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  1. Xencur
    4.5
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    EARLY ACCESS REVIEW

    The most fun sports game you'll ever play

    If you, among many more people consider skiing a sport, you would be easily able to consider this the best sports game of all time. Now wait a minute, what the hell are you talking about? A Steam game of no cost beating the likes of FIFA, Madden, and 2K?

    Well, yes. I've played plenty of sports games before and let me tell you none of them come close to competiting with the grandeur of SNOW.

    SNOW starts you off with little information and customization, but rather leads you into a snowy world with just your skiis. The game takes place in a third person view, as you would expect, and this is rather pleasing given the quality. The polish of the appearance of this game is incredible. I have a consumer-grade PC that can run most games fine, but it can only run SNOW on Low at around 45fps. The game at max graphics is breathtaking, and probably the best graphical appearance of any game on Steam.

    Why is SNOW a competitor against the massive sports franchises? It's simple. The gameplay. There are no mindboggling controls, but the game only requires WASD and mouse for switching angles. It's way more satisfying than a console's controller. Another special feature of this game, which I myself have not tested, is the use of VR. Whether this actually works or not, I cannot say, but I would think in VR the game would be even more spectacular.

    Using the keyboard to manipulate your skiier's movement is integral to SNOW and the best part overall. Switching over hilltops and skiing extremely fast at certain points is oh-so-fun. You can do tricks professionals do in real life, and you feel awesome doing them. I have never skiied either, but I can name so many different techniques now.

    There are only a few things SNOW lacks. The first major indifference in the game is it's audio. The audio is simple, but not precise and the ski movements sound choppy. Pair that together with a sloppy and short soundtrack collection, you should probably just mute the game altogether. Another annoying thing about the game is the visibility- at certain parts you can't see whether you are on a hill, it's just too white.

    Other than a few minor annoyances, SNOW delivers and is perhaps my pick for the best sports game on Steam. If you have the computer to run it, you will be amazed by how good it is.

    9/10
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  2. spookymcslave
    2.5
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    Most unstable game ever!?!

    The game is poorly optimised. My PC exceeds the system requirements but I am still getting 15 fps at the main menu and 5 fps in game. As an early access title, this must be fixed.
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  3. 3.0
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    Quite hilarious when you know how to really break it

    Birgirpall's video of SNOW led me to ultimately try this game out. It's a skiing simulator, basically, with hilarious ragdolls when you crash into an obstacle.

    Skiing on the whole is quite fun, though it is kind of hard to master and get right.

    The ragdolls are genuinely the funniest and best part of the game, though. Watching your character crumple and flail in various directions provide rib-tickling laughter moments. These effects become even more pronounced online.

    Unfortunately, online is...well, you cannot really interact with other skiers. Beyond crashing into them, anyway, and causing them to ragdoll out of control.
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  4. 2.0
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    I didn't enjoy

    The graphics were good, but the game instent wasn't good. It was hard to play.
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