I had a great time with Skate 1, what with its innovative "anti Tony Hawk" controls. I had such a great time that I bought it and rented Skate 2 when that came out. I spent about 10-15 hours on it, but having already played the helll out of the first one, it felt like I was doing everything again to an extent.
See where this is going?
I think I put a total of 5 hours into the third installment. It's not a bad game at all, I just don't need to play through another Skate game. I know that there have been some minor updates here and there, and if I had to give it the Pepsi challange, I'd agree that 3 is better than 2, but for a casual gamer like me not enough has changed to make me want to play Skate again. As a side note, I must say I'm getting a bit tired of EA annually slapping a few tweaks on an existing game and then releasing it as the next version. This game isn't the best example of that, but the point remains.
If you played all the way through Skate 1 and 2 - Rent this
If you've never played a Skate game - Rent this
If you've played the other 2 and are hoping for a new experience with this installment - Don't rent.
i must admit this game was highly addictive for the first few days, but i recommended NOT to buy this game for it gets very repetitive and boring. i think it's worth renting to be sure but do NOT BUY this game until you've played it for a couple weeks or months depending on what kind of gamer you are. i hope you found my review helpful thank you.