You’ve been waiting for what feels like a lifetime for Skate 4, right? Even since we heard EA almost begrudgingly accept that ‘yes, the sequel is real‘ at E3 2020, there have been precious few updates about the title. Between the series’ kick and push back into public consciousness and the likes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, Skater XL and Session all popularizing everyone’s favorite counter-culture all over again, skating is – finally – getting the love it deserves on screen and pad.
So you owe it to yourself to play the best skating game that’s launched in a generation right now. You owe it to yourself to play OlliOlli World.
If, like me, your only previous experience in the twitch-reflex theme park of the OlliOlli universe is back on the Vita, you’re probably rubbing your thumb right now and taking anti-inflammatories for your early-onset arthritis, too. The series is tough, and paired with those nasty little Vita thumbsticks that are harder than the Southbank’s concrete slabs, the game quickly caught reputation for being physically – and mentally – challenging.