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I tried playin skate but couldnt master the controls until skate 2 came out and I couldnt put down the controller down. The one thing I LOVED mostly was the party play, I even created a drinking game at the megaramp. I was stoked to hear about skate 3 thinking it'll be like 2 only better, but then I got it from gamefly and regreted puttin it in my gameQ. I know to hate a game for one reason is a little hypocritical but the fact that my buddy has to be at his house for us to play together is just DUMB. I started thinking and I came up with this conclusion: the concept of splitcreen (or local multiplayer) is dead. it has evolved to if u wanna have someone at your house to game out with then they need to bring a tv and a console because u can only system link. Besides all that, the mechanics are better and the Darkslide is SICK. Only buy/rent this game if all your freinds are online.
I am a big fan of the Skate franchise, but I'm not sure Skate 3 really has improved on enough to be considered more than an update
Pros: - As always, the controls are the star of the show. Left stick controls body movement, right stick controls your board. They have also included some new tricks like the Darkslide to keep it entertaining. -Probably the best thing they added was the increase in use of the bail poses. Now if you do the torpedo pose you can violently spin in a circle and really get that velocity going on impact, and you can do the spread eagle pose to glide for long distances. -They've made some improvements to moving around off your board go more smoothly, and you can now add objects wherever you please. They have taken this last part a step further by allowing you to create your own skatepark
Cons: -The story is exactly the same. I saw in an interview they said they wanted to make it different by having you be a successful skater to start instead of the whole game trying to turn you into a success. However, now you are just a low-ranked board producer rising to fame instead of a low-ranked skater. -They also don't really mix up the objectives that well either from previous games. Jump that, do a kickflip over this. It'd be nice to see some more creative objectives that include the drop an object tool or use things like no complies or hippy jumps more so they really feel a part of the game -The additions, while nice, are either things that should have been there already (creating your own skate park) or do not improve enough in my opinion. For example the bail poses do a good job of improving on something old, but still feels stale because you only have the same 4 poses. They could easily allow you to tweak bails the same way you tweak grabs and added some more variety.
The game feels more like a patch than a standalone game, but regardless if you like Skate, you'll enjoy this game.