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SSX: Deadly Descent domains registered by EA

Tuesday, 9th November 2010 10:57 GMT By Johnny Cullen

SSX

Please. Let something come out of this.

Super-sluth Superannuation has spotted new domain registrations in relation to SSX.

The EA snowboarding franchise – which has been, quite frankly, long overdue for a sequel – was last seen with Blur in 2007 for Wii.

Domains found by SA include:

  • DeadlyDescent.com
  • DeadlyDescents.com
  • SSXDeadlyDescent.com
  • SSXDeadlyDescents.com
  • SSXFirstDescent.com

It was rumoured that Criterion Games were developing a new title in the series earlier this year, but the developer strongly denied it on Twitter soon after.

Thanks, SCRAWL.

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  1. Fin

    Er, decent or descent? ;)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    Dear EA,

    I would like a new SSX please with no gimmicks, no Kinect, Move, 3D etc… Just good ol’ SSX.

    Thanks, much love xxx

    #2 4 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    Wait… Didn’t Superannuation shut down?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    @3 – Yeah. He’s still going on Twitter, though.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    Glad to hear :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    Oh fuck yes.

    Just, fuck yes.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. onlineatron

    Was the previous rumour about a Criterion SSX game dismissed?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    Yeah. I’ll find the tweet if I can, but they strongly denied it.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Mourinho

    Yes!Yes!!YES!!!!
    But I want something like SSX/SSX Tricky – not open world shit with ski like SSX on Tour…
    Closed, crazy tracks FTW.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    Thats really awesome :D finally.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    I’d like to see good distinct courses – none of this open mountain crap – give me variety. Move and Kinect? I’d like to see them implemented as an option. Concentrate on the core control method of pad though.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. onlineatron

    @9
    Gotta be SSX Tricky or 3 innit.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Epic Fool

    Good morning! :D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    This could be the best news of this gen for me. SSX Tricky is hands-down my favourite PS2 game. Hell, it’s the reason I keep my PS2.

    However, it could easily be the biggest letdown of this gen.

    First off I didnt really like SSX3 and 4. The bland expanse of identikit mountainside bored the hell out of me, and no amount of awkard, frustrating collectables could change that.

    I wanted the vibrant thrill of Tokyo Megaplex and the precision score attack of Garibaldi, but instead they gave me the trudgy tedium of a snowy moor tilted at 45 degrees. The challenge? To stay awake all the way down the ..zzz.zzzzzz….

    Secondly, Criterion. They took my 2nd favourite PS2-era game (Takedown) and made a Burnout game that was absolutely nothing like Burnout, swapping all the things that made Burnout great (Crash zones, multiplayer Roadrage, distinctive track design and a strong career progression) for a bland expanse of identikit roads with naff all direction or structure.

    The name ‘Deadly Descent’ does not invoke a series of distinctive themed courses designed for trick highscoring, it invokes a bland expanse of identikit mountainside.

    I’m setting my expectations low to avoid dissapointment. I just don’t think devs have the balls to admit that openworld is not suited to games like this.

    Old skool baby, old skool is the way forward.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. elronathon

    Oh this would be so ace, SSX Tricky was all I played on my GC for months. It was so addictive, even playing through over and over with each character…which I hadn’t done with a game since Tony Hawks 2. The sense of empowerment when you mastered the trick system made the game pretty damn compulsive playing.

    I kept meaning to pick up the Wii one, particularly since it’s so damn cheap now. Is it worth a crack?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Gadzooks!

    @15

    SSX Blur was the weakest SSX so far, in my opinion.

    The controls were pretty terrible. Having to draw shapes in the air to perform ubers was slow and vague.

    The other problems were the same as in SSX3 and On Tour:

    1) The precise fixed-length tricks of Tricky were replaced with the wooley ‘hold it as long as you dare’ mechanic.

    2) No distinctive courses.

    With button controls it would probably be on par with SSX3 or 4.

    It should be VERY cheap now though. Worth checking out at least, you may end up liking the controls.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. elronathon

    @Gadzooks! Cheers for that, might just pop Tricky in the ol’ Wii then and revisit that instead!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    If it’s anything like SSX1, Tricky and/or SSX3, I will die happy.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. MushroomStamp

    All this tricky talk makes me wish it was on XBL or PSN for download.. ;( I agree with the rest of ya.. Tricky was the best, then the open world boredom killed it… CRAZY tracks not realistic is where the fun is… TOkyo Megaplex :) Hells yeah

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Gadzooks!

    @19

    I’d be quite happy with an HD remake of Tricky too. Just needs online leaderboards to be perfect.

    @17

    You know i had completely forgotten that tricky was on the GC. For several reasons I’m kicking myself for trading in my Wii. :(

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Anders

    Please let this happen.

    #21 4 years ago