SSX RiderNet by EA Sports
By Electronic Arts
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Compete on your schedule with the official companion app for EA SPORTS SSX. By using this app, you will be constantly connected to the online world of SSX.
What you can do with the App:
•Track the real-time, in-game scores and times of your friends and rivals
•Send messages to your friends from the app, and have it show up on their console
•Keep track of your standings in Global Events when you’re nowhere near your console
A modern day reinvention of one of the most critically acclaimed arcade franchises of all-time, EA SPORTS™ SSX will allow players to experience the franchise’s signature fun and adrenaline-packed gameplay across iconic mountain ranges all over the world.
Using NASA topographical satellite data, we’ve mapped out a Massive World for players to explore. Throughout nine expansive mountain ranges, SSX packs reality-defying gameplay into every run letting players Race, Trick, and Survive down huge open mountains. In addition, Explore, Global Events and RiderNet - SSX’s recommendation engine - headline an online feature set that will revolutionize social competition for gamers, making it fun and easy to compete with friends on your schedule.
One of the most critically-acclaimed titles coming out of E3, SSX is now featured on 14 ‘Most Anticipated Games of 2012’. SSX launches on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game system on February 28 in North America and by March 2 in the rest of the world.
This app is a fantastic idea, however it needs work. I award five stars to the idea, not the app. It should have the ability to check certain drops, not just every score any of your friends have scored ever. Add inertia to the scrolling. It also needs to update faster, I'm not sure why it is this slow when all other apps are working fine in conjunction with the internet. Again, wonderful idea I will keep it on my iPod and use it from time to time, but I hope as the developer, If you end up seeing this, you will have the dedication to make this app fill the rest of the potential it definitely has. Together, this app and the game ( if improvements are made to the app in an update ), this SSX can be a truly memorable experience to enjoy with friends while competing online and aiming for the highest score, and it can be a milestone in gaming for its community. I can't wait for the update!
Good but Limited
The app is good, but it's kinda limited unfortunately. On the Wall, the entries are there but everyone has the same player icon (I'm not sure if it matters but I play on PS3, maybe they show up for Xbox players?). So what's the point of the icon then?
The Global Events tab is useful. It shows your score, current bracket, and time remaining. Touch it and it slows the minimum scores for each bracket. It's great to keep up with events away from the game, but the events disappear when the close, so you can't see where you were in the final standings.
The friend list is pretty useless. It's just an alphabetical list and there's no way to tell who is online at that moment... and touching their entry just brings up the message box. No other options. No profile details or anything.
This feels like version 0.5 of this app. There's even a scrolling glitch. Hopefully updates are already in the pipeline...
Forget those freak complainers!
Idiot reviewers! Sheesh. It does exactly what it says it can do, they are just complaining cuz no one listens to them, because they complain so much.
But, I think its a really cool concept to keep track of your competition on the go, so you can mentally prepare to PWN them back without being surprised and bamboozled with shock when you sign on your console and then lose your thunder from sudden anxiety. Plus, it will keep you in touch with those you both love and hate on a daily basis. Figure out their strategy, plan a surprise attack in the morning, or even just send them a positive message about how hard they're going to get pwned after you dump.
Boo-ya EA, Boo-ya.
- Category: Social Networking
- Released: Mar 05, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 3.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
- © 2012 Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.