Kotaku, hands on with SSX

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First impressions when starting a run down the virtual mountains of Blur: they’ve got some nice lighting, looking directly at the sun at the top of the slope makes for some beyond-Gamecube graphical effects; this is hard to control, using the nunchuk for movement, the Wiimote for tricks; I don’t get it; I keep falling down, followed by some violent controller shaking; wait, I think I got it; I GOT IT!; this is pretty damn cool!

Like many Wii games, in SSX Blur, maneuvering a snowboarder (or skier) with the two-handed control scheme takes some getting used to. But you’ll find your hands, eyes and brain synching up quickly, changing your thought process from “How in the hell am I supposed to do this?” to “I can’t believe I just pulled that off.” I was nailing Ubertricks to the surprise of SSX Blur devs in no time.

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  • shanoboy

    I can’t wait to try this.

    I have a question for anyone. I recently got a new tv, the new one is a 37 inch while my last was 26 inch. Now the Wii controls are horribly shaky and on Wii Play where pointing accurately is crucial the games are extremely hard to play. Anyone else experice this while transitioning to a larger tv set?

  • shanoboy

    I can’t wait to try this.

    I have a question for anyone. I recently got a new tv, the new one is a 37 inch while my last was 26 inch. Now the Wii controls are horribly shaky and on Wii Play where pointing accurately is crucial the games are extremely hard to play. Anyone else experice this while transitioning to a larger tv set?

  • somatix

    I have had some issues with this as well. I would recommend moving the sensor bar, either put it on its stand or take off the stand and try it. You should also try putting it above and below the TV, just remember that you have to adjust the sensor bar placement in the Wii settings. Anyway, SSX looks good, although it seems to be a love it or hate it with the controls. I will probably pick it up, I have confidence in my Wii controlling ability :)

  • somatix

    I have had some issues with this as well. I would recommend moving the sensor bar, either put it on its stand or take off the stand and try it. You should also try putting it above and below the TV, just remember that you have to adjust the sensor bar placement in the Wii settings. Anyway, SSX looks good, although it seems to be a love it or hate it with the controls. I will probably pick it up, I have confidence in my Wii controlling ability :)

  • shanoboy

    Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone. I found getting further away from the tv helps! Pretty much though, having a big tv means having to be better at handling the wiimote.

  • shanoboy

    Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone. I found getting further away from the tv helps! Pretty much though, having a big tv means having to be better at handling the wiimote.

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