When Ubisoft offered some products for review, I was intrigued by one named “Steep” and offered to review it for them. They sent me a copy. Now, I thought this would be an interesting type of game that could offer my gamer girl some exciting locals of high mountains and steep ranges, so that she could have fun with summer sports without breaking her neck or the budget.
However, my take on this was wrong! This is not a kid’s game, or a little “let’s go see an awesome view” video.
This is a hardcore gamer’s version of winter sports …and more! know, because my husband, who IS a hardcore gamer, plays it.
Thanks goodness the kids are at school when he’s on this game because it’s an “8” on the cuss meter!
The game jumps right into activity from the outset as you jump, ski and board your way down the Swiss Alps. You start off mountain jumping in a wing suit. What’s really cool is that you go through all this activity in luscious, snow-capped steep mountainside. It took a few flops early on before getting an accurate take on how to maneuver the controls, but there are guides that push you through.
Review of Steep for Playstation 4
The scenery was incredible. You can join challenges that you discover along the way, and race against others online. That’s the main thrust of the game. You can go down and around any way you like, without being forced into repetitive courses that you must conquer. You also have to be online to play. Some might consider that a con, but we thought that was one of the coolest parts of this game.
You can also create your own lines down a mountain, then share them with others, which is pretty neat.
There was not enough instruction on jumping. We watched the video tutorial, but would have liked more direction on how to jump, especially how to do tricks. Also, while it was challenging, there wasn’t much to see if you’re not on Playstation VR yet.
A solid “C+” without the VR experience. Probably a “B+” or better with VR. We have to really put one of these on our purchase list! So if you, like me, are suffering from a severe loss of winter weather (where IS the snow?), Steep can help you catch up with extreme action gaming.
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