- Summary: Skate 2 picks up five years after the original Skate, a period marred by an unspeakable disaster that left San Vanelona in ruins. Within that time, Mongocorp rebuilt the city but their zealous protection of private property has put a damper on the once thriving skate population. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene. With their ability to get off-board to move objects around and with help from a crew of locals, players embark on a mission to take back the city, one spot at a time. Along the way, they need to get coverage, earn sponsorships, own challenges and enter contests, including a coveted invite to etnies GvR competition. [Electronic Arts]… Expand
MaxL10Hated it at first. Now, I am really starting to enjoy it. Features I just can't stand: replay editor is confusing and not good for quick replays anymore, it's more of a full-featured editor and changing camera angles is annoying. Walking/running is awkward and slow and the character can't even climb ledges. Besides that, I love how you can bail any time and do crazy odd things that I love about games (think GTA San Andreas with skateboarding and no murder).… Expand
superbgamebutyoumaynotlikeitsorentfirst8FIrst thing i must say is that i LOVE the gameplay. I haven't spoken to anyone who agrees with me on that point but if you want to create those moments you see on youtube which skaters do, this is perfect.
The replay editor, in which you can edit your movements of the last 30 seconds into a stylish personal film, is surprisingly rewarding and simply a wonderful addition.
However I must say i think the story is terrible. I won't go into what it is but it isn't worth the effort. The pedestrians who seem do take time out of their lives to go into your skating path get very annoying, as does the traffic for simply being there.
Don't be deterred though because the gameplay alone is so sweet none of this matters. RENT FIRST though because it is an ACQUIRED TASTE and you dont want to waste money!… Expand