Excerpt: DS games tend to work best when they're built from the ground up for Nintendo's dual screened handheld and that's exactly what EA has done with Skate It, its Tony Hawk killer. The 'Flickit' controls have been ported across from the flagship Wii version with careful consideration for the stylus...
Excerpt: First of all: What is Skate it all about? It’s rather simple: You’re a skater in the city of San Vanelona and you want to make some money by performing amazing lines and tricks. Always on your side is a guy with a camera, filming all of your flips, ollies and grinds.
Conclusion: With its unique controls, solid multiplayer, and deep skate park customizations, Skate It is a great first entry for the series on portables. There are a few quirks and unrefined patches that take some getting used to, but in the end, it's an enjoyable on-the-go skating game that's worth a look from...
Pros: Scribbling out your tricks is intuitive and fun, Deep skate park editor increases replay value, Online play is great, Custom map sharing.
Cons: Sound glitches and repetitive music, Occasional recognition slip-ups result in botched tricks.
Conclusion: What you obviously care about most though is how the game controls, and understandably so. Well thanks to Exient's extensive experience on the robust handheld, it seems like skateboard videogame fans have a lot to look forward to here.
Conclusion: Skate It unleashes the FlickIt revolution on to the Nintendo platforms, letting gamers use the Wii remote or the Nintendo DS stylus to string together their best tricks for the ultimate skate line. The Wii remote becomes a skateboard and reacts to gestures that mirror actual skate flips and moves.
Summary: Schade, dass die Entwickler auf der Präsentation nicht ein bisschen mehr über die eigentlichen Inhalte des Spiels erzählt haben. Die Umsetzung der Steuerung macht aber bereits einen insgesamt gelungenen Eindruck.