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The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Shaun White Snowboarding are lifeless. It's not a bad game; it's playable. But like a fully loaded new Buick, the game isn't exciting, and it's also slow, clunky and aimless. Getting air isn't as fun as you would think.The first sign that things might be bland is that the game abruptly whirls you onto the mountain with little to no explanation as to what's going on. Sure, the game divulges that you're a budding snowboarder working with Shaun White as a mentor, and it's obvious you're playing a snowboarding game. But you're just dumped in the middle of an anonymous downhill run and encouraged to start riding while on-screen text quietly describes the basic controls. The only other problems are, the riding is slow and the subdued tricks are underwhelming. Is there an object to this game? The gist of Shaun White Snowboarding is ... well, I'm not sure. After playing the game for several hours, I didn't know if I was supposed to overtake White as t...
What's Hot: Lots to explore; Snowball fights; Excellent music
What's Not: Underwhelming tricks and speed; Banal graphics; Buggy online