Friday, February 17, 2012

Played Lately: SSX 3

  • As I threatened back in this post, I broke out my original Xbox and started playing SSX 3 again.

  • To be fair, this wasn't hard to do. When we moved into the new house, I specifically set up a retro-gaming setup in my loft. I have an NES, PS2, and Xbox all hooked up to an old CRT television that's still hanging on. And amazingly enough, everything still works. Sure, the NES is a little finicky about loading cartridges, but the Xbox runs like a dream. And the games don't look half bad.

  • Whenever I come back to SSX 3, I start a new profile so that I can ease into the game. And then I always pick Elise and start racing. Always Elise. I guess I'm not a fan of the other characters.

  • I'm not sure if I'm getting to old, or if I'm too long out of practice, but it was a real challenge to play initially. I barely remember any of the race shortcuts or the best stunt points. And I couldn't react fast enough to pull off more than simple tricks. After a couple of hours, my hands started to remember some of the old ways and I didn't feel like a complete embarrassment.

  • It won't be long now before the new SSX comes out. I'm hoping to see several of you on my RiderNet feed as well. But until then, SSX 3 is going to keep me company just fine.

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1 comment:

  1. I have a massive switchbox hooked up to my TV (a CRT TV, yes I'm still in the stone age). I have a 360, a X-box, a Gamecube, a PS2, a Dreamcast, a DVD/ VCR combo player and two open slots I occasionally use for an N64, a Genesis, or a Nintendo. I also have the audio output running through a decent stereo system (not surround sound though, I can't be bothered to put little speakers all around my living room). And I use this glorious entertainment center largely to stream shows off of Netflix.