I've never played a skate game until Skate 3. i thought it was a silly game which took minimal skill, i was wrong its a great game and its really challenging. i really do love this game. its not like Skate 2 (which i bougt after skate 3) it is much brighter and light hearted and much easier to control. all you have to do is complete a series of challenges which range from grinding roftops to jumping of buildings to break your bones, great fun. the online is great in freeskate with your freinds or when your mashing the stick to do a variety of moves you didnt even know were in the game just to beat a 15 year old who can get 2000 points of a small bench.
Its great fun but certain bits do get tedious and the online does seem to crash quite often. also instead of the 1 big island of skate 2 Skate 3 has 3 smaller islands which means you can cruise for long before you get stopped by nature (Dam nature)
This game is a must buy, its great fun and theres plenty of hours of playtime. if you want to complete every challenge get ready to bite some nails because some of the requirements will drive you crazy. when you do them though you are so thankful for the fluke :)