Here's the thing: the outsiders only see a skateboarding video game, but the avid boarders out there see an authentic, realistic title that could be akin to a skater's Gran Turismo. EA is striving for physical accuracy and an overall sense of realism with Skate 2, and here's an interview with real-life professionals who attempt to reinforce that fact. They're happy with how they're depicted in virtual form, and they talk a lot about their trademark skills that all fans should recognize. But beyond that, this sequel should boast all the necessary upgrades and enhancements, including more customization and added freedom. Activision's Tony Hawk franchise now faces a legitimate competitor, which will make its statement in January.
12/10/2008 Ben Dutka