EA just confirmed SKATE 3 for a May 2010 release.
Skate 2 was a huge disappointment, mostly because it just seemed rushed and lazy. Same city again, lots of bugs and glitches, movement off the board was extremely awkward, and most of the time you were just falling over without any reason, or bumping into pedestrians while trying to nail a trick/combo. Not to mention the mediocre graphics, draw-distance, and the extremely outdated and limited character-creation tool (and everyone talking to your character as a HE, even if you had created a female character(!) This new trailer promises a new city, but other than that there isn't much shown in the trailer to really get excited about. The mall looks pretty deserted and empty, (which will avoid you from bumping into pedestrians), and graphics seem a little bit better than the last, but not much. I don't know what to make of it yet. The rushjob that was Skate 2 makes me pretty hesitant to get excited yet.
Didn't really like the 2nd one to be honest. Tony Hawk still seems like they cant get their game back together still so looks like Skate 3 might be the one for me again if I like it
The first two games were brilliant... Skate 2 got a bit complex with the number of maneuvers possible. But the challenges were pretty reasonable. I hope they do something a little more inventive with the multiplayer... Skate 2 had the group challenge modes which were nice. Maybe they could do Skate 3 capture the flag??? The flag carrier slows down over time unless they perform risky tricks. A HUGE half pipe could be in the middle of the two "bases". Midair collisions would be wicked. © Audiggity - aka Bob (Given EA too many ideas already)
great. I traded in skate 1 right before skate 2 came out, but i never got around to buying skate 2 even though that's the only reason I traded in skate 1. Now I can just go straight to skate 3.
Big fan here.
Doesn't seem they are drastically upping the engine with anything. Just making a whole new locale with co-op support for the entire world...could be a huge expansion pack instead of a whole new game...then again it's way early to be judging I suppose. Heh maybe they'll use that scan feature that Natal allows. I don't plan on pretend skating with that thing, but I have a few boards of my own that aren't in the game so it'd be nice to just scan them in. And a more robust player creator would be nice.
It's EA man. They milk the same thing over and over and only change when they need to. Look at madden. It's barely changed in all honesty. But it sells like hot cakes so EA keeps releasing a Madden every year instead of a yearly roster update and a new game every other year.
skate 2 was good but i hope they sort out the framrate problems with the ps3 version this time. looking frwd to this though, hopefully they sort out the off foot stuff as well, i felt it was a bit stiff and awkward in 2
they improve on how lip tricks work. Rock and rolls and stuff. Never felt right, or even controllable on the first 2.
I deffinetly agree with you there. The lip tricks were barely workable at all.
this game does not do a Tony Hawk!! XD
Awesome, i love the series, BRING IT ON
DON't BUY THIS IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME AS SKATE 2!!!! and yes i love the the franchise. but it's the same again only new tricks they have could ad to the second game! even the graphics are the same!
the official name will be Skat3. ya know making the 3 sub for an e
Wow, that's way too fast.
Nice. Hopefully they add a little fun to multiplayer like a capture the flag type game. That's one thing I appreciated from Tony Hawk games. They had fun multiplayer games like Firefight, Graffiti, and Tag.
Now Im glad I dint buy Skate 2
Skate was awesome! i really enjoyed it (though i had my doubts first...cause of the thumbstick trick controls) but i learned it pretty fast....and then it was a blast! and Skate 2... it added some nice things...but they messed up on some others. So.... of course i´m now excited what they bring to the table with part 3 (cause RIDE doesnt look like my cup of tea right now)
skate 2 was a let down for me.. but hopefully they're gonna do a rockstar special; "vice city", & make an awesome awesome sequel within a year. fix the bugs, fix the movement, give us more to create & for flip sake, SPLITSCREEN! Or at least be able to turn off the countdown timer in splitscreen...that thing is seriously annoying.
Yearly installments to a skating franchise... Now isn't this the same method that killed the Tony Hawk series?
... the problem with Tony was more about them taking the series from fun and enjoyable, to too fast and over the top, with a bunch of jack-ass lame-o's and dito humour thrown in there. Tony 2 was great. Haven;t played TH3, but was supposedly still pretty good. When I tried TH4 it just wasn't very special or exciting anymore, plus it was too fast for it's own good. Skate 3 could be great if this time they DO release a finished game. Skate 2 felt like it should have been pushed back a few months to clean it up. It wasn't 'bad', but it could easily have been MUCH better if they had spend a bit more work on it, to avoid all the negative aspects the game had due to it being rushed (I mentioned them in one of the 1st posts). I rather wait 2 years for the perfect Skate 3, instead of being able to buy it withing the next 6 months and getting another rush-job. Ow, and they need to quit the DLC-BS.
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