Stoked: Big Air Edition (NA)
"For about half the cost of a lift ticket at a major ski resort, Stoked: Big Air Edition's mountains and riding are an authentic representation of what snowboarding is: a canvas for creativity, where finding a perfect line is its own reward." - 1UP.com
Freeride, Compete or ride for the Media and Sponsorship on seven huge mountains in changing weather conditions in Stoked: Big Air Edition! Become the most influential rider in the sport of snowboarding and take a helicopter to ride anywhere. In addition, Stoked: Big Air features two Flipside snowboarding video features from Absinthe Films as an exclusive bonus.
Racing: Race against the world's top riders. Depending on race type, you can race through gates or carve your own route fastest to the bottom.
Marked Trails: Stoked: Big Air makes it easy to find great runs on every mountain. Each mountain includes eight runs with marked and groomed trails, lots of park objects to trick off and on-screen highlighting of kickers and jumps.
Park Objects: Each of the eight groomed runs on each of the mountains now features tons of park objects for players to trick off.
Two New Mountains: Stoked: Big Air includes all five mountains from the original Stoked, plus two new mountains: Laax and K2. Together, these seven mountains give players over 500 square miles to explore. While every mountain has marked and groomed trails, players can also fly their helicopter anywhere to carve their own lines anywhere on any mountain.
Smoother and Faster Riding: We've tweaked all aspects of riding, from camera angles to animations to the sensitivity of the controls, and we've made Stoked: Big Air even faster, with even more Big Air opportunities.
Gorgeous Visuals: Stoked: Big Air is now even more gorgeous, with a new lighting model, post effects, fog, upgraded particle effects, and more.
Two New Pros: Gigi Ruf and Romain de Marchi join Travis Rice, Nicolas Muller, Wolle Nyvelt, Annie Boulanger, and Tadashi Fuse.
Very funSimao20 | Oct. 10, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »
When I had heard about Stoked I was immediately excited. A game thats a snowboard version of EA's Skate series was something I had been looking for since it came out. Low and behold you get that with Stoked. Its visuals are nice to look at, the cool features of falling enough and you'll be covered in snow when you get up is minor but a cool little feature. The game itself uses the right analog if you use your control and you basically snap back and forth to jump and do grabs with triggers and the analogs. Its a great system and works really well. The main complaint I have is that the game itself feels empty, just challenges you do to get points , earn sponsors etc there isn't a whole lot to do other than challenges and unlocking mountains. If you can get past that, its a very fun and enjoyable game.
Self Control required!sergebelanger22 | June 27, 2013 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
In Stoked, there is no attempt to have a story as it is the case in Amped. You select your mountain, you ride. That's what it is all about.
You can ride on 7 different mountains. However, you will have to unlock them all one by one. This is where some people will not like this game. If you are stuck on an event, you will not be able to advance much further. Each event will be locked until you finish almost everything that is available. If you are not able, try again. All the events are feasible though, some will require skills, some require also a bit of luck. Some are very easy, some are very hard. The difficulty is not consistent though the game.
There are different types of events. There are some photos to take, you will need to do specific tricks. In some other cases, you need to gain enough points by doing any tricks. There are also some races, which are the thoughest events in my opinion. Sometimes, they rely so much on luck. There are also sponsors event in which you need to perform the types of tricks that the companies like.
The controls are very accurate, compared to what we are used to in the Skate franchise, to not named it. Also, for the grabs, the controls are very often shown on the screen which ease it for the newcomers and you do not need to open the menu to get to the grab bible, which shows every single trick of the game. On the other hand, if you are not familiar with the sport itself, you might have some hard time knowing the difference between a frontside and a backside. However, you can find almost everything you need in the manual that comes with the game. Or else, you can look on the web. It is all explained.
Graphics look good for a quite old game. However, as it is the case in the snow/skate games, there are several collision bugs, where it will take you few minutes to get out of a rock or a tree. Sound is fairly good, but I must admit that after a while, I prefer listening to the music from my own PC.
Globally, this is a pretty good game for the fans of the genre, but for the others, you might get frustrating more often than not. For over 40 hours of gameplay, it surely needs to be played, moreover knowing the low quantity of snowboard games on the market these days.
Decenthellinperson | May 29, 2013 | See all hellinperson's reviews »
Stoked: Big Air Edition is a skateboarding game. Presentation-wise is okay, the graphics are not bad: weather effects are good, but physics and models aren't that great. The soundtrack is nice and it catches the feeling of skateboarding. The gameplay is solid, it could be better though.