As a non-skater but a former bmx rider, I was absoutly amazed at this game.
The aspect of finding lines and able to hit any gap or piece of city property in a free world environment is the greatest thing. On top of the most challenging missions and events in the game I've ever experinced, I never wanted to put it down.
The only negative thing I experienced was sending it back to Gamefly. Now if EA could make a game like Skate 2 but with bmx and surfing.......
Good game, but in desperate need of work and patch
posted by OdinsFox (TAMPA, FL) Jan 25, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
I was let down once I got into it even after playing the demo many times. This game feels like it was rushed out the door and could have used a few more months in game testing. There are several glitches, the challenges can be INCREDIBLY difficult and frustrating, and finally it has severe input lag.
The game can get very glitchy, ie, falling for no reason, landing wrong, incorrect tricks when you put them in the same, pedestrians diving infront of you, lots of things like that that can be funny but most of the time will leave you saying WTH. Now the challenges are good at teaching you most of the time but after a bit can be very very hard to complete, you literally have to do it perfectly as the game wants it or you will have to retry. On some challenges I have retried literally over 50 times just trying to get it how the game wants it, or it fails you. Even when you do it the game won't recognize it sometimes. And the difficulty keeps going up soon getting into challenges that are 3+ tricks long when it is hard to even land the first on correct. The slightest wrong flick of the right stick will ruin you, or from the left stick will throw off your angle completely. The physics system suffers severely from random glitches, like sliding up a rail then suddenly shooting 30 feet in the air, hitting the ground and having every limb spaz out in every direction, and other things like gaining speed or air can be very difficult even when doing what it says, the slightest mistake and you just lost all momentum. Walking is incredibly laggy, and input also lags randomly during gameplay. One last thing to mention is the restart, like when you crash and it restarts you back on the track. Only thing is it restarts you right infront of what you crashed into so you must get off your board, walk, then get back on, very annoying. If you aren't a huge fan of skating it won't hold your interest long as it is very frustrating and that takes alot of the fun out and feels like a chore.