Where do I begin, well, I'll go over the positives first. The game-play seems (to me) a little smoother than 2, which I own. The addition of the dark slide option was pretty cool. There is a hyped up online mode that I did not play, but from my research into other issues I found out it is an amazonian size cockroach of a bug (i.e, it doesn't work). The biggest draw for me was the park editor. Theoretically you can make all manner of parks and even download them if you don't want to take the time. That, however, is the core of my problem.
In order to get items for your park you have to complete single player missions, which are standard but fun. The problem, at least with the 2 (yes 2) copies of the game I got was that you can only play an undetermined amount of missions (or whatever) before the game..sorta..freezes. You can hear background noises while the loading icon is spinning but the game never loads. Furthermore when I reset the game, it forces my ps3 to reset too. Not cool skate 3, not cool. I thought maybe I just had bad luck with both copies (to clarify the first one never loaded anything), but It's kind of hit and miss with other copies as well (according to the all knowing forums).
All in all, It's a big disappointment, if only for the fact I wanted to buy the game for the park editor, and I cant trust to buy a game this buggy. Not to mention it is, in the end, skate 2.5, not really skate 3. The game is fun if you get a good copy but....ya know.
I made an account just to write this review. Such a terrible game recycled garbage as Skate 1 and Skate 2. Visuals are horrible its so dark that it's like you're skating on a shadow and when theres a gap you dont even notice it until your skater falls into it. AI's are lame they overpass you and you can't even accelerate even when you're constantly holding X. In other words, dont support EA you guys are just feeding them and they are becoming more and more lazy