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Offline CaseyRyback

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1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« on: October 21, 2003, 06:20:03 PM »
I just heard that 1080 has LAN play! that means playing on the warp tunnel is going to rule and as much as I loved Tricky I think that 1080 may be the way to go.

Has anyone gotten SSX3 yet and is it like Tricky with all the stuff to grind and such and just longer levels or more like a mix of Amped and Tricky

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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2003, 06:25:02 PM »
Both games are completely different...I recommend you get both(like me) if you are a big fan of snowboarding games...
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RE: 1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2003, 06:29:08 PM »
SSX3 is pure arcade madness, 1080 is arcade madness mixed with "OH NO, YOU'RE OFF BALANCE! WIGGLE THE STICK!" *FALLEN OVER*

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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2003, 06:31:14 PM »
I think I may just finally buy Tricky (rented it like 4 times) and buy 1080 for the LAN play even though I hate that hit a button to land properly stuff

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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2003, 06:32:14 PM »
i'm in a position just like you.  Personally I'm gonna wait for IGN to write a review on 1080, then from there I'm going to pick up one of them.  From my impressions, 1080 seems to be slower than SSX and lacks depth.  So right now, my preference is kinda swayed to SSX.  But we're just gonna have to wait (and hopefully the price on it drops down too)

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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2003, 06:34:14 PM »
I am getting a BB adaptor for Christmas and with the warp tunnel it will have to be the other hot game to play over a LAN so thats my only reason for purchasing because if it did not have LAN I would be getting SSX 3

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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2003, 06:59:22 PM »
Tunneling online isn't that special you know.  Feels like playing against the computer since you can't chat or communicate with other players.
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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2003, 07:02:10 PM »
yea that may be but its at least it will keep the game fresher for longer

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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2003, 07:09:37 PM »
I prefer plain-old multiplayer with people I know, but yeah, I guess it does add to the replay value.
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RE: 1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2003, 07:40:02 PM »
I am with SSX 3 all the way.  I found it rather odd that I would choose that route.  But it's the better way I think.  I don't buy sports games because they bore me to death.  Too much realism in a sports game is a real turn-off.  When Tony Hawk came out though, I finally found a game that I enjoyed.  It got beaten to death with sequels, but I did enjoy the basic concept.  When SSX Tricky came out, it was like a godsend.  The game featured a really whacked physics model, and allowed you to do LOTS of stuff you couldn't do in real life.  1080 was always a little too realistic for my tastes.  

Now with the obvious choice between SSX 3 and 1080: Avalanche, I have to go with SSX.  Surprising as it may seem, EA has made the FUN game, and Nintendo has made the realistic game.

Once again, I have to emphasize that I don't look at the rating when buying a game.  I look at how much fun the game will be, and the enjoyment I will get from playing it.  Nintendo has made a game that's realistic in nature (thus an inheritantly higher rating, in spite of the fact that it will probably be rated E), while EA has made a cartoony FUN game.

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RE: 1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2003, 08:01:37 PM »
I will get 1080 cuz it's similar in spirit to games like Wave Race: Blue Storm and Excitebike 64.  I prefer the racing approach, which means you're focusing on following a track, not "leaving" it in favor of spending time in the upper atmosphere.
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2003, 09:05:26 PM »
I just read the IGN comparison of the 3 versions of SSX3, and Gamecube got ranked last

What I was really disappointed was because the Gamecube has fewer buttons than the other 2 consoles, EA opted to remove a bunch of moves from the Gamecube version.  So in essence, it's just a gimped SSX3 whereas Xbox/PS2 get the real full version.  It's probably still fun.. but I'm starting to learn towards 1080.  

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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2003, 12:48:37 AM »
It is my professional opinion that the IGN head-to-head's are a sham.

I believe I may have figured out the formula for how they decide who "wins."

If only one version (for this case, console) has online features, even if they amount to no more than basic multiplayer with strangers or downloading useless crap like skins or (God Forbid) patches, that equals an automatic win.  The rest of the review is them just jabbering and sometimes making stuff up, and in the end Online = win.

Next, barring that it is originally a PC game, Xbox wins.  Usually because of online, but mostly because screenshots of Xbox games look better on their capture equipment, if you get my drift.  Also, usually the Xbox will gain victory because they set the "Standard" for these head to heads Outrageously high.  As in, assuming everybody has a $15,000 home theater system.  I believe this is the first reason this whole head to head thing is fundamentally flawed.  Why don't they try it on an average setup, like just a 19" Color TV? (I'll be generous, I'd allow S-Video to get rid of that "dot crawl" stuff)  Would the results be different? Probably, because then the game would be rated by its own merits instead of cheap resolution tricks, AND I would be able to relate to the review more, as I DO NOT have a $15,000 home theater system.

These heads-to-heads are really tilted to the Xbox, and I am not some gigantic Nintendo fanboy when I say this.  Just a really big one... nevermind, I have proof.  They will try to be current with the head-to-head, and if that means the usually late GC version (saaayyy.. Hitman2) gets left out, so be it.  However, they have no problem waiting half a year for the Xbox versions of Star Wars: Clone Wars and Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee.

If you guys want Insider for these head-to-heads, do yourself a favor, don't.  You could say "Lesse, the Xbox version will win because of online." and be 80% right.  And you should not have to pay for what you can already accurately guess.

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RE: 1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2003, 01:03:50 AM »
Oh, and for my preference, I enjoyed the original 1080 over SSX Trickey, So, unless the game has completely changed form the demo, I think I'll like 1080 Avalanche better than SSX3.  The clothing flapping around in 1080 is just too good to pass up, it's beatif... no... VIEWTIFUL.
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RE: 1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2003, 11:38:31 AM »
Canada ROCKS!

Okay, who am I kidding we suck.

It's not us really, its those arrogant anti-american politicians the East keeps voting into power that give us a bad rep.  The west was all for supporting the US in its war on Iraq, but I guess you guys won't make the distinction and you still won't buy our beef.

Hopefully our next leader will be better at promoting US/Canada relations and we can get back to business, after all is'nt that all that really matters.

Back to topic, I am looking forward to SSX3 having enjoyed 2 a lot, but not sure I will buy either game as I have bought too many games lately, and still have not had much time to play any of them.
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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2003, 07:18:48 AM »
My opinion is far too biased on this to give a fair opinion.  But for the record I think SSX3 all the way.

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RE: 1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2003, 09:20:30 AM »
> The west was all for supporting the US in its war on Iraq

So, are Germany and France now considered middle-eastern, or what?

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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2003, 09:23:31 AM »
France and Germany had legitimate reasons for opposing the war with Iraq, namely huge oil deals.

Anyway, 1080 looks to be a decent game, but I think EA has a bit more experience, and, in my opinion, SSX was a better game than 1080. If I bought sports games at all, I'd probably buy SSX3, especially with all the incredible reviews it's been getting.
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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2003, 09:56:32 AM »
i think when he said the west he meant western canada....im not sure, but thats what i thought it sounded like. france and germany had billions invested in iraq. they opposed the war for nothing more then money. it had nothing to do with being noble or a the war being illegal. they knew america would ask them to forgive the debt iraq owed them when they invaded. and now they will have to forgive it to continue to look noble. they know that this war was the right thing...which is why excluding every non-iraq investing country and and every extremely anti american country supported the war....they didnt all send troops, but they knew that it was for the best. and i will most likely get niether cuz i hate snowboarding!  
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2003, 09:59:04 AM »
I think I agree with you nolimit, but I'm not sure.
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RE:1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2003, 02:38:36 PM »
What's the deal with LAN?  You actually need 4 TV's and 4 GCN's to use it?  Clear this up plz...

By the way, I've never played SSX (but I'm definitely getting my hands on SSX3!) but 1080 was the bomb on N64
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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2003, 02:51:11 PM »
yea can we connect to others over the internet through that spy hting??? because if you can, i may just buy that game to utilize my bb adapter.
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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2003, 04:13:00 PM »
I am going with 1080, I loved the original, and played the demo.  Hopefully NST polishes enough to take it from a good game, to a great game.
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2003, 04:53:02 PM »
yup 1080 is great, ssx is fun but i like 1080
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RE: 1080 Avalanche or SSX3
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2003, 05:58:49 PM »
SSX 3 so far feels like the better game in terms of gameplay.  The races are MUCH larger in SSX 3, like three times as long.  The races in 1080 Avalanche are painfully short.  Plus, SSX3 has an exploration mode that is a real blast.

Yes, 1080 will have LAN play, but SSX 3 seems to be the better game right now.
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