Monday, May 10

Skate 3 Review

Skate 3 is by no means a disappointing addition to the series, but those who sunk their cash into last year’s Skate 2 really don’t have much of a reason to take the plunge here. Thankfully the gameplay is still the most impressive virtual representation of skateboarding around and the new audio treatment will delight fans of the series. And I suppose if you were starved for cooperative online team play, then this edition will quench your thirst, but if it’s a truly revolutionary and progressive sequel you’re looking for, Skate 3 doesn’t fit the bill.
IGN Ratings for Skate 3 (X360)

Rating Description
out of 10
8.0 Presentation
Skate 3 gives players the ability to warp around the world, either online or off, with ease thanks to its menus. Tutorials are well built and Jason Lee nails the My Name Is Earl character yet again.
7.5 Graphics
Models lack a certain level of detail, the physics are wonky at times, and the framerate can be erratic. Still, animations are satisfying and the game looks generally good.
9.0 Sound
The soundtrack is nicely crafted with a good range of tunes, Jason Lee brings the laughs and little touches like the verbose PA announcer during contests are great.
8.0 Gameplay
It’s still the best skateboarding you’ll find in videogames, but those who have followed the series might want to wait for a bigger step forward.
8.0 Lasting Appeal
There’s certainly plenty to do, but some questionable design decisions make for some unneeded moments of frustration and gameplay that degrades to simple trial and error.
(out of 10)



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