4 A more mature spin on snowboardingPeteWattsUk | 07/12/2008 | See all PeteWattsUk's reviews (12)Unlike previous attempts such as Amped 3 or the SSX Tricky to recreate the thrill of snowboarding which tuned into the sub culture and "zanyness' of the sport, Shaun White attempts a more mature approach whilst having the odd passing resemblance to the more outlandish take on snowboarding.This game rewards patience and exploration, it has an initial emphasis on finding a collecting coins which gradually provide outlandish powers evolving the game away from its more humble sensible start. This will not be to everyones liking - as Banjo has taking cart racing and turned it into a platformer, so Shaun White has taken snowboarding and done the same.It also has an excellent online 'Burnout Paradise' approach to multiplayer which as with most of the game gets better the more you put into it. Get a group of mates online and you can have a blast. The online community at time of writing seem to reflect the more adult approach and itys refreshing to go online and not have a wave of 12- 16 year old singing, swearing and generally acing like teenagers for a change.So if your a gamer who liked skate, or amped 3 and is happy to chat online and share tips etc with other snowboading fans then this is well worth an investment.If however you like snowboarding games that let you jump miles high, have fireworks in the sky as you perform impossible moves and use the term Rad, Stoked or wacky every few seconds then give this a miss.An excellent if short soundtrack rounds off a game that will probably be overlooked by those craving an instant hit. But dig a littler deeper and you wont be dissapointed. Once the thrilll of killing Locust has worn off I know this will have the longevity to stay on my hard drive for many months.