Reviews and Problems with Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
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Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: While I certainly haven’t played a ton of children’s games over the course of the past two years, Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure is the best of the bunch. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy playing through DESA, but I also recruited my nephews to sample the game and it kept them occupied for a long, long time; not an easy feat. The simplified control scheme and the tried and true Tony Hawk game engine make this a perfect game for children to jump right into.
Excerpt: Marketing execs have a tendency to look at Disney properties as if they were the magical ingredient that goes good with anything. In years past, it seems like not much thought has gone into games that combine the Disney license with, say, soccer, golf, basketball, or football – to name just a few.
Excerpt: Skate Adventure can be easily summed up as THPS4-lite. Like Pro Skater, you’ll ollie and grind your way through each expansive level and accomplish a series of goals to unlock new levels and other goodies. While there are plenty of Disney characters to choose from, they span only three different movies: Toy Story 2, Tarzan, and The Lion King. Each boasts three separate levels from the respective movie.
Conclusion: still listens to Radio Disney and watches the Disney Channel, where all of the characters in DESA practically make daily appearances. Also, despite the usage of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 engine, which helped create the toughest and most challenging THPS game yet, DESA is extremely easy to play.
Conclusion: All in all, a great game that Disney has clearly put its heart and soul into, and a really good idea as a Christmas present for the kiddies. I'd probably say it was for the age group of about 10-15 year olds -- any older than that and they'll be clamouring for Tony Hawk.