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Frank Grimes

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My PS2 has been broken for quite a while now, but with the release of SSX3, Crimson Skies, and Tony Hawk, I'm interested in getting back into gaming after a long haitus. I don't much feel like buying a new PS2 since I'm a fairly poor college student, so will I be satisfied with the game on the Xbox? Same question for Tony Hawk, which I think will probably play a little better than SSX...
 

Rob Speicher

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Very very awkward.

L - Tweak
R - Grab
X - Grab / Turbo
Y - Grab
B - Grab
A - Jump

So whereas on PS2 I hold down turbo almost permanently, it's not possible here. You have to use turbo, jump, perform your grabs (hard doing Experimentals and holding down 3 face buttons), let go of everything, land and then resume turbo.

L should be a grab and X should be Tweak / Turbo, but I'm not sure if it can be changed.

I had absolutely no problems controlling Tony Hawk, however I had no previous experience with it on PS2.
 

Frank Grimes

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Damnit. That's the game I was most looking forward to. Would you say that it wouldn't even be worth getting until I decide to get my PS2 fixed/buy a new one (probably early next year)? I'm going to get the games right now since the deal is ending today, but I won't open it until I'm certain...
 

Rob Speicher

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I just checked, and the extent to which you can change controls is limited. There's two options: Default and Pro.

Default is what I already described, and Pro is:

L - Boost / Tweak
R - Jump
Face buttons - grab

It's a little better, but still as I played a ton of SSX and Tricky on PS2 it takes some time to get used to. It's a good game and if you really want to play it but don't want to buy a whole system for it, you can give it a shot; it shouldn't take too long to retrain yourself.
 

Rob Speicher

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I take it back. I've played for about 5 hours now with the "Pro" button config and it's not at all awkward now. I still prefer the PS2 layout, but it's very playable. I say open it and enjoy it.
 

Frank Grimes

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Thanks. I wasn't going to open it until someone said it was decent enough. Now if I can find time between Tony Hawk and Soul Calibur...
 

David Fisher

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Yeah, the PS2 controller is best for SSX3. I do like the loading times on the XBox and GC versions, though. Quick, quick, quick.

I've been playing the GC version over the past couple of days. If you only have a GC, then I highly recommend the game even though one of the buttons (Grab/Tweak) wasn't mapped to the GC controller. This means that you are limited to a smaller number of tricks, but it doesn't have a negative impact on the overall gaming experience.
 

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