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Tricky DLC Hinted At For SSX

Does it make the game good?

I’ll spare you my thoughts on EA’s 2012 SSX release – Peter’s review is TSA’s official stance on the game – but it’s fair to say that it’s not nearly enough like Tricky.  In fact, it’s not like Tricky at all, and that makes it a bit rubbish.  The fact that I thought it was a bit rubbish anyway makes it more rubbish.  Especially for an SSX game.

But, whatever, I’m ruining my thought sparing.

The point is that the game only hints at past titles here and there, but news has hit the TSA Towers late night news desk that suggests this is about to change.  Tricky DLC is – most likely – on the way, even if it’s currently only limited to costumes for the characters, and not – say – decent handling, decent track design, and decent music.


So what’s happening?  Well, jigsaw pieces have started to appear, and when you put them all together they start to form a big picture (that’s normally how these puzzles work, I know) which suggests EA have got some DLC lined up that’s aimed at long term fans of the series.  You can see the current progress in the image above.

  1. McProley
    Since: Aug 2011

    I share your view on this Alex, I may be tempted to buy it though if the DLC splits the game into a more retro side

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 22:43.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Such a shame the on on the PSN is SSX On Tour an not SSX3 or Tricky… Still, at £7.99 it’s much better than this condescending experience.

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 12:05.
  2. hol
    Since: Oct 2009

    It seriously needs a properly multiplayer mode! In fact, it’s pretty much died after the first month, an 8 player proper online would’ve seriously lengthened its life. Bloody shame & wasted opportunity :(

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 23:05.
  3. jonny_bolton
    Chooses The Impossible
    Since: Oct 2008

    My problem with 3 was that the whole “open world/off piste” thing was nowhere near as fun as the adrenalin rush of Tricky. Granted I haven’t played the new SSX, but from that trailers that was the impression I got of this game. More 3 than Tricky. And that’s why it wasn’t an early purchase for me, and is still sitting on my “to buy” list.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 23:21.
  4. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Encouraged by some recent comments i’ve read, i went and bought this today, half price luckily. I played for around 90 mins and so far it’s ok in places but nothing like the game i would have liked it to be. If the dlc has courses from Tricky i’ll be interested – at a reasonable price.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2012 at 23:58.
  5. colossalblue
    Team TSA: Editor
    Since: Forever

    Oh god, that was the review I wrote two different times, whilst heavily medicated and delirious with flu. I’d completely forgotten about it.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 00:53.
  6. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    I must be the only person whose never played Tricky, I joined the series at 3 and thought On Tour was a jarring departure at first but then grew to love it. I also love the new SSX, I’d like to see older tracks and multiplayer races, but maybe that can wait for a whole new game.

    My major worry with the current SSX is that it’ll be seriously boring in a few years when no ones playing anymore. The Rider Net formula works right now, but by design it can’t really endure, unlike all of the other SSX games.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 07:01.
  7. Killgore81
    Since: Mar 2009

    I know several people, including myself who would have bought this at release if it had split screen and/or been more like Tricky.

    Now I’ll just wait for the whole lot of DLC to come out on disc and pick it up out of the bargain bin.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 07:27.
  8. scavenga
    Since: Jul 2009

    I agree with the author and most of the comments here. I gotta say, I’ve bought the game, and while I’ve enjoyed it more than I did SSX3 (for the two hours I’ve played it so far) a costume pack really isn’t gonna cut it when it comes to saving the SSX franchise at this point.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 07:44.
  9. Boomshanks
    Since: Dec 2008

    Says he’ll spare you his thoughts on SSX. Gives his thoughts anyway.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 09:10.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      You do not want to see his thoughts in full.

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 12:48.
  10. Rocket_345
    Since: May 2010

    I’ll happily buy this. Bring in Luther, Marty along with some vintage costumes. Maybe even a few classic tracks, and a proper multiplayer mode and you’ve got me handing over some cash.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 10:21.