Although this is the first SSX game I have bought, and I admit, I was a bit wary at first. However, once I opened it up and started playing, it was beyond what I had hoped.
Graphics: They were beautiful. The detail of the landscapes, characters and the snow as you ploughed through it was amazing. I feel the makers certainly went all out in making this game realistic.
Gameplay: This has to be my favourite part. Using the Wii controller was a bit daunting at first, but once I followed the instructions and played the very useful tutorials, I was soon skiing down the slopes at top speed. The number of tricks available by utilising the Wii Remote and Nunchuck was good. By moving different ways, I found I could always do something different each time I went down the slopes. Plenty of variety.
Terrain: As I previously said, the graphics were excellent when it came to detail of the surrounding landscape and effects. But the intricacy to the actual terrain was wonderful. After so many times playing it, I thought I had been everywhere, but all of a sudden. "What's this?" I found a nice little area which I hadn't seen before. There are lots and lots of semi-hidden slopes for you to find and navigate your way down.
There was only one flaw for me, and that was that the Uber tricks were just slightly too difficult to pull off correctly. But still, I'm sure that after a little more practice, I'll have no bother.
And all this, just on the first mountain. What could come next? I will certainly recommend this game to buy as it uses the Wii Controllers excellently and without too much strain on the arms or wrists to keep going. A definite buy.