gamers (96%) found this review helpful
If you have skated, do skate, or always wanted to this game is for you. If you want to do a double backflip indy 1080 over a helicopter stick with Tony Hawk.
Skate has a more realistic feel and makes you really feel good when you pull off a sweet line. The controls take some getting used to at first, especially if you played allot of the TH series, But they are intuitive to what you are doing and soon become second nature. The graphics are very good, although the framerate skips a bit. The character animations on your character are amazing, they are very fluid and natural. The animations on the other skaters are a bit choppy at times and seem stiff, but that might be the AI. This is by far one of the best games I have ever played, and I don't want to put it down.
With that said, lets get to my complaints. I really would like to be able to step off the board. Its annoying that to gap the same staircase I have to ride all the way around and back up to the top. The camera guy needs to shut up. I don't need to hear how 'buttery' that line was every time I do a kickflip. The camera angle makes for good looks but not play. I'll be skating towards a rail and the camera will shift so my legs are blocking my view, and I just have to pray i timed the ollie right.
posted by themurry (FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, MD) Apr 22, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I rented the game for my son and he is only six and he loves the game. He shows off his moves to his other friends that don't know how to play the game. This game lets him do things that he don't have the skill to do yet. I've played the game and I like it also. I give it a 8 out of 10 for ease of tutorial and game play. Overall I think it is a good game.
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
As far as the actual skateboarding part of the game goes it cannot get much better. But as far as a videogame goes it can become very frustrating getting around the city and doing challenges. For example, if you are doing a challenge that involves a handrail down some stairs and you don't land it... it respawns you at the bottom of the handrail instead of the top where you need to be... and it becomes very very frustrating to have to travel all the way back to the good approach spot... especially in hard challenges when you have to do it twenty times. But beyond the frustration of the game and falling down extremely easily, once you land that perfect line it's awesome!