Steep: Road to Olympics Game Review

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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December 7th, 2017

Content Editor, Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast


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On December 7, 2017
Last modified:December 7, 2017

Summary:

Steep: Road to the Olympics brings enough to the table for the price and should tide fans over until the next snowboarding title. The expansion is a solid little Christmas stocking filler for people needing a taste of the iconic Winter Games, without the real dangers and costs.


Reviewed by:
Rating:

3
On December 7, 2017
Last modified:December 7, 2017

Summary:

Steep: Road to the Olympics brings enough to the table for the price and should tide fans over until the next snowboarding title. The expansion is a solid little Christmas stocking filler for people needing a taste of the iconic Winter Games, without the real dangers and costs.

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Steep Road to Olympics Game Review

Extreme Sports releases have been quietly disappearing from the market, with studios affair to push audiences into crazy situations. Both Tony Hawk and SSX pioneered in bringing together robust experiences for fans. They were fresh air in the industry so fixated on boring sports, and not pushing for unusual events. I fell in love with the insane world of sports, as the video games allowed me to be transported into dangerous environments without the risk of death.

Ubisoft’s Steep was sadly a forgotten entity at launch, but the studio's attempts at reviving the genre didn’t go unnoticed. The game had a massive scope and allowed users abilities to ski, glide and snowboard trough snow based locales. It was the most ambitious titles for the current generation consoles, finally pushing extreme sports for the modern-day crowd.

It’s a while since the last standalone Olympic experience, but can the Ubisoft studio make it work within the Steep engine. Does it hit the right areas? Or utterly fail at bringing the classic winter games to audiences. ComiConverse reviews Steep: Road to the Olympics

Credit: Ubisoft

Steep has garnered a strong following with several communities adopting, the massive open world and its winter assets. Couple months have passed, and the latest expansion, Steep: Road to the Olympics is set to bring Winter Olympic Sports into the mix. After a long break from video game releases, the Winter Olympics are coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Steep: Road to the Olympics is a dependable addition to the base game, allowing partake in Pyeonchang 2018 events and add a distinct flavor to Ubisoft's 2016's release. The new activities include Cross, Downhill, Super-G, Slalom, Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom. I for one enjoyed the Salaom events, as they require patience and right timing while gliding through checkpoints. These functions allow Steep to breathe and give players new experiences.

Freestyle modes are included, which allows players to accustom open world events as Big Air, Halfpipe and Slopestyle have been added. Giving more options for competitive play over the internet, with new scoring changes to carter for strict rules within the Winter Olympics.

Credit: Ubisoft

Korean regions have been added, which give various new landscapes to adventure on and learn tricks. Specific areas of Japan are inserted in the DLC which include Hakuba and Zao (Hakuba and Daisetsuzan). All bringing along new challenges and mountain stories which expand upon to base game regions.

The most magnificent addition to Steep: Road to the Olympics is the Story Mode, which allows players to become a famous athlete in the sport. It is filled with following events and training the game also features some great video interviews which give it an authentic tone. Three disciplines are included, and you can earn some medals which provides some replay with ability into the Become a Legend story mode. Steep: Road to the Olympics adds some new licensed music, gameplay tweaks, and even animation improvements.

New areas and game modes are welcome to the already liberal base, and additions give more reason to jump back on the slopes. Steep’s latest expansion is more of the same, and that is not bad, giving audiences more extreme sports action for the winter season.

Long-term fans should have a solid few hours on slopes. Steep: Road to the Olympics brings enough to the table for the price and should tide fans over until the next snowboarding title. The expansion is a solid little Christmas stocking filler for people needing a taste of the iconic Winter Games, without the real dangers and costs.

Steep: Road to the Olympics

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Steep: Road to the Olympics brings enough to the table for the price and should tide fans over until the next snowboarding title. The expansion is a solid little Christmas stocking filler for people needing a taste of the iconic Winter Games, without the real dangers and costs.

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