If you've downloaded Death Magnetic for Guitar Hero III you've probably blasted through Broken Beat and Scarred, in which reside the lines: "You rise. You fall. You're down and you rise again. What don't kill you make you more strong". Ignoring the questionable grammar, you might think Metallica was singing about Skate 2.
The learning curve remains as brutal as a run-in with a brick wall. The dual stick control over skater and board is a difficult egg to crack on the first run, and surprisingly tough to re-learn even after playing the original to death. This is certainly not like riding a bike.