Oh Sebastian: Amped 3

Sebastian is the Zen Bear on the left.

So finally I can talk about this game called Amped 3 that nobody liked. I’ve had such a bad SSX withdrawal ever since its third installment. During this drought, SSX went with a more kid friendly route and released games for Nintendo consoles, which I did not have.  In its place, all that was left was Amped 3, and at the time, it was Xbox360’s only arcade snowboarding game. I decided to pick it up against all the negative reviews.

Remember in that Superman 64 game where you had to “solve your maze” by flying through rings, well, this game has the same gimmick. Some of the challenges require you to follow a very strict path that is pretty hard to do on a snowboard with its loose mechanics. Then it required you to pass through rings in sometimes strange locations, especially if they are in the air. If you missed one ring it is game over and you have to restart. I really think this one feature made everyone absolutely hate the game.

So to all of you future snowboard game developers, rings suck!

As for Sebastian, he’s pretty cool, he’s like this extreme pacifist with a surfer mentality. Yes he’s pretty big but the bear lovers won’t mind him at all. Unfortunately for me, he just never takes off those goggles. I’d really like to see what he actually looks like.

This is actually Johan, his name is different in the screenshot since I had to create a new game. Normally you can not wear this outfit so early in the game, which is a shame because the earlier cutscenes have nicer angles.

I love me some homosexual subtext, but this one was very apparent, until he ruined it.

2 Responses to “Oh Sebastian: Amped 3”

  1. Len October 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    I am going to show you my special place, Mike… It will totally make you zen. c; Oooh, that was so bad.

    • barachan October 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

      Special place ;3

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