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SKATE 2 "Feels Like Magic In Your Hands"

Last year's SKATE proved to be worthy competition for Activision's popular and long-running Tony Hawk's Pro Skater franchise, and this year, EA and Black Box seek to claim the crown all for themselves.

Thanks to an exclusive hands-on session with SKATE 2, GamePlayer has provided us with a great preview for all skateboarding fans to feast their eyes upon. Not only are there obvious improvements to the graphics, but they also say that loading times have been "greatly reduced" and perhaps most importantly, the frame-rate has been doubled! They also add- "SKATE 2 is everything we hoped it could be. It was like the developers ran through our personal checklist of issues with the original and ticked them off one-by-one." It's always good to hear that developers have taken their mistakes to heart and resolved to fix them for the sequel, and it appears Black Box has done exactly that. The bottom line seems to be, if you enjoyed the first one, get ready for an immense treat with the second one.

"It all feels like magic in your hands. It's like the original SKATE was an unfinished puzzle and the rest of the pieces have only now been put into place. All of the above sync in perfectly with the move-set already available to give you that many more gameplay options you'll freak out at the possibilities."

If you'd like to read more, check out the full preview. Activision had better step things up with the next Tony Hawk, because it's clear that EA has no intention of withdrawing from this head-to-head competition. And if this preview is accurate, SAKTE 2 should re-set the quality bar.

Related Game(s): Skate 2

10/2/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

caliblue15
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 1:40:27 PM
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I loved Skate, I will definately pick this up after the holiday rush. (too many games.)

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jonny_bolton
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 2:56:23 PM
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I hope the multiplayer is vastly improved on the last game. I'm in a house with 6 other guys and all we play is Pro Evolution Soccer and I was hoping SKATE would be a worth giving up a little of our PES time but apparently not...

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LightShow
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 3:26:13 PM
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i really dont like EA, but my dislike for Activision is even greater. I'm rockin skate on this one, guys, and not just because of the publisher affiliation. Tony Hawk just seems like the exact same game, no matter the installment. SKATE is a lot fresher, not to mention way more intuitive.

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www
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 3:43:13 PM
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Ei! Skate 2,no no no more frustration,have had enuff,good graciuos.To me this has been the most frustratin game ever in ma life,the only game dat makes feel like throwin/breakin ma 360 controller,i act like a mad man playin dis game cause i keep on shoutin when i can't pull off some stupid tricks.

I'll definitely not go for skate 2,skate 1 has already disturbed ma heart enuff,thank u EA

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Alienange
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 7:59:51 PM

I think I see the problem. You're using the wrong controller.

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LightShow
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 9:34:33 PM

=D nice

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www
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 5:21:56 AM

Nah man,i got skate demo on ma ps3 n it's not dat good pullin off some tricks with ps3 stick,it's better on 360 since there stick is a lil stiff...true story

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 4:28:08 PM
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I hope they have cooler pro's in skate 2. The first one was pretty revolutionary with its newer control scheme. Then again I'd rather actually go outside and skate.

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FallenClyro
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 5:33:34 PM
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I loved the 1st skate. Can't wait for this one! So hyped =)

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Daedusian
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 7:47:50 PM
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THPS has never been the same since THPS Underground. After that, the series just went downhill and still continues. So in all actuality, SKATE really has no competition.

However, it is no doubt that SKATE 2 is going to be awesome. I absolutely loved the first and seriously cannot wait for the second. Apparently, you can now walk and even move parts around to skate on. And I don't even know how many hours I put into the first game, especially online, so when I get this, I am going to have no life whatsoever... and the analog stick is probably going to snap at some point too lol.

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Alienange
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 7:59:08 PM
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Wow ... is Skate really that good? I gave up after TH2. That game was great. If you guys say Skate2 is good then maybe I'll think about getting it.

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WelcomeOblivion
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 11:21:24 PM
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I liked skate but the cut scenes made no sense.
The new controls were great its probably as close to a skateboard as I'll ever come. will definitely play skate 2, eventually, holidays so many games not enough money:-(

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