2 Not worth the moneyschooldunce | 03/09/2009 | See all schooldunce's reviews (2)Like all EA games, EA have gone and taken the same product and re-wrapped it in a different packaging to make a quick buck of us costumers. To be brief, the map is more or less the same then Skate 1 and it is disappointing for all of those who have played Skate 1 thoroughly. The game can also be very frustrating. If you have a short temper do not buy this game because you will find your console outside on your street in pieces. The people, cars, security guards, other skaters and skate stoppers always get in the way and really test you patience when your trying to nail a bs tre flip down a huge stair set. The game is short and pretty boring, the missions are similar and there is no real interesting back story to the career mode. The cut scenes are also very boring to watch and the instant replays after you completed a challenge are terrible, a) you don't see your trick most of the time and b) they are slow at loading. HOWEVER the game has improved from is previous predecessor. The ability to get off your board and move around is helpful, the new tricks such as one-footers etc are fun. But to be fair the Tony Hawk franchise had done all this by 2003 when Tony Hawk's Underground was released. Therefore EA should have done this in Skate 1. So in my view the game is only worth 2 stars and a waste of money, so i would advice to put that money to a side and save it for Skate 3.