I love skateboarding games. I’m a former skater, so it’s nice to keep up with that hobby in some capacity, even if it’s through a virtual means via my favourite activity, videogames. Yes, this means I’m well-versed in these sorts of games. There’s not a Tony Hawk game I’m yet to play. I know the pain of Disney Sports Skateboarding and the joy of Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure.
But, as much as I love to revisit the Pro Skater games, American Wasteland, the aforementioned Disney titles, and The Simpsons Skateboarding should I think I need to punish myself for something, I always welcome a new skateboarding game. Since the amazing remasters of Tony Hawk’s: Pro Skater 1 + 2, I’ve been waiting for another game to flip into my life and wow me.
Enter Session: Skate Sim, a game I hear plenty about and have even resisted buying on my PS5 in hopes of a Switch port. Well, here we are, and I can say that it doesn’t bring my expectations of ‘wow’ to life. In fact, I’d argue that this is the worst experience I’ve ever had with a skate game, and that’s saying something. Looking at you Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 5, you bug-riddled mess.