I thought that there was a new Skate game released, so I rented this game. It is exactly the same. Same town characters, everything is the same. the only thing new is the fact you can get off your board and walk around (very poorly at that)and there are some new tricks. but overall I was disappointed. if you liked the first own then give it a try but dont expect anything grand out of it.
Skate 2. Awesome game but needs improvement in how it sometimes makes you fall for no reason and fly in the air over nothing and near to impossible challenges, etc. Overall a very good game and very fun once you get the hang of it.