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here's some good skategames:
this one in particular bothered me a bit for a while, since i usually like more the idea of improvisation than the idea of grinding a particular line. but the more I played Super Sonic Saves the World World, the more I felt like I was repeating a trick many many times as if recording a skate trick video.
maybe its a stretch, but I did feel like I was creating situation more aesthetically than about properly solving the levels
please dm me on twitter if you want to talk about anything on this list or show me some cool skate game.
"Because Tony Hawk is structured around repeated interaction with the same level, it is the equivalent of reading and re-reading a text several times. You notice new uses of language and subtle contradictions. "Novice" users can collect the tapes and letters and missions; meanwhile, "Advanced" users can chain a 50-50 + 900 + reverse kick-flip + Superman and manual their way across the entire level. The giant floating letters and video tapes you collect are merely hints to get you to thinking about a certain piece of the environment; the real goal is to chain together absurdly high combos of tricks, and doing that requires much experimentation, scouting and location analysis -- in other words, what street skaters do in real-life. They read the city. "