anyone mentions def jam icon, my skin crawls a little.....

I hope it never gets as bad as def jam icon.
Commented on 2011-04-30 07:48:01
@Korndog:

Don't you think ur overexagerating a bit here?

If you have played all the games, which I think you haven't, you would know that black as a color is used on almost every character. If it wasn't their primary? then certainly their alternative costumes did. A combination of flashy colors and black.

As a loyal Elise-fan. (Canada rulez!) She has been updated every entry in a very good way. To me she still looks very much herself (including new outfit). Thats what she would wear now in 2011. (its still crazy I mean she's wearing a bat-suit as her alt. outfit)

That last bit of gameplay, actually didn't show anything. The game will be different from other SSX, simply because they can't be releasing the same SSX every entry. This is an era of change/reboots and SSX will go through some changes. It's harsh I know but c'est la vie.

In the end? it's still SSX and no Def Jam. I wouldnt mind if they simplified the game for new gamers. As long as they keep the non-simplified option in there for people who don't need it.

Looking forward to this. (that very first trailer really had me worried but all is good now)
Commented on 2011-04-30 13:37:39
Nice ski wear, really brings out the boobs. These game designers should work in the fashion industry.
Commented on 2011-04-30 14:06:45
Do people actually buy snow boarding games?
Commented on 2011-04-30 14:14:21
@UKhardcore

Most people don't. But SSX is a massive exception for many of us, because the gameplay and the characters are so exceptional to the genre's typical outings. I don't buy sports games, but I buy SSX.

The original SSX was a great launch title for PS2, but SSX Tricky, the sequel, was what really kicked the series into excellence.

Check out the intro for SSX Tricky to get a feel for why everyone loved these games:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieRzD-JIKnE
Commented on 2011-04-30 14:29:59
Wait, are there wingsuit-segments in this game? That would be awesome.
Commented on 2011-04-30 17:19:25
The first great snowboard game was good ole 1080 on the N64. I've always had a chip on my should when it came to sports games because I figured why sit on my couch and do something I could be doing in the yard? But, the game was actually really really fun. It was succeeded by SSX as a ps2 launch title, which was equally amazing. It had great visuals, fun gameplay, and an outstanding soundtrack. The game actually inspired me to try things on the slopes that I wouldn't have normally. In addition it sated my powder-lust in the off season. The series kinda hit a lull for a few installations, but hopefully they'll breathe some new life into it. Little can compare to the "fuck yeah" moment I had flying down the "untracked" course on the first SSX. The purist course with amazing music, here's to hoping they revive this series!
Commented on 2011-04-30 23:56:41 In reply to UkHardcore23
Posted by UkHardcore23
Do people actually buy snow boarding games?
Yes. SSX is one of the best racing franchises of the last few generations.
Commented on 2011-05-01 05:03:15 In reply to candlebougie
Posted by candlebougie
Wait, are there wingsuit-segments in this game? That would be awesome.
I think the wing suits or only for jumping off the helicopter when they drop you off the mountain from a high descents
Commented on 2011-05-01 17:55:46 In reply to UkHardcore23
Posted by UkHardcore23
Do people actually buy snow boarding games?
Seriously, your not very hardcore are you, what do you play just CoD?
SSX is the shit.
Commented on 2011-05-01 18:05:48
Just Cod? Erm Naw! Just have no interest in snow boarding nor do i know anyone who has an interest in Snow Boarding nor do i know anyone that buy's Snow boarding games! I didnt think it would be a genre that sold well, but i guess the emo's and skateboard crew probably buy them.
Commented on 2011-05-01 18:18:55
LOL!
As said in previous posts this appeals to more people than you would think, SSX is the only one i liked since cool boarders 2 on ps1, hate sports games think there shit... but SSX is something else

Emos and skatecrew?... you aint been playing games for long have you.
Commented on 2011-05-01 19:19:18
What gives you that impression? Also you hate Sport games? Crazy!
Commented on 2011-05-02 10:14:21
SSX and coolboarders been round longer than the "emo" crew
Sports games are not my kinda thing, last footy game i was forced to play was a fifa and it had song 2 by blur at the start if i recall, i usually prefer big swords been thrust in someones gut
Commented on 2011-05-03 22:18:03 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
SSX and coolboarders been round longer than the "emo" crew
Sports games are not my kinda thing, last footy game i was forced to play was a fifa and it had song 2 by blur at the start if i recall, i usually prefer big swords been thrust in someones gut
Hey, that was the only FIFA game for me too, with that song! Which one was it? *googles* Fifa 98.
Commented on 2011-05-04 10:54:47 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Hey, that was the only FIFA game for me too, with that song! Which one was it? *googles* Fifa 98.
That was it :) 4 player adaptar was only time my mates used it lol spent a weekend looking for it only to use it for a few hours... good times, game was shit but damn piss up was ace :D

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