Those Games We Play


Skate - I regret I have but 206 bones to give to my gaming




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Quick Review:


Looking to counteract the Tony Hawk franchise's extremely exaggerated take on skateboarding reality, Skate slows things down and brings it back down to Earth. This takes some time to get used to, as it means actively navigating the slightest curb, avoiding imminent death by pedestrian collision, and no longer chaining 100+ combos.

There's a lot that can be polished, particularly the bland art direction, but it's a solid start to the franchise.

Recommended for skateboarding fans looking for a more technical virtual experience.


 3 Stars





Lizzy Says


There's a lot of room for this franchise to grow. I'd like to see walking, brighter colors, and guns. Lots of gunplay.


Clyde Says


I appreciate the realism in this game. I'm used to crashing in the Tony Hawk games as I try to grind up to the top of a four story building. Here, I simply bail in the street. That humility keeps me safe and off a board in real life.


Artist's Notes


I've always considered Skateboarding an "extreme sport", mostly due to the Tony Hawk games. But this game focuses so much on realistic tricks, I don't think I can classify it as extreme. I don't suppose the term "sensible sports" gets people very excited.




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