|Spoiler alert: It totally did.|
And the sound track, a staple of the old games, is still super fun. It fades into the background, offering a radio-like atmosphere to your playtime, and is not annoyingly repetitive. And, of course, when you get into Tricky mode it plays the one song that you want to hear: It's tricky to rock a rhyme to rocky a rhyme that's right on time it's triiicckyyyyyy... Thank you, Run DMC... I can not hear your song without wanting to go super-uber.
|Finding a crazy long rail and grinding down the entire face of the mountain is |
definitely one of the top experiences in this game
So the game has the look, the sound, the fun... Sounds perfect! What could possibly be missing? Oh, multiplayer. Yeahhh.. There is a really fun option called RiderNet where it links up everyone playing the game and you can compete against each other in races, trick competitions, and survival events. This is so fun! I mean, it is totally upsetting to play a trick event and get 3 million points when the top scorer has 21 million (how?!)... but still really fun. What's not really fun? Being able to actually play, side by side, with a friend. You can't just pick a run and do it together. This was how I spent college! This is what I looked forward to! Shredding that fresh white powder with Debbie all over again... and that dream was taken from me. You can, and are encouraged to via RiderNet, compete against your friends best scores on the events. Your friend has a "ghost" that plays down the mountain as your opponent. So at least there's that.. I just want to actively play with someone. Boo to you, game, for taking away multi-player fun.
All in all though, this game has lived up to the hype that we here at Achievos bestowed upon it. I still have fun playing it, even when I feel like I suck at it. And even though I got totally rage-y over some of the more difficult deadly descents (kind of the "boss battles" of this game), I still kept going back for more. It is so fun, and so worth your money. Get this game! And then add me as a rival. I shall shred your ghosts to pieces!