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.
Last Updated: November 20, 2008