This game could have been a lot better and made a "big splash" as it is one of the first games that really uses the Wii Balance Board as a skateboard. This really would have fleshed out the genre and made it more addictive and true to life. Unfortunately the controls were not ironed out enough, which makes the game almost impossible to play with the balance board. Even the motion controls are not very good. Hopefully the next version will iron out these issues as this could be a really great "younger-gamer friendly" skateboarding series. The game as it is now is best left as a last option rental.