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Skater XL Available Now - Watch the Launch Trailer Here and Post Your Impressions

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Skater XL

Skater XL Available Now - Watch the Launch Trailer Here and Post Your Impressions

The day has finally arrived. Skater XL is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam, where the levels are all inspired real-world skate areas and designed to ensure a constant flow of skate lines.

From the DTLA Map with skateboarding landmarks around the Staples Center and LA Convention Center, to Easy Day High School’s sprawling campus of iconic skate spots like the Wallenberg Big 4 and the ‘Leap of Faith’, to the humongous ‘Big Ramp,’ where skaters can soar higher than a hawk.

We’ll have our review online soon, but in the meantime, check out the launch trailer below and if you’ve already picked up the game, let us know what you think.

With 100% physics-based controls and a passionate skate community subculture, Skater XL is the first authentic skateboarding title to come out on major platforms in more than ten years. Skater XL breaks the mold with responsive controls that deliver complete freedom of skating expression and creativity.

Play as skateboarding pros Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta and Brandon Westgate, or customize and create your own skateboarding legend with gear from more than 30 real skate brands.

The possibilities are endless to personalize the Skater XL experience. Players can customize their entire look, including their skater’s gear with different tees, hoodies, hats and shoes from over 30 of the most recognized skate brands like Vans, Santa Cruz, DC Shoes, Independent, Lakai and many more.

Dive into skateboarding paradise with levels that feature famous skate landmarks and environmental elements, including Downtown LA, the ginormous Big Ramp, Easy Day High, and community created maps like Grant Park, Hudland and Streets.

Explore hundreds of PC mods, maps, digital skate zines, personal highlight replays and more from the Skater XL community that celebrates this new era of digital skateboarding.

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  1. I bought it.
    I'm having to re-wire my brain for the controls.
    Every single game I've ever played, left stick was movement, right stick was camera.
    In this game, the sticks only control your feet. You turn with the trigger buttons. Never played the EA Skate series, so it's taking some serious getting used to.
    Other than that, it's a great looking game. I just need the practice lol.
    Game should only have been 30 bucks and that is being generous. Very disappointed in this. The maps are boring. The physics are awful. Character is awful when he crashes. No ability to walk with your guy. Barely any cool jumps. If I could get a refund I would. I played all the Skate games. For 2020 this game sums it up on the garbage this year has been.
    I bought it and played a couple of hours over the last two days. The controls are unique. When they work, it looks and feels nice. But too often it doesn't. The maps feel lifeless. I'm not getting a sense of atmosphere (if that makes sense). I liked the tutorial in the beginning. But afterwards it just kinda feels like the game just drops you in like "ok".
    I will say this is a good base game to build from with the controls. It takes a while to get used to. Especially if you've played a lot of the Skate franchise. But it actually feels like a natural evolution.
    Overall, I'd only recommend this to people who are hardcore into skateboarding. Because honestly, it's really the only thing to do.
    KeyserSoze15
    Game should only have been 30 bucks and that is being generous. Very disappointed in this. The maps are boring. The physics are awful. Character is awful when he crashes. No ability to walk with your guy. Barely any cool jumps. If I could get a refund I would. I played all the Skate games. For 2020 this game sums it up on the garbage this year has been.

    Why can't you get a refund? If you got it through steam, you can get a refund on any game lol
    KeyserSoze15
    Game should only have been 30 bucks and that is being generous. Very disappointed in this. The maps are boring. The physics are awful. Character is awful when he crashes. No ability to walk with your guy. Barely any cool jumps. If I could get a refund I would. I played all the Skate games. For 2020 this game sums it up on the garbage this year has been.

    Are you sure you can't get off your board?
    I'm personally more into Session, myself. It's significantly less polished than Skater XL, but it's a much better skateboarding simulator, especially with some of the other hardcore controls you can make yourself use (like sticking a landing from a higher height, on top of catching your board and everything else involved).

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