Conclusion: Fortunately, those tight quarters don’t pop up all that often, so gamers are left with a pretty game that’s refreshingly realistic yet offers plenty of chances for bigger-than-life combos. Skate has a back to basics feel, but not in any sort of “crippled” way that will leave gamers wanting for more. In fact, if gamers are left wanting more of anything when it comes to Skate, it’s probably going to be more play time.
Pros: Back to skateboarding basics, Refreshingly realistic, Vast cities to skate in
Cons: Some tight corners, Flickit controls can be maddening
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. With so much to offer, Skate is really the epitome of an excellent skateboarding game that won’t take forever to be good at, but will take the time and effort to master.
Conclusion: Again, while this is awesome, it still isn’t without detriment. For one thing, you can be rolling super fast down a big hill only to slightly clip the smallest of raised surfaces to be sent flying to a frustrating stack. Secondly, said stacks are the most lifeless aspect of the game. For 99% of skate. the motion-capture and animation trees are near flawless, but as soon as you come off your board it really, really, really sucks (no better word for it really).
Pros: Redefined controls give true sensation of skating, Unbelievably realistic game-world, Freedom and organic feel of skateboarding is captured perfectly, Stacks aside, some of the best animations ever seen in a videogame
Cons: Very easy to stack in unforgiving circumstances, Riding vert is one of the lamest things to do. Ever., Lacking aesthetics such as a robust video editor and create-a-skater mode
Excerpt: Al enkele weken geleden verscheen de Xbox 360 versie van deze game, jaloerse blikken uit de Sony hoek, zij moesten namelijk nog even wachten. Het was dus al een aantal dagen geleden dat ik deze game ontving, ik moest toen kiezen tussen: “of ik speel hem kort en schrijf een review, óf ik speel hem langer en schep een duidelijk beeld”. Ik heb gekozen voor het langere spelen zodat ik jullie alles kan vertellen over de concurrent van Tony Hawk. Laat die wielen maar rollen!