I just sent it back and I already kind of miss it. Whether it's techical skating you enjoy or the absolutely absurd, I'm looking at you Hall of Meat challenges, it's all here to be had.
The storyline is interesting enough, do challenges, sell boards, open more challenges etc., but it's slick and streamlined to move from one challenge to the next and the variety of different challenges ensures there's always a different one to try if you get stuck on one.
The Park Editor is second to none, allowing an unbelievable amount customization. Hint here...do the career mode to unlock all the various items usable in the PE.
With the game set on the Easy setting its easily accesable to children. My eight year old son hasn't stopped grinning for four days after putting up a bigger line score than me in the Maloof Money Cup.
The only minor complaints are a few graphical glitches and a camera that gets a little quirky in tight spaces when set to the "Above" position. Minor issues that held it back from a perfect 10.
Now if you've played all 3 skate games you have probably said this is a big step from skate 2 and a huge step from skate 1. I have found some technical dificulties with it though. Have in mind they're minor or not at all but listen up please.
One thing i found in lack was the story. Yes its like the other games in the sense its all the same type of chalenges(photos,films,pro chalenges,ETC.) but i found it lacking a purpose other than to get 1,000,000 board sales. this for some can get a little chalenging. yes i know this game was based on the "team play" perspective instead of all out head to head, but i liked it how you had to choose a sponsor for a type of skate gear and you werent trying to get your team "out there"
On another note i found this games multiplayer to be a little less than average. Yes its nice to be able to go nto a hall of meat game with out someone flying 10000 feet in the air, But adding a way to keep a bail going longer, and longer, and longer, dosen't help the issue. once again its nice in the "carear" if its worty of that name but not multiplayer.
Another fault i saw was all the people who could cheat the system in death races. it rare you find a game where no one cheats and dosent go the course because some one finds magicle way to cut through the track.
Now on a whole EA system problem, they need to get their sytem servers up to date. It happens like this you go on your team page to check some stuff exit it... 5 mins later your team mate uploads something and you want to look at it but convieniatly the server decides to lock up on you and say try again later , 10 trys later it alows you back on.
So in a wrap up its a good game but if EA made an update to fix these problems it would make the game that much beter