Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC
Genre: Skateboarding, Sandbox
Shaun White Skate Boarding is a diverting enough niche title which should appeal to fans of the genre. Strangely enough, there's a story line which involves you skating through and bringing colour to black and white city in effort to overthrow an oppressive government known as The Ministry (seriously). The free flow nature of the title is fun enough but half-way through the game changes gear and tasks the player with figuring out a load of difficult puzzles and challenging jumps. In other words it turns into a platformer, something that skateboarding fans may baulk at.
The controls take a bit of getting used to but then again so does a skateboard and I was grateful of the helpful tutorial levels. The graphics aren't exactly cutting edge but it's entertaining to see the black and white city come to life and its suited citizens turn into skateboarders as you romp through it. The sound track is fairly generic - and at times repetitive - which is a lost opportunity considering the type of game this is. There's a multi-player too but best of luck finding people to play with.
Maybe they're all outside skating?
Buy or Rent: Rent
Replay Value: 2/5
Reviewed By: Bryan Collins