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: