When it showed up in steam, SNOW was looking like a cool game with so much promise. As a winter sports fan and avid snowboarder, I naturally got excited and bought the game. Excitement ended right after the game was finished downloading and launched for the first time however.
It was a disgrace that steam would (at the time) would allow such a pile of misery to be sold. Anyway, I thought I’d wait for updates and maybe, just maybe the game got better...
It never happened unfortunately, when first released it was not even in a tech demo state. Fortunately it improved a lot from that state, however, the game is not in a good state after more than a year. Menus are still a mess. Skiing physics are a joke. Snow physics are non-existent. It seems like developers are wasting all their time on irrelevant stuff like licensed gear(more on this later), before making an actual game that works and plays well.
And then there is the best part. I could swear when I purchased SNOW, store page did not mention game would go free to play when completed. The moment I realized the F2P thing, I got mad, very mad. Not because I care much about the money I paid. I honestly don’t. I can afford to lose $15 and not give a damn about it.
However the whole business model of this company made me sick to my stomach. People should not be allowed to sell a game that will eventually go F2P. No wonder they are spending so much time and effort on licensed outfits and gear, instead of actually making a game. If ever completed -somehow I highly doubt it- SNOW will be nothing more than an advertising thingy.
TLDR : Very incomplete and shows little promise. Avoid. Will go free anyway.