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Skate
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Product Description

It's the closest thing to skateboarding without actually putting your feet on a board. With innovative controls that take advantage of the dual analog sticks, the power of the next gen hardware, and the ability to sculpt tricks to define your style, skate delivers authentic boarding like no other videogame. Individual style mixed with physics-driven animations promise that no two tricks will ever be the same, and there's plenty of room to pull off those trick. San Vanelona challenges you to explore, find, and own the best spots. You can even capture footage to create and show off your style with friends across the world. Roll with the Pros skate features professional legends and upcoming pros including Danny Way, Mark Gonzales, Rob Dyrdek, Mike Carroll, P.J. Ladd, Chris Cole, Jason Dill, Pat Duffy, Jerry Hsu, Paul Rodriguez, Dennis Busenitz, Alex Chalmers, Chris Haslam, Colin McKay, John Rattray, Ryan Gallant, Ryan Smith and Terry Kennedy. Online Gameplay skate features extensive online gameplay including multiple online multiplayer modes.

Features:
  • Flickit: The dual analog control lets you perform skill-based trick executions that capture the real-world feel and true attitude of skating
  • Create your own style and personality with animation and physics that give you the freedom to decide how your skater looks, feels and rides. Get creative as you develop tricks and string them together to create lines
  • Capture your moves in game and put them online for the world to see. Use online video editing tools and add music to create a skate vid
  • Open progression allows gamers to skate how they want to skate. Get famous by generating mainstream hype or go the infamous route by outrunning security guards, owning spots and building street cred
  • Get chased by security guards, impress/annoy citizens, ride with pros, discover skate shops, and make spots your own in this fully reactive city

Customer Reviews:

  • It really is awesome
    Skate is the kind of game that one would expect to play when a next-generation console comes out. It takes a genre thats more or less globally enjoyed and ramps it to the next level.

    Skate is a skateboarding game through and through. It cuts more to the core than any Tony Hawk skateboarding game ever has. Pulling off tricks in Skate is more more akin to doing the tricks in real life, as the player has to angle up a line for a grind and kick and spin the board in certain places for different tricks, all the while avoiding real-life obstacles like traffic and security guards.

    The most impressive part is that Skate pulls this off so well that the player will not have to consciously focus on individual play mechanics. Doing nollie tre flips and backside lipslides require the same precision in-game as it would in real life, but the control in-game is so streamlined that its almost second nature.

    The game is very impressive, but a few unfortunate drawbacks keep it from being a perfect experience. First and foremost is the stair set problem. If you attempt a trick down a flight of stairs and mess up, you will have to skate around large areas to get back to the beginning of the flight of stairs. The only real fix for this problem is to get familiar with the session marker system, and being quick to apply a new marker before tough obstacles that you can quickly return to. Skate 2 will allow the player to get off the board and walk right back up. The second problem is related to session marker load times: if you have an objective that requires you to skate a few blocks before a huge trick (and these do exist), you will have a four to six-second load time going back to your initial marker.

    Besides these, there are a few spots where general slowdown is a problem (though not many), and given the nature of the game some players find it hard to keep track of obstacles on screen. You do have to ollie over sidewalks.

    These issues do take away from the overall experience, but the game is so awesome in every other regard that these are basically non-issues.

    Other than simply skateboarding, players will have the option of doing tricks over tough obstacles for magazine photo shoots, putting together complex lines for spots in skate videos, bombing in downhill races and participating in skate contests. Goals for magazines are extremely varied, between getting X number of points to seeing how many bones you can break in a spectacular multi-story launch. Players can also expect to meet and challenge pro-skater friends, get sponsored, and prove themselves as the best skater San Vanelona has to offer.

    If you are a fan of sports and/or skateboarding titles, you owe it to yourself to pick this game up. Tony Hawk was fun, but that's the old-school -- this is the new....more info
  • Fun while it lasted...
    so...i played the demo on ps3 and i couldn't stop playing. it was addictive and totally different from Tony Hawk.
    it's not a tony hawk killer by any means...i'm sure two skateboard games can co-exist.

    controls: once you know what does what, it's just practice. nothing wrong with the controls at all except when trying to move with the right analog...locks up. rarely but it does.

    graphics: nice

    camera view: at first i thought it was nice. then i stopped playing for a month and came back to it and realized that i hated it. i wish you could change the camera view at least.

    it's a nice game though all in all. just small things that keep it from being a 5/5.

    when you play SKATE against the pro skaters, you are only in one spot the entire time. that's boring.
    can't change camera angles = really dumb


    basically, i couldn't stop playing this game when i got it. replay value was great. i love the recording replay deal. after i stopped playing for a month, i couldn't play it like i used to...it was fun as hell though...more info
  • A game all it's own
    This game is such a breath of fresh air from Tony Hawk. I've been playing the series since Pro Skater 4 but EA's skate really does an awesome job of breaking free from the button mashing of Tony Hawk and makes it a whole new experience. It's much more laid back and down to earth than any skateboarding game before it. I highly recommend you rent or purchase skate and be on the lookout for the sequel coming soon.

    Thumbs Up:
    - use of real life brands and magazines make the game more realistic
    - the new flick-it controls are unbelievably fun to play around with
    - graphics and sound are nicely done and the overall presentation matches the skateboarding culture
    - the instant replay is a blast to use, you will crash and crash and love ever single minute of it

    Thumbs Down:
    - for those like me who are use to pulling off 50 tricks in a single line in Tony Hawk might have an early learning curve as the new controls and camera angle might get you frustrated in the beginning
    - Some of the music is a little off and weird, luckily you can choose to turn off any songs you don't wish to hear
    - Some of the loading times are randomly long especially going to watch a saved replay
    - you cannot delete any photos, videos, or profiles from within the game, you must navigate to the saved game directory in the cross media bar ...more info
  • Seriously Addicting
    I bought my copy about a month ago and I haven't touched another ps3 game since.

    I hate the unrealistic elements in tony hawk's pro skater. Anyone who skateboards in real life can tell you that there is not a drop of realism in that game. Skate, however, is insanely close to the skateboarding experience. The analog stick controls are very innovative, as is the unique angle from which you see your skater. These two aspects when combined with a great physics engine make for extremely fun game.

    When you're coming up to a ledge to grind it, it's not a simple push button sequence. You have to be going at a proper speed, from the right angle and you have to know when to come off. This is insanely fun. You will not be able to easily perform all tricks. Much like a real skateboarding trying to land something, you will have to make several attempts. The realism is very absorbing.

    My one complaint about this game would be that the controls for some tricks are very similar to others. Sometimes you just can't fine-tune the way you flick the analog stick enough to differentiate between tricks. This makes some of the challenges in career mode a bit of a hassle. Career mode itself isn't as fun as free skate or party play anyway though, you probably won't spend too much time in it.

    Overall, this game is great. Ditch the aweful Tony Hawk games and play something more realistic like Skate....more info
  • Best Skateboarding Game!
    This game is revolutionary! THe control scheme is amazingly better than Tony Hawk and is much better in general. Because of this game, I will never buy another tony hawk game again. I highly recommend this game....more info
  • virtual skating
    If youd like a game that mimics real life skating, this is your game, but if you just want to acid drop off skyscrapers and grind forever go buy a tony hawk game....more info
  • Read before you make your decision
    Please read this before you make your purchase, if you own an XBOX 360 get it for that version than for the Playstation 3! Playstation 3 is by far my favorite system so this is the honest truth when i say that you will be happy going with the 360 version rather than the PS3 version.

    Okay now that the ranting and raving is over here is the main reason why i feel this way. Frame rates are choppy. Yeah thats not that big of a deal when the game plays well which to me this scores a 5 out of 5 on everything else, but the frames make this lag so much that i felt compelled to write this review. First off you may wonder why i have both and there is a reason at first i was waiting for Skate and i was going to buy it when it first came out i then found out that it came out for the 360 before the ps3 so i got it for the 360, i wanted to wait and get it for the ps3 but i couldnt wait knowing that it was available to play so i bit and bought it. Like i said this game is AWESOME to say the least. Well anywho this was the only game i had for the 360 and need to take care of financial issues so i could only keep one system and the ps3 won. I then sold my copy of skate for the 360 and bought immediately after with my newly acquired funds skate for the Playstation 3. Seeing what i see now i am willing to rebuy a 360 to just play this game. Thats right you heard me EA i am willing to spend 300 + to get a system that i only played very few time for 1 game just because this version is that bad with the frame rates. At this point i still feel cheated that i bought this version for the ps3 and i cant return it because its that bad. And its a shame that its getting good reviews because it really only deserves that for the 360. Change the frame rate issue with the ps3 version and my rating will go from the 3 stars that it is to 5 instantly. You have been warned...more info
  • Skate Rocks
    This game is really fun to play and has very innovative controls. Your thumbs will get a workout. Instead of pushing buttons to perform tricks, simply use the two directional controllers to direct the board and the skater's body. The combinations are almost limitless...

    The best part is that once you get the hang of it, it really feels like skating. There are backyard pools, skate parks, city streets, art museums and crazy hidden spots that keep things interesting.

    Vert or street - link your tricks together to get a high line score. Bigger tricks score higher points. In career mode the idea is to successfully complete challenges to get more coverage in the skate mags and pick up sponsors. As your skater builds his rep, you'll get paid and can start to upgrade your board, trucks and other accessories.

    If you like Tony Hawk, get this game. It's a big step forward... now where's the surfing game!!!...more info
  • Best Skateboard game yet!!
    This game blows all the tony hawks out of the water!!! The only thing that I didn't like is the background is a little choppy sometimes and the game could of been longer. highly recomend this game if you like skating!...more info
  • Tony who?
    This game is it when speaking of skateboard games now, Tony hawk games are dead by the time you'r reading this, if you don't know which game to get, get skate, period. My only problems with the game are sometimes awkward camera (nothing too bad) and can't get off your skateboard and walk up stairs which can get annoying....more info
  • Another Best Ever
    DO NOT PLAY TONY HAWK AFTER THIS...you will be disappointed, this is the most fun I have had playing a skate game, some of the tricks are tough, but they are in real life too. LOTS to do, huge open map. Lots of pros, big time sponsors, buy it right now....more info
  • For my son
    Skate for PS3 Both my boys play it . My 12 yr. old son says" it is more realistic not the "mubo jumbo" You use the Analog Stick instead just the buttons.I havent played it, I have watch them play it the graphics are great even down to the pair of ICE Cream brand Shoes that my son owns that are in the game. ...more info