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Session: Skate Sim

Crea-ture Studios, Nacon
Sep 17, 2019 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6 / 10
Shacknews
6 / 10
God is a Geek
7.5 / 10
Game Rant
1.5 / 5
GamingTrend
70 / 100
Push Square
6 / 10
Daily Mirror
4 / 5
JVL
14 / 20
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Critic Reviews for Session: Skate Sim

An unapologetically tricky ode to street skating, Session is packed with a palpable love for the sport, but bugs and unsympathetic tutorial and mission design decisions undermine its approachability.

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In particular, it’d be nice if the game did more in the way of teaching you the ropes, offered different control schemes, and provided a wider array of accessibility options. In general as well, it’d be nice if the game offered more in the way of incentives, excitement, and action to keep you coming back for more, regardless of its punishing difficulty.

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Although Session: Skate Sim is a difficult game to get used to, the joy of pulling off tricks far outweighs the frustration. It faithfully recreates skateboarding culture of the 90s, and offers tons of freedom to play however you want.

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Session: Skate Sim is a skate simulation that forgets to be a skate game.

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Session: Skate Sim is the most authentic skateboarding experience you can get from a video game. Though you will fall down (a lot) and may get frustrated, you will undoubtedly leave this experience with a greater appreciation for skating and the culture that surrounds it.

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The mission structure of the game devolves into going to a place, doing a trick or route, strung along by forgettable story dialogue. The missions have a habit of being poorly explained, furthered by being unable to re-read text boxes explaining what you need to do. And rarely do the inputs needed for specific moves get shown during these prompts. For better or worse, Session is a game for the hardcore skater. While its dedication to realism is impressive, the frustration in the early hours is likely to turn most off.

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Session: Skate Sim is not a casual skateboarding game - it's a simulation game designed to give you the closest experience you can get without actually getting on the board.

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JVL

Jivé
14 / 20
JVL

Session Skate Sim is strictly speaking by the long-awaited Skate 4 and not really a spiritual sequel. If it is indeed the simulation of this most advanced discipline on the market, it is exaggeratedly complicated to take in hand and still quite empty, closer to a big nostalgic sandbox game of the early 2000s.

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