Excerpt: Hey, you! Internet dweller person! Do you know your kickflip from your nollie? How about your varial nosegrab from your backside face plant? If you do, well, this game is for you. If you don’t, get with the times, grandpa! Gnarly! I have a personal theory about how skateboarding evolved as a sport. Step one: someone sticks wheels onto a plank. Step two: someone starts inventing slang and just won’t stop .
Summary: Skate 3 features an all-new co-op mode where teammates can complete challenges together while advancing each other's careers. From rewarding epic bails and fails with a beefed up Hall of Meat mode to honing your craft with the all-new Skate School, players of all skill levels have multiple ways to "kill it" in the game.
Excerpt: There is something to be said about the feeling you get playing a new gaming experience. When skate first showed up it was unlike anything before it and totally up-ended the long-standing heavyweight in the genre: Tony Hawk. Gamers grew tired of getting the same experience from Tony Hawk year after year and threw their support behind the up and coming rookie, but with time it seems that skate might be starting to fall into the exact same pitfalls that dethroned the...
Excerpt: The first Skate burst onto the scene back in 2007 with its analog stick-driven flick-it controls, effectively sending the Tony Hawk franchise into retirement. It was an incredibly realistic take on the sport, but its bag of tricks was a bit empty. Two years later, Skate 2 remedied that issue and many more-resulting in a much more complete game. Here we are a year later and Skate 3 is already about to drop in.
Excerpt: Skate 3 doesn't reinvent the wheels. Nor does it reinvent the decks, the trucks, or any other aspect of the Skate series. This sequel is as noteworthy for the features that it cuts from Skate 2 as it is for those that it introduces, yet this is still a better game than its predecessor.
Pros: Adds more tricks to the Skate repertoire, Powerful park editor is easy to use, Robust online features, including team events, Two levels of completion for every challenge
Cons: Noticeably inconsistent frame rate, AI of pedestrians and other skaters is all over the place
Summary: With Skate 3. EA Black Box sticks to a tried-and-true gameplay formula, but still injects the game with a healthy sense of humor, a wide array of challenges, and a focus on cooperative and competitive online play to create the best skateboarding game in town right now.
Pros: Beautifully-designed controls lead to rewarding gameplay., Cooperative play and team atmosphere will make you want to skate online., Balanced and pleasantly diverse soundtrack.
Cons: Visuals haven't improved much since Skate 2., Hall of Meat antics look a bit too silly., Still a formidable challenge for casual gamers.
More of the same good thing but with few features to call its own.
11 May 2010
Conclusion: Skate 3 is by no means a disappointing addition to the series, but those who sunk their cash into last year’s Skate 2 really don’t have much of a reason to take the plunge here. Thankfully the gameplay is still the most impressive virtual representation of skateboarding around and the new audio treatment will delight fans of the series.
Excerpt: Lets have a game of S.K.A.T.E! Skate 3 rolls onto the show and it’s time to pull off some stylish tricks! EA has brought us a new edition to the Skate franchise, Skate 3. Whilst it’s a new instalment will it be any better than its predecessors? If you have played a Skate game before you will know that it is nothing like the classical Tony Hawks series. Skate is a much more realistic and dynamic game, this is what I have always adored about the game.
Pros: Online campaign is awesome, New tricks are fun, Hall of Meat is better than ever.
Cons: Few graphical hitches in certain places, Not exactly a new experience.