CH writes: "On paper, Skate 2 could be the perfect sequel. It combines what made the original game so successful with a slew of new additions and features that create a new and unique experience. In reality, EA Black Box's skateboarding sequel is in fact just as enjoyable as the original, but many of the new additions seem to feel rushed and while they have their place – they don't live up to their full potential.
As Skate 2 begins, you'll find that San Vanelona, the fictional city serving as the setting for both Skate games has been largely destroyed by some sort of natural disaster – leaving the city almost unrecognizable. Going this route gave the developers freedom to continue the story from the first game, yet sculpt a completely new world for gamers to play in."