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SKATE video

SKATE video

Eletronic Arts released this video of SKATE showing some of the animations in the game. And it moves really really well!


Gameplay trailer

All comments

Commented on 2007-04-18 10:18:23
That looks and moves GREAT! I would love to see more falls.... lol
Commented on 2007-04-18 10:23:56
One game by EA that im actually interested in. Seems realistic. Although im apprehensive.
Commented on 2007-04-18 11:04:44
Competition is good. Acually I am tired of the direction of the TH series. This might be a good change.
Commented on 2007-04-18 11:32:00
Wow, looks realistic! EA are taking a bit of a risk with this by not having ridiculous trick combos but hopefully it works out because I'm kinda bored of Tony Hawks almost having a DDR like approach to gameplay now.
Commented on 2007-04-18 11:33:14
I have mixed feelings on this one so far, some moves are a bit strange, not "smooth" enough and you can see the guy pulling up pretty impossible tricks for a "simulation" but oh well I'll wait and see the final result, it's already great to finally have some competition for Activision and Neversoft !
Commented on 2007-04-18 11:43:36
hhm.

Not wanting to troll about aliasing and I'm sure it'll be addressed, but compared to the stuff originally shown a while ago, this seems way short graphically.
Commented on 2007-04-18 12:21:34
It looks really odd having none populated high detailed streets =/
Commented on 2007-04-18 12:26:51
graphics definately need to be improved, it's extremely jaggy and not terribly impressing
Commented on 2007-04-18 12:35:11 In reply to TheFuriousOne
Posted by TheFuriousOne
It looks really odd having none populated high detailed streets =/
its a skating game not gta...i think that it looks amazing....I dont even like skating but ill buy this...looks like it could be really hard to do really great tricks...it had better have loads and loads of acheivments
Commented on 2007-04-18 14:04:56 In reply to rustykaks
Posted by rustykaks
its a skating game not gta...i think that it looks amazing....I dont even like skating but ill buy this...looks like it could be really hard to do really great tricks...it had better have loads and loads of acheivments
Thanks for pointing that out, cos I always get the two genres mixed up...

You missed my point
Commented on 2007-04-18 14:25:58 In reply to TheFuriousOne
Posted by TheFuriousOne
Thanks for pointing that out, cos I always get the two genres mixed up...

You missed my point
what was your point?

im not trying to b smart...i just want to know:)
Commented on 2007-04-18 15:06:14
LoL no worries, I was thinking back to the old games that had these urban settings, aweful graphics by todays standards but enjoyable none the less.

Now that developers are able to create near releastic environments, it seems eiry to me that they are unpopulated. Now im not saying a GTA level or anything like, that some life needs to be injected into the backgrounds.

You probably don't notice since your focus is on controlling your character, or looking at the floor, but watching the vids you see alot of the environment, so naturally my attention was else where.
Commented on 2007-04-18 15:47:28
Looks a lot better gameplaywise than Tony Hawks, even though there's not much info about the controls.
Commented on 2007-04-18 15:53:41 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
Wow, looks realistic! EA are taking a bit of a risk with this by not having ridiculous trick combos but hopefully it works out because I'm kinda bored of Tony Hawks almost having a DDR like approach to gameplay now.
Just what I was about to say. Would have liked to see is "falling down" (there got to be some cool skate term for that) realistic as well. Seeing your mates cracking their skulls to pavement and grinding railings whit testicles is at least half of the fun of skating (to me). Bring on the ragdolls.
Commented on 2007-04-18 17:10:10 In reply to sdry
Posted by sdry
Would have liked to see is "falling down" (there got to be some cool skate term for that)
bails :-)

yeh it look quite good, but no actual gameplay and fairly bland, very realistic though.
Commented on 2007-04-18 17:17:42
Hopefully this shows the devs of TH that they can't just sit back and release the same game continually
Commented on 2007-04-18 18:08:03 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
Hopefully this shows the devs of TH that they can't just sit back and release the same game continually
I don't think that the devs will change the rate of realism in the TH series. They'll always keep their unrealistic hoverboard like gameplay (and hopefully they'll fail with their upcoming unrealistic skateboardinggames ;) ).
I think you can compare these two games best with Burnout/Forza or Dead or Alive/Fight Night.

The video itself looks great. Perfect animations (although they aren't that smooth) and finally REALISM (that's all I wanted)...
Commented on 2007-04-18 19:57:58 In reply to StephenR92
Posted by StephenR92
graphics definately need to be improved, it's extremely jaggy and not terribly impressing
This game looks leaps and bounds better than any Tony Hawk game though.
Commented on 2007-04-18 21:09:13
"REALISM (that's all I wanted)..."

YES! AHH! I can't stand playing TH games for that reason. Besides the fact that you are on a skateboard, TH has nothing to do with skating! There is no reward for landing a hard trick or a trick you have been trying all day (like real skating). Besides the fact that you can land any trick without having even trying (in the game). They have never brought anything over from what makes real skating what it is, into their games. Which is what is SO FRICKEN AWESOME about Skate! The controls sound awesome (from everything I have read).

I wish more games would take risks and do different stuff with controls (besides switching buttons around). This is a buy no matter how it ends up. If nothing else, it's something different than TH!
Commented on 2007-04-19 01:01:05 In reply to NomuK3n
Posted by NomuK3n
I have mixed feelings on this one so far, some moves are a bit strange, not "smooth" enough and you can see the guy pulling up pretty impossible tricks for a "simulation" but oh well I'll wait and see the final result, it's already great to finally have some competition for Activision and Neversoft !
Actually, everything in that video is well within the realm of what pros are currently capable of. And, as pointed out in a recent interview, anything that does surpass the current limits of skateboarding in the game will be attainable by skaters in the near future as skating progresses.

That statement is a little worrisome to me, but from what we've seen about this game so far I'm confident that it will still be pretty realistic. This is what I always wanted TH to be :p
Commented on 2007-04-19 01:18:41
This is all i've wanted from a skating game ever since THPS2. I'm really looking forward to this!

Positive Reactions
+Realistic Tricks.
+Great graphics.
+Good animations (ok not perfect blending, but it is good)
+big city with realistic spots (no garbage bag quater pipes -read IGN interview- ), spot hunting FTW!

Hopefully
-Controls will be easy to pick up but tough to master.
-Character customisation/creation - Lots and lots and lots of variety please!
Commented on 2007-04-19 09:30:57
Looks like it needs work, but the skating is believable which is an achievement in itself.
Commented on 2007-04-19 22:40:38
This game will rock, but I am surprised this trailer got released with all those glitches (especially gfx). But I've said it before, and I'll say it again; This game can be made out of a bunch of grey untextured polys and it'll still provide the most fun I've had in a game in years...
Commented on 2007-04-19 23:30:15
The enviorments are extremely dull, I'm hoping they will be populated with plenty people and cars like some earlier screenshots suggested.

I'm definitely digging this realistic approach in terms of gameplay, but then they have to make the enviroments realistic as well.
Without any population, it simply isn't, and it misses the "charm" of going out skating on a busy friday evening in town kind of thing...
Commented on 2007-04-21 11:15:31
Do we know which system this is taken from?

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