Snow-boreding more like...
While SSX has never captured the same sense of realism and sublime control as Nintendos forgotten classic, 1080, a generation of gamers has still been charmed by EAs snowboarding sims as the actions so damned stylish theyre willing to forgive its niggling faults. But while Amped 3 fancies itself as the Tony Hawks of snowboarding, in reality its more like Eddie the Eagle.
Although the games bizarre movie sequences liberally mixing anime, comic books, cheesy educational video footage and sock puppets give Amped 3 a unique personality, it comes across as a ham-fisted attempt to be hip, an attitude thats sure to alienate fans of the chic sport.
The action itself also leaves a lot to be desired the awkward controls arent as simple to use as in previous Ampeds, for example, and the bland graphics never scream next generation making Amped 3 little more than an adequate place-holder while you wait for the next SSX to skid into stores.