X360, PS3 Friday, October 19, 2007 | 7:36 AM

The first 10 minutes: SKATE

The first 10 minutes: SKATE

The Tony Hawk games series started more than 8 years ago, and during all that time there has never been any more serious threat to Neversoft than SKATE. After years of over the top skating, EA's game is a real novelty with a much more simulation-ish gameplay. It takes quite some time to get used to the controls, but nailing a trick is so much more rewarding. Much recommended!



The version of the game I've received is only in French, so you'll have to suffer through the horrible dudding. Sorry about that.

The first 10 minutes: SKATE part 1
The first 10 minutes: SKATE part 2

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Commented on 2007-10-19 10:06:59
really love the game. after the TH demo I will definitely NOT get the new TH game. Skate is so much better and gives you a really natural skate experience. I have been playing over LIVE with some friends that I usally go to the skatepark with and it's been almost as fun as really going there. EA has really done well with this game. Hopefully some features are added to the second part (like getting off your board and walk around) and the campaign will last longer than 5-6 hours...
Commented on 2007-10-19 13:54:23
Finally a real skate game!!!! I was tired of that bullshit called Tony Hawk. The game experience in this game is so much realistic , and the graphics are cool. For those who actually are skateboarders will agree with me that Skate is so much better than TH!!!
Commented on 2007-10-19 17:50:45
The game is dead cool but this is also the exact same thing we get in the demo. so its just 'first 10 minutes of the demo'.
would have been nice to see the story mode AFTER the demo ends.
Commented on 2007-10-19 17:58:32 In reply to andyokane
Posted by andyokane
The game is dead cool but this is also the exact same thing we get in the demo. so its just 'first 10 minutes of the demo'.
would have been nice to see the story mode AFTER the demo ends.
Damn. I didn't try the demo so I didn't know. When does the demo end exactly?
Commented on 2007-10-19 23:19:35 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Damn. I didn't try the demo so I didn't know. When does the demo end exactly?
Pretty much where your 10 minutes ends :P
Commented on 2007-10-21 17:58:02
cool man !!!! i am love skate !!
Commented on 2007-10-22 10:48:57
The game play great but it could sure use some meaningful objectives to liven up the fun. It gets boring after a while...and very frustrating at times.

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