SKATE Reader Review
I can say with severe confidence and over 10 years of gaming experiance that this game is a ten. Revolutionary for skateboarding games and yet still fun to play is quite an achievement. They have pulled this off so perfectly what with all vast majority of actual sponsors and their merchandise, its hard not to give it a 10, and i never give 10s...
The controls, camera angles and feel of the game reinvent the skateboarding genre, so much so that you never look at tony hawks in the same way again. However, i will say that i actually skate in real life, so i appreciate every last bit of skating detail present in the game such as Flat spots, slowing down on turns in mid-air and so do all my friends.
I cant say for sure that someone generally not interested in skating at all is going to love it when they play this game as i don't know anyone who doesn't like skating. I think this is important as i think Smackdown vs Raw 2007 is wank because i don't watch wrestling; yet someone who does will be able to gasp at all the moves available from the show and at the entrances (i know someone like this) its that sense of familiarity and maybe thats why i gave this game a ten.
To conclude i was starting to feel gaming wash up with sequel after sequel with the same overused gameplay mechanics such as FPS and was overjoyed to see a game so different come across. If your a fan of skating, or even if you've ever wondered what it was like to skate, you need to buy this fresh game complete with slick visuals, unique gameplay and awesome camera angles. I'm off to go skate...and then play skate
Gameplay: 10/10 Originality 10/10 Graphics 9.5/10 Audio 10/10
10 / 10