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Skate It. Falls flat on it's face.

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I have to admit that I had really high hopes for Skate It on the Wii. I am a huge fan of EA’s Skate. that was released last year for PS3 and Xbox 360 and so I was obviously holding thumbs that the Wii version would give me a good reason to slide out the Wii balance board for the first time in months.

I was excited to see that 1UP had posted it’s review of the game, so I clicked through to see what they thought. The result was unfortunately not exactly what I was hoping for as they landed up scoring it with a “D” (using the same system that grades were given in school)

According to the review, the controls are incredibly poor, often resulting in different tricks being performed even though the reviewer was using the same motion each time with the Wii-mote. The balance board is apparently pretty much useless due to oversensitivity and the game world empty.

I was really sad to read through the brief but straightforward review. Maybe if a sequel is produced, the developers will have a better grasp of the hardware and it’s abilities. My last hope is that the DS version comes along nicely, if not, I guess I will have to wait for Skate 2’s release in the first quarter of next year.

source: 1UP

Last Updated: November 20, 2008

4 Comments

  1. Yeah listening to the 1up guys on 1upFM, they siad the flat land based stuff kinda worked well, but as soon as you got into a half pipe or something like that the game just fell apart, same goes for anything else you do in the air and at most times seemed almost random. It does suck though as i was also looking forward to getting this for the balance bord, I guess Raving Babbids TV party will have to surfice.

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  2. enx

    November 20, 2008 at 11:59

    Nah, ignore that review… the guy is just frustrated with the controls which take a lot of time to get used to – more than a few hours…skate it won best wii game at GC 2008 so I won’t be so quick to dismiss it. IGN gave it 8.5 anyway…

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  3. spl0it

    November 20, 2008 at 13:18

    Thats a Huge Differance 25 to 85, how the hell do they get that right.
    Shaun White Snowboarding looks better then

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  4. enx

    November 20, 2008 at 15:45

    I will buy Skate It as soon as the guys at look and listen give me a call and tell me it’s in stock…hopefully tomorrow…

    Skate is my favourite 360 game…been waiting for the balance board version forever 🙂

    Tried Shaun White on wii yesterday and it’s pretty good, a lot like ssx only less flashy… what is up with wii graphics damn! Ps2 keeps outperforming it.

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