Excerpt: Few of you will not be familiar with the Tony Hawk series of games. Under the name and supervision of such a skateboarding legend, despite occasional duds, the long run of releases has generally been fantastic.
Conclusion: Skate can be really frustrating at times, to the point at which you want to ruin a $50 SIXAXIS. But that is really just the realisim of the game showing through. Much like real skateboarding, this game is difficult and will take you a while to get good at.
Excerpt: If I had to name a single subgenre that has been monopolized by one franchise for far too long, that would have to be skateboarding games. I’m sure most of you know about the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. The first was incredible, arguably the best skateboarding game of its time.
Excerpt: There's been no shortage of skateboarding games released over the past decade. Gamers have been able to break their virtual bones and pull off virtual 720s in the semi-sim Thrasher, the semi-awful X Games Skateboarding and the semi-goofy Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure, to name just a few.
Conclusion: Skate is a testament to what this generation of gaming can really accomplish with the tools given. A great game with just about everything necessary to have a great time, for plenty of time, both alone and with friends.
Summary: SKATE will deliver the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras that capture and deliver the most authentic...
Excerpt: Since the launch of THPS (Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater) the Tony Hawk series has bean the uncontested leader of the skateboard genre, but Mr. Hawk has company for the skating game of choice thanks to Electronics Arts’ skate.
Excerpt: When you think about how tiny the competition for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater has been, it comes as a surprise that SKATE is Electronic Arts' first attempt at a modern skateboarding game. An attempt long overdue, in fact. SKATE is EA's first skateboarding game since Skate or Die 20 years ago.