14th Jun 2003 | 15:39
GTA: Vice City, Tony Hawk's 4, Zelda: The Wind Waker! None of us can get enough of the brilliantly addictive buzz that fully free-roaming gameplay provides.
EA's super-cool extreme snowboarding series has got with the programme and given us what we've been begging for since it burst flamboyantly onto the scene on PS2 back in late 2001.
In SSX 3 there's an entire mountain for you to explore and hurt yourself on. No fixed routes, no restrictions, just freedom.
Unleash the beast
Steam down the mountainside and hunt for tricks venues, giant halfpipes, insane rail parks, race courses, and tons of funky hidden collectables. There's heaps of free-form action to enjoy. But if you can't contain the ultra-competitive monster that's scratching on your insides and fighting to get out, you can release it in any of over 100 all-new slippery challenges.
However, you'll need to master the vast collection of mental new Uber Tricks if you're dead set on becoming a a serious contender in the world of SSX 3. Now you can perform these mega-moves on rails, and link massive trick combos with Press Tricks, which are like the Manual stunts in the Tony Hawk's games.
Four new boarders join the crew of crazy old SSX favourites: a Swedish nutter called Viggo, Gridd - a 12-year-old snowboarding genius, wild man Nate, and another super-sexy rider known as Allegra.And in true SSX style EA has secured a line-up of top artists to provide a thumping soundtrack, including the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age and the best band in the world at the moment, N.E.R.D!
More on this snowboarding stunner over the coming months.