Youíll have a handful of different regions youíll be jumping into in the freestyle mode and they have varying terrains and slope. Four of the regions go by specific names rather than real world locations. The first region I encountered was called Eagle Mountain. This region will have sharp cliff walls and reminds me a lot of say the Rocky Mountains or an alpine feel. Death Valley is basically a region similar to what you would see in the Grand Canyon. Monkey Gorge is a rain forest theme of sorts with lots of waterfalls, foliage and narrow pathways. And finally you have Ice Ridge which in essence is similar to what you would see in the great Alps. There are four other real life regions: Italy, Halong Bay, Grand Canyon, and Switzerland. What is really cool is how you can change the weather and time of day on each of the regions. Some of the visuals in all of these locations are quite stunning especially when standing at the starting point for your jump.
There are leaderboards for three different categories: Adrenaline Race, Freestyle, and Proximity Flight. The Adrenaline category displays the worldís times in each of the four race locations. The Freestyle category displays the total scores obtained by players from specific Exit points in each region. And finally the Proximity category displays score totals for Proximity flying.
So the game is pretty simple in concept. You jump from a starting location and try not to crash into the ground the entire flight. Controls are pretty basic using the controller. Youíll push up to dive, down to slow up and catch some air, move left and right. When you need to gain some speed youíll pull one of the triggers to initialize your adrenaline. This adrenaline is built up by flying in proximity to your surroundings as well as performing tricks. Youíll need to keep the adrenaline going as much as possible in order to obtain the fastest times and highest scores. If you crash you can always rewind the moment a bit and take a different angle or path. One of the really cool features is loading up a ghost from the leaderboard and racing against them.