Where to start picked this up on launch day so glad i did!,
After not being a big fan of skate franchise after first one (it was far far to realisitic to me) i wasn't much hopefull for this, but to tempt me i purchased skate 2, which was better but still bloody awfull in parts.
This is where skate has come full circle its fantastic! the content is huge, the community is huge the ability to create your own online team and throw down challenges aswell as skate parks is a very nice feature, Also now your rewarded for creating logo's/parks and it helps towards singleplayer targets, which means you can progress when you dont even play!
The walking system has been improved alot since skate 2 and it makes it feel so so smooth, the animations are on top form as normal, ive played it for about 7hours so far and spent pretty much 5 hours of that time just skating on new areas and chilling out.
Anyone a skate fan should pick this up and people who never played before this version comes with Easy/Normal/Hardcore settings its great great fun!