can often be fast and there are places where you can see for
a full mile of tree, rock and various scenic covered snowy terrains.
The added realism comes from the trails left by the borders,
which are smooth, curved and very accurate. The first thing
I noticed next to that was also the spray of snow that throws
itself out from under your board as your swerve one way or the
other. It looks almost exactly like real snow and indeed the
texturing is flawless, this has to be the most detailed looking
snow based game I have ever seen.
move fluid, courses look photo realistic and models are so detailed
that they feel as though they might leap out of the screen at
you. This level of quality places SS far above any other snow
style game on the market to date; it is without a doubt the
best you can buy. What's more it runs fast, just make sure you
have at least an 8mb AGP card that can do 24Bit Rendering and
compliment that with a P2-350, then all should be fine.
The sound effects that accompany the game are also extremely
well tied to the environment and action. There are occasional
ambient sounds that are a little out of place but then that
doesn't really distract from the overall game. The music is
a strange style of rock and to be honest the developers have
stereotyped the style of music boarders listen to from TV. Most
boarders just listen to any music but the advertisements portray
them as hard rock listeners, which they mostly are not.