By Valentina Diaz
V. Diaz, a journalist and passionate skateboarder, is a full-time writer for SHIT®️ Magazine.
Since 2018, this videogame has been around to give skateboarders the autonomy to play as he wanted. This game gives you the chance to practice your favorite tricks in any place you want and the biggest achievement is that it doesn't lose the skateboarding essence.
To skateboarders, Skater XL conserve the ideals of skateboarding, this means to try again as many times as is needed and if you land the trick you can go-ahead for another new one and do it as best you can.
This last week Skater XL launched the last version of its game to play on XB1, PS4 & PC. The interface of this new version is composed by a new map that shows up when you start the game called Easy Day High School, but it also includes two new more, The Big Ramp, Downtown LA, and of course, the first maps that were West L.A Courthouse and California Skatepark.
What makes Skater XL special for the entire community is the chance to add new maps, it could be one that you made or one that you just downloaded. You will find skateparks or street spots for any preferences, like Grant Park of Chicago, SLS skateparks, Hedland and so much more.
Even if some people said that Skater XL is a little bit basic because there isn't a goal that you will follow and the game doesn’t show you how to continue to the next level, this new version adds some challenges to increase your skills playing the videogame.
For example, do basic tricks, grabs, manuals, basic lines, but also advanced lines and all the challenges you will find in the game. If you choose to do any of these challenges, the game will give you an example of how and where to do the trick or the line. After that, you will go om to succeeding the challenges and achieve the tasks.
You have more options in the game like choose your female or male player and modify your avatar as you want. There are also 5 pro skateboarders like Evan Smith, Tom Asta, Brandon Westgate, Tiago Lemos and Eliana Sosco representing the girls.
It's important to say how Skater XL has done am amazing job with the graphics especially of players, making them really realistic, showing a great work with the face factions and style to skate too, you will see it if you choose any of them.
If you are a casual gamer you will enjoy being there because you will be able to create your own ambiance to skate as if you were outside. Also, there are a lot of people who like skateboarding but they just can’t practice it, so videogames like Skater XL will open up a huge door to use your programming knowledge to create the place that you want.
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