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skate 3: witty title under construction

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  • jimb213jimb213 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Proto wrote: »
    jimb213 wrote: »
    yeah, I was doing a 720 grab over the big jump, then a 900 some-other-grab up the halfpipe, but still would only get 2nd place.

    the key is to do some more difficult grabs, like mute, stales and the like.

    I guess that's what I did... on one run yesterday stuff just clicked, and I got a 91.XX or so, and none of the other challengers caught up.

  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    I still wish I'd recorded my winning X-games big air. I got a 97.8 from a 900 stale tuck-knee to a 900 crossbone.

    It looked awesome and was so satisfying to finally get a good score after repeatedly trying and failing to front / back flip over the first ramp.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Both the big air ramp, and the one at the Danny Way complex are so satisfying to hit. I could ride those things for hours and not get bored.

  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    See I'm not to keen on the big air. Yeah it's nice and all to make yourself dizzy doing grabs and spinning around all over the place but I prefer to keep things on the street and make it more technical.

    I probably spend longer just grinding benches and ledges randomly.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I get the most fun out of tooling around in an area with no plan and seeing how long I can go without bailing.

    Problem is, it makes for really boring footage. Most of my "lines" are well over the 30 second limit.

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Yeah, I like to mix it up. I love cruising around the streets, find a ledge to hit (I spent ages getting a line just right on some really high ledges, which I'll upload soon enough), and finding new places to skate out and about. But I'll always end up gravitating to either Way's park to skate through on my way down, or into the X-Games for some Big Air shenanigans. Then I'll roll out, and go find some more ledges and tables to hit.

    And yes, I now like to see how long I can go without bailing, since I'm planning on making a long, unbroken video to go with a song. It will need a looong time without bailing, and some cautious editing to make it all seamless.
    I can see it being very trying.

  • SnowconeSnowcone Registered User
    edited November 2007
    So I just picked this up on Monday. I have yet to give it a try, but I'm pretty excited and it came heavily recommended.

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    While it sounds like hyperbole, it really is easily one of my games of the year and an all-time favourite. I'm also really interested to see what they do with the next one, which has to be coming.

  • xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I think the only requirements I'd have for a sequel is more options in replays, such as stationary cameras and more save slots.

    Flatland stuff, eh. Be neat but it doesn't interest me a ton. I'd like to see hand plants and the ability to walk on foot, for precise setups.

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    xzzy wrote: »
    I think the only requirements I'd have for a sequel is more options in replays, such as stationary cameras and more save slots.

    Flatland stuff, eh. Be neat but it doesn't interest me a ton. I'd like to see hand plants and the ability to walk on foot, for precise setups.

    Yeah, I wouldn't have a lot of demands. Some more tricks, and the ability to stop/catch the board mid-trick would be nice (which could lead in to flatland stuff), a new city, and the ability to walk around. That and the option for moving the camera and static cameras for replays, and I'd be happy.

    And Snowcone, if you have any problems with the game, there's a good community of people here who've seen the worst it has to offer, so there's always someone that can help out.

  • japhjaph Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    on the sequel:

    lip tricks would be nice too, or at least label them as disasters, stalls, rock and rolls, etc. A miniramp that actually works would be great. all the grabs that thps has, airwalks, benihanas, judos...the fact that a regular grab isn't called an Indy blows me away...

    -tweak the physics a bit (get rid of those weird exploits people seem to use) and make it so that some of the larger drops are possible (some of Reynolds' stuff is impossible to do in skate), but its weird how you can jump a 20 stair and roll away, but other times you can't.

    -flatground is hit or miss, no one really skates freestyle anymore (pros, coverage, etc.) so why put it in?

    -a sequel to that killer intro :D :D

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I don't mind the physics bugs, but then I really haven't encountered many at all. I can see how it would get annoying for those that regularly hit them. One thing I would like, if only as an option, is still for a more 'realistic' physics setting. I know you can't get THPS height, but you can still ollie way higher than is humanly possible. I don't have a problem with this in the game, it's fine, but it would be nice to have a setting that was that much more realistic.

  • xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Yeah, it'd be nice if there was a hardcore mode where the various flips and shuvits were actually hard, and you couldn't chain 3 of them together before hitting the ground. I can see why it's not in the game, it would have frustrated people instantly and they'd not play, but having it as an option would be much appreciated.

    Only bug complaint I have with the game is the idiot way your guy will just stand there and push when he's up against a wall. Sometimes he'll switch, but usually you just bounce against the wall for ever. Stairs are equally annoying. If the guy can't skate on it, he should either fall, or pick up his board and walk.

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Or stick his hands out onto the wall, like you'd do in real life. I really liked the animations in this, the whole variety they have for sketchy landings are awesome, but they could really stand to license NaturalMotion's stuff for the bails and things.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Hey, anyone wanna try out the multiplayer? I'm wondering how much freedom you have to just goof off with someone online without having to "compete" against them.

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Grah, I really want this game. I don't have a 360, has there been any word of a PC release?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    SoaL wrote: »
    Grah, I really want this game. I don't have a 360, has there been any word of a PC release?

    The whole point of the game is to use the thumb sticks to pull off tricks. This game does not translate to KBAM at all, and no developer like EA is going to release a PC game that requires game pad support.

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  • xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Hey, anyone wanna try out the multiplayer? I'm wondering how much freedom you have to just goof off with someone online without having to "compete" against them.

    With no decent spectator mode, it's really not that great. You can't stand in a spot and watch your buddy attempt a trick, because there's no easy way to follow him around without rolling around on your skateboard.

    You can save replays though, which is pretty cool. I did a couple rounds at Danny Way's a while back and we all spent the better part of an hour choreographing the most hilarious multi-skater wipeout we could manage.

    I imagine a couple guys could have fun playing "follow me" and trying to make interesting lines together.

  • xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    SoaL wrote: »
    Grah, I really want this game. I don't have a 360, has there been any word of a PC release?

    The whole point of the game is to use the thumb sticks to pull off tricks. This game does not translate to KBAM at all, and no developer like EA is going to release a PC game that requires game pad support.

    I bet you could make some form of the flickit system using the mouse. Might make some stuff easier, other stuff harder.

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    xzzy wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    SoaL wrote: »
    Grah, I really want this game. I don't have a 360, has there been any word of a PC release?

    The whole point of the game is to use the thumb sticks to pull off tricks. This game does not translate to KBAM at all, and no developer like EA is going to release a PC game that requires game pad support.

    I bet you could make some form of the flickit system using the mouse. Might make some stuff easier, other stuff harder.

    HUARGH.. SEIZURE!

    That would just send me into spasmodic fits of rage, having to try and do a nollie 360-flip with the mouse.
    :|

    And I do want to try multiplayer, but it would likely have to be on friday night, as I don't get a lot of xbox time during the week.

  • japhjaph Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    but you can still ollie way higher than is humanly possible.

    Hmm...I dunno some people can ollie pretty high, like Reese Forbes:

    http://jpgrdnr.servehttp.com/rforbesollie.mov

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    xzzy wrote: »
    I imagine a couple guys could have fun playing "follow me" and trying to make interesting lines together.

    That's really what I was thinking. Go to the community center or something and just jam a bit near each other.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    japh wrote: »
    but you can still ollie way higher than is humanly possible.

    Hmm...I dunno some people can ollie pretty high, like Reese Forbes:

    http://jpgrdnr.servehttp.com/rforbesollie.mov

    Oh, I know, but to get the kind of height you regularly do in skate, takes a whole lot of trial and error, and precision timing. Even then, it still seems like you're getting about chest/shoulder height to the average person. Unless I'm mistaken, which is very likely.

  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    If you crash several times above this half pipe you continuously start higher and higher off the ground. Keep this up for a while, and you end up waaay too high. Too high to land anything even.

    And then if you're close enough to the pipe, you can enter it at ridiculous speeds.

    http://skate.share.ea.com/profiles/36814/posts/597606.aspx


    I have no idea if this is a glitch people know about or not, but it's a fun one.

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I can't watch that at home, but it sounds like a glitch. A fun glitch!

  • senor_xsenor_x Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I need to start playing this again. At least I don't have to remember what all the buttons do.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Can anybody offer any tips for the P-Rod Tech to Hubba? I only seem to be able to 'Ride the Hubba'. But the NOLLIE 360 FLIP to Grind is eluding me. Am I missing something?

    EDIT:

    Nevermind. I was doing Nollie 360 Shuvits. I corrected my angle and finally got the Flip. The controls are just too damn awkward.

  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    SoaL wrote: »
    Grah, I really want this game. I don't have a 360, has there been any word of a PC release?

    The whole point of the game is to use the thumb sticks to pull off tricks. This game does not translate to KBAM at all, and no developer like EA is going to release a PC game that requires game pad support.

    Well yeah, I wouldn't play this with KBAM. I'd much rather just buy a controller than an entire console though. :(

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  • Stevo 22Stevo 22 Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Can anybody offer any tips for the P-Rod Tech to Hubba? I only seem to be able to 'Ride the Hubba'. But the NOLLIE 360 FLIP to Grind is eluding me. Am I missing something?

    EDIT:

    Nevermind. I was doing Nollie 360 Shuvits. I corrected my angle and finally got the Flip. The controls are just too damn awkward.

    I hated this part. I just repeated the same thing like sixteen times until it finally gave me completion.

    That said, I really like the game but I don't know how to continue enjoying it. I feel like I've kind of hit the apex of Skate and it was fun while it lasted but... there needs to be more. I do enjoy skating to my own playlist and that's probably my favorite thing about the game but it gets kind of tiring quick. I may end up trading in Skate toward something I will play more consistently. But if anyone wants to do some Skate online, I'd like to play around with that before I give it up.

    "It's do or die." "Hey, I've died twice."
  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I need to do some online skating too, it's just that the internet here is so stupidly unreliable, I basically don't bother with it all that much. It's almost guaranteed to disconnect at least once every hour if I try playing.

  • falsedeffalsedef Registered User
    edited November 2007
    What's the artist/song in fsmith's vid?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=30DbWKUr920

    Your vids are looking good, guys.

  • SagaxusSagaxus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    falsedef wrote: »
    What's the artist/song in fsmith's vid?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=30DbWKUr920

    Your vids are looking good, guys.

    I believe it is "Be Good" by Tokyo Police Club.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Yeah, that's another reason I wanted people to have more then one spot in the "Spot On" vid. Longer sections so that they could pick their own music playing during their lines.

    (Personally, I decided on some low-key electronica, Jurassic 5 or Baldwin Brothers for my section).

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  • falsedeffalsedef Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Sagaxus wrote: »
    falsedef wrote: »
    What's the artist/song in fsmith's vid?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=30DbWKUr920

    Your vids are looking good, guys.

    I believe it is "Be Good" by Tokyo Police Club.

    Thanks. I kinda regret asking -- what a horrible band name.

  • StupornautStupornaut Registered User
    edited November 2007
    So I was going to hit this thread and complain about Manny Madness but it looks like I was beaten... by a week. The three times out of fifty I managed to jump over the gap, I always landed on four wheels, no matter how carefully I tried to position the stick.

    EDIT: BEATEN. I thought you had to manual across both boxes, but after landing on the first one in a manual, and gapping to grind the second with some kind of tailgrind, I landed off the second in a manual and completed the challenge. Now I can go back to actually enjoying the game.

    Also had a funny bit where I faced off against P-Rod in a S.K.A.T.E. challenge, tied 4-4, and beat him when he bailed on... a 180 Nollie Pop Shuvit, which is one of the easier moves in the game.

  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    Got some free time and set to work on owning the hellevator. I've got the original wmv if someone wants it for a compilation or whatever.

    Or just tell me it's crap.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Yeah, I took no shame from exploiting any glitch or weakness in the endless games of S.K.A.T.E. towards the end, and the same goes for any other such painfully hard challenge (Manny Madness being just such an example, although I did manage to do it properly).

    And Spork, nice work. Now I need to go load it up tonight and record some stuff, because I reeeally want to get editing.

  • SagaxusSagaxus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Stupornaut wrote: »
    Also had a funny bit where I faced off against P-Rod in a S.K.A.T.E. challenge, tied 4-4, and beat him when he bailed on... a 180 Nollie Pop Shuvit, which is one of the easier moves in the game.

    I've gotten P-Rod and some other pro dude to bail on an ollie. They'd make the jump perfectly, land perfectly, but for some reason they'd fall off their board.

    EDIT: I made a video. Hopefully it doesn't suck horribly, and if it does happen to suck horribly, I hope that it's the kind of suck that everyone can laugh about.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    That is a damn good video Sagaxus

    EDIT: Spork, I'm going to need your intro video or at least ask you to put your name and spot in the front of the video instead of the end. I think we can use that entire clip.

    Saga, We could use yours as an "Introducing..." segment just to show off your skills (mainly because I want to use that vid, but you didn't use any spots).

    This is of course, with both of your guys' consent.

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  • SagaxusSagaxus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Nocren wrote: »
    Saga, We could use yours as an "Introducing..." segment just to show off your skills (mainly because I want to use that vid, but you didn't use any spots).

    This is of course, with both of your guys' consent.

    Awesome! You've got my consent. I just need to find some good spots now...

    And on an unrelated note: Are we still doing the rating achievemnt thingy? If so, this is the video that I'm actually going to keep up.

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