Steep, As Told By Steam Reviews

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Now that the servers are finally live in Australia, people have been able to let loose on the slopes of Ubisoft's latest open world: the extreme sports racer Steep. And so far, people are pretty chill about it.

What's intriguing about Steep, compared to other Ubi titles at least, is how quickly and how relaxed it is about letting you loose in its snowy world. The in-game tutorial for the actual controls is basically a 30 second video, and the remainder of the first hour is a simple instruction in understanding how to get from one challenge to another.

And that's it: beyond that point, you're free to do as you please. And players have given Steep props for doing precisely that, giving them a well optimised in-game world with zero loading screens and minimal frustrations as they retry the same challenges and lines over and over.

The main criticisms have been the price - which at $US60.95 isn't unreasonable, although you can get it cheaper - and some jankiness with collisions and jumping. Even the negative reviews have largely given Ubi a thumbs up for the optimisation, however, which is pretty good news given how some PC ports have turned out.

Here's what people are saying:

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Comments

    Bring back the golden days of snowboard video games. Supreme Snowboarding aka Boarder Zone.

    To have a descent game like that again. Sigh....

      Growing up mine would have to be 1080 man that game had a high skill cap towards the end of the game. Being a 9 year old trying to land a 1080 was truly frustrating and only landed 3 im pretty sure lol.

        I did it once and only once ;_;

        (pretty sure it was entirely accidental too :^])

        Frustrating was a good word for that. Supreme Snowboardings pre spin mechanic was the best one out there.

        I liked 1080p but it was more of a stress than a relaxing game after a big day snowboarding.

    I'm thinking this really seems to have the feel of the old SSX games but with more to do. I loved those games.

    Now they just need to drizzle some SledgeStorm on top and we'd have a truly amazing game :)

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