This game does everything I ever wanted in a videogame.
It's freaking huge, it's gorgeous, the music is great (and it's not even favorite genres of mine... respect), the control is absolutely brilliant, and I can just ride around wherever I want. If I want a challenge, I go get one. But mostly I ride around and make movies of myself sucking at just about everything. I don't think I've ever giggled this much with a videogame.
I can't stress how important the vastness, the beauty of the places, the different feel of every place you go to, and it's so huge! I get lost, seriously. And there are so many wonderful and differing places to skate and it seems like the lighting and time changes, this game is so gorgeous!
I only wish they would have let us make women characters. I think that was a HUGE mistake.
Another incredible thing, the control. I have this feeling, sort of like with Polyphony Digital's GT car simulations, that there is this amazing balance of control, prediction, forsight, anticipation, subtlety, nuance...
That's why I can skate around the whole place, getting lost, and not care if I ever enter a tourney or win anything.
I'm just like a kid with his first skateboard. Right now, I just wanna see the scenery and learn how to skate. And the model is complex enough, that I can spend hours doing this, never advancing by winning tournaments, but honing my skills, slowly, yet even as I do that, it's fun, it doesn't feel like farming.
I have been dissatisfied with EA, with their programming, but this game is amazing, and if they produced 10 titles I didn't really like, but also this one, then they have my vote. I am totally impressed.
I like the realism but sometimes it can get repetitive trying to nail that same trick over and over. other than that. the game is solid and i spend hours on end getting lost in the environment and always finding new things to do
posted by gamerjim (WEST COLUMBIA, SC) Sep 30, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
Remember going out on a balmy morning as a child slapping on a helmet to go an get your grind and grab on ya only in my dreams (get your minds out of the gutter) but anyway this game is pretty darn good good controls (except when your trying to manual out of a kickflip GRRR) no real complaint lots of depth good next gen graphics definetly pick this one up and work out your thumb or childhood issues your choice.