After a less than thrilling debut, EA appears to have taken the new SSX in the direction many of us were originally hoping for—by making it look like an SSX game. Yes, this is one of those "developer diary" type videos, but there's some good stuff buried within.

We get to see some of the tricking that made previous SSX games so enjoyable, plus learn about a focus to make huge swaths of the game's mountains rideable. There's concept art of SSX mainstays like the lovely Elise and some bright, beautiful, if early gameplay.

If the SSX Deadly Descents version of this game turned you off—EA has since whittled down the title to just SSX—maybe give the game another look.