A skate game (obviously) simply created to blow your mind with endless challenges and insane tricks.
djburnzy1 wrote this review on .
Beginning with what looks like the opening scenes to a movie, skate brings you into it's world letting you fully customize your character from head to toe and even muck around with his clothes and deck. Sadly there is no grip tape customization. Which I frowned at. Although skate picks up with its vast range of somewhat stylish clothing.
As far as game play fairs it took me a while to pick up on the conventional style of the game itself. My fingers were fixed to the idea that grind was triangle and triangle was y. So that took a while to get used to. Although once you get the basics down skate begins to feel really natural and simple.
One thing that really got me going with this game is the fact that the skater was missing the ability to WALK. I mean i know the game is called skate but could you at LEAST take the time to add a little tweaking so that this player could walk instead of having to skate everywhere.
Online side of things was fairly enjoyable. Although frankly I'm nowhere as good as some of those players online. It seems those online achievements will have to wait a while.
The problem with some skating games is that sometimes they miss prizes for good efforts. Like i get stuck on some of the videos in this game you have to do. i.e do like a 3000 combo and total 20s air with 6 grabs, and once I've finally completed it after an hour due to collisions with stupid computer controlled random skaters i find myself cursing at what you actually get from all the work put into it. If that makes any sense to anyone you deserve a medal.
Although this may be the case you do get something that seems to be worth all the hard work in the end and that of course is the X games stadium. (A massive ramp leading into a absolutely huge half pipe with various grinds etc.) Also various other parks that you unlock serve great value when trying to do videos.
All in all, skate is an excellent trademark of skating game superiority. To all the tony hawk fans, this is so much better. To all the haters, you'd be surprised and to all the fans of skate...keep skate'n and see you online. (hopefully)