Flips, grabs, grinds and the inevitably painful bails that most of these tricks result in. These are all some of the moves/stunts/crazy-feats-only-attempted-by-madmen that are possible in Skate 3, EA’s skateboarding simulation game.
As entertaining and thrilling as it may be for us less able-bodied wannabe skateboarders to pull off seemingly impossible tricks by way of our heavily customisable characters in the game, the popularity of the Skate franchise has dwindled recently.
The original Skate game was heralded as a breath of fresh air for the skate-sim genre, with its innovative ‘Flick-It’ control scheme allowing the player to get as close to the real deal without grabbing a helmet and knee-pads and hopping on an actual skateboard, though with the rival franchise of (rather terrible) skate games from the original skate-master Tony Hawk and publishing powerhouse Activision resulting in an over-saturation of the market, it seems like nobody wants to play ‘pretend skateboarding’ any more.
This is a shame because EA’s Skate 3 is nothing short of phenomenal.
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