Summary: I gave it four stars overall because I thought this game was outstanding. This game may have had bad controls with just the Wii Remote (it says the Balance Board is required, but only if you prefer to use it), but it is great playing with the Wii Remote and Nunchuck. I had a lot of fun traveling around the world and the town of San Vanelona, and also a lot of fun customizing my player and board.
Summary: So. After reading all the reviews and actually playing the game for two weeks, this is what I think: Yes, I've played EA skate on the 360 or P3, and those have better graphics and more precise controls (barely), but I don't have a 360 or P3; I have a Wii. My wife likes playing the Wii. Being a 30 year old with a some minor knee injury that makes it annoyingly painful to try anything on my skateboard in real life, I really appreciate this game.
Good but more realistic with a real skateboard deck
El Oscuro, Amazon
28 December 2011
Summary: I have owned skateboards for over 30 years. I got this game because it supported the balance board. While the motion was about as accurate as you can get on a balance board, there was still something missing. I found that some simple things like steering, it didn't really react the same as a real board. Recently, I was building a new board and had just installed deck rails and grip tape on my new deck.