Steep’s review: Road to the Olympics

bisoft continues to confirm a company very attentive to its production, determined to support its titles in the long term. Steep, in fact, has always been a rather niche product and it is surprising to see so much care placed in a videogame destined to the hands of a few players, pampered exactly like the huge army that every year instead enjoys with the Far Cry or Assassin’s Creed .

However, we are not faced with the usual load of additional challenges to face or unpublished clothes to decorate our virtual alter ego, a choice that would have turned up their noses more, but rather a new adventure to be experienced in first person, with lots of plot, if we can define it, in linear development. The main subject? Obviously the Olympics!

We return to the snow with the review of Steep: Road to the Olympics


By completing the PyeongChang Olympics and winning the gold in the three disciplines available you will have already completed almost all the trophies available, with the exception of the medals for the disciplines in Japan that will require a few extra minutes. In total we find a golden trophy, two silver and three bronze, the completists will have no difficulty in collecting them all.


Even if you put Steep aside for the whole summer, maybe even with something more appropriate to the Saharan temperatures this year, you have nothing to worry about: Road to the Olympics, once installed, is easily distinguished from all contents earlier, taking the right place in Steep’s global globe.


From the practical menu you can thus arrive with a few clicks to the mountains of Asia and the challenges set for the occasion. The new DLC, as we said at the beginning, however, lays its foundations on a far more linear development proposing as a main experience the dream of a perfect stranger to become triple Olympic gold in the PyeongChang competition of 2018.


You will then start a whole series of sequential challenges on board the snowboard that will take you to learn the basics and tricks to impress the public and the jury in the various categories available. It goes from Big Air to freestyle passing obviously from races in the halfpipe, for a variety that is definitely not the strong point of the package.


The beauty of Steep remains engraved in the ability to move freely around the mountains, to fly with our suit the snowy expanses or to invent new trajectories every time, while in this last vision everything is reduced to elementary competitions and structured in a fairly superficial.There are in fact a couple of elements that we just could not digest, first of all the decision to maintain pre-established figures for the results of the other contenders in the race.


Each challenge has in fact a fixed value to be overcome, passed off as a result of the score reached by your opponents, but which in reality represents only a mere number to beat. So the sense of real and real competition vanishes and you get caught up in what is actually a simulation of a real race, completely snatching the main challenge component: the unpredictability, and with this even a large part of the emotions .


In Road to the Olympics regardless of the result of the heats, you will always start last with the already good ranking that you have prepared and, even more seriously, already from the first session you will know if the session is in your hands or if it suits you directly repeat the challenge.


It happened to us once more to make an amazing score at the first shot and to descend the other descents in a straight line just to quickly cut the finish line, aware that artificial intelligence would never have beaten our result: a decision that we can not promote .