I was a big fan of the old ssx games on the ps2 and all i can say is how well this game has been made so that older fans of the series can recognise it as it used to be but for newer fans the amount of depth that the game goes into is amazing.
You earn credits for competing in races etc that you can use to buy equipment such as outfits and boards, however so players can't just get the best items straight away the items are limited to each character and the items you are shown are only shown four at a time and are completely random ( for example one time you could see a rare but costly board whereas after finishing a race and starting a new one totally different boards are available to buy).
A new game mode has been introduced instead of a standard online race where players pay credits to compete in races such as trick races, race races and survival races. the aim is to complete the objective (fastest time, highest trick score etc) in the highest bracket you can (from bronze to diamond). the better you do, the better bracket you fall into, therefore meaning the more you get paid. there is sooo much more depth that in this short review i cannot go into much detail about such as mods that you can purchase to give your character a boost in speed tricks or boost etc for one race only, and other equipment such as oxygen tanks, ice picks etc etc, but all i can say is buy the game, if your a fan of the ssx series or you like what im saying about it in the review then get it as i cannot recommend it more, easily one of my favourite xbox 360 games and i had the console for around 3 years.
The insane way ssx used to be has stuck here aswel which i'm really glad about, but the new features really stand out and make it even better than it used to be. Geotags which are tags that players can earn in game or purchase let players lay down tags on tracks that other players can see and try and take to earn credits, however the longer your geotag stays without being captured, the more credits you get. you can have geotags staying on maps for days, even weeks before a player manages to find it and capture it in race. Additions like this and the extra detail to character customisation and character levels which they earn through xp makes this game a must have for ssx fans, snowboard game fans and competitive gamers alike.