Skate 3 - Singleplayer impressions

Posted by Zanetsu (131 posts) -

So, I finished up the single-player part of Skate 3 over the weekend, I only have four spots left to find. Overall I thought it was a good experience, the goals felt more in line with regular skating for the most part. Hardcore mode makes everything a lot harder as well, at first I had my mind set on completing every challenge on HC, but that thought didn't last long. 
 
The tutorial seemed like it was really good, I can't say too much about it since I've been playing both of the earlier entries in this series for quite some time. No Coach Frank outside the tutorial though, would've liked to see that. Haven't touched the multi-player yet, or the skate.Create features, I'll get around to that later.
  (half-relevant clip of Jason Lee being, well, Jason Lee)
 

  
I might get around to writing a proper review at some point, we'll see. I definitely think it is a good sequel, even though it doesn't add much the quality is still as high and it introduces a couple of new things that makes it feel a little more justified.
#1 Posted by Zanetsu (131 posts) -

So, I finished up the single-player part of Skate 3 over the weekend, I only have four spots left to find. Overall I thought it was a good experience, the goals felt more in line with regular skating for the most part. Hardcore mode makes everything a lot harder as well, at first I had my mind set on completing every challenge on HC, but that thought didn't last long. 
 
The tutorial seemed like it was really good, I can't say too much about it since I've been playing both of the earlier entries in this series for quite some time. No Coach Frank outside the tutorial though, would've liked to see that. Haven't touched the multi-player yet, or the skate.Create features, I'll get around to that later.
  (half-relevant clip of Jason Lee being, well, Jason Lee)
 

  
I might get around to writing a proper review at some point, we'll see. I definitely think it is a good sequel, even though it doesn't add much the quality is still as high and it introduces a couple of new things that makes it feel a little more justified.
#2 Edited by JarenFace (205 posts) -

Man Zanetsu, you've been killing it on the ps3 Giant Bomb skate team.
 
As for single player, I feel mostly the same way. It really is a game for people who loved the previous two entries and are looking for new areas to skate. I just felt that the career mode lacked some direction since there wasn't really a set path to follow. There weren't really any specific moments that made me feel like I was really progressing, it was more of a "do/find some challenges until I had to create another  teammate, then skate as them for a few goals". Trick wise, the arsenal hasn't expanded in the same way it did from 1 - 2 (though, darkslides are amazingly satisfying to do). And finally, it seems some of aspects of the career/level design are showing hints of 'Tony Hawk', almost moving away from what the first skate represented. Sure, the franchise does have to move forward, but I guess I'm use to the skate 1 method of earning a huge drop/mega ramp and not finding them more frequently as with 2/3. The whole 'violence against NPCs is another story as well.
 
Don't get me wrong though. It's a solid game. I've probably already thrown away three hours just skating some really awesome spots. From what little I've played online as well, co-op missions can get extremely fun (or cause people to yell at you if you don't finish in time :p )

#3 Posted by FalconCritical (224 posts) -

I've not played any skating games since Tony Hawk Pro 2, and though I took a while to get used to 'driving stick' I really enjoy the single player campaign. Sure there's not a whole lot of story to it, but I came from a game where you had one area to skate and couldn't progress till you'd done enough of the challenges there.  I'm not great at timing and found that somewhat frustrating, I like Skate 3 giving me the option to give up on something I find un-necessarily hard and go do something else or just skate to pass the time.

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