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3.0 out of 5 stars Some good, plenty bad, June 21, 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Skate 3 - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Ok, first off this game does improve a LOT on SKATE 2 in some areas, but IMO its overly glitchy especially online, and lacks a lot in playable terrain compared to SKATE 2, but I digress-

The Good-

More refined

Better character control off and on board

You can Deck Check/Punch people

Its more fun in a lot of ways than 2, less frustrating except for a few spots

You can customize decks, shirts and other gear to suit your taste or logo preference

The Bad-

The character editor for custom gear of your own taste is often limited by where it allows you to place things, IE you cant put a logo on the back of a hat or multiple logos on stuff

There is NO way to actually save a game manually, its an auto save which is normally fine except this one only saves when you unlock a set achievement. So if you bust out a gajillion point trick and then later turn off your console because you are done playing its gone, and wont reflect in your stats unless you do some cool stuff then do an event and beat it thus causing the game to save. Thats ok at first, but once everything is beat you can forget about it saving what you did(which brings me to my other point)

There isnt that much to actually do in this game, like way less than 2. I only did the actual contests etc casually as I mostly free skate and I beat this game in a month

Not a lot of playable terrain, its not one big city is three small areas that are in no way connected and you must 'beam' yourself between these areas. The playable map is like 1/2 or less of the map w/ all kinds of dead space in between they should have filled w/ terrain to skate

If the game was 20 or 30 bucks, it would be worth it but not at current price its a waste of money, might as well have been an expansion for as short as it is

All the cool codes and stuff you can get for parks, gear etc;, are online only which means you must have XBox live to get the content

All the online stuff is horribly glitchy, doesnt work more than it does and is a general a royal cluster flop on EAs side, Codes dont work as they should, stuff wont download etc Graphics you make dissappear or wont load etc etc etc

EAs total lack of concern for the players who paid way to much for an under featured game w/ serious technical issues and glitchs galore none of which EA is really rushing to fix

My opinion is if you like the SKATE series, buy it, but WAIT until it hits the 20 Dollar shelf at your local Big Chain store and hope its issues have been fixed online wise but dont expect too much
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Initial post: Aug 31, 2011 1:41:11 PM PDT
I think Blackbox could've nailed it right out of the park but I'm guessing EA really got in the way of what Skate 3 could have been.
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