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  • Summary: Developed in close collaboration with Shaun White, Olympic Gold Medalist and eight-time X Games Gold Medalist, Shaun White Snowboarding allows players to enter a world of total freedom, where they can create their own experience and choose how, where, and with whom they want to ride. Open World Mountains: Choose how you ride in open-world mountains across the world. Conquer extreme peak conditions, create your own paths in the back country, or compete with fellow riders in the terrain parks. Your Friends Are Always Around: Play in a world where your friends are always around. Do your own runs on mountains populated by real gamers, or join your friends for a quick session from any mountain. More than Just Snowboarding: Have fun with your friends on and off the board! Throw snowballs, hike to access secret spots, film your friends doing ripping tricks. You can also upload your videos online to share with the world. Ride Your Way: Express yourself through tricks, riding styles, and highly customizable avatars – both in single-player and in the online world. Use the intuitive dual analog control to pull off a huge variety of tricks that express your style. Next-Gen Technology: Built on the Assassin's Creed engine, this game creates a massive world with gorgeous visuals and realistic NPC interactions. This is also the first time a snowboarding game is completely driven by physics instead of animation. Authentic Snowboarding: Ubisoft has worked closely with Shaun White to infuse the gaming experience with authenticity, personality and humor. Shaun is a friend and mentor in the game, and will help you with your skills. And, if you are deemed worthy, you may even be able to play as Shaun in the game. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 48
  2. Negative: 6 out of 48
  1. Shaun White Snowboarding could definitely benefit from some more polish and it's fairly derivative, but its open-ended design and subdued trick system capture the feel of the real sport. Snowboarders will appreciate the ability to play the game how they want, but it's low on flash, so weekend warriors should buy a three-day lift pass for a test run.
  2. 71
    Shaun White Snowboarding is an uneven game that often feels at odds with itself. Still, I had fun making my way down the different mountains and riding with friends.
  3. Much like the previous Sports Snowboarding games on Xbox 360, Shaun White Snowboarding is a slick and presentable title on the surface, which doesn’t have the mastery or depth to guarantee long-term entertainment.
  4. Despite offering a freeform control layout, Shaun White Snowboarding still feels like a pretty standard example of the genre at heart.
  5. "SSX 3" is five years old but still more advanced. SWS is underweight and out-of-date. [Jan 2009, p.64]
  6. Frustrating issues make Shaun White Snowboarding seem less like a downhill rush and more like an uphill grind.
  7. 33
    The game looked promising, as it employs the Assassin's Creed engine and offers an expansive world to explore. But the intimidating controls and lack of direction will scare away anyone hoping for some quick and easy fun, and sports-game enthusiasts looking for the next SSX or a snow-themed Skate won't find it here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. IanJ
    Dec 14, 2009
    9
    The game was overall OK. It has cool maps and lots of acessories. It is a very big game. definatly worth the thirty dollars.
  2. DaveH.
    Nov 18, 2008
    9
    Open ended design is what this game is all about. Explore anywhere on the mountains and ride any slope you see. There are lots of recreational activities to do solo or with friends in the resorts, which is a nice way to expand the action past pure snowboarding. For overall fun, this is a good game to have. According to some reviews, controls are clunky and tough, but I find them intuitive and easy to use. I don Expand
  3. RobertM.
    Nov 18, 2008
    8
    Te scope of the mountain, the terain and the overall ambience are quite beliveable. The default controls are weird but some game option let me change them and the game got a lot more fun and challenging there on. I love the variety of boards and the trick is to get the right one for each competition, thus a bit of snowboarding knowledge always helps out which is nice. The soundtrack and riding sounds are great and the coolest thing: The game accesses in the in-game menu all of my Music playlists!! Wow! Expand
  4. ChristopherS.
    Nov 19, 2008
    8
    Once I read the manual and figured out how to switch the grab and shifty the game became way better. The tutorials are total crap. The controls should have been like this from the start what the hell Ubisoft? Expand
  5. Tyler
    Jan 13, 2009
    8
    Definitely a solid game. Could use some improvements in the story, maybe having some kind of one. But the game play is solid and definitely a blast to play with friends. Expand
  6. J.H
    Nov 24, 2008
    7
    Dudes...I have not seen more BS crap reviews in quite a long time. No, the controls are not rock solid, but they just simply are NOT as bad as some of these weenies complain about. "I keep flipping!" Dude...if you lean forward while going off a ramp, guess what physics...the same physics you complain this game is not adhering to...are going to make your body do? They put "move center of gravity forward" and these bone heads are whinig "it keeps making me fiip when all I am telling it is that I want my center of gravity pused forward as i go off the ramp..." Wow...It is not Amped2, but if you despise the kiddie sillyness of SSX and were utterly devastated by the trainwreck that was Amped 3, this game fills the gap rather nicely. I just truly, truly hope that Ubi doesn't get discouraged by reviewers who have not even played (one review above complains about having to press the A button to 'go fast'. Yah...not really sure what game he played) and accept what this game is: first iteration. If they do that, and tweak it for the next iteration, they could take a solid 6-7 game and spawn a franchise. Of course, mostly likely the jacktards at the review sites will be assumed to have WAY more influence than they ever should have. Expand
  7. Mike
    Jul 19, 2009
    0
    I gave this game a zero because of all the retarded turds giving it a 4 or higer. THIS GAME BLOWS! If you like ssx you will absolutely hate this game. Same goes if you enjoy skate. I would rather play saun palmer's snowboarding that came out like 10 years ago than this crap of a game marketed by plastering a sellout of a snowboarder on the front. THEY HAVE YOU COLLECTING COINS FOR CHRISTS SAKE! SNOWBOARDER SIZED COINS! Collapse

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