Session: Skateboarding Sim Game
|a game by
|crea-ture Studios Inc.
|8/10, based on 1 review
|10.0/10 - 1 vote
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|Simulator Games, Sport Games, Skateboarding Games
You don't get as clear and concise a title as Session: Skateboarding Sim Game. There won't be any confusion over what the game could be about - a skateboarding simulator. It's definitely not the first skateboarding game we've seen. Still, it arguably does take a more unique approach to the genre.
Session: Skateboarding Sim Game aims to splash a bit of realism into the mix as found into some of the more trivial life simulators. This early access game will put you in the shoes of an average skateboarder looking to find places in the big city to improve skills and build skate parks out of everything around. Sounds interesting, right?
The City is a Halfpipe
The concept of Session: Skateboarding Sim Game is simple. Players are encouraged to express skateboarding creativity in an urban sandbox without predefined objectives. Inspired by 'the golden age of skateboarding,' you'll create a character, grab a board, and use the world as your skate park in this more authentic experience.
The realism of skateboarding in this game is unlike what we've seen before. The visuals present realistic cityscapes that aren't shaped to skate on like many other skateboarding games are. You'll have to travel around and find elements to curate into ramps, rails, and pipes that you can showcase your tricks on.
Even though there aren't really any objectives, Session: Skateboarding Sim Game is quite a refreshing sports experience. There's no pressure, and gameplay can be intense or as casual as you want. Realism facilitates a high immersion factor. That includes cameras that look like amateur skate videos, imperfect skate spots, and control mechanisms that don't execute flash tricks in one button.
The addictiveness of this game is that it's not easy to become the best skater around. You're really going to have to put some effort into it. But that's the appealing aspect - it's a much more down-to-earth experience and reminiscent of the skateboarding culture. It won't be challenging to draw the masses into this game, especially when it leaves early access.
At Least in the Sim, I Can Skate
Despite some of the 'real' features of controlling the board, Session: Skateboarding Sim Game is an excellent skateboarding game. The mechanics give you the capability to craft your own experience and don't feel overzealous to the point of being silly. The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series tends to be guilty of this sometimes.
It's already a great experience in early access, meaning that it's only going to get better. While the developers work out the kinks in gameplay, you can master that dual-stick control schematic. It's not easy, but the original game gives you an incentive to try! We will definitely look forward to the full release of Session: Skateboarding Sim Game.
Round-Up - Pros & Cons
- The most authentic skateboarding experience you'll see in a video game
- Realistic visuals create an immersive environment
- Loyal to skateboarding culture
- Realism makes the control schematic difficult
- Some skate animations need tweaking