It is possible to, perhaps, argue that the dedication SSX 3 puts towards the creation of a massive mountain with seamlessly connected courses and areas ends up leading it to have a somewhat small number of tracks, as the game carries slightly less than twenty of those. Nevertheless, such a complaint hardly holds when faced with how big and impressive the title feels. Where most sports games often rest on previously acquired laurels and are satisfied with implementing a few alterations in order to justify a sequel, SSX 3 goes the other way. Sure, at heart, it still presents the mixture of thrilling races and exaggerated arcade features the franchise is known for. Yet, the work it does in terms of world-building is so stunning and pushes so many boundaries that its scope still comes off as utterly flooring.

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