Thursday, August 23, 2007

skate Demo and Bioshock so Far...

There is demo out for skate - or as I like to call it, the reason I dropped $400 on a 360 and I just picked up Bioshock. Here are my initial impressions for both...


skate - I don't know why it's supposed to be lowercase, but this game rocks. It is the closest thing I've seen in a video game to actual skateboarding. This is great for those of us that are sick of trying to mimic real life tricks on rooftops or other ridiculous high platforms in the damn Tony Hawk games. Manuals take a bit of getting used to as does getting into grinds, but it's really fun. I have a bit of an issue trying to do some tricks - 360 flip for example - where my character just keeps doing shuv-its. I really want to see a non-park level to get an idea of how good this is going to be.

Bioshock - Pretty Damn Impressive. That's the best way to describe what I've played so far. This, (and skate) are games that actually look good graphics-wise on a standard definition television. The controls seem good (although if I tap right on the right stick, it has a tendency to keep floating off that direction.) I was worried about switching back and forth between plasmids and guns, but it is actually very easy. The enemies are my only real complaint so far, as they all look pretty much the same. But I guess I don't need a wide variety of people to hit with a wrench.

Both of these titles are shaping up to be pretty enjoyable (although since I've got them much of my time is still being spent playing Super Metroid) and hopefully I can find more 360 games that I like this much.

3 comments:

Jester013 said...

I haven't checked out skate yet, but I love the Bioshock. The enemies start looking a little different as you get further.

Sadly, I haven't gotten too terribly far yet(just past the first Little Sister). I've been busy with secret business.

I am looking forward to researching and inventing in the game.

aplusj said...

Wow Eric posting an almost non-Nintendo post. I'm impressed. I would really like to try skate, but damn M$ for having crappy systems. Eric do you think skates got some replayability? Are the tricks difficult to learn?

E-goD said...

It's hard to say as far as skate's replayability goes, because the demo area is kind of small. If the actual game has bigger, or a lot of areas, it could be good for quite a while. The basic tricks are easy, but it's difficult to do the harder ones consistently. Also, if I hadn't seen the videos about the game before, I may have never figured out how to do any other tricks because the demo doesn't really explain them.