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Average User Score: 7.1Dec 3, 2016I was a little annoyed when the beta was released because I was out of town and didn't get a chance to try the game. However, after watchingI was a little annoyed when the beta was released because I was out of town and didn't get a chance to try the game. However, after watching some gameplay video decided to take a risk and buy the gold version. So far the game has exceeded my expectations.
The graphics look fantastic, and the environments, riders, and snow texture, are all very convincing. The animation is also very smooth and forgiving of collisions (leans arcade without being too silly).
The control scheme takes a little getting used to, but after a couple hours all of the sports become fairly easy to control and allow you to move around the map quite fluidly.
As much as I enjoy leveling myself up, I'm almost having more fun aimlessly cruising around the mountains taking jumps and carving powder. The movement can be deeply satisfying when you get it right, although somewhat frustrating when you get it wrong.
The open world concept works wonderfully well in Steep, and I feel like Ubisoft have created plenty of compelling reasons for the game to be online only, which have been lacking from some of their previous efforts. Initially, I was dubious about them waiting to send out review copies until the title was launched, but now I see that perhaps it was a good decision. The online and social features are critical to the game, and fortunately, all work well and are reasonably intuitive.
I enjoy being in the world of Steep and hope it continues to be developed.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Apr 6, 2013It's about as intuitive and welcoming as an old copy of Microsoft Access, but CiM2 has a surprising amount of charm beneath its busy GUI. TheIt's about as intuitive and welcoming as an old copy of Microsoft Access, but CiM2 has a surprising amount of charm beneath its busy GUI. The main engine has had an overhaul and unlike Glassbox it doesn't suck and ruin the game. After a couple hours you'll get a feel for the logic of game and sort through the idiosyncrasies of the typically European design. It's not perfect and the first patch should iron out some of the quirks but it's certainly a deeper, better looking and more satisfying game than the original.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.2Mar 11, 2013Server, DRM and Region issues aside, the GlassBox engine simply isn't very good right and can't keep up with extended game play. Casinos, massServer, DRM and Region issues aside, the GlassBox engine simply isn't very good right and can't keep up with extended game play. Casinos, mass transit, garbage/recycling are broken and the path-finding is appallingly bad. If someone with DLC abandons a city then you can't claim it because you haven't paid the extra $20 to use it. This is brutal because now there's a dead city and nothing you can do to fix it (good luck building a great work or commuting). There's so many other little problems with the inherent game play that it's obvious they shipped it before it was ready. Let me repeat these are core game problems and not just flaky servers.
Now don't even get me started on the servers, drm and regions...What a mess...… Expand