Skate is in my opinion one of the best games ever made, the city, the events etc etc were all superb. Take a hatchet, add a bit of clunkiness and some new city scapes and you had Skate 2. The project was rushed and it showed. On the foundations of skate 2, Skate 3 can only get better, but my bench mark is Skate. Reading the reviews, it sounds like 3 will be closer to 2. If thats the case, I certainly wont be buying it.