Although we've waited quite some time for the return of the critically acclaimed SSX franchise, some long-time fans are none too happy with the perceived new direction.
And now, with more details leaking out thanks to an EGM unveiling (as noted at GameZone ), the fans might be even more perturbed. If we've forgotten, we're talking about a series that was all about straight-up arcade-style action. There was never anything remotely realistic about it, and that's exactly what we enjoyed. But it seems EA wishes to instill some authenticity into Deadly Descents : there will be 17 regions with 70 randomly generated mountains to attack, but that's not the terrible part. It seems players will have to take notice of the conditions – thin air, extra ice, etc. – and compensate by packing differently. That's right, packing. As for possible returning characters, Elise has only been confirmed thus far and overall, the fans are starting to question EA's new direction. For our part, we have to see a bit of gameplay and get more details before coming to a conclusion; the packing/preparation part might be very minor.
But we just did a piece on franchises that strayed , and we sincerely hope we won't have to add SSX: Deadly Descents to the list…
Related Game(s): SSX: Deadly Descents