Excerpt: Skate 2 was all about becoming a big shot skater, working from the ground up to build a name for yourself. It echoed the path of the franchise itself, with EA having to establish the series as a contender in a market ruled by Tony Hawk.
Excerpt: The past few years have totally changed the way we look at skateboard games, once Tony Hawk was the be all and end all but recent releases have been tired affairs. Rather than just do a good skateboard game the Black Box team have created the definitive skater for this current generation with the...
Excerpt: Let’s think about awesome films. What’s the best scene from any James Bond film? That’s right, the one where Daniel Craig drives a digger at the beginning of Casino Royal. Commando? The bit where Arnie drives a digger into a gun store. Die Hard? It’s rubbish: Why?
Excerpt: Have you ever played a Tony Hawk game? You know, that incredibly popular skateboarding series that was recently run into the ground due to stagnating gameplay? This game is nothing like that. In fact, this is the series helped drive the stake into Tony’s (game’s) heart.
Summary: There is no denying that " Skate 3 " is a highly enjoyable feature packed title and adds strength to it’s title as the leading title in the genre. In addition Skate 3 proves that expensive gimmicks are not needed to make an authentic skateboarding game.
Excerpt: First and foremost, a demo for “Skate 3” is still available on the Xbox Live Marketplace (a demo for “Skate 2” is also available). It offers access to the game in 20-minute increments, and two or three sessions ought to provide a good idea of how accessible the game is for you.